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The Nutcracker Snow Pas Rehearsal

Cincinnati Ballet is pleased to announce Principal Dancer Sirui Liu and Soloist Joshua Stayton will perform the roles of Snow Queen and Snow King in The Nutcracker at Home presented by Frisch’s, which premieres at 8 pm, Tuesday, December 22 on WLWT. 🩰 Make some joyful memories with us! Share your photos of your family […]

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Design Your Nutcracker Ticket

Materials Paper Ticket template (optional) Scissors Markers, Stickers, etc. How To: You can use the ticket template or you can cut some white paper. Every ticket needs name of the production, where your seat is and the date you are watching the production. Make your ticket unique and special for your viewing experience. Decorate with […]

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The Nutcracker Grand Pas Rehearsal

We are pleased to announce Principal Dancer Melissa Gelfin De-Poli and Cincinnati Ballet Artist Arcadian Broad will perform the roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier in The Nutcracker at Home presented by Frisch’s, which premieres at 8 pm, Tuesday on WLWT. 🩰 Our dancers are professional athletes who’ve continued to create art in […]

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Snowflake Garland

Materials White sheets of paper (the thinner, the easier to cut) Scissors Pencil (optional) String How to: Take one corner of your paper and fold it so you end with a diagonal crease. Cut the bottom strip off. You will end with a perfect triangle. If you open your paper, it’s a square! Fold you […]

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Waltz of the Tissue Paper Flowers

Materials: Pipe cleaners colored tissue paper Scissors (optional) How To: Stack three pieces of tissue paper on top of each other. Make sure the sheets are lined up. To make small flowers, cut your tissue to the desired size. Starting with the shorter side, accordion fold the tissue paper, about a 1-inch fold. Loop the […]

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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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