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The Nutcracker

The Asheville Ballet presents everyone's favorite holiday tradition featuring the principal dancers of the Asheville Ballet Company, students of the Academy and other local area studios alike, and members of the Western North Carolina community. This family-friendly classic is proud to be in its 49th season of production at the Asheville Ballet.


Place: Diana Wortham Theatre

Dates: December 13-15, 2019

Price: $15-$50

Tickets will be available soon through the Diana Wortham Theatre box office at 828-257-4530 or online. 

A spectacular professional production of the full original Nutcracker ballet from Imperial Russia interpreted and performed by Asheville’s own Ballet Company, directed by Ann Dunn.

December 13 & 14th at 7:30pm and December 14 & 15 at 2:30pm at Diana Wortham Theatre. Box office 828.257.4530. Tickets from $15-50.

The Asheville Ballet’s Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition in Asheville for almost half a century. Children and adults will be charmed yet again by ballet’s greatest classic. This all-time favorite story of Clara’s magical midnight trip to the Land of Sweets is classical ballet at its best. Snow will fall in the Snow Queen’s kingdom, scary rats will frighten and good soldiers will rescue Clara, the exquisite Sugar Plum Fairy and her handsome Cavalier will dance their eternally lovely pas de deux, and beautiful flowers will waltz, and waltz, and waltz.

There is an historical line behind our production, from Petipa and Vaganova in 19th century Russia, to their pupil and dancer George Balanchine in 20th century New York, to his pupil Ann Dunn in 21st century Asheville.