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 17, and Sunday, December 18, 2022, at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts. Now in its 10th year, City Ballet of Cleveland’s Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker is an experience like no other.

When the curtain opens, audience members are transported to the beautiful home of one of Cleveland’s most notable families. As the holiday party continues, children and adults will delight in the joy portrayed on stage. Once all the guests have departed for the evening, the real excitement begins. Who will win tonight’s game-the Mouse King and his army or the Nutcracker and his team? Follow young Katherine on a journey to the lands of her dreams in this uniquely Cleveland twist of a holiday classic.

Advance tickets are $40 for adults and $30 for children and seniors. Tickets at the door are $45 and $35, respectively. The Breen Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2008 W. 30th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113. For more information, call 216-848-9088.

We look forward to seeing you for a magical performance.

The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker

Purchase Tickets Here

City Ballet of Cleveland presents its annual holiday classic, The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker on Saturday, December 17, and Sunday, December 18, 2022, at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts. Now in its 10th year, City Ballet of Cleveland’s Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker is an experience like no other.

When the curtain opens, audience members are transported to the beautiful home of one of Cleveland’s most notable families. As the holiday party continues, children and adults will delight in the joy portrayed on stage. Once all the guests have departed for the evening, the real excitement begins. Who will win tonight’s game-the Mouse King and his army or the Nutcracker and his team? Follow young Katherine on a journey to the lands of her dreams in this uniquely Cleveland twist of a holiday classic.

Advance tickets are $40 for adults and $30 for children and seniors. Tickets at the door are $45 and $35, respectively. The Breen Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2008 W. 30th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113. For more information, call 216-848-9088.

We look forward to seeing you for a magical performance.

The Sugarplum Fairy Tea

“While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.” The holiday season will soon be here, and what better way to celebrate the start of this magical time than with City Ballet of Cleveland’s Sugarplum Fairy Tea?
Tickets go on sale on September 12!
Enjoy a charming afternoon of delicious delights and endearing performances, including an appearance from the Sugarplum Fairy, in the Grand Ballroom of the Shaker Heights Country Club. In addition, children will enjoy fun art activities and movement experiences, and their grown-ups can have the chance to start the holiday shopping a little early and enter for the chance to win an exciting raffle basket or two.
Tickets purchased online from Monday, September 26, 2022–Tuesday, November 8, 2022, are guaranteed preferred seating at the event. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door. Tickets purchased after November 8, 2022, or at the door increase by $10. Valet parking is included with your ticket purchase.
Shaker Heights Country Club, 44122

NUTCRACKER AUDITION

City Ballet of Cleveland is holding its annual Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker audition on Sunday, September 18th, from 12:30 pm–4:00 pm [subject to change]. The audition is open to all area ballet dancers ages eight and older. Dancers auditioning for pointe roles, including Act I Snow and Act II Waltz of the Flowers, should wear their pointe shoes to audition. Potential dancers do not need to be students at Cleveland City Dance; however, students must be enrolled in classes at their current studio or Cleveland City Dance during the rehearsal process.

The 2022 Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker performances are scheduled for December 17th at 7:00 pm and December 18th at 2:00 pm at The Breen Center for the Performing Arts, 1911 W 30th & Lorain Rd Cleveland, (Ohio City) OH.

A pre-registration form and $25 audition fee should be submitted by Thursday, September 15th.

Application forms and full details are here:

Audition Form

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

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.

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.