Nutcracker Ballet - Knoxville (TN)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Tennessee Theatre
Monday, December 23, 2019 - 4:00 pm
Monday, December 23, 2019 - 8:00 pm
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Audition to Dance with Us in Knoxville on Saturday, October 19

Date: Saturday, October 19
Time: 8:00 a.m.
MB Host Studio: Angela Floyd Schools - North: 6732 Jubilee Center Way, Knoxville, Tennessee 37912
MB Audition Director: Yuriy Kuzo

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is coming to Knoxville 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 party students 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 Knoxville Monday, December 23

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic as you and your loved ones journey with Masha and her Nutcracker Prince through the Snow Forest. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the family tradition perfect for all ages! Celebrate this cherished Holiday experience set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score and create memories that will last a lifetime. Get tickets in Knoxville for family and friends today!

About The Tennessee Theatre

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in Knoxville! The Tennessee Theatre opened in 1928, featuring the movie The Fleet’s In, starring the legendary Clara Bow. Other classic movies were premiered there through the years as well, in addition to stage productions and various music performances.

The building, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was refurbished in the late 1960s, and again in 1981. Today, the theatre hosts a variety of performers and productions, such as BB King, Alice Cooper, and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. 

Knoxville Ballet Partnership: Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Knoxville children from Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music. Since 1997 over 7100 families have chosen Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music for their Performing Arts programs.  Angela Floyd Schools is under the direction of Angela Floyd, former principle dancer with Knoxville Ballet Company.  She is a Knoxville native and graduate of the University of Tennessee Knoxville. The school is home of the award-winning Angela Floyd Dance Company and, for years, has been voted "The Best of Knoxville" in the Dance Company category. This beautiful state of the art facility houses two studios. Each studio is equipped with professional ballet barres, wall to wall mirrors, and floating Marley dance floors. For the comfort of the dancers, the studio also features a private dressing area with enclosed restrooms, a complimentary coffee/tea bar and monitors in the lobby for parents to watch classes and rehearsals.  In addition, office staff are on site during all class times and available to help parents with anything from scheduling to purchasing tights and shoes.