Nevada Ballet Theater – The Nutcracker

Since Christmas of 1892, the Nutcracker ballet has fascinated audiences across the globe, with its fantastic dance production. Experience the magic of the Christmas season in this year’s The Nutcracker, performed by the Nevada Ballet Theater at the Smith’s Center Las Vegas. Starting Dec. 13 until Dec. 24, audiences will go on an exciting adventure with Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they explore the wonders in the Land of Sweets. To purchase tickets, visit

This year marks the company’s 50th-anniversary. In 1972, Vassil Sulich and Folies Bergere organized a series of dance performances at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. An overwhelmingly positive response from the Las Vegas community, resulted in the formation of the NBT only two years later. Today, the company has expanded beyond performances to an academy, teaching over 20,000 youth and adult ballet students annually. Additionally, the NBT has an annual collaboration with Cirque du Soleil for A Choreographers’ Showcase

Choreographer of the production of The Nutcracker is the NBT Artistic Director, James Canfield. James joined the company in 2008 and is the third appointed Artist Director of the organization. His first original work for the Nevada Ballet Theater titled, Cyclical Night, debuted in 2010. For the organization’s 40th anniversary celebration, James created an all-new production of The Nutcracker, marking it as his first full-length ballet with the organization.

Do not miss this holiday showcase of the season, this year’s production of The Nutcracker performed by the Nevada Ballet Theater, at the Smith’s Center. Visit and purchase tickets today.