Sultanov Russian Ballet Academy offers two major annual performances: The Nutcracker in December and Spring Performance in May. You may also enjoy our dancers at a number of community and Studio Company activities throughout the year, including the Youth America Grand-Prix semi-finals in Seattle .

Many aspects of our annual performances celebrate and spotlight Oregonians. While our dancers are amateurs, our productions are not. We have professionals producing the stage, lighting, sound, costuming and choreography.

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Swan Lake

Spring 2015 Performance

Ballet: Main Swan Lake & Children’s Swan Lake
*Special guest Adam Hartley, dancer with Oregon Ballet Theatre, performing as the Prince in our Main shows.


  • Friday, June 19th – 2:30pm, Children’s Swan Lake
  • Saturday, June 20th – 2pm Matinee & 6pm Evening, Main Shows

Venue: Portland State University’s Lincoln Hall – 1620 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97201

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Annual Nutcracker

The Nutcracker showcases all of our students, ages 5 to 17, all residents of the Portland Metro area, in a breathtakingly professional holiday production. The beautiful setting of Portland State University’s Lincoln Hall offers relaxed reserved seating and the opportunity to enjoy a magnificent production that portrays the childhood joy of the holidays and the elegance of our accomplished student dancers.

The extraordinary choreography of director Artur Sultanov will leave all with the wide-eyed amazement of holiday magic.

Nutcracker 2015
Dates: TBD
Venue: Portland State University’s Lincoln Hall 1620 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97201


Studio Company

Sultanov Youth Ballet Company is an auditioned group of enthusiastic and talented young dancers aged 10- 17 years. Auditions are held the summer prior to the start of the new School year. The Company provides a supportive, comfortable, and challenging environment for young dancers to develop dance technique, choreography, and performance skills. The Company also offers a healthy and safe setting for members to explore, through movement, a range of topics, while developing such life skills as self-esteem, positive attitude, and teamwork. Commitment is essential. Students should plan to commit to the entire School year from September to May.