Nutcracker Ballet - Virginia Beach (VA)

Performances
NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 - 7:00 pm
757.385.2787

Experience NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet 2022 in Virginia Beach, VA

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 Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach!

The Sandler Center in Virginia Beach:

Welcome to the home of NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet in Virginia Beach:The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. In recent years, Virginia Beach has developed a strong and growing market for the performing arts, and the demand has increased tremendously as more visitors, residents, and businesses are drawn to the area. In 2001, existing regional facilities were limited, lacking the optimal size, quality, and functionality to meet the needs of current and potential tenants. Emerging and long-standing local arts organizations desperately wanted access to well-equipped facilities with rehearsal and teaching spaces, reservation scheduling, and reasonable rental rates. It soon became apparent to the Virginia Beach City Council that the city needed its own cultural center, and the Council began its plans to replace the 1000-seat Pavilion Theatre with a facility deemed "equal or better." After 6 diligent years, the city completed its architectural masterpiece. The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts was dedicated in November of 2007, and is now not only heralded as one of the region's most stunning structures, but also among the nation's most acoustically sound venues for the arts.

Virginia Beach Partner Ballet Studio: Academy of Classical and Contemporary Dance

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing alongside the full international professional cast are local Virginia Beach children from Academy of Classical and Contemporary Dance. Academy of Classical and Contemporary Dance is locally owned and operated with a 30-year history. The school is best known for its outstanding staff of professional instructors who strive to teach students the art of dance, not just how to perform dance steps. This commitment to education ensures their students learn how to be dancers, not just how to follow specific choreography. This approach consistently produces outstanding dancers who have gone on to perform at the college level and beyond.