Moscow Ballet's
Great Russian Nutcracker

Great Russian Nutcracker Returns:
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The Christmas tradition that started it all is BACK in 2022! Become a Member today and save on the best seats in the house for your family. Members also receive merchandise to pick up at the show and more!

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Ballet Masters

Moscow Ballet is excited to present Skaya! This new dance platform brings the beauty and skill of the Moscow Ballet dancers directly into the palm of your hand. Join now and learn from the very best.

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2021 Video on Demand:
Great Russian Nutcracker

Watch Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker uninterrupted from your living room all through December! Don't miss the all new 2021 Extras. Get your family's ticket for the holiday performance of the year!

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New Horizons students with a ballerina in KnoxvilleMoscow Ballet engages communities
in many ways 

Moscow Ballet brings Community Engagement programs to American and Canadian children which are led by the multi-talented Audition Directors. President Obama’s daughter Sasha joined in the Dance with Us program. Children of all ages and interests learn from the Russian cultural immersion program ‘New Horizons: A Children’s Program for Life’; SCAD and MICA fine art majors have participated in life drawing classes of the ballerinas and danseurs in the Fine Art Program; and concerto competition winning musicians accompany the Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina live in Saint Saens’ “Dying Swan” Musical Wunderkind. Reach out to Moscow Ballet to set up a program in your community! 

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Community Engagement since 1993

100,000+ children - Sharing Culture and Inspiring Peace 

Dance with Us Ballerinas audition, rehearse and inspire 6000+ local student dancers who then perform side-by-side with the company of 40 members.

New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life delivers cultural immersion sessions using interactive exercises which develop healthy diet, movement and creative expression habits for thousands of children of all ages.

Musical Wunderkind – Strings Ballerinas perform side by side with pre-professional Concerto Competition musiciansto St. Saen’s The Dying Swan

Musical Wunderkind – Choirs perform live in the “Waltz of the Snowflakes” and welcome patrons to singing repertoire in venue lobbies.

Musical Wunderkind – Orchestras – University musicians accompany Moscow Ballet in the complete Great Russian Nutcracker in many cities on the tour.

Fine Art Program brings ballerinas and fine art students together to draw, shoot, and paint the ballerinas at SCAD, MICA, Syracuse Fine Art program, and more.


See New Items in
Moscow Ballet’s Gift Store

Moscow Ballet’s Gift Store features branded items inspired by the Great Russian Nutcracker and more classic story ballets. Specialty items include a Limited Edition 18 inch “Kissy Doll” with numbered Certificate and a Christmas Ribbon-Candy Tutu; Moscow Ballet branded and hand-made Nutcrackers, Christmas Tree ornaments featuring Moscow Ballet characters, DVDs, books, posters, and t-shirts. Kids (and grown-ups!) love Moscow Ballet's plush Waltz of the Flowers Bear, available in pink or white; and more unique birthday and Christmas items.

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Moscow Ballet

Dance With Us

Moscow Ballet’s 'Dance with Us’ program brings the opportunity of auditioning, rehearsing, and performing with an international touring ballet company to a generation of ballet students!

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Gift store

Check out our online shop! Moscow Ballet's exclusive line of limited edition Russian Nutcrackers bring a piece of the annual Great Russian Nutcracker performance to you!

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Photo & Video Galleries is your source for all things Moscow Ballet and all things Nutcracker! See Great Russian Nutcracker and other story ballets' historical photos in our gallery,

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  • Expansive…brimful with feeling… elegantly generous!

    New York Times’ Chief Dance Critic
    Alastair Macaulay
  • Hot ticket...magnetic sense of theater

    New York Times, 2015
  • Technically supreme dancing, dazzling... authentically opulent...

    Calgary Herald
  • Technical prowess was…truly "great”...whimsical sets and giant animal stick puppets and colorful costumes … stellar Arabian Variation…breathtaking!

    Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2014
  • “Christmas cheer...Virtuosity...bravura expertise”

    Los Angeles Times
  • “Commitment to the theme of Love and Peace”

    CNN News
  • “Hot Ticket...Knockout… Kids wide-eyed”

    New York Times
  • “Few pack the punch!”

    Detroit Free Press