Nutcracker Ballet - Great Falls (MT)

Mansfield Center Theater
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 5:00 pm
T: 406.455.8514

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Great Falls!


Experience Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour  presenting world class ballerinas and danseurs in over 100 cities across North America this holiday season. CNNspoke with Producer Akiva Talmi about the ballet’s unique Dove of Peace character which was inspired by Bolshoi Principal Artists’ performance in NYC in 1957, and first presented by Moscow Ballet as a single ballerina costumed in 2 lightly feathered wings. Talmisays, “Masha flies on the wings of the Dove of Peace around the world seeking peace and harmony. She goes to France, Italy, Africa -- all around the world, and she finds peace and harmony through love.” In Act II Masha and her Nutcracker Prince arrive in the “Land of Peace and Harmony” (traditionally called the Land of Sweets) and celebrate the great heritages of the world including African, Asian, European, Hispanic and Slavic

Moscow Ballet Announces Youth Auditions for the “Great Russian Nutcracker” Tuesday, October 2 in Great Falls

Moscow Ballet’s community engagement program “Dance-with-Us ” brings the historic Russian Vaganova ballet pedagogy to American children in each city on the N American Tour.  Moscow Ballet Audition Director Olena Pedan arrives in Great Falls on October 2 at 4:30pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Olena Pedan will audition and rehearse children ages 6 to 17 years with at least 1 year of ballet training. Local children will meet and work one-on-one with talented Moscow Ballet Soloist/Audition Directors who have toured the world; have degrees in Masters of Choreography, Economics and Journalism; won awards at International Ballet Competitions, and performed with super stars including Svetlana Zakharova, Diana Vyshneva and Vladimir Vasiliev! Children’s roles are as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens, and more. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Dress rehearsal is on stage with the Russian company and children’s costumes are provided by Moscow Ballet. Rehearsals run through the fall and take place at Moscow Ballet Host Studio, Live 2 Dance Studio, 1108 9th Street South, Great Falls, MT 59405. Sign up to audition today at

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Sunday, November 18, 5:00 pm, at Mansfield Center Theater.  Buy Tickets.

Live 2 Dance Studio offers Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Hip-Hop classes for children of all ages. There are classes for dancers who just love to dance and classes for dancers who want to compete with their dancing. Classes run from September to April with a recital at the end of the year. The studio also offers workshops during the summer, and ballroom lessons for adults. Live 2 Dance Studio partners with Beach Body making the studio open to adults who want to work out during the summer.  

About The Mansfield Center Theater

The Great Falls Civic Center was built in the 1930s under the Works Progress Administration created by Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidential order and funded by Congress with passage of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act on April 8, 1935. Almost every community in America has a park, bridge or school constructed by the agency and the City of Great Falls has the Great Falls Civic Center as a result of the WPA. The plush Mansfield Theater, located at the front of the Civic Center, showcases its historic elegance through intricate architecture and acoustics that are unrivaled in the state. The intimate 1,782-seat venue is adaptable for concerts, ballet, grand opera, road shows, country and rock music spectaculars, musicals, stage productions, travelogues, conventions and lectures.