Nutcracker Ballet - Kansas City (MO)

Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 7:00 pm
T: 888.929.7849

Summer Intensives

Sunday, July 21, 2019 – Evaluation
Monday, July 22-Friday, July 26, 2019 Summer Intensive
9:00am-4:00pm (times subject to change)

Ballet North
6308 N. Prospect Avenue
Gladstone, MO 64119
[email protected]

Click here to Register for Your Summer Intensive

JOIN US for Moscow Ballet’s week-long Summer Intensives from June through July. Click on your city for more information: Fairfax, VA; Jacksonville, FL; Kansas City, MO; Savannah, GA; Sioux Falls, SD; Albany, NY; Little Rock, AR; and Nashville, TN.

Open to ballet students ages 8-20 years, Moscow Ballet Summer Intensives offer technique classes and special programming by level for Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced dancers.

Taking a Moscow Ballet Summer Intensive is a wonderful opportunity for young dancers to pre-professionals to study Russian ballet technique, character dance, classic ballet repertory, and MORE with Moscow Ballet Soloists and Audition Directors Yuriy Kuzo and Alisa Bolotnikova, beloved by teachers and students who have participated in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker.

This comprehensive program provides a positive and supportive environment and presents student dancers the opportunity to develop their technical and artistic skills. (Classes are subject to change)

Audition to Dance with Us in Kansas City Saturday, September 14

Date: Saturday, September 14
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Audition Location: Ballet North: 6308 N. Prospect Ave., Gladstone, MO 64119
MB Audition Director: Yuriy Kuzo

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is coming to Kansas City and the company is looking for local ballet students ages 6 to 18 years for children’s roles. Local youth can audition to be Party Children, Small Mice, Snowflakes, Russian Snow Maidens and more roles through Moscow Ballet’s communityDance with Us students in the French Variation engagement “Dance with Us” program. Auditions are led by a Moscow Ballet company member/pedagogue in each performance city this fall. The “Dance with Us” program has brought over 100,000 aspiring ballerinas and ballerinos on stage with the professionals over the past 27 years. Auditions are free (although there may be a casting fee and a minimal rehearsal fee), hand-sewn costumes are provided, and dress rehearsal is on stage with the Russian company the day of the performance.

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The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to Kansas City on Tuesday, November 19

Moscow Ballet brings the Gift of Christmas Tour to Kansas City with Great Russian Nutcracker performances bringing holiday magic to life and creating unforgettable memories for all ages. The company performs at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland on Tues., Nov. 19, 7 p.m. only.  

Moscow Ballet makes Christmas gift giving easy with the holiday performance that delights all ages…from the life-sized Kissy Doll to the fierce, red-eyed Rat King; and the Russian Troika Sleigh bringing Masha through the Snow Forest to the Land of Peace and Harmony which is populated with 10 foot tall dancing puppets, exotic flying birds and dancing couples from the world’s five great heritages.

Host Studio: Ballet North

Every June, Ballet North presents a major ballet performance or festival in which all students of the school are invited to participate along with the company.  These exciting performance events are always built around a classic ballet such as Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Coppelia, La Fille Mal Gardee, or pieces from the extensive repertoire of Ballet North. Laura Reinschmidt founded Ballet North first as a school in 1977 and later as a non-profit company in 1994. The studio presents their students in a dignified manner that approaches, as closely as possible, a professional level of training and performance.  Ballet North’s unique approach allows young adults to explore principal and soloist roles in full-length ballets – roles normally reserved for professional dancers only. Ms. Reinschmidt feels that exposure to that kind of experience onstage is critical to anyone who wishes to dance professionally. Rather than appearing in minor children’s roles, Ballet North dancers are given the opportunity and responsibility of bringing a role to life. Graduates of Ballet North have danced with San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Illinois Ballet, Minnesota Ballet and Kansas City Ballet.

About Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

Located in downtown Kansas City, the original Midland Theatre opened in 1927 and has hosted wellknown artists throughout its history. Under the new name, Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, the venue will continue that tradition and is projected to host more than 125 concerts, family shows, awards shows, corporate and charitable events each year. Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland is a new name for an established cornerstone of our community and the downtown revitalization.”   The Midland features flexible seating configurations from standing to theatre-style to full banquet seating, with live-show capacity ranging from 1300-3000. The venue features state-of-the-art sound, lighting and amenities that enhance the historic ambiance providing a premium entertainment experience to guests. In addition to live concerts and events, the theatre hosts corporate events, wedding receptions and private parties.