A Holiday Tradition for the Whole Family to Enjoy

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The history of The Nutcracker ballet dates back to December of 1892, when it was performed for the first time at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, cradle of the most famous ballet dancers and choreographers of classical ballet.

The original story on which the Nutcracker’s libretto was based was written by E.T.A. Hoffman with the title “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”.


A later adaptation of this work by Alexander Dumas was the version used by renowned Ballet Masters and Choreographers, Marious Petipa and Lev Ivanov. The music was commissioned to Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky whose Nutcracker Suite is one of the most familiar and long-lived recorded selections in classical music. Many choreographers have since staged their own interpretations of The Nutcracker in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. The Nutcracker has become part of the holiday traditions of millions of people around the world.

One of the most popular versions was adapted by Vassily Vainonen for the Kirov Opera and Ballet Theatre in 1934.


This same version famous for its Snowflakes dance still remains in the repertoire of the Mariinsky Theatre to this day and is the same traditional classical version staged every year by Victoria Ballet Company. Some companies may have removed many elements of this version due to its complexity. Victoria Ballet Company preserves the beauty and spirit of this classical ballet.

Nutcracker Dancers

Ms. Victoria Mironova is the Artistic Director of Victoria Ballet Company. The Princess will be performed by Anastasia Loskutov, a leading ballerina of the American Classical Ballet and a company member of the Victoria Ballet Company, who is considered by many the most lyrical ballerina in America. International ballet guest dancers will perform for you at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts on December 19, 20 and 21.

The holiday season brings happiness, love and peace. Enjoy it with the splendour of real ballet for the whole family brought to you by Victoria Ballet Company.

This is Real Ballet for the whole family!



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