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.

The Nutcracker 2018
The Academy of Russian Classical ballet celebrates our 15th annual production of “The Nutcracker” this season with performances in Wixom and Ann Arbor!

A must-see holiday event for the entire family! Join Clara on her magical journey through the enchanting Land of Snow to the Kingdom of the Sweets. With an impressive cast of Michigan’s talented ballet students, joined by international professional ballet dancers as guest artists, the Nutcracker is a wonderful holiday tradition to be enjoyed by all ages.

15355778_10154716007415409_2693359939447231262_nSaturday, December 8th 6:30pm~

Walled Lake Western, Wixom

Featuring the Walled Lake Western Choir

Saturday, December 15th 6:30pm ~

Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor

Featuring the Oakland County Homeschool Choir

*Tickets Wixom Performance:

*Tickets Ann Arbor Performance:

Thank you to our 2018 Nutcracker Sponsor!


Named Detroit’s Favorite Chinese Restaurant by Fox 2

Canton, Michigan

Sunday, December 2 ~ Nutcracker Tea at the Townsend

Hosted by the Townsend Hotel, Birmingham 12:00-1:30

“Michigan Classical Ballet in Partnership with Academy of Russian Classical Ballet” are pleased to present exerts from the “Nutcracker – Land of the Sweets”

Afternoon Tea will be served during this event. Chef’s choice of finger sandwiches, chicken and french fries with orange cranberry scones and a “Land of the Sweets” themed sweet table. Recommended for ages 6 years old and above. Younger children are welcome…:)

Please reach out with any questions or 248.647.2196.

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: 2018 Audition has passed. 2019 Audition to be held in August

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

Spring Performance Audition: 2019 Spring Performance Audition December, 2018

Participation is open to students of all ages