Great Russian Nutcracker
Give family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. Celebrate the cherished holiday tradition and relive the dream with Tchaikovsky’s timeless score.
Masha in the Great Russian Nutcracker
"This acclaimed version of the perennial ballet from Russia includes some special touches…one highlight occurs when two dancers become one as The Dove of Peace, a "bird" with a 20-foot wingspan, in a prayer for world peace.” Chicago Tribune
Forty star-studded dancers perform Olympic-worthy leaps in Moscow Ballet’s lavish Swan Lake. Moscow Ballet’s traditional telling of the tragic Swan Lake story includes award-winning dancers, lavish costumes. Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake, one of the world’s most famous and beloved ballets, is performed to the cherished score by Pytor I. Tchaikovsky. The ballet features a moving sculpture garden where Russian passion governs in the statuesque bearing of the male dancers, and the exquisite lines of the women, all attacking each step with enviable Russian precision.
Swan Lake's Siegfried, Odette and Swans
“Brimful with feeling,” says the New York Times
The Sleeping Beauty
Moscow Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty is a stunning, colorful and charming re-telling of the classic fairy tales and a love story. Choreographed specifically for Moscow Ballet, this performance showcases the Russian dancers’ strength in leaps, beauty of the classic lines and charismatic telling of the story by the acclaimed and award-winning dancers. All ages love the colorful characters Princess Aurora, Prince Desire, the Blue Bird Pas de Deux, Little Red Riding Hood, the Evil Fairy Carabosse, and more. The Russian trained dancers combined with the lavish costumes, sets made in the grand Moscow Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty Russian theatrical style and Tchaikovsky’s belovedscore offer a performance experience to be cherished.
“Kaleidoscope of colorful costuming…Eye-popping emissary for the [ballet] form …climactic pas de deux…solos were exceptional,” Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Minneapolis MN, Rob Hubbard
Forty star-studded dancers perform Olympic-worthy leaps in Moscow Ballet’slavish Cinderella. Moscow Ballet’s traditional telling of the beloved Cinderella story includes award-winning dancers, lavish costumes and great humor with men dancing as Step-mother and Ugly Step-sisters. Celebrate Russian ballet and the beauty of the holidays in Moscow Ballet’s heart-warming production of Cinderella!
Prince and Step-Sisters in Moscow Ballet's Cinderella
“One of the best female dancers, gliding across the stage as if she was walking on air. The choreography, and the way she executed it, was key in making you… embrace the illusion that she really was a mystical fairy godmother.” The Orion, Chico CA
Romeo and Juliet
Moscow Ballet premiered Shakespeare’s classic love story in 2011 with all new choreography by Ballet Master Andrei Litvinov. Litvinov choreographed the new production drawing from his experiences dancing for legendary Yuri Grigorovich and modernist Radu Poklitaru. The production features opulent costumes designed by nationally renowned expert and Moscow Ballet Resident Designer Arthur Oliver and hand-painted sets created in the style of the Italian Renaissance in one of St Petersburg’s oldest theatrical shops. The company of nearly 40 dancers are award-winning professionals, and the principals are acclaimed by press and public alike.
Alexandra Elagina and Anatoly Ustimov as Romeo and Juliet
“[Alexandra Elagina] (as Juliet) ...expansive…the Russian style is elegantly generous” Alastair Macaulay, Chief Dance Critic, The New York Times