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Join us to usher in the holiday season with this classic ballet!
  • Saturday, Dec 15 -- 2 & 7pm
  • Sunday, Dec 16 -- 1 & 5:30pm
TICKETS are just $22-37. Group discounts available.

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Please see our Nutcracker Website here for more information

Many people think of The Nutcracker as being a Russian ballet. While it’s true that the ballet had its origins in 19th century Russia, it wasn’t until Willam Christensen choreographed the first American Nutcracker on the San Francisco Ballet in 1944, that it became the indispensable holiday favorite we think of today. Mr. C, widely known as the “grandfather of American ballet,” imbued it with his quintessential pioneer spirit and brought the piece with him when he founded Ballet West. It was there that Jennifer and Robbin Shahani danced this Nutcracker for many years, and now bring that same enthusiasm and light-hearted dramatic flair to their production of more than 90 academy students alongside professional guest dancers on stage at the beautiful Performing Arts Education Center in Calabasas.


Good seats still available!


Here’s what one audience member had to say about a recent show:
"I thought this was a very well executed version of the Nutcracker. The costumes were wonderful, and the sets and lights made the best use of available stage space. Many of the performers showed great promise, and everything was very well rehearsed and performed to the best of the students' abilities. Kudos to the Dance Studio for instilling great discipline in their students, something that is usually missing in this type of production. I enjoyed the evening immensely."

The Nutcracker ballet tells the story of Clara, who is given a gift of a Nutcracker doll one holiday by her mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer. When Clara falls asleep following the party, her Nutcracker magically comes to life as a Prince. After the Prince and his soldiers fight off the fierce Mouse King, the Prince transports Clara through the snow forest to the Land of the Sugarplum Fairy where they are entertained by dancers from around the world. Like magic, Clara returns home and we discover it was all a wonderful dream.

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