Moscow Ballet coming to Ovens Auditorium Dec. 10, 2017

Moscow Ballet’s "Great Russian Nutcracker" coming to Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte on Dec. 10

2017 is the 25th Anniversary of Moscow Ballet North American Tours; Charlotte Tickets On Sale Now

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 18, 2017) Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte, North Carolina, will host Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale now can be purchased online at, by phone at 800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Bojangles' Coliseum Box Office located at 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets are $30-$177 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change.

All ages are invited to celebrate Christmas with the Moscow Ballet of almost 40 ballerinas and dancers on their 25th Anniversary Tour of North America in 2017. Moscow Ballet’s "Great Russian Nutcracker" is known for its award-winning principal dancers, lavish costumes in the style of the Victorian era, many backdrops created by “La La Land" set concept designer Carl Sprague, and its Russian focus including life-sized Matryoshka dolls, Russian folk legends Ded Moroz (Father Christmas), Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) and Troika Sleigh. Adults and children will enjoy the special effects of the flapping winged owl on the grandfather clock, the growing 50-foot-tall tall Christmas tree, the Dove of Peace with a 20-foot-tall wingspan, and, of course, the leaps, spins, and extraordinary moves of the company all performed to Tchaikovsky’s complete and incomparable score.

For 25 years, the Moscow Ballet has been consistently embraced by audiences and the press on their North American tours. The New York Times chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay, 2010, sums it up, “The Russian ballet style is expansive … elegantly generous, and so the experience is never meager.” For more information, visit


2017 marks Moscow Ballet’s 25th consecutive year touring North America performing the acclaimed story ballets the "Great Russian Nutcracker," "Swan Lake," "Sleeping Beauty," "Romeo and Juliet," "Cinderella" and more. The company is known for presenting award-winning ballerinas and dancers, from Lilia Sabitova in 1994 to Honored Artist of Russia Tatiana Predenia in 2002 to Andrey Batalov, former Principal Dancer with the Mariinsky Theatre in 2016. The company performs more than 100 engagements annually across Canada and the United States to sold-out audiences in some of the finest performing arts venues. In addition to public performances, Moscow Ballet’s North America tours have always included community engagement programs. “Dance with Us” shares the Russian Vaganova ballet training with over 6000 American dance students annually bringing them on stage in ancillary roles to perform side-by-side with the professionals. Underwritten by Moscow Ballet, the program was developed by choreographer and co-producer Mary Giannone Talmi. “New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life” is a cultural immersion program benefitting thousands of children across the country annually and Musical Wunderkind also connects the Russian dancers directly with American children and young adults. In addition, many Moscow Ballet performances have a fundraising component for organizations such as hospitals, children’s museums and more. For more information, visit


Talmi Entertainment is the exclusive representation for Moscow Ballet’s North American Tours, which occur annually in more than 100 cities, from NYC to LA, and Miami to Calgary. Under Talmi Entertainment management Moscow Ballet delivers unparalleled Russian artistry in the classic story ballets "Great Russian Nutcracker," "Swan Lake," "Sleeping Beauty," "Romeo and Juliet," "Cinderella" and more. Talmi Entertainment was founded by award-winning Juilliard School alumnus, composer, conductor and producer, Akiva Talmi. For more information, visit


Ovens Auditorium, located adjacent to Bojangles' Coliseum, opened in 1955. With a seating capacity of approximately 2,400, Ovens has hosted more than 7,000 events including Broadway shows, symphony concerts, opera, dance recitals and nationally known speakers. For more information, visit