Nutcracker Ballet - York (PA)

Pullo Family Performing Arts Center
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About The Pullo Family Performing Arts Center

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in York! The Pullo Family Performing Arts Center is named to honor a lifelong commitment to education, culture and the arts by Robert and Donna Pullo.  Bob and Donna are respected benefactors, volunteers and visionaries in the community who demonstrate their personal belief in making life better by exceptional gifts of time, talent and treasure.  They were named 2009 Philanthropists of the Year by Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  Their contributions include significant gifts for capital needs and endowments to enable growth and prosperity in the present and to sustain the campus into the future.

The elegant Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center) at Penn State York provides a state-of-the-art facility. The 1,016-seat theatre offers generous stage space, complete backstage scene shop, separate rehearsal space with dance mirrors, and dressing rooms.  The center features audience amenities and technical capabilities not normally found in such an intimate environment. From cutting edge audio, video, data and lighting systems to fully adjustable acoustic curtaining to luxurious interior accoutrements.

About Host Studio: Greater Dover Dance Academy

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local York children from Greater Dover Dance Academy. Greater Dover Dance Academy is a dance education center under the artistic direction of Gina Anthony with the assistance of several professional instructors. The Dance Academy includes five divisions: Fundamentals Division, Performance Division, Recreational Division, Praise Division, and Competition Division. There is something special for every dancer at GDDA. Alumni of GDDA have been hired by professional dance companies, theatres and theme parks, earned scholarships to reputable college dance programs, become teachers and directed dance ministries. Whether a career-minded student or simply a recreational dancer, each individual is provided the opportunity to pursue their interests in dance, reach his/her full potential, and experience the joy of dance! All dancers may gain the knowledge, confidence, and accomplishment of quality dance training in a friendly, professional atmosphere at GDDA.