Talmi Entertainment has been sharing our Christmas tradition with families across North America for over 30 years of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet. The ballet company has historically been made up of the top artists from around the globe, including Ukraine, Tokyo, Italy, Russia, Kazakhstan, Poland, Germany and more.
NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet consistently delivers record-breaking seasons, thrilling audiences from New York City to Los Angeles and from Puerto Rico to Calgary. With a history of offering classical ballets such as NUTCRACKER!, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake, sold-out theaters attest to the enduring quality of Talmi Entertainment productions.
The press confirms artistic excellence: the LA Times states, “Disarmingly poetic…bravura expertise”; the Minneapolis Pioneer Press says, “Sweeps you up in the bliss of beauty”; and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette notes, “Stunning visuals, effortless dancing…full of joyful energy.”
NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet boasts award-winning principal dancers and a corps de ballet of 40 Vaganova-trained ballerinas and danseurs who make the Holiday tradition for families across America uniquely special. Averaging 100 performances during November and December, this phenomenon combines the highest caliber ballet with historic international theatrical traditions, 10-foot tall playful puppets, 9 intricately hand-painted backdrops and hundreds of exquisite costumes.
NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet’s unique “Dance with Us” program provides an opportunity for thousands of local children to perform side-by-side with the professional company in roles created just for them and at varying skill levels. NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet Audition Directors travel the United States each Fall before the tour to personally audition and rehearse aspiring student dancers, preparing them to perform with the professional company. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for young dancers.
NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet is also all about community engagement, which includes Creative Development Residencies, interactive workshops and performances for all children via New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life, the opportunity for local, accomplished pre-professional musicians to accompany the principal ballerina through the Musical Wunderkind program, and more.