Nutcracker Ballet - Wichita (KS)

Orpheum Theatre
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 3:00 pm
T: 855.755.SEAT

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

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, August 28 in Wichita

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 returning for her second year with Moscow Ballet, was accepted at ballet school at 9 years old. In 2006 she became a professional ballerina at the Dnipropetrovsk Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet while simultaneously, studying at Dnipropetrovsk National University where she received a Master’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Media Communications. 

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker. The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker at Orpheum Theatre on Sunday, November 11, 3:00 pm matinee.

Andover Academy of Dance consists of talented, enthusiastic dance instructors providing top-quality training in a family environment.  Our faculty has experience performing worldwide, including NYC, Mexico, & Europe. Our studio is passionate about sharing the knowledge of Dance and how it can have a positive affect on the community. This Wichita-area facility has something for everyone, offering classes from beginners to advanced, competitive performance companies, and also offers year round adult dance and fitness classes. 

About The Orpheum Theatre

The Orpheum Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit performing arts center located in the heart of downtown Wichita. Built in 1922 and designed by architect John Eberson, the Orpheum Theatre is the first atmospheric theatre built in the United States. The historic theatre features world-class entertainment and serves as a resource for local and national music, dance and theatre. Due to its architectural significance, beauty, rich history, and location, the Orpheum is a culturally-filled niche within the Wichita community.