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Kay Ambrose

The Nutcracker set sketch

The Stahlbaum home set sketch from Act I of The Nutcracker designed by Kay Ambrose (1955).

The National Ballet of Canada’s first full-length production of The Nutcracker premiered on November 19, 1955. Ambrose’s set sketch depicts the festively decorated Stahlbaum home.

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Top image credit: The National Ballet of Canada tutus on display. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.