Nutcracker Ballet - Monterey (CA)

Moscow Ballet at Golden State Theatre
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Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Christmas Stream

Go back to a simpler time and celebrate this Christmas tradition with the whole family! See Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker from the best seat in the house; your living room! Take this opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones and experience the smash-hit Holiday tradition in this ground-breaking debut. Take a trip backstage with the cameras for a look at how the magic is made. Hear it first-hand from world-class artists, designers, and the creators of this cherished production. See the full performance as captured on stage plus an up close look at the behind-the-scenes action. Make this Christmas special; don’t miss this celebration!

Moscow Ballet’s Usual Venue In Monterey: Golden State Theatre

This year Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is streaming in Monterey, directly to your living room! In a regular year Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is performed at the Golden State Theatre. In 1926, a 15,000 square-foot Moorish castle rose on Alvarado Street, to the amazement of locals and visitors alike. A new cinema and live performance venue to rival those in California's largest cities, the Golden State Theatre was the definition of an opulent movie palace. After decades of deterioration, it has been faithfully restored to its former glory, featuring an Old World grand lobby and mezzanine, one thousand plush velvet seats, state-of-the-art sound, and the indefinable magic of a truly historic setting. B.B. King, Willie Nelson, The Smothers Brothers — these are just some of the names that have recently graced the stage, contributing to the Theatre's new legacy since its renovation and exciting revival.

Past Monterey Ballet Partnership: SpectorDance

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Monterey children from SpectorDance. In order to improve and sustain the quality of its ballet program, SpectorDance is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9-level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Along with building dance skills, the training strives to build important life skills such as commitment, discipline, and respect for others. The teachers pay particular attention to alignment, functional anatomy and the emotional needs of its students. Artistic Director Fran Spector Atkins has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum and will be working with all SpectorDance ballet teachers to insure consistency and excellence.