Nutcracker Ballet - Pittsburg (KS)

Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State University
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 620.235.4796

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


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, September 8 in Pittsburg

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 Pittsburg on Saturday, September 8 at 8:30am 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 Ovation Studios 2111 S River Street Carthage, MO 64386. Sign up to audition today at

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm, at Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State University.  Buy Tickets

Ovation Studios is a dance, tumbling and baton twirling studio located in Carthage Missouri. The studio provides classes to students of all ages and ability levels from recreational to pre-professional. Classes are offered each week to 300+ students from across the 4-state area. It is the studio’s intent to develop dancers that value dance as an art form, value themselves and those around them, and flourish not only in dance but in life!

Ovation Studios opened in Carthage in 2007 and has grown into the largest studio in the area. They are the only studio to offer dance, tumbling, and baton twirling. They offer classes in seven different styles and each style is taught in a different class. Their studio offers the most diverse teaching staff in the area and many of their instructors have university degrees in dance and professional performance experience. Instructors teach styles and classes that they trained and qualified to teach.Ovation Studios strives to offer students a current and relevant dance education. The instructors strive to stay up-to-date and contemporary with our teaching methods and styles. The ballet curriculum is based on the Russian Vaganova ballet technique, the most current and refined school of ballet.

About The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts is located in the heart of Pittsburg State University's campus, and is the region's premiere destination for the fine and performing arts. Designed and constructed by the world's most renowned theater architects, this $33 million facility features a 1,100-seat performance hall, a 250-seat theater, a 3,500 square-foot art gallery and state-of-the-art technology. The world-class Bicknell Family Center for the Arts is necessary to advance the excellence of scholarship for which the college is renowned and to make the performing arts available to the entire campus, the city of Pittsburg and the surrounding community. Pittsburg State University’s Center for the Arts, the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, was named in honor of lead donor Gene Bicknell and family. Bicknell, who came to campus at the age of 16 and earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from PSU, said he remembered the important role that Carney Hall, the university’s first performance venue, played in campus and community life.