Nutcracker Ballet - Longview (TX)

LeTourneau University- Belcher Auditorium
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 866.550.LETU

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


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 18 in Longview

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 Longview on Tuesday, September 18 at 5:30pm 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. Local children will meet and work one-on-one with talented Moscow Ballet Soloist/Audition Directors who have toured the world; have degrees in Masters of Choreography, Economics and Journalism; won awards at International Ballet Competitions, and performed with super stars including Svetlana Zakharova, Diana Vyshneva and Vladimir Vasiliev! 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 Martelly School of Ballet 2901 S. Washington Avenue Marshall TX 75672. Sign up to audition today at

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm, at LeTourneau University- Belcher Auditorium.  Buy Tickets. 

Martelly School of Ballet and Modern Dance is a nonprofit dance studio established as a performance company organized to provide more exposure to the performing art of Ballet.  The school has been providing Longview and area children with ballet and dance lessons for 23 years. It is owned and operated by Coleen Martelly, a University of North Texas – Denton graduate.  The school is thrilled to participate with Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, where local ballet students form the area audition to perform alongside some of the most acclaimed professional Russian ballerinas in the world.


About LeTourneau University Belcher Center

LeTourneau University is an interdenominational Christ-centered university offering more than 90 programs that prepare students for success in areas including aviation, biblical studies, business, criminal justice, education, engineering, health-science-nursing, human services, kinesiology, liberal arts, psychology and science. Graduate degree offerings include business administration, counseling, education, engineering, psychology and strategic leadership. Claiming every workplace in every nation as their mission field, LeTourneau University graduates are professionals of ingenuity and Christ-like character who see life's work as a holy calling with eternal impact. The university's 2,950 students represent nearly all 50 states, over 30 foreign countries, and 47 different denominational groups.U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked LETU in the top tier among “America’s Best Colleges” for nearly two decades among universities in its category.

LeTourneau University is named for founder R.G. LeTourneau. While flying over the area in 1946 to select a manufacturing site, Mrs. LeTourneau saw the sprawling complex of a vacated Army hospital consisting of over two hundred frame buildings. Mrs. LeTourneau asked about establishing a school to serve the many GIs returning from the war. The site was secured and LeTourneau Technical Institute was established.