School Show of The Nutcracker Ballet

Staff Report

Asheville – A perfect opportunity for young people to encounter professional classical dance and a wonderful, traditional story, in a real theatrical experience.

Asheville Ballet has built a reputation on the belief that dance plays a vital role in the education and culture of the community. As a key component of its Educational Outreach Program, The Asheville Ballet will perform its entire production of the holiday classic The Nutcracker for school children on Thursday, December 6, at 9 am at the Diana Wortham Theatre. Seating is limited and confirmed on a first come first served basis. Thanks to generous patronage, we are able to offer children’s tickets at $5 again this year.

The show, including intermission, lasts almost two hours. This is the real professional deal: original Russian choreography, men leaping, women twirling, jazzy rats, waltzing flowers, and a magical snow scene.  We use full sets and elaborate costumes to create the theatrical experience we want young people to have.

The Asheville Ballet’s Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition in Asheville for forty years. Children will be charmed yet again by ballet’s greatest classic. This all-time favorite story of Clara’s magical midnight trip to the Land of Sweets is classical ballet at its best. Snow will fall in the Snow Queen’s kingdom, the exquisite Sugar Plum Fairy and her handsome Cavalier will dance their eternally lovely pas de deux, and beautiful flowers will waltz, and waltz, and waltz.

For reservations call or write Ann Dunn, Director at 828-215-3728 or


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