The Nutcracker’s beautiful music, lush scenery, and lavish costumes perfectly complement E.T.A. Hoffmann’s timeless story. Patrons of all ages will have their imaginations sparked as a Christmas tree grows to huge proportions, mice and soldiers battle, and snowflakes whirl through falling snow.  Children will adore seeing candies and sweets from exotic lands come to life, and they will especially enjoy the gigantic Mother Ginger as she plays with her many gingerbread children.  

Join Southwest Virginia Ballet for their 20th production of The Nutcracker!  With the addition of new choreography and costumes, The Nutcracker is sure to delight families as this century-old story becomes part of their holiday tradition.  Southwest Virginia Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker brings neighboring communities together in support of the performing arts and also creates opportunities for youth to perform in the most well-known and beloved story ballet of all times, a dream come true for many local residents as The Nutcracker is a core part of the region’s Christmas festivities.  The cast includes the 57 members of Southwest Virginia Ballet’s junior and senior company as well as over 150 community members from the ages of seven through “adult”.  The extra cast members come from ten area school districts, six private schools, and home-school programs.  The casting also includes students from 17 local dance schools.  

As part of our program Southwest Virginia Ballet Gives Back, SVB is pleased to offer free tickets to The Nutcracker to clients of human services organizations.  Staff members from these organizations can contact to apply for tickets.  

Southwest Virginia Ballet presents The Nutcracker
Location:  Berglund Performing Arts Theatre
Dates:    Sat., December 12th at 2:00 and 7:00 pm & Sun., December 13th at 3:00 pm 
Buy tickets early for your favorite seats!  Box Office: 877-482-8496

Clara’s Tea Party
Have tea and other treats with Clara and other Nutcracker characters prior to the Sunday 3 pm performance.  Take photos with the Nutcracker characters and make memories for a lifetime!

Clara’s Tea Party
Location:  Berglund Performing Arts Theatre Mezzanine
Date:   Sun., December 13th, 1:30 pm
Buy your tickets for Clara’s Tea Party today!  Box Office:  877-482-8496

Southwest Virginia Ballet is a regional, pre-professional youth dance company.  Serving Southwest Virginia since 1990, SVB is recognized internationally for excellence in classical dance, costuming, and instruction.  SVB provides the highest quality of dance training, focusing not only on the development of technical and performance skills, but also instilling the discipline, teamwork, and dedication necessary to be successful in all aspects of life.  SVB alumni continue to dance, teach, and choreograph professionally around the world.  

Our mission is to make the performing arts experience available to all ages from all walks of life through full-length productions of varied repertoire including classical ballet, contemporary, and new works.  SVB provides, free of charge, the highest quality of pre-professional training possible to young dancers and promotes cultural enrichment and awareness of the art of dance.  SVB is committed to offering outreach opportunities for under-served and at-risk children and adults from across Southwest Virginia.  

For information contact: 
Karen Kalbfleisch
Executive Director