First performed in Russia in 1892, The Nutcracker tells the timeless story of a little girl named Clara and her Christmas Eve adventure to the Land of Sweets.
The two act ballet features music composed by Tchaikovsky, including popular selections “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and “Waltz of the Flowers.”
The classic production brings to life the memorable characters of Drosselmeyer, the kindly toymaker, the evil Rat King and his army, and of course, the noble Nutcracker who transforms into a human prince.
Russian Ballet Orlando's annual production of The Nutcracker has become a beloved holiday tradition for thousands of dancers and families in Orlando over the last nineteen years.
It's always a special treat to see the amazing guest artists we bring in from around the world dancing alongside our Professional Company and talented students of every level in Russian Ballet Orlando's dance academy.
Each dancer gets a chance to experience the holiday joy while performing on stage with internationally acclaimed performing artists.