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The nutcracker

7:00pm December 21, 2019
1:00pm December 22, 2019

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With Topeka Symphony Orchestra

Join Clara’s adventures with the Nutcracker Prince, his army of toy soldiers, and their plan to defeat the evil Mouse King!  Enjoy this dazzling holiday classic, performed with live musical accompaniment by Topeka Symphony Orchestra.  Each year, we are proud to feature student dancers from Kansas Ballet Academy along with visiting guest artists from renowned companies such as Joffrey Ballet, Boston Ballet, and Ballet West.

2018 Featured guest artists


Born in Havana, Cuba, Mr. Blanco trained at the National Ballet School of Cuba. Prior to joining Joffrey Ballet, he performed as a principal dancer with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, under the artistic direction of Alicia Alonso. While dancing with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Mr. Blanco performed in Paris, London, Mexico, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, United States, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, China, and Egypt. Some principal roles with the company include Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried), Don Quixote (Basilio, Espada), Giselle (Albrecht), and Coppélia (Franz).



Ms. Daly, a native of Rockford, Illinois, studied with the Rockford Dance Company and later attended the New School University/Joffrey Ballet BFA program in New York. Ms. Daly also danced for two seasons with The Washington Ballet prior to joining the Joffrey. Since joining The Joffrey Ballet, Ms. Daly has performed a variety of works, including lead roles in Christopher Wheeldon's Swan Lake (Odette/Odile), John Neumeier's Sylvia (Sylvia), Yuri Possokhov's Don Quixote (Kitri, Mercedes, Queen of the Dryads), Lar Lubovitch's Othello(Desdemona), Frederic Franklin's Giselle (Myrtha, Moyna), Frederick Ashton's Cinderella (Cinderella, Fairy Godmother, Autumn Fairy), Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow(Valencienne), Krzysztof Pastor's Romeo & Juliet (Juliet), Stanton Welch's La Bayadère (Gazmatti), and Joffrey's The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum).


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visiting artist program

Our visiting artist program is made possible by funding from Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as hospitality sponsorship from Ramada Topeka, Downtown Hotel & Convention Center. These local partners help us bring world-class guest artists to Topeka, and we appreciate all that they do for our community.

Topeka Performing Arts Center

Tickets on sale this fall!

Tickets on sale this fall!

Tickets will be available through the Topeka Performing Arts Center box office or online via Ticketmaster.

Cast members can access rehearsal schedules here

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