NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet consistently produces record-breaking seasons thrilling audiences from NYC to Los Angeles and from Puerto Rico to Calgary. With a history of offering the classic ballets such as The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, sold-out theatres attest to the public's love and appreciation of the highest quality productions. The press confirms artistic excellence: LA Times, "Disarmingly poetic…bravura expertise", Minneapolis Pioneer Press, "Sweeps you up in the bliss of beauty" and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, "Stunning visuals, effortlessness dancing… full of joyful energy."
The company of award-winning principal dancers and a corps de ballet of 40 Vaganova-trained ballerinas and danseurs travel to top demographic markets including LA, NYC and Chicago as well as to heartland towns such as Great Falls, Shreveport and Charlottesville annually. Averaging 100 performances during November and December, this phenomenon combines the highest caliber ballet with historic international theatrical traditions, 10 foot tall playful puppets, 9 colorful and hand-painted backdrops created with a 3-D effect, and hundreds of exquisite costumes! Click to find a performance near you.
NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet's unique "Dance with Us" program provides an opportunity for an average 100 local children to perform side-by-side with the company in roles created just for them and at varying skill levels. NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet Audition Directors travel the United States each fall before the tour to personally audition and rehearse the aspiring student dancers and prepare them to perform with the professional company. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for young dancers. Interested in having your dance school work with NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet? Get in touch!
NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet is also all about community engagement outreach which includes: Creative Development Residencies; interactive workshops and performances for all children via New Horizons - A Children's Program for Life; the opportunity for local, accomplished pre-professional musicians to accompany the principal ballerina through Musical Wunderkind program and more. In addition, NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet is honored to be an Advocate for the President's Challenge program.