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December 16-26, 2021 Music Hall

THe Nutcracker

Join us for the magic and wonder of The Nutcracker, with sparkling choreography, awe-inspiring sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s beloved score performed live by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. When Clara receives a nutcracker on Christmas Eve, her dreams take her on a grand adventure. Follow Clara and her Nutcracker Prince to the wondrous Land of Sweets, where a fantastic cast of characters awaits.

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Our celebration of Victoria Morgan’s 25th anniversary season continues this winter with her whimsical The Nutcracker and her delightful Cinderella. Then join us for our narrated, family-friendly Snow White in the spring.

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Academy + Education

Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy serves the greater Cincinnati area through world-class dance education programs and unparalleled performance opportunities. In addition to pre-professional ballet training, we offer classes in a wide variety of dance styles for all ages and abilities. Each season, our community engagement programs serve thousands of area youth through in-school residencies, performances, and scholarships.

Just announced! Cincinnati Ballet’s Summer Intensive audition tour is live and open for registration.

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Ways to Give

Cincinnati Ballet is committed to inspiring excellence through the power of dance. Your gift, regardless of the size, has a direct impact on every aspect of the Company. From the world-class ballets you enjoy in the theater, to high-caliber training and community engagement programs, your genrosity enables us fulfill our mission.

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The Cincinnati Ballet Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance in Walnut Hills officially opened in September 2021. The 57,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility features nine spacious studios to serve our dancers, students, and community. Did you know the first Company auditions took place at the YMCA in 1963? Decades of work went into Cincinnati Ballet’s historic new home. We are excited to welcome you!

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