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The Show Hub is your go to spot for anything Nutcracker related. It will be the number one place to go if you have any questions.

We will be utilizing our Show Hub as our main source of information as we prepare for the show.

What will be in the Show Hub?

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Nutcracker important dates

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Studio Rehearsals (mandatory) at the Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy - November 5th

Picture Days at Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy - November 5th

Theatre Week - December 6th - 10th

Stage Rehearsal (mandatory) at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts - December 6th - 8th


Nutcracker Performance - December 9th & 10th

Nutcracker important info
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Recital/Production Fee


Recital/Production fees are included in tuition installments. They are non-refundable once processed. The production/recital fee covers the rental of the venue and equipment for rehearsals and performances, set/props, any licensing/permits required, staff and labor at the event, including teachers and technical support, and cleaning up after the event. It will also include your performance digital download.

Auditioned parts will include an additional production fee that also covers costume rentals.




Costume fees are included in tuition installments.


All students in performing classes will require one costume per class they attend. For example, if you take one ballet class and one jazz class, you will need two costumes. All class costumes will be ordered for you and are yours to take home after The Nutcracker.

  • Costumes will be distributed in class at the teacher’s discretion after costumes have arrived and payment is complete.

  • It is the students/parents responsibility to ensure care for all costumes pre-show and to transport them to the performance.

  • Alterations to costumes are the dancer’s responsibility.

  • Costumes are to be worn during dress rehearsal and will leave with the dancers after the performance.

  • After the performance, it is the students/parents responsibility to take home any purchased costumes.

  • All costume pieces (and other belongings) should be labeled with the dancer’s names.

  • All costume fees are in addition to recital/production fees.

  • Costumes are rented for auditioned parts. There is no additional costume fee for auditioned parts.


Chaperones and Backstage Info.


During rehearsals and performances only assigned chaperones will be allowed backstage. There will be chaperones for each class. Chaperones must attend the entire performance and the rehearsalsIf you are interested in chaperoning The Nutcracker please contract the front desk. Any concerns regarding the care of the children may be brought to the front desk before the date of the performance. Any parent who cannot respect this policy for any reason may be asked to withdraw their child from the show.




Nutcracker tickets are available on Tickets start at $38.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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Picture Days


Dancers should come in costume with hair and make up done. Pictures will be high resolution digital downloads only. 

Each dancer will get 2 poses per package: 1 headshot and 1 standing pose per package/costume.

Pictures are for Academy classes, not auditioned parts. If you would like to take a picture in an auditioned costumes please contact the front desk to schedule an appointment. Pictures will be available 30 days from when the picture is taken.

Click here to complete a picture order form.

Nutcracker Casting 2022

Who is preforming?

  • Pre-Ballet

  • Ballet I - VII

  • Modern I - IV

  • Jazz I - VI

  • Tap I - IV

Bitty Bear Ballet, Bitty Bear Tap, Pre-Tap, and Short Sessions classes do not preform in the Nutcracker.

All Pre Ballet, Level I and Level II dancers will be in only ONE performance, unless they have auditioned for other parts.

Dancers who auditioned for parts will be in ALL three shows.


Dancers in level III and up will perform in ALL three shows.

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Nutcracker Schedule

Schedules are subject to change. You will be email in the event of a scheduling change.

Most choreography is taught during class. Choreography for audition parts is taught in repertoire/rehearsals.