See The Next Generation of Ballet Greats!
Colorado Youth Ballet was launched in 2003, and has built an enviable reputation for nurturing the brightest young stars of the future. Their company of pre-professionals performs a mixture of classical and contemporary pieces all year round, but the undoubted highlight of their season is The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky's holiday classic is guaranteed to bring the house down and is a fantastic introduction for any little ones to the grace and beauty of the art form. This staging includes an incredible 40-60 dancers from the age of 9!
What is The Nutcracker About?
The Nutcracker opens on Christmas Eve, in the Stahlbaum house. There's music and presents and food, and the three Stahlbaum children are beside themselves with joy at the wonder of it all. There's danger on the horizon though, heralded by the arrival at the door of local magician Drosselmeyer. He brings bearing gifts for the children, including a wooden nutcracker. This is just the start of an adventure that will lead our characters into a war between mice and gingerbread men and through the Land of Sweets.