At the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet we believe performing is an integral part of a dancer’s development and training. We pride ourselves in providing several performing opportunities throughout the year for our students.  We currently offer two full-length productions annually, the Nutcracker and our spring performance.  In addition to our full-length productions we also offer several additional performances including our summer production, YAGP, and community outreach programs.  Performance participation is open to all ARCB students, from Pre-Ballet through our Professional Trainee Program, and YAGP participation is open to our advance level students.  Auditions are held for each performance, please check the studio calendar for dates.


15400317_10154743267040409_8264776769896508788_nThe Nutcracker
The Academy of Russian Classical ballet presents our production of “The Nutcracker” annually at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor and the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts.

2018 Nutcracker Performance Information:

Pre-Sale tickets available at ARCB. Tickets on-sale through the theatre October 1st.

Performances December 1st & 8th. More details soon!

Spring Performance
The Academy of Russian Classical Ballet presents a full-length classical ballet each spring. Previous productions include Cinderella, Don Quixote, Giselle, La Bayadere and more.






Audition Information


Nutcracker Audition: August 3, 2018

Participation is open to students in Pre-Ballet through advanced levels

Performances in December at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts and the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor. Rehearsals begin the first week of September. Tickets on sale in September.

Spring Performance Audition: 2018 dates have passed, please check back for 2019 dates

Participation is open to students of all ages