Events

The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker

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City Ballet of Cleveland presents its annual holiday classic, The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker on Saturday, December 18, and Sunday, December 19, 2021. In its 9th year, City Ballet of Cleveland’s Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker is an experience like no other.

The performance will be available to enjoy in-person at the theater or live-streamed via the comfort of your home.

Directed by Courtney Laves-Mearini, this year’s performance will return to its full-length grandeur. Join City Ballet of Cleveland as we whisk you away to the magical world of a young girl’s dreams. This performance is sure to delight audience members of all ages with a uniquely Cleveland view of a holiday classic.

Tickets are $40 for in-person and $25 for live-stream. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit City Ballet of Cleveland or call 216-848-9088.

The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker

Purchase Tickets Here

City Ballet of Cleveland presents its annual holiday classic, The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker on Saturday, December 18, and Sunday, December 19, 2021. In its 9th year, City Ballet of Cleveland’s Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker is an experience like no other.

The performance will be available to enjoy in-person at the theater or live-streamed via the comfort of your home.

Directed by Courtney Laves-Mearini, this year’s performance will return to its full-length grandeur. Join City Ballet of Cleveland as we whisk you away to the magical world of a young girl’s dreams. This performance is sure to delight audience members of all ages with a uniquely Cleveland view of a holiday classic.

Tickets are $40 for in-person and $25 for live-stream. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit City Ballet of Cleveland or call 216-848-9088.

FARMRAI$ER FUNDRAISER

Purchasing this fresh produce and wonderful artisan products helps offset the cost of our 2021 Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker. Proceeds support our Nutcracker performance and City Ballet of Cleveland operating expenses. Place orders by October 4, 2021. Pick up from 22925 Shelburne Road, Shaker Heights.

FALL FLOWER SALE

Our Fall Flower Fundraiser campaign is now open!
Proceeds support our Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker performance and City Ballet of Cleveland operating expenses. Place orders by September 5, 2021. Pick up from 22925 Shelburne Road, Shaker Heights.

NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS

Please examine whether you can commit to the performance dates and your individual rehearsal time(s) before you audition and accept a role.

The non-refundable audition fee of $25 and audition form are due Thursday, September 16, 2021. Thereafter it is $40 (non-refundable).

Mandatory parent meeting with the Director from 3:30–4:15

There is free parking at the studio’s rear entrance off Drexmore Rd, behind the movie theater. 

Who is Eligible: Students aged 7+ (Beginning Ballet level or with a minimum of 1year current ballet experience) from ALL area dance schools, and intermediate through advanced level dancers who are en pointe. Please wear pointe shoes to audition for roles en pointe. Students must continue to take ballet classes during the rehearsal season. 

Rehearsals: will take place every week at Cleveland City Dance (CCD) starting Thursday, September 23 through Friday, December 17, a full-dress rehearsal on stage at The Breen starting at 5:00 pm. 

Performances: 7 pm Saturday, December 18th and 2 pm Sunday, December 19th, 2021, at The Breen Center for the Performing Arts, 1911 W 30th & Lorain Rd Cleveland (Ohio City) OH 

Ballet Boutique

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Shop for dance-themed gifts and support City Ballet of Cleveland and Cleveland City Dance. Shop online anytime and pick up at Cleveland City Dance. Or schedule a time to shop in person by calling (216) 295-2222.

In recent years, City Ballet of Cleveland established its Boutique with carefully selected items for the dancer in your life. This year, we are doing things differently. Patrons have the option to schedule a private time to shop at Cleveland City Dance, or they can shop online and pick up at the dance studio, conveniently located in Shaker Square.

2020 NUTCRACKER COMMEMORATIVE TEE SHIRT

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Masking up an updated City Ballet of Cleveland’s 2020 Nutcracker tee shirt. Featuring a design inspired by the famous “transportation guardians” from our beloved Hope Memorial Bridge. Brian Diehl, a native Clevelander, has donated this design and the tees include a complete cast list on the back. Perfect gift for your friends and family!

New colors and styles—happy shopping.

Shirts are a fundraiser to support City Ballet of Cleveland and for sale only until December 1, 2020. Get yours today!

 

2020 UNIQUELY CLEVELAND NUTCRACKER—VIRTUAL tickets on sale now!

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City Ballet of Cleveland presents its annual holiday classic, The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker on Saturday, December 19, 2020. In an effort to keep everyone safe, we will be live-streaming this performance so that we can still share this rich tradition with our families, friends, and donors! Directed by Courtney Laves-Mearini, this year’s guest artists are Diana Yohe-Parr [company alumni] and Joseph Parr in the roles of the Snow Queen & King. Guest narrator, Grandmother, is our multitalented board treasurer, Evelyn DeLiso. Join us for a holiday favorite with a uniquely Cleveland twist! Now in its 8th year, City Ballet of Cleveland’s Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker is an experience like no other.

Each “ticket” will allow a single IP address (household network) access to view the performance. If you are watching in multiple locations, you will need to purchase additional tickets. Cleveland City Dance will send you an email with a link for viewing the Virtual Performance when it is available.

Join City Ballet of Cleveland as we whisk you away to the magical world of a young girl’s dreams. This performance is sure to delight audience members of all ages.

Virtual performance tickets $25

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit City Ballet of Cleveland or call 216-848-9088.

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Digital program available here!

BALLET GIFT SHOP

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Holiday dance-themed gifts from our Ballet Gift Shop partner. Purchase gifts from this link and a portion of the sales go directly to City Ballet of Cleveland. The link goes directly to City Ballet of Cleveland’s shop.

2019 NUTCRACKER COMMEMORATIVE “Nut-tee”—ONLY available through Dec 1, 2019

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Commemorate City Ballet’s 2019 Nutcracker with the “Nut-tee.” Featuring a new design inspired the famous “transportation guardians” on our beloved Hope Memorial Bridge. Brian Diehl, a native Clevelander, has donated this new design and the tees include a complete cast list on back. Perfect for you, friends and family!

Kid premium tee in 5 color choices or adult-sized comfort tee in 3 color choices available.

Shirts are a fundraiser to support City Ballet of Cleveland and for sale only until December 1, 2019. Get yours today!