Nutcracker Ballet - San Diego (CA)

Copley Symphony Hall at Jacobs Music Center
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 7:00 pm
T: 619.235.0804

The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to San Diego Wednesday, December 18

Moscow Ballet brings the Gift of Christmas Tour to San Diego with Great Russian Nutcracker performances bringing holiday magic to life and creating unforgettable memories for all ages. The company performs at Copley Symphony Hall at Jacobs Music Center on Wed., Dec. 18, 3 p.m. matinee and 7 p.m. 

Moscow Ballet makes Christmas gift giving easy with the holiday performance that delights all ages…from the life-sized Kissy Doll to the fierce, red-eyed Rat King; and the Russian Troika Sleigh bringing Masha through the Snow Forest to the Land of Peace and Harmony which is populated with 10 foot tall dancing puppets, exotic flying birds and dancing couples from the world’s five great heritages.

Local Musical Wunderkind Josephine Kim Accompanied Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina at San Diego’s Jacobs Music Center in 2018

Cellist Josephine Kim accompanied a prima ballerina in Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,” before a performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker on the 2018 Dove of Peace Tour at San Diego’s Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center. The performance was part of Moscow Ballet’s community engagement program “Musical Wunderkind.”

Josephine Kim, 15, is positioned first stand in the cello section of the New Youth Orchestra. She has won first place in many competitions including American Protégé International Competitions, where she played at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and the NYO Solo Competition. Moscow Ballet “Musical Wunderkind,” who perform in many cities on the 2018 tour, are Concerto Competition winners and the next generation of professional musicians. Through this program they have the rare opportunity of accompanying a world-class Principal Ballerina live before their hometown audience. 

About Host Studio: Expressions Dance & Movement Center

Expressions Dance & Movement Center (EDMC), located in Santee, offers a variety of classes including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, acro-tumbling, musical theater, and pom, as well as dance classes for students with special needs. EDMC is also home to award winning performing groups for ages 5 and up. The school’s performing groups compete locally and perform in the community. Students travel annually to perform at Disneyland, compete in local competitions, perform in county parades and fairs, and have even marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! Expressions offers a family friendly, child-centered environment where everyone is celebrated for their unique gifts and talents.

About the Copley Symphony Hall at Jacobs Music Center

From music and dance rentals, to conventions, special events and keynote presentations, Copley Symphony Hall provides a grand, yet still intimate 2,200 seat capacity venue that will inspire all audiences. Fully renovated in 2015, the space maintains its turn of the century grandeur, but features upgraded vending areas, restrooms and seats. Located within the Jacobs Music Center, the hall provides all the modern amenities that your patrons desire in their experience, along with ample parking within the building and in the surrounding area. Copley Symphony Hall in the perfect turn-key solution for large scale events and performances seeking to make a memorable impact on audiences.