Nutcracker Ballet - Spokane (WA)

First Interstate Center for the Arts
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 8:00 pm
T: 800-325-7328

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Spokane!

 Announcing the one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker ~ Dove of Peace Tour! Tickets go on sale Tuesday, October 2 in Spokane.  The performance will be at the INB Performing Arts Center on Tues, Nov 13, 7pm. Call TicketsWest 1-800-325-SEAT or go to to get the best seats and to find group discounts. 

Experience Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour  presenting world class ballerinas and danseurs in over 100 cities across North America this holiday season. CNN spoke 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.


Auditions for Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in Spokane on Tuesday, Oct. 2

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.  Auditions for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker in Spokane will be October 2 at 3:30pm! Children ages 6 to 17 years with at least 1 year of ballet training are welcome to audition. 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 Ballet Arts Academy, 109 W. Pacific Ave., Spokane, WA 99201. Sign up to audition today at

“The "Dance with Us" program... besides fostering greater cultural exchange between countries, gives American children a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a glimpse behind the Russian ballet curtain,” CNN Dec 25, 2017.

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 pm, at INB Performing Arts Center.  Buy Tickets.

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. 

About the First Interstate Center

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.