Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in Monterey
Nutcracker Tickets in Monterey
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the international Christmas experience renowned for Russian technique and production value. With Great Russian Nutcracker events in over 150 cities across the United States and Canada, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is ubiquitous in North America and is recognized as setting the standard for Nutcracker productions across the world.
Presenting at The Golden State Theatre, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in Monterey is a treat for the whole family!
Golden State Theatre
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is performed at the Golden State Theatre. In 1926, a 15,000 square-foot Moorish castle rose on Alvarado Street, to the amazement of locals and visitors alike. A new cinema and live performance venue to rival those in California’s largest cities, the Golden State Theatre was the definition of an opulent movie palace. After decades of deterioration, it has been faithfully restored to its former glory, featuring an Old World grand lobby and mezzanine, one thousand plush velvet seats, state-of-the-art sound, and the indefinable magic of a truly historic setting. B.B. King, Willie Nelson, The Smothers Brothers — these are just some of the names that have recently graced the stage, contributing to the Theatre’s new legacy since its renovation and exciting revival.
Moscow Ballet & Local Monterey Ballet Partnership: SpectorDance
Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Monterey children from SpectorDance. In order to improve and sustain the quality of its ballet program, SpectorDance is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9-level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Along with building dance skills, the training strives to build important life skills such as commitment, discipline, and respect for others. The teachers pay particular attention to alignment, functional anatomy and the emotional needs of its students. Artistic Director Fran Spector Atkins has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum and will be working with all SpectorDance ballet teachers to insure consistency and excellence.