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The Nutcracker


Center Stage dancers are invited to experience the joy of performing in this timeless holiday classic each December as the Center Stage Ballet Department brings the Nutcracker to life! Our production is a full-scale ballet, complete with beautiful custom-made costumes, set, lighting and staging, all provided by Center Stage, for a small production fee to ensure all of our dancers can be a part of this magical opportunity!

Nutcracker 2023 Performances: December 2 & 3, 2023

"My children and I attended yesterday's performance of the Nutcracker. My mother and grandmother have been taking my sister and I since we were in elementary school. We have seen many performances at many different levels of experience. This year my grandmother bought us tickets for the Center Stage performance. I was so excited, this was the first time bringing my children, 3 and 5 year old boys. They were mesmerized. My expectations were far exceeded and we all enjoyed the performance! The talent and the costumes were exceptional. I commend Center Stage for a phenomenal afternoon!"

- Stephanie K

"Center Stage has done such an amazing job with costumes, instruction and every little detail--nothing they have in KC is any better. Both the Kansas City Ballet and Center Stage productions were completely magical, but our hometown Nutcracker was somehow a little more special because I know so many of the wonderful teachers and students who made it happen.” 

- Nancy McLaughlin, parent

2022 Nutcracker

2021 Nutcracker

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