Nutcracker Ballet - Charlotte (NC)

Ovens Auditorium
Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

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


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.

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2018 Charlotte Performances!

Gaston Dance Theatre is the premier non-profit dance studio in Gaston County.  Established in 1982 by founder Pat Wall, GDT exists to stimulate interest in dance as a serious art form. For more than 30 years, Gaston Dance Theatre has offered excellence in dance instruction and community performance opportunities for dancers trained in ballet, jazz and modern. Weekly technique classes are offered in Classical and Contemporary Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Tap.  Creative Movement and Kinderdance classes are available for our youngest dancers, ages 3-6.  GDT offers small classes to best meet the specific needs and promote the individual growth of each student.  The studio goal is to provide proper technical training and discipline while promoting self-expression and a healthy self-esteem.  This is a non-competitive school, focusing on teaching proper technique and the artistry of dance.

About the Ovens Auditorium

Ovens Auditorium, located adjacent to Bojangles’ Coliseum on East Independence Boulevard, opened along with the original Coliseum in 1955. For nearly half a century, world-greats have graced the stage of Ovens Auditorium. With a seating capacity of approximately 2,460, Ovens has hosted more than 7,000 events, attended by 9.4 million people.

Ovens Auditorium has hosted top events and performances from the Billy Graham Crusade to Bob Hope and Bruce Springsteen. Broadway Shows, symphony concerts, opera, dance recitals and nationally known speakers have also found a home at Ovens, along with countless thousands of graduates who have walked across its stage to receive their diplomas.