Nutcracker Ballet - Pittsburg (KS)

Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State University
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:00 pm
T: 620.235.4796

The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to Pittsburg Tuesday, November 12

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts in Pittsburg! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic as you and your loved ones journey with Masha and her Nutcracker Prince through the Snow Forest. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the family tradition perfect for all ages! Celebrate this cherished Holiday experience set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score and create memories that will last a lifetime. Get tickets in Pittsburgfor family and friends today!

About The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in Pittsburg! The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts is located in the heart of Pittsburg State University's campus, and is the region's premiere destination for the fine and performing arts. Designed and constructed by the world's most renowned theater architects, this $33 million facility features a 1,100-seat performance hall, a 250-seat theater, a 3,500 square-foot art gallery and state-of-the-art technology. The world-class Bicknell Family Center for the Arts is necessary to advance the excellence of scholarship for which the college is renowned and to make the performing arts available to the entire campus, the city of Pittsburg and the surrounding community. Pittsburg State University’s Center for the Arts, the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, was named in honor of lead donor Gene Bicknell and family. Bicknell, who came to campus at the age of 16 and earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from PSU, said he remembered the important role that Carney Hall, the university’s first performance venue, played in campus and community life.

Pittsburg Ballet Partnership: Ovation Studios

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Pittsburg children from Ovation Studios. Ovation Studios is a dance, tumbling and baton twirling studio located in Carthage, Missouri. The studio provides classes to students of all ages and ability levels from recreational to pre-professional. Classes are offered each week to 300+ students from across the 4-state area. It is the studio’s intent to develop dancers that value dance as an art form, value themselves and those around them, and flourish not only in dance but in life!

Ovation Studios opened in Carthage in 2007 and has grown into the largest studio in the area. They are the only studio to offer dance, tumbling, and baton twirling. They offer classes in seven different styles and each style is taught in a different class. Their studio offers the most diverse teaching staff in the area and many of their instructors have university degrees in dance and professional performance experience. Instructors teach styles and classes that they trained and qualified to teach.Ovation Studios strives to offer students a current and relevant dance education. The instructors strive to stay up-to-date and contemporary with our teaching methods and styles. The ballet curriculum is based on the Russian Vaganova ballet technique, the most current and refined school of ballet.