Nutcracker Ballet - Winnipeg (MB)

Burton Cummings Theatre for Performing Art
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 855.985.5000

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


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 September 4 in Winnipeg

Moscow Ballet Audition Director Mariia Skoruk arrives in Winnipeg on  at 4:30 pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker! Ms. Skoruk will audition and rehearse children ages 6 to 17 years with at least 1 year of ballet training. Auditions will take place at L.A. Dance Academy 200-2405 Main Street Winnipeg, MB R2V4Z5  204-334-0080

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 L.A. Dance Academy. Sign up to audition today at

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker at Burton Cummings Theatre for Performing Art on Friday, November 23 at 7:00 pm.

L.A. Dance Academy was founded in August 2003 as the result of the hard work and dedication of its founder, Lucy Reveco. It was designed to bolster self-esteem and self-confidence while providing exercise and excitement. Focused on bringing the edgy street styles from L.A. straight into the classroom and onto the dance floor, the school’s innovative, non-pressure approach to dance ensures everyone has a rewarding experience.

Passion for dance fuels the school and offers top of the line instruction and improving programs so that every student gets the best experience possible. The school strives to provide great service and take care of all the “details” of attending lessons to ensure dance classes are hassle free and enjoyable. Whether a student’s goal is to get in shape or simply to have a great time with new friends, L.A. Dance Academy has a program designed for everyone.

Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts

Originally known as the Walker Theatre, the Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts, affectionately known as “The Burt,” was constructed in 1906 and was built for a new style of professional  entertainment bringing ballets, operas, and Broadway-style shows to Winnipeg. The theatre was converted into the Odeon Cinema in 1945 and served as Winnipeg’s most popular single-screen movie theatre. Original Odeon logos and artwork are still visible on the building. In 1991 it reopened as a venue for live performances, and was designated a National Historic Site of Canada as well as a Provincial Heritage Site. In 2002, the theatre was renamed after Burton Cummings, Winnipeg-born performer, and former lead singer of the Guess Who. In April 2014, True North Sports & Entertainment Limited assumed management and operating control of Winnipeg’s historic Burton Cummings Theatre and agreed to provide its programming and entertainment services and expertise for the 107 year-old, 1,604 seat former vaudeville theatre.The board of the WTPAG Inc. helps govern the theatre into an exciting new era of entertainment growth in Winnipeg.