Nutcracker Ballet - Lexington (KY)

NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet
Otis A. Singletary Center for the Arts at the University of Kentucky
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 - 7:00 pm
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Get Tickets to NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet 2023 in Lexington, KY

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!

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

Welcome to the home of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet in Lexington: the Singletary Center! The Otis A. Singletary Center for the Arts at the University of Kentucky first opened in 1979; it acquired its current name in 1987, in honor of Otis A. Singletary, the university’s eighth president and longtime advocate for the performing arts. The venue hosts hundreds of events each year, from student programs and community events to a variety of cultural and performing arts productions. A part of the College of Fine Arts and essential to the UK School of Music, the Singletary Center for the Arts presents and hosts artistic, cultural and educational events for the University community, Lexington community and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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.