Nutcracker Ballet - Santa Rosa (CA)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 8:00 pm
T: 707.546.3600

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Santa Rosa!

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” Tuesday, October 9 in Santa Rosa

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 Olena Pedan  arrives in Santa Rosa on October 9 at 4:30pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Olena Pedan  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 Classical and Contemporary Dance with Tamara Grose, 6445 Redwood Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928. Sign up to audition today at

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Tuesday, December 18, 8:00 pm, at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.    Buy Tickets.

Classical and Contemporary Dance with Tamara Grose is a supportive and non-judgmental environment for dance students. The staff at CCD have adapted a teaching philosophy rooted in patience, understanding, guidance and structure using the art of discipline. The style of teaching emphasizes body awareness, alignment, strength, stamina, grace and posture. CCD instructors strive to instill in students the qualities of a dancer and encourage students to use these disciplines in their daily lives. CCD wishes to offer a home away from home for all dancers who spend much of their lives pursuing the art of dance.

About the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts was opened to the public in 1981, with debut performances by the Santa Rosa Symphony and featured artists such as Anne Murray and Steve Allen. It has been owned and operated by the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, which was established in the 1970s, for the past 30 years.

Today, the theater hosts a variety of performances, including the American Philharmonic, Gladys Knight, and the Vienna Boys Choir, as well as educational and community events. The center also hosted George Carlin's last recorded performance.