Nutcracker Ballet - New Orleans (LA)

Saenger Theatre
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in New Orleans!

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” Saturday, October 27 in New Orleans

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 Bogdana Кopiy arrives in New Orleans on Saturday, October 27 at 10:00 am to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Bogdana Кopiy 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 Galloway's Studio of Dance 3191 Terrace Avenue Slidell, Louisiana 70458. Sign up to audition today at

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Wednesday December 26 at 3:00 pm matinee and 7:00 pm, at Saenger Theatre.  Buy Tickets.

Galloway's Studio of Dance & Performing Arts celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2016 where every child is a star!  The studio is home to Petite, Teen and Miss NYLA Dance 2016; Petite and Teen Miss KAR Dance; Top Elite Studio of the year ADCC-Chosen and he Association of Dance Convention & Competitions Studio of Excellence 2016. We invite boys and girls ages 2 and up to beginner through advanced classes in ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, tap, hip-hop, musical theater, tumbling, cheer and more classes. Come see why Galloway's is one of the top dance studios in the South and meet the personal & friendly Christian staff who are focused on teaching children positive attitudes.

Moscow Ballet performs Russian Variation at NBA Pelicans Game in NOLA

Moscow Ballet Soloists take Center Court for the Half-time Show at Smoothie King Center at 2015 Christmas Week Basketball Game!  Two acclaimed dancers perform high energy Russian Variation for the Great Russian Nutcracker with high kicks, somersaults and fast action turns for 10,000+ Pelican’s fans.

About the Saenger Theatre

Designed by Emile Weil, the Saenger Theatre was built by Julian Saenger in 1927 for the theretofore unheard of price of $2.5 million dollars. Advertisements of the day described it as “an acre of seats in a garden of Florentine splendor”. In 2005, the Saenger Theatre was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Yet within months of the storm, a groundswell of interest in the renovation and reopening of the theatre began to grow, and, in December 2011; the agreements to restore the theatre were finalized.The Saenger Theatre reopened its doors in September 2013. The expanded theatre stage house will be equipped with state-of-the-art theatrical systems ensuring the Saenger will be the most technically advanced theatre in the South.