Nutcracker Ballet - Farmington (NM)

Farmington Civic Center
Monday, December 24, 2018 - 3:00 pm
T: 505.599.1148

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

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.

About The Farmington Civic Center

The Farmington Civic Center hosts a variety of concerts, plays, and performances throughout the year, including musical theater productions, such as Mary Poppins: the Broadway Musical. It is also a hub for local musicians to perform and offers workshops in theater for the Farmington community. The Civic Center is conveniently located in the center of downtown Farmington, and just a few blocks from US 64.

Moscow Ballet Announces Youth Auditions for the “Great Russian Nutcracker” Saturday, October 20 in Farmington

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 Farmington on Saturday, October 20 at 10:00am to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Mariia Skoruk  will audition and rehearse children ages 6 to 17 years with at least 1 year of ballet training. Local children will meet and work one-on-one with talented Moscow Ballet Soloist/Audition Directors who have toured the world; have degrees in Masters of Choreography, Economics and Journalism; won awards at International Ballet Competitions, and performed with super stars including Svetlana Zakharova, Diana Vyshneva and Vladimir Vasiliev! 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 Dance Connection Studio, 2501 East 20th Street, Suite 17, Farmington, NM 87401. Sign up to audition today at

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Monday, December 24, 3:00 pm, at Farmington Civic Center.   Buy Tickets.

Dance Connection was opened in the Four Corners town of Farmington, New Mexico in 2007 by Lori Downs. The studio’s mission is to provide dance instruction and encouragement to dancers of all ages and ability levels in an environment that supports a lifelong love and appreciation of dance.  With classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, contemporary, tap and hip hop, students are instructed to be disciplined, responsible and technically proficient dancers.  Their teachers love to share their enthusiasm, devotion and expertise in dance.  Small class sizes give our instructors the opportunity to provide individualized attention to students to assist them in achieving their personal artistic promise.