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Skylar Campbell and Artists of the Ballet in The Nutcracker
Karen Kain on The Nutcracker 

The theatre always comes alive at this time of year as loved ones gather to share in the excitement of the holiday season. For many in our audience, The Nutcracker is a cherished tradition and for others, it marks their introduction to ballet.


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Artists of the Ballet in The Nutcracker
 

Five Things About The Nutcracker
Learn five things about James Kudelka’s The Nutcracker, one of the grandest productions in The National Ballet of Canada’s repertoire.

 
Artists of the Ballet in The Nutcracker
 

The Nutcracker and its Evergreen Appeal
It is a good thing that Alexandre Dumas’ Histoire d’un casse-noisette (1844) inspired Prince Ivan Vsevolozhsky, director of the Russian Imperial Theatres, or we would not have the beloved ballet The Nutcracker that we so enjoy today.

 

Behind the Scenes

Artists of the Ballet in The Nutcracker
 
The Magic Behind the Snow Scene
Find out how the National Ballet creates a brilliant snow storm in James Kudelka’s The Nutcracker.

 

 

The Artists 

Artists of the Ballet in The Nutcracker
 

Traditions of The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker is a special tradition for both National Ballet audiences as well as performers. Second Soloist Tiffany Mosher and National Ballet Orchestra’s Gary Pattison, horn share their Nutcracker traditions.

 

Community Engagement

Artists of the Ballet in The Nutcracker
 

Every Child Deserves Joy
Since 1986, Share the Magic has brought joy into the lives of 94,361 children and youth who would not otherwise have access to the ballet. Last December, 12-year-old Deja experienced the magic, wonder and joy of her first ballet, The Nutcracker.

 

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