Nutcracker Ballet - Houston (TX)

Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in 100+ Cities across North America! Coming to Houston on Saturday, December 29 Tickets on Sale Friday, May 11, 10am


Announcing the one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker ~ Dove of Peace Tour! Tickets go on sale Friday, May 11 in Houston.  

The performance will be at the Smart Financial Center of Sugarland on Saturday, Dec 29 at 7:00 pm. For tickets call Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or go to to get the best seats and to find group discounts.

Experience Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour, spreading goodwill in over 100 cities across North America this holiday season, and presenting world-class performers; Russian folk legends Father Christmas and Snow Maiden, backdrops hand-painted by Russian masters; and a Dove of Peace with a 20 foot wingspan – the Great Russian Nutcracker brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages. “Kids wide-eyed with delight!” says The New York Times

Moscow Ballet Announces Youth Auditions for the “Great Russian Nutcracker” Saturday, September 29 in Houston

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  Anna Trofimova  arrives in Houston on September 29 at 2:00 pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Ballerina Anna Trofimova 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  METdance 2808 Caroline, Houston, TX 77004 . Sign up to audition today at

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Saturday, December 29, 7:00 pm at Smart Financial Center at Sugar Land.

Houston Metropolitan Dance Center, Inc. or METdance is a 501(c) non-profit organization with a mission to enhance the quality of life for individuals and society through the instruction and the performance of dance. METdance is a multi-functional dance organization that excels at entertaining and captivating audiences, instilling a passion and excitement for dance in its students, training the talented youth of Houston and preparing them for careers in dance performance, and inspiring children through the art of dance.   For the past 20 years, METdance has been dedicated to enriching the communities of Houston while developing a nationally recognized concert dance company.   Through its Founder and Executive Director, Michelle Smith, Artistic Director, Marlana Doyle, and Associate Director, Joe Celej, METdance has become a leader in diversity and vitality of arts presentation and instruction, and aims to continue serving the populace of Houston as well as representing the City of Houston and its dance community across the nation and abroad.

About the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land is a state-of-the-art, indoor performance venue, and is strategically-located 22 miles from downtown Houston. Ranked #1 in “Houston’s Hottest Music Venues in 2017” by the Houston Press, Smart Financial Centre sets a new standard for live performance venues, hosting a diverse line up of programming including national music and comedy artists, family shows, theatrically-staged Broadway productions, as well as cultural and performing arts attractions.