Ashley Ballet Arts Academy - The Nutcracker - Golden Valley, MN
The Nutcracker

Nutcracker 2017
Friday, December 15
Saturday, December 16
Sunday, December 17
Ives Theatre - Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center

ABAA proudly presented their fifth annual Nutcracker in December 2016 to four sold-out audiences at the beautiful, new Ives Theatre at the Masonic Heritage Center in Bloomington. The Nutcracker was the first ballet performed there!


Nutcracker Tea

ABAA started a fun tradition in 2016 with our Nutcracker Tea, a family-oriented event where attendees had the opportunity to meet characters from the ballet, hear Clara's father read them the story of The Nutcracker, and have a ballet lesson from Director Miss Ashley to learn some of the steps they would see onstage!


 Nutcracker Auditions

Nutcracker auditions occur in early September. Students can prepare for the auditions by attending ABAA's Nutcracker Prep Classes, where students will work on technique, choreography, and audition etiquette to prepare them to audition at their best. Auditions are open to all dancers in the area, not just ABAA students. Please see our Nutcracker Information Packet below for a sample of what the 2016 rehearsal schedule, contract, DVD and apparel orders, etc. were like.

Audition dates for Nutcracker 2017 will be held on Saturday, September 9.

2016 Nutcracker Cast Member Information

Party Girls and Bon Bons! You can order a hair piece (the "Rachel" style) via instead of making real rag curls - find your hair color using the swatches at the front desk.

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