Nutcracker Ballet - Edmonton (AB)

Horowitz Theatre
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 1:00 pm
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 5:00 pm
T: 888.732.1682

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


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” Tuesday, September 25 in Edmonton

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  Olena Pedan arrives in Edmonton on September 25 at 4:45 pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Ballerina Olena Pedan 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 The Dance Theatre Performing Arts Centre. Auditions will be held at The Orange Hub Rm 333 10045 156 Street Edmonton, Alberta. Sign up to audition today at

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker  Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 1:00 pm matinee and 7:00 pm at Horowitz Theatre.

Dance Theatre Performing Arts Centre is a Performing Arts School that offers children and adult classes in dance, drama, and voice. Although taught separately, all classes are inter-related and culminate in a full musical theatre production at the end of the season.Classes are taught by highly qualified and experienced instructors and performers in the disciplines offered. Class sizes are small (maximum of 10 students) with two staff present at all times. Most classes are generally open to parents at all times.

Students are accepted from ages 2 – adult. Each student is given the opportunity to dance, sing and act throughout the year. They are encouraged to participate in workshops, competitions, festivals, auditions and various performing opportunities. As an enhancement to the curriculum, movie days are held to introduce various styles of dance and theatre. Field trips to local and touring performance groups are also offered. Additional performing opportunities are offered through two Performing Companies: Edmonton Children’s Dance Theatre Company and the Young Performers.

Dance Theatre tuition fees are amongst the lowest in the city. Parents may obtain tuition assistance by participating in the E.C.D.T. Parent’s Association’s various fund raising activities. Students may earn a scholarship towards their tuition by participating in our self-directed learning program Intra-School Challenge. The studio strives to offer an inclusive program where students of all ages, levels and abilities are welcome. It is the goal to foster a lifelong love and appreciation of the performing arts in each student.

About Horowitz Theatre

Every seat in the house at the Horowitz Theatre provides a close, intimate view of the performers on stage. This 720-seat concert hall features a comfortable setting and an inviting atmosphere where patrons can truly enjoy the fine and performing arts. The Horowitz Theatre is conveniently located in the Students' Union Building on the University of Alberta campus, has two covered parkades, direct access via the Edmonton public transit system, and many restaurants and amenities nearby.