Moscow Ballet's 'Great Russian Nutcracker' coming to Detroit's Fox Theatre

Posted: 12:39 PM, Dec 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-07 12:39:36-05

It’s a dream come true for aspiring ballerinas across Metro Detroit: a chance to dance with the Moscow Ballet in the Great Russian Nutcracker.

In October, about 200 local student dancers auditioned for the chance to perform at the Fox Theatre. On Dec. 23, those dreams will become a reality as the Moscow Ballet takes the stage with their “Dove of Peace Tour.”

Dancers ages 6-17 years old will dance the parts of party guests, mice, snow maidens, snow sprites and others.

There are three performances on December 23, 2018: Noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Mark McCleese and Rachel Deratany from MDM Dance Project in Shelby Township helped train the young dancers who will appear in the 4 pm performance.

Tickets start at $32 and can be purchased at, the Fox Theatre, and