Nutcracker Ballet - Spokane (WA)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
First Interstate Center
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T: 800.325.SEAT

About the First Interstate Center

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in Spokane! The First Interstate Center, owned and operated by the Spokane Public Facilities District, serves as the premier entertainment venue in the Spokane Region. The Inland Northwest Bank has partnered with the Spokane Public Facilities District to present the INB Performing Arts Center (formerly the Spokane Opera House). INB’s mission is to operate as a community facility providing first class performing art companies and community groups, thereby enhancing the quality of life for all citizens, serving the economic well-being of the community and enhancing the quality of life. A legacy from Spokane's World Fair in 1974, this facility has hosted everyone from Jerry Seinfeld to "Phantom of the Opera" to "The Lion King." The elegant INB Performing Arts Center is adaptable for symphony concerts, ballet, grand opera, road shows, country and rock music spectaculars, musical stage productions, travelogues, conventions and lectures.

Spokane Ballet Partnership: Ballet Arts Academy

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Spokane children from Ballet Arts Academy. Ballet Arts Academy is headed by Mimi Ewers. Mimi trained at Ballet Concerto of Miami, Escuela Nacional de Danza in Guatemala, and Escuela Nacional de Danza in El Salvador, with Dr. Jurgen Pagels from Indiana University. Her philosophy is to teach excellence and discipline, to inspire, educate and enrich the life of her students through training and performance of classical and modern ballet. Students of Ballet Arts Academy have attended summer programs all over the nation including: Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Orlando Ballet, ABT, Pittsburgh Ballet, Boston Ballet and Next Generation Ballet. Many of these students have gone on to dance professionally for companies like Ballet West, Pittsburgh Ballet, Sarasota Ballet, Peter Schaufuss Balletten, Kansas City Ballet, Ballet Nebraska and Royal Winnipeg Ballet.