Ashley Ballet Arts Academy - The Nutcracker - Golden Valley, MN
The Nutcracker
Congratulations to everyone who gave their time and talents to this year's Nutcracker!

Once again, ABAA was proud and excited to share this holiday classic with four sold-out houses. The beautiful Ives Theatre was the perfect backdrop for this magical tradition. Thank you for all your support!


The Space

ABAA proudly presented their fifth and sixth annual Nutcrackers in December 2016 and 2017 to four sold-out audiences at the beautiful, new Ives Theatre at the Masonic Heritage Center in Bloomington. The Nutcracker had the honor of being the first ballet performed there, and it certainly won't be the last.


 Nutcracker Auditions 

Auditions for ABAA's 2017 Nutcracker were held on Saturday, September 9.
Casting has been finalized.

For additional questions, please feel free to contact the director:


Nutcracker Tea

ABAA established a 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!

Calling all Girl Scout Troops!
We are offering special pricing to troops as well as earning a fun badge. 
Click here for registration form.


2017 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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