Nutcracker Ballet - Youngstown (OH)

Edward W. Powers Auditorium
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 330.744.0264

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Youngstown at Edward W. Powers Auditorium on November 25 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.


The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Youngstown on Thanksgiving Saturday, November 25, 3:00 pm matinee only, at Edward W. Powers Auditorium.

All ages are invited to celebrate Christmas with the Moscow Ballet company of almost 40 ballerinas and danseurs on their 25th Anniversary Tour of North America in 2017. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is known for its award-winning Principal Dancers, lavish costumes in the style of the Victorian era, many backdrops created by “La La Land’ Set Concept designer Carl Sprague, and its Russian focus including life-sized Matryoshka Dolls, Russian folk legends Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) and Troika Sleigh. Adults and children enjoy the special effects of the flapping winged owl on the Grandfather clock, the growing 50 ft tall Christmas Tree, the Dove of Peace with a 20ft wingspan, and of course, the leaps, spins, and extraordinary moves of the company all performed to Tchaikovsky’s complete and incomparable score.

Tickets start at $28.00. Platinum Experience tickets feature artist Meet N Greet and branded gift items; Gold Circle Gift Packages include branded gift items. Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts by calling 800-320-1733. Discounts for Seniors 65+, Active and Inactive Armed Services, and Motorclub members are available from .  Single tickets in Youngstown are available May 5 at or call the  Edward W. Powers Auditorium BO 330-744-0264. 

Moscow Ballet Announces Youth Auditions for the “Great Russian Nutcracker” Saturday October 20 in Youngstown

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 Yuriy Kuzo arrives in Youngstown on Saturday October 20 at 10:30am to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Yuriy Kuzo 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 Ruth's Dance and Fitness Co., LLC 721 Boardman-Poland Rd., Suite 100A Boardman, OH 44512. Sign up to audition today at

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Thursday December 6 at 7:00 pm, at Edward W. Powers Auditorium.  Buy Tickets.

Ruth's Dance & Fitness Company specializes in training students in the artistry of classical ballet, and then integrating ballet technique into all the forms of dance that are seen on the stage at the annual productions.  Artistic Director Ruth Balestra and Assistant Director Kaitlyn Fabian take pride in producing classical and modern ballets to the themes of Broadway shows and other ballets.  Some of the soundtracks students have performed ballet, modern and jazz choreography to are:  Phantom of The Opera, Mamma Mia, A Michael Jackson Tribute, Cinderella, Broadway's Little Mermaid, The Lord of The Dance, Wicked, Tangled, Jersey Boys, Newsies, Swan Lake, and most recently, Singing In The Rain, and An American In Paris.  Ruth's Dance & Fitness Co. LLC has been in business 26 years, and enjoys teaching students of all ages, in a nurturing environment.  The mission is to teach students to be the best they can be, while maintaining correct form, and placing special emphasis on safety.

About the Edward W. Powers Auditorium

The Edward W. Powers Auditorium at the DeYor Performing Arts Center, located in the heart of the burgeoning arts and entertainment district of Youngstown Ohio, is recognized as one of the most beautiful performance venues in the Midwest. As the long-time home of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra it remains the cultural heart of Mahoning Valley. The DeYor’s performance halls – Edward W. Powers Auditorium provides ideally suited spaces for large orchestral performances and theatrical productions as well as intimate recitals and family oriented performances. Under the leadership of Chef Jeff Chrystal, the Center’s Overture Restaurant is the chosen destination for pre-event dining in a beautiful, cosmopolitan atmosphere.