Nutcracker Ballet - Roanoke (VA)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER: CHRISTMAS STREAM
Get your digital ticket for Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker: Christmas Stream
Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 8:00 pm
Presented by the Jefferson Center

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 Roanoke: Shaftman Performance Hall at Jefferson Center

This year the Jefferson Center presents Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker streaming in Roanoke, directly to your living room! In a regular year Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is performed at their venue. Consistent with the goal to be a first class performance facility, Shaftman Performance Hall at Jefferson Center was modeled after a popular 17th century “shoe box” English opera house design. The majestic theater showcases an impressive balcony, classic appointments and superb acoustics. The auditorium has solid wood paneling and chairs are luxurious seats made of cherry wood and plush velvet cushions. Loges and chandeliers add extra charm and recall the spirit of an old world opera house. A first-rate performance facility with the latest technical equipment makes this an outstanding venue for classical and contemporary entertainment.

Past Roanoke Ballet Partnership: Valley Dance Productions

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Roanoke children from Valley Dance Productions. As dance educators Valley Dance Productions brings laughter, music, fun and dance into the lives of children. The schools help students explore the world of creativity through movement, music and dance with positive reinforcement. Dance helps develop a sense of self-respect, discipline, leadership and poise. These attributes will provide a solid foundation for a child's future endeavors.

Valley Dance Productions is located in the heart of downtown Roanoke with two separate studios, and offers classes for dancers of all ages (including adults), beginner through advanced. For those who desire to take their dance education to the next level, they also have performing companies: "Junior Company" for the young dancer and "Senior Company" for the advanced dancer.