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2023 ABTFL Nutcracker


Experience the enchantment of the holiday season as Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida presents the beloved classic ballet, "The Nutcracker." Immerse yourself in a world of snowflakes, sugarplums, and magical dolls in this captivating production, set to the iconic score by Tchaikovsky, inspired by the tale of Ernst Hoffmann.

Choreographed and directed by awarded Ballet Master Vladimir Issaev, this critically acclaimed performance is a true masterpiece. Witness the extraordinary talent of Arts Ballet Theatre's own ballet stars as they bring the principal roles to life with grace and precision while featuring a community cast, including local character artists and children, adding an authentic touch to the performance.

The Nutcracker is not only a holiday tradition but also serves as a perfect introduction to the art of ballet for young audiences, igniting a lifelong love for dance.

The Nutcracker is the ballet that captures hearts around the world during this magical time of year.

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Gala Celebration

Every year The Nutcracker is a celebration!

We want to celebrate with friends and alumni the 26th anniversary of The NutcrackerMaestro Vladimir lssaev has recently received a proclamation declaring June 11, 2023 as Vladimir Issaev Day from Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, and the Life Time Achievement Award at the International Ballet Festival of Miami 2023. As such, all of his alumni and former ballet dancers are cordially invited to this very special event. For Alumni information, please contact us here

VIP Tickets are available for this celebration and will include a souvenir and drink voucher.

Thursday, December 7 at 7:30 pm 

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

3385 NE 188th Street Aventura, FL 33180

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Sensory Inclusive.

There will be a Sensory Inclusive performance of the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker.

With dancers of all ages, colorful costumes and breathtaking music, this abridged (50-minute),

sensory-friendly performance of the timeless classic celebrates the magic of the season

and serves as wonderful introduction to classical ballet for all.

Saturday, December 9 at 11 am 

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

3385 NE 188th Street Aventura, FL 33180

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Season Performances

Snowflakes, sugarplums, naughty little boys, and magical dolls!

The charm of the Holidays fascinates all audiences as Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida presents the classic ballet "The Nutcracker" to Tchaikovsky's popular score based on the tale of Ernest Hoffman. The critically acclaimed performance is choreographed and directed by renowned Ballet Master Vladimir Issaev.

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

3385 NE 188th Street Aventura, FL 33180

Friday, December 8 at 7 pm

Saturday, December 9 at 7 pm

Sunday, December 10 at 3pm

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Lillian S. Wells at The Parker

707 NE 8th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Friday, December 15 at 7 pm

Saturday, December 16 at 7 pm

Sunday, December 17 at 3pm

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Complete your Nutcracker experience with a
Nutcracker Brunch
at the prestigious
Hilton Aventura Mi
Sunday, December 3rd

and Sunday, December 10th
10:30am - 2:00pm


There are discounts when you order both tickets and brunch as a package

Click here to reserve you spot

Make sure to include the number of tickets you require.

As we make our commitment to green business practices, our programs will be emailed to our patrons as a PDF file.

Please, join us to create a more sustainable environment in the world of dance.

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