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'The Nutcracker' ballet returns to Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater Dec. 14

Academy of Russian Classical Ballet presents show each year

Credit: Academy of Russian Classical Ballet

ANN ARBOR – "The Nutcracker" ballet returns to the Michigan Theater on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Presented by the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet, the show is a traditional Russian rendition of the popular Christmas classic.

Performed by the academy's talented Michigan ballet students, professional dancers and guest artists, "The Nutcracker" is a fun holiday tradition for the whole family. 

This year marks the 16th anniversary of the academy's production.

"We are very excited to showcase talented Michigan ballet students alongside world-class professional ballet dancers on the historic Michigan Theater stage," said director Jessica Morschakov in a statement.

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The show begins at 6:30 p.m. and the Michigan Theater is located at 603 E. Liberty. Tickets can be purchased at michtheater.org or ticketmaster.com.

The box office for will-call and ticket sales opens one hour prior to the show.

The Academy of Russian Classical Ballet has two locations: downtown Ann Arbor and Wixom. It has been named the Official Best Ballet Academy in Michigan and has alumni performing in professional companies around the world.

Under the direction of Jessica and Nikolai Morschakov, the academy brings world-class training in the classical Vaganova ballet method to Michigan students, as well as pointe, contemporary, character dance and more.

Its two locations can be found at:

  • 527 E. Liberty St., Suite 208, Ann Arbor (inside the Michigan Theater building)
  • 46969 West Road, Wixom

For more information, visit www.russianclassicalballet.com.

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About the Author:

Meredith Bruckner

Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.