Nutcracker Ballet - Lexington (KY)

Experience NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet 2022 in Lexington, KY

This Christmas, bring the whole family back to a simpler time with NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet! The acclaimed holiday tradition is LIVE in theaters for the 30th Anniversary tour. Gather friends and family to re-live your fondest childhood dreams, overflowing with larger-than-life puppets, breath-taking acrobatics and dazzling costumes. Experience the exquisite artistry of the international cast, featuring stars of Ukraine ballet, performing at the highest level of classical technique. Share in the message of Peace and Harmony at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington!

Otis A. Singletary Center for the Arts at the University of Kentucky In Lexington

Welcome to the home of NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet in Lexington: the Singletary Center! The Otis A. Singletary Center for the Arts at the University of Kentucky first opened in 1979; it acquired its current name in 1987, in honor of Otis A. Singletary, the university’s eighth president and longtime advocate for the performing arts. The venue hosts hundreds of events each year, from student programs and community events to a variety of cultural and performing arts productions. A part of the College of Fine Arts and essential to the UK School of Music, the Singletary Center for the Arts presents and hosts artistic, cultural and educational events for the University community, Lexington community and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Lexington Partner Ballet Studio: Performing Arts Louisville

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full international professional cast are local Lexington children from Performing Arts Louisville. Performing Arts Louisville [PAL; formerly Dancers Center for Training (DCT)] began their journey in 2018 with a group of professional instructors and performers that saw a need in the community for performing arts training that went beyond the traditional recital and competition model. Spearheaded by Beth Craig Hall and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky in St. Matthew's Station, DCT opened its doors in July of 2018 based on the same model and principals as its sister company ACTORS CENTER FOR TRAINING. After three successful years, they realized that to take their mission seriously, “training artists as far as they want to go,” then their name should reflect that. They train performing artists from beginner to professional with an approach that is practical, rigorous, and develops the performer for more than just the stage. This training nurtures self-confidence, artistry, and professionalism.