Celebrity walk-on roles are a long-held tradition with Nutcrackers all over the world. In the National Ballet’s production, the guest roles are Cannon Dolls, colourfully costumed Petrouchka dolls who shoot a cannon into the audience to begin the battle scene in Act I.

This season’s Cannon Dolls:

December 9 at 7:00 pm
Share the Magic

CBC Metro Morning’s Host Ismaila Alfa


December 10 at 2:00 pm
Opening Night

CBC q’s Host Tom Power and CBC Pop Chat’s Host Elamin Abdelmahmoud


December 10 at 7:00 pm

Star of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever and Disney’s Turning Red Maitreyi Ramakrishnan


December 11 at 1:00 pm

Actors Graham Greene and Rob Salem


December 11 at 5:30 pm

Managing Director of Toronto Dance Theatre Jessica Whitford and Artistic Director Andrew Tay


December 13 at 7:00 pm

Global News' Susan Hay and Ontario Regional News Director Mackay Taggart


December 14 at 7:00 pm

Artistic Director of Outside The March Mitchell Cushman and Founding Member Amy Keating


December 15 at 7:00 pm

Charles C. Smith, Convenor, Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO) and Artistic Director, wind in the leaves collective and Kevin Ormsby Artistic Director of KasheDance and Program Manager of CPAMO


December 16 at 7:00 pm

Actor on Run the Burbs and Award-Winning YouTube Content Creator Julie Nolke and Actor on Workin’ Moms Gina Louise Phillips


December 17 at 2:00 pm

ETALK Anchor Tyrone Edwards and ETALK Reporter Chloe Wilde


December 17 at 7:00 pm

TAPA Executive Director Jacoba Knaapen and Creative Designer Stephan Droege


December 18 at 2:00 pm

The Bentway’s Co-Executive Director Ilana Altman and Senior Manager, Programming Anna Gallagher-Ross


December 18 at 5:30 pm

Artistic Director of Fall For Dance North Ilter Ibrahimoff


December 20 at 2:00 pm

Gold Medal Olympic Rower Sydney Payne and Olympic Rower Kristina Walker


December 20 at 7:00 pm

General Director of Canadian Opera Company Perryn Leech and COVID Officer & Producer, Digital Stage Shawna Green


December 21 at 7:00 pm

Rock Bottom Movement’s Brayden Cairns and Sam Grist


December 22 at 2:00 pm

Hamilton Tiger Cats Linebacker Simoni Lawrence and Offensive Lineman Chris Van Zeyl


December 22 at 7:00 pm

Olympic & World Championship Hockey Players Sarah Nurse and Renata Fast


December 23 at 7:00 pm

Composer and Lyricist Britta Johnson


December 24 at 1:00 pm

Founders and Dancers of Tribal Vision Dance Naomi and Derek Martin


December 27 at 2:00 pm

Shiamak Toronto’s Aryaan Kanji and Maya Oberoi


December 27 at 7:00 pm

Carmen Romero, Artistic Director, Dancer and Choreographer of Compañía Carmen Romero


December 28 at 2:00 pm

Lua Shayenne Dance Company’s Rose-Mary Harbans and Kwasi Obeng Adjei


December 28 at 7:00 pm

Founder and Artistic Director of Elite Dance Initiative for Youth Stacey-Ann Vassell and Tap Instructor Tamae Vassell


December 29 at 7:00

Founder and Artistic Director of Elite Dance Initiative for Youth Stacey-Ann Vassell and Tap Instructor Tamae Vasell


December 30 at 7:00

Artistic Director of Little Pear Garden Dance Company Emily Cheung and Executive Director Victor Tan


December 31 at 1:00

Artistic Director of Citadel + Compagnie Laurence Lemieux


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