Experience NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet
The beloved family tradition is back: NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet! Gather your loved ones for the warm-glow-nostalgia of America’s favorite Christmas celebration. Experience the extraordinary international cast and Ukrainian Principal Artists performing at the peak of classical European Ballet. Be transported by the magic of jaw-dropping acrobatics, larger than life puppets and stunning hand-crafted sets and costumes. Don’t miss this chance to experience the wonder of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet. Get tickets now!
Fox Theatre In Atlanta
Welcome to the home of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet in Atlanta: The Fox Theatre! The historic Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment. The Fox’s 4,665 seat theatre hosts more than 150 performances a year ranging from Broadway to rock to comedy to movies. In December 2009, Billboard Magazine ranked the Fox Theatre in Atlanta as “The #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade (5,000 seats or less).” With magic, glamour, tradition and grit, their walls represent the city and reflect the people who live there.
Atlanta Partner Ballet Studio: Namari Dance Center
Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing alongside the full international professional cast are local Atlanta children from the Namari Dance Center. The Namari Dance Center was founded in the summer of 2018, in Johns Creek, Georgia by Artistic Director Antwan Sessions and then, Assistant Director Dana Crigler. A center where children with the aspirations of becoming professional dancers could come to study Ballet, Jazz, and Modern dance, during their inaugural year, Antwan and Dana made their mark in their community to where they outgrew their location.
In the summer of 2019, Antwan Sessions joined forces with Co-Owner Shervoski Moreland and moved Namari Dance Center to its current location in Sandy Springs, Georgia, where they have 2 amazing studios and a reception area with seating. Studios 1 is approximately 900 square feet with marley floors and 12 windows giving the studio a storefront appearance. Studio 2 is approximately 700 square feet with floor-to-ceiling mirrors.
August 2019, Antwan launched NDC’s Home School Program where students who wanted to receive additional technical training during the day could come and receive training in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Stretch, and Conditioning as well as, Antwan’s signature style he calls the Namari Technique.
With an urge to step into the competitive world of dance, NDC launched ND2 Competiton Team with only 4 students and took the competition world by storm with their 1st place wins at competitions such as Showstoppers and Believe.
Most recently Antwan Sessions and Dana Crigler partnered up once again and started Namari Dance Conservatory. Designed for students who are interested in a professional career in the concert world of dance.
“What a magnificent show! We’ve attended several different performances of the nutcracker in the past. This show puts all of them to shame! We plan on making this a regular holiday event for our family! Thank you for such a great holiday experience!!”
“Loved the nutcracker production. Costumes were beautiful and dancers as usual did not disappoint. Great family holiday experience”
“Commitment to the theme of Love and Peace”
“Technically supreme dancing, dazzling... authentically opulent...”
“Technical prowess was…truly “great”...whimsical sets and giant animal stick puppets and colorful costumes… stellar Arabian Variation… breathtaking!”
Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2014