Nutcracker Ballet - Bismarck (ND)

Bismarck Events Center
Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 3:00 pm
T: 800.514.3849

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

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” Saturday, September 15 in Bismarck

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 Mariia Skoruk arrives in Bismarck on Saturday, September 15 at 9:30 to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker

Ballerina Mariia Skoruk will audition and rehearse children ages 6 to 17 years with at least 1 year of ballet training. 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 DanceWorX at 1300 Tacoma Avenue, Ste B, Bismarck, ND 58504. Sign up to audition today at

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Saturday, November 24, 3:00 pm matinee at Bismarck Event Center.

DanceWorX was created to provide fun and energetic dance instruction for recreational and competitive dance students of all ages and ability levels. DanceWorX offers a strong program for the serious student. Their competitive companies include many dancers, and many of them have won numerous awards in regional and national competitions. Competitive dancers also participate in and volunteer for various community activities and fundraisers. Placement with a competitive company is by audition only. Dancer’s ages range from 5-18.

About the Belle Mehus Auditorium

The historic Belle Mehus Auditorium, located in downtown Bismarck, is a treasured jewel within the community. Hosting its first show January 1914, this 452-seat theater has been part of the culture of the area for Italian operettas to film screening, and from classical music to modern ballet. A 966-square foot stage and a 315-square foot orchestra pit bring performances to life as patrons enjoy seating on the main level, in the balcony or in one of the 24 box seats. There is also a Conductor’s room perfect for small receptions before any performance.