With two little girls in our home, the ballet during the holidays is absolutely a loved event. Seeing The Nutcracker live has always been a request of my oldest daughter and we were delighted by an invitation to preview Slawomir Wozniak’s acclaimed The Nutcracker featuring many internationally recognized dance stars and Master Ballet Academy students. The Phoenix Ballet presents The Nutcracker is a beautiful holiday show that should not be missed this season debuting Friday, December 15 with shows through Christmas Eve. With a 2017 ticket discount, tickets for the Phoenix Ballet presents The Nutcracker will make a wonderful holiday gift for your entire family.
The preview was during school hours so little sister was my guest. She is just two years old and this was her first ballet experience. She wore her favorite twirly dress and proclaimed it to be, “the best day ever.”
It also helped that her best friend, See Vanessa Craft‘s daughter, was there too. They both very much enjoyed watching the condensed version of The Nutcracker for our preview and then meeting the dancers.
It has been many years since I have been to a ballet performance during the holidays and seeing the stunning dancers brought back many memories of my own childhood.
Slawomir Wozniak’s presentation includes cultural scenes with gorgeous costumes.Dance stars Juliet Doherty, Avery Gay, Madison Penney, Tia Wenkman, Anthony Tette and more are wonderful the The Nutcracker. I won’t give away all the spoilers but will share that 14 year old Tia Wenkman left me in absolute awe with her performance.
Following the preview, Wozniak invited us to meet the dancers. They were all unbelievably kind and very enthusiastic to share why they love dance. Little sister was wearing her own “ballet shoes” and pointed out she matched the dancers. She had many twirls and learned how to point her toes from some of the younger ballerinas. Their talent is incredible and a beautiful reminder of how dedicated they are to expression through dance.
Our family will be watching the full performance later this season and hope you’ll join in supporting the arts with an online ticket purchase too.
Phoenix Ballet presents The Nutcracker 2017 ticket discount provides 50% off your ticket price with code SugarPlum.
Phoenix Ballet presents The Nutcracker 2017 at the Orpheum Theater schedule:
Friday, December 15th: 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 16th: 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 16th: 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 17th: 1:00 pm
Sunday, December 17th: 5:00 pm
Thursday, December 21st: 7:00 pm
Friday, December 22nd: 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 23rd: 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 23rd: 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 24th: 12:00 pm