Revered for its stunning ability to blend innovation and tradition, Ballet Arizona has long been dedicated to preserving classical dance while also appealing to younger generations.As the holidays approach, Ballet Arizona is embarking on a much-loved holiday tradition—“The Nutcracker.”
The fantastical story of a little girl on Christmas Eve experiencing her toys,led by her new nutcracker, coming to life around her, this Russian ballet has been performed since 1892. A holiday favorite for all ages, “The Nutcracker” perfectly embodies the “Christmas magic” that we all look forward to this time of year.
Ballet Arizona will have performances of the “Th e Nutcracker” from December 12 through December 28, but that isn’t your only way to experience the magical show this season.
On Sunday, November 16, Ballet Arizona will host The Nutcracker Festival, a family-friendly day of holiday fun. The School of Ballet Arizona and Ballet Arizona will perform at diff erent times throughout the day. Each performance will include an appearance by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.
Also included in the festival is a Dance into the Holidays holiday brunch, seasonal shopping from the Nutcracker Gift Shop and creation stations with Ballet Arizona, ChildsPlay, Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Heard Museum and Desert Botanical Garden. A global tradition, “The Nutcracker” by Ballet Arizona is a truly wonderful way to experience the magic of the holiday season with the whole family.
Ballet Arizona, 2836 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, 602.381.0184, balletaz.org