Léon Bakst (b. 1866), was a costume designer from Belarus. The young artist made his mark on the dance and ballet world through his work with Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets. He created both scenc pieces and costume ensembles for the storied company. NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet follows in the footsteps with its efforts to bring tales, music, and motifs from folklore to Western audiences.
At “NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet,” we believe the more, the merrier! Whether you’re planning an office outing, an event for your club or Girl Scout troop, or a Christmas celebration with your local church or arts group, we have group ticket options to fit every occasion. You could save up to 23% on your order so don’t miss out on this special offer!
Make your night at “NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet” truly unforgettable with our Gold Circle and Platinum Experience packages! Become a member today and enjoy exclusive perks including Meet and Greets, Premium Seating, and Commemorative Souvenirs. You could even meet one of our internationally-acclaimed artists on stage!
On this 30th Anniversary tour, an all-star, award-winning ensemble from Ukraine, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and more bring NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet back to the stage.
Talmi Entertainment Producer Dan Talmi said the classic Christmas ballet with its cast of international luminaries sets the stage for peace, hope, and understanding that transcend conflict.
Featuring the most gifted artists from around the world, our cast of principal dancers and performers have the ability to convey the majesty and beauty of our production through the international language of dance.These men and women truly embody our belief that dance and performing arts are the way to build bridges and create unity across all cultures. Learn more about our principals and their stories here.
NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet brings Community Engagement programs to American and Canadian children, led by the multi-talented Audition Directors. President Obama’s daughter Sasha joined in the Dance with Us program. Children of all ages and interests learn from the cultural immersion program ‘New Horizons: A Children’s Program for Life’; SCAD and MICA fine art majors have participated in life drawing classes of the ballerinas and danseurs in the Fine Art Program; and concerto competition winning musicians accompany the NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet Principal Ballerina live in Saint Saens’ “Dying Swan” Musical Wunderkind. Reach out to set up a program in your community!
Dance with Us Ballerinas audition, rehearse and inspire 6000+ local student dancers who then perform side-by-side with the company of 40 members.
New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life delivers cultural immersion sessions using interactive exercises which develop healthy eating habits, movement and creative expression habits for thousands of children of all ages.
Musical Wunderkind – Strings Ballerinas perform side by side with pre-professional Concerto Competition musiciansto St. Saen’s The Dying Swan
Musical Wunderkind – Choirs perform live in the “Waltz of the Snowflakes” and welcome patrons to singing repertoire in venue lobbies.
Musical Wunderkind – Orchestras – University musicians accompany NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet in the complete performance in many cities on the tour.
Fine Art Program brings ballerinas and fine art students together to draw, shoot, and paint the ballerinas at SCAD, MICA, Syracuse Fine Art program, and more.
NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet's Gift Store features branded items inspired by the Nutcracker and more classic story ballets. Specialty items include a Limited Edition 18 inch “Kissy Doll” with numbered Certificate and a Christmas Ribbon-Candy Tutu; hand-made Nutcrackers, Christmas Tree ornaments featuring NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet characters, DVDs, books, posters, and t-shirts. Kids (and grown-ups!) love NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet's plush Waltz of the Flowers Bear, available in pink or white; and more unique birthday and Christmas items.
NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet’s 'Dance with Us’ program brings the opportunity of auditioning, rehearsing, and performing with an international touring ballet company to a generation of ballet students!
Check out our online shop! NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet's exclusive line of limited edition Nutcrackers and christmas souvenirs bring a piece of the annual Nutcracker performance home to you!
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