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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!

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Partner Studio

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. 

The Theater

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

“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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