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The Asheville Ballet presents The Nutcracker December 12-14 at Diana Wortham Theatre. The beloved, traditional holiday ballet tells the timeless tale of a young girl’s magical visit to a dreamy Land of Sweets, where she encounters fabulous characters from all over the world, rescues The Nutcracker Prince from the evil Rat Queen, and is blessed by the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy.

Magic is the word for the evening: from “real” snow on stage to a tea pot that produces dancing Chinese dolls. What’s new this year? An Acrobat Doll and Soldiers that will inspire young athletes, a Shepherd and Shepherdess that will become every budding male and female child’s dream, all new choreography for Waltz of the Flowers, a male solo for Ginger that will inspire young boys to MOVE.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For tickets call the box office at (828) 257-4530. For special group rates of 20 or more, please call Ann Dunn, Director at (828) 215-3728, or Asheville Academy of Ballet at (828) 252-4761.

Please click here for the press release. For more information, please contact Director Ann Dunn at 828-258-1028.

OUR STUDENTS have achieved rich lives in which their early dance experience has played an important role – whether they have become dancers or not. Those who wanted a professional career have become members of such major ballet and modern dance companies as The Kirov Ballet in Russia, David Dorfman, Shen Wei, Oklahoma Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet and Fort Worth Ballet. They have become Rockettes and earned titles all the way up to Miss America and Mrs. America.

OUR FACULTY consists of professional adults who know and love their craft and who know and love children.  Among us we have over a century of teaching experience.

OUR HISTORY is rich with a tradition of excellence combined with a family focus. For 64 years we have aimed to provide the highest quality dance training in Western North Carolina, in an atmosphere that encourages not just the art of dance, but the arts of humanity: kindness, generosity, cooperation, and affection for each other. We are a team.

We are one of Asheville’s oldest and strongest non-profit arts organizations. We thrive because we believe that bigger is not better – good is better. And because we live here year-round, we can perform monthly, weekly, daily, to help fulfill our community’s artistic needs.

Your Dance Servant,
Ann Dunn, Artistic Director | (828)258-1028 |

About the Asheville Ballet

The mission of the Asheville Ballet Guild, Inc. is to support the artistic, educational and outreach activities of the Asheville Ballet and AnnDunnDANCErs (ADDANCE) while creating a Center for Dance Arts Education for the Western North Carolina region.

The Asheville Ballet Guild, Inc. (ABG) is one of Western North Carolinas oldest nonprofit arts organizations. First incorporated in 1963, the Guild has created and presented work in Asheville every year since. In an average season, our formal and educational outreach programming affects a culturally diverse audience of approximately 23,000 people. An active advisory panel and a strong, well-organized volunteer base assist the ABG board. read more >>>