Nutcracker Ballet - Brooklyn (NY)

Kings Theatre
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Audition to Dance with Us in Brooklyn October 12 or 18*

Date: Saturday, October 12, starting at 10 a.m.
MB Host Studio: Brighton Ballet Theater: 2001 Oriental Blvd., Bldg. T7, Room 7211 (2nd Fl.), Brooklyn, NY 11235
Audition Director: Olga Pasternak 

Date: Friday, October 18, 4 p.m.
MB Host Studio: Studio E School of Dance: 187-16 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
Dance with Us student snowflakesAudition Director: Olga Pasternak

*Dancers only need to attend one audition and may select the date or location most convenient for them.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is coming to Brooklyn and the company is looking for local ballet students ages 6 to 18 years for children’s roles. Local youth can audition to be Party Children, Small Mice, Snowflakes, Russian Snow Maidens and more roles through Moscow Ballet’s communityDance with Us party students engagement “Dance with Us” program. Auditions are led by a Moscow Ballet company member/pedagogue in each performance city this fall. The “Dance with Us” program has brought over 100,000 aspiring ballerinas and ballerinos on stage with the professionals over the past 27 years. Auditions are free (although there may be a casting fee and a minimal rehearsal fee), hand-sewn costumes are provided, and dress rehearsal is on stage with the Russian company the day of the performance.

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The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to Brooklyn Saturday, December 7

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic as you and your loved ones journey with Masha and her Nutcracker Prince through the Snow Forest. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the family tradition perfect for all ages! Celebrate this cherished Holiday experience set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score and create memories that will last a lifetime. Get tickets in Brooklyn for family and friends today!

About the Kings Theatre

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in Brooklyn! Nearly two years after its extensive restoration was announced, the historic Kings Theatre reopens in February 2015 with its first concert with Diana Ross. Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen said, "A milestone for the Flatbush community." Built in 1929, the Kings Theatre is the largest indoor theater in Brooklyn with over 3,000 seats. It closed in 1977 and was acquired by the city in 1983. The $95 million work has made sure its grand flourishes—inspired by Versailles and the Paris Opera House, no less—are glowing, with original fixtures such as chandeliers restored, new carpets, tapestries and curtains, all based on archival photographs.

The venue offers a wide spectrum of programming from local, national and international performing artists, with more than 200 performances annually. David Anderson—president for ACE Theatrical Group, the company that is operating the theater—said, "The Kings Theatre is now once again an integral part of this community, after being lost to the city for so long. We are so proud to welcome New Yorkers back to the Kings and we thank the community for its incredible support of the revitalization project. It is our hope that everyone will join us as we celebrate the historic reopening and embark on the Theatre’s inaugural year of performances."

altMoscow Ballet is honored to premiere in Brooklyn at the inaugural season of the historic and stunningly restored Kings Theatre and to become a member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

Brooklyn Ballet Partnerships: Brighton Ballet and Studio E

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local New York children.

Brighton Ballet Theater/School of Russian American Ballet (BBT) was established in 1987 and is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and developing Russian classical and folk dance traditions in New York City. BBT is situated in the heart of the Russian cultural district of Brooklyn, in the Brighton Beach/Manhattan Beach area, where they offer affordable, professional dance instruction and performances on the campus of Kingsborough Community College. More than 400 students from diverse backgrounds attend BBT each year to learn the art of ballet and dance. BBT's well-rounded curriculum is founded on the Vaganova (Russian) Method, a ballet training system not only for correct technique, but also for proper disposition. Students may also pursue classes in character dance, contemporary dance, international folk dance, jazz dance, and more. Under the care and guidance of BBT’s International faculty, who graduated from the best ballet schools and colleges and have performed with the most prestigious ballet companies of Russia, Ukraine, and the USA, student dancers gain the skills they need for life-long health, creativity, self-discipline, personal responsibility and professional success.

Studio E School of Dance was founded in 1969 and was designed to give a complete dance education to both children and adults. From preschool classes designed to teach rudimentary ballet and freer forms of movement to open adult classes that range from yoga and belly dancing to body sculpting and Salsa, there is a place for everyone at Studio E. The highly qualified and committed professional faculty takes pride in offering a complete quality curriculum in all the dance arts and the opportunity to experience the Joy of Dance. The Studio offers classes in basic to advanced ballet, jazz (theater, lyrical, Latin), multi-level tap, hip hop and street styles, contemporary and more.