Nutcracker Ballet - Columbus (OH)

About Host Studio: Columbus City Ballet School

Columbus City Ballet School affords students the rare opportunity of training with one of the premier classical ballet schools in the nation. CCBS also provides a great opportunity for young students to learn and work with the finest teachers and guest choreographers in the professional field. The school inspires students of all ages to achieve their individual potential and become the best that they can be. They mentor serious and talented young students to complete their classical ballet training with integrated interdisciplinary curriculum and performance and enrich lives in the community through educational outreach programs.


Columbus’ EXPRESS LIVE! features state-of-the-art lighting, acoustical systems and an innovative, one-of-a-kind reversible stage. Entertaining over 275,000 people each year, the venue accommodates 2,200 guests for indoor events. Acoustically, the theater is designed to capture and translate the truest experience possible. Structurally, it is divided into three independent concert spaces: indoor music hall, outdoor amphitheater and the plaza. The venue’s unique design flexibility helped win a nomination for "Best New Major Concert Venue" in 2001 by Pollstar Magazine, the concert industry's leading publication.