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Nutcracker Black Friday Sale EXTENDED!

We have so much to be thankful for this year, most of all YOU! We would love to see you this season and hope you add The Nutcracker to your holiday tradition this year. EXTENDED through Monday, save up to 30% off Select Performance of The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy. The more you […]

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Dancer Taylor Carrasco shows off Nutcracker costumes

There are dozens and dozens of ornate and colorful costumes in The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy! From party kids to snowflakes to the Sugar Plum Fairy herself, the costumes help create the magic on stage. Did you know our dancers perform many characters during the annual production? Sometimes four or five in one […]

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Kick up your heels with the Russian Dance from The Nutcracker!

We wish we had even an ounce of the energy our talented dancers deliver in the Russian Dance from The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy. Nostrovia (Cheers)!

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Warming up before the curtain rises on Act Two of The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy

When the curtain drops on Act One of The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, our dancers hit the stage to warm up for Act Two. In this exclusive, behind-the-scenes video, you see Rose, the Sugar Plum Fairy, her Cavalier, a Russian dancer, and several others warming up.

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The Nutcracker and Fiona at the Barre

The Nutcracker Prince has a lot of work on his hands getting Cincinnati’s favorite hippo ready for role in The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy. The character, created through a partnership with Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, returns for her sophomore appearance in the holiday favorite.

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Principal Dancer Melissa Gelfin dances Sugar Plum Fairy Variation

Watch as Principal Dancer Melissa Gelfin dances the Sugar Plum Fairy Variation from The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, 2017, Choreography: Victoria Morgan.

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Move With Us. The Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance.

Today Cincinnati Ballet unveiled design plans for the Cincinnati Ballet Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance, scheduled to begin programming in Summer 2021. The new center for dance will be built on vacant land purchased by Cincinnati Ballet at 1801 Gilbert Avenue in Walnut Hills. Cincinnati Ballet is currently engaged in a building capital […]

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Watch the ‘yellow brick road’ come to life!

We dare you not to smile! The yellow brick road comes to life in choreographer Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz. The ‘roadies,’ as we affectionately call them, help escort Dorothy and her friends on their journey to the Emerald City. We are back in action at the Aronoff Center for the Arts tonight! Come experience […]

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‘Spectacular’ review for Cincinnati Ballet’s The Wizard of Oz

“Spectacular!” Reviews are in. Enquirer – Cincinnati and Kentucky’s David Lyman writes, “The Wizard of Oz” is wildly entertaining. It’s imaginative and playful, inventive and ultimately, wonderfully optimistic.” Read review HERE>> https://www.cincinnati.com/…/wizard-oz-ballet-r…/2470529001/

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Greetings from Kansas!

Greetings from Kansas! Before they transform into the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion, we get to know Hunk, Hickory and Zeke, Dorothy’s faithful friends. Here’s a look at a recent rehearsal. Stay tuned until the end for a glimpse of Auntie Em and Uncle Henry! Come join us for The Wizard of […]

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