Nutcracker Ballet - Kamloops (BC)

Sagebrush Theatre
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 1:00 pm
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 5:00 pm
T: 250.374.5483

Local Musical Wunderkind Eilidh Nicol Accompanies Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina November 11 at Sagebrush Theatre

Moscow Ballet community engagement program “Musical Wunderkind” brings violinist Eilidh Nicol on stage accompanying Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina on Sunday, November 11, 5pm, at Sagebrush Theatre, in Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,” a major influence on modern interpretations of the Black Swan, Odette in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Eilidh Nicole has been playing the violin since the young age of four. When she was 12, she played her first concert with the Kamloops Brandenburg Orchestra and has been performing with the group since.  Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Musical Wunderkind program selects local youth based upon their demonstrated skills and talents.Moscow Ballet “Musical Wunderkind,” who perform in many cities on the 2018 tour, are Concerto Competition winners and the next generation of professional musicians. Through this program they have the rare opportunity of accompanying a world-class Principal Ballerina live before their hometown audience. More information and tickets at Use code SYPMH when purchasing tickets and $5 from every ticket sale will be donated to the Kamloops Symphony. 

Eilidh Nicolis a fourteen-year-old student at Kamloops School of the Arts. Eilidh started her musical journey at the age of three through the Music for Young Children program. After playing the piano for a year, she took up the violin at age four. Eilidh studies under Cvetozar Vutev, Concertmaster of the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra (KSO). He describes her as “a very talented young violinist. She is not just a very hard-working violin student but an active and successful music performer in Kamloops and in the BC Interior.” Eilidh played her first concert with the Kamloops Brandenburg Orchestra at age twelve and has continued playing with the group since then. She started playing the bassoon with her school band at age eleven and is now principal bassoon of the SD73 District Honour Band for the second year in the row. Eilidh achieved her Royal Conservatory Grade Eight in June 2018 and is working towards her Grade Nine in June of 2019. Eilidh lives with her parents, sister, and grandmother in Heffley Creek, along with her two dogs and cat.

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

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” Monday, September 17 in Kamloops

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 Kamloops on Monday, September 17  at 3:30 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 Academy of Dance. Auditions will take place at Sagebrush Theatre 1025 Lorne Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 3E9, Canada.  Sign up to audition today at

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Sunday, November 11, 1:00 pm matinee and 5:00 pm at Sagebrush Theatre.

Academy of Dance is celebrating their 17th year of business in Kamloops BC! Run by Krista Faraday, Academy of Dance offers a variety of dance lessons for ages two and up, in competitive and recreational dance. The Academy believes in providing each student that walks through the doors with equal opportunity to experience the gift of dance. The studio has three large studios, all with natural light and beautiful sprung hardwood floors, and is equipped with dance barres, full length mirror and sound systems. The Academy of Dance is very excited to partner with the Moscow Ballet for the Kamloops performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker, a wonderful opportunity for local Kamloops dance students.

About The Sagebrush Theatre

The Sagebrush Theatre is a 706 seat proscenium theatre, located at 1300 9th Avenue and jointly owned by the City of Kamloops and the Kamloops/Thompson School District. They are the proud home of the Western Canada Theatre and the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, as well as a road house for many local and national performances, as well as international features.