Nutcracker Ballet - Kansas City (MO)

Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Friday, December 28, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 816.283.9921  

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Kansas City!


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 4 in Kansas City

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 Gladstone, MO on September 4 at 5:00pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

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 Ballet North 6308 N. Prospect Avenue Gladstone, MO. Sign up to audition today at

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Friday, December 28, 7:00 pm, at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland.  Buy Tickets

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


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.