Knoxville, TN Cast

Experience NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet

2024 Season

Give the gift of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet! to the whole family. Celebrate America’s favorite Christmas tradition with an international all-star cast that blends world-class ballet with whimsical puppets, lavish costumes, and stunning acrobatics! Share the tradition of pure Holiday magic and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score with friends and family of all ages. Don’t miss this chance to create memories of a lifetime: get tickets now!

Kissy Doll 2024

The Theater

The Tennessee Theatre In Knoxville

Partner Studio

Knoxville Partner Ballet Studio: Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full international professional cast are local Knoxville children from Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music. Since 1997 over 7100 families have chosen Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music for their Performing Arts programs.  Angela Floyd Schools is under the direction of Angela Floyd, former principle dancer with Knoxville Ballet Company. She is a Knoxville native and graduate of the University of Tennessee Knoxville. The school is home of the award-winning Angela Floyd Dance Company and, for years, has been voted “The Best of Knoxville” in the Dance Company category. This beautiful state of the art facility houses two studios. Each studio is equipped with professional ballet barres, wall to wall mirrors, and floating Marley dance floors. For the comfort of the dancers, the studio also features a private dressing area with enclosed restrooms, a complimentary coffee/tea bar and monitors in the lobby for parents to watch classes and rehearsals.  In addition, office staff are on site during all class times and available to help parents with anything from scheduling to purchasing tights and shoes.

FAQ For Friends and Family Tickets

Do we get special seats this year?

Seats have been held for the Friends and Family of children in the show. Your ticket orders will be pulled from those areas.

How should we buy those tickets?

After the local audition, Friends and Family will receive an email with a special Ticketmaster link for the show.  This year, please buy directly online with the special link sent to you. 

After I buy, when will we get the tickets?

With this new system on Ticketmaster, you’ll get your tickets right away!

Can I give my friends this special link?

Yes! you may share that link with anyone who wants to see your child dance!

Do we get a discount like in past years?

Yes!  There is a 23% discount built into your special link!

I’m not sure what performance time my child will be cast in. Can I buy the tickets now and get moved to another show if needed?

Please wait to purchase until you know which showtime your child will perform.  We cannot move seats once they have been confirmed.

“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”
CNN News

“Technically supreme dancing, dazzling... authentically opulent...”
Calgary Herald

“Technical prowess was…truly “great”...whimsical sets and giant animal stick puppets and colorful costumes… stellar Arabian Variation… breathtaking!”
Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2014

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