Nutcracker Ballet - Nampa (ID)

Nampa Civic Center
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 208.442.3232

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

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” Saturday, October 6 in Nampa

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 Nampa on October 6 at 8:30am to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Olena Pedan 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 Idaho Rhythm School of Music and Dance, 204 Holly Street, Nampa, Idaho 83686. Sign up to audition today at

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Monday, November 5, 7:00 pm, at Nampa Civic Center.  Buy Tickets.

Idaho Rhythm School of Music and Dancehas taught over 7,000 students since it was established in the early 1980s. The studio offers dance classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, HipHop, Clogging, Preschool dance, and other dance styles.  Students have multiple opportunities to perform and advancement to competitive teams is also available.  The year-end recital is held in the beautiful Jewett Auditorium with seating for over 900. 

About the Nampa Civic Center

Nampa Civic Center is in the heart of Idaho's beautiful Treasure Valley. Elegant, accommodating and spacious are a few adjectives that describe Idaho's second largest full service Convention Center/Performing Arts Complex. The Civic Center hosts a variety of outstanding programs for the community each year including the Nampa Civic Center Performing Arts Series, Music Theatre of Idaho's Broadway Series, Canyon County Festival of and Community Fun Night.

The Nampa Civic Foundation assists with financial support to the Nampa Civic Center to ensure the public facility remains a progressive, first class event location that is affordable for private and public events. The Foundation supports artistic events of excellence which contribute to the quality of life in the greater Nampa area. The foundation supports arts education programs and the efforts to make a positive economic impact on Nampa through regional and statewide convention business.