Ahwatukee Foothills Ballet The Nutcracker

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Proudly Presenting 18th Annual
The Ahwatukee Foothills Ballet

The Nutcracker

Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at 2 & 7 pm
Sunday, December 17th, 2017 at 2 pm
at Desert Vista Fine Arts Theater

Special appearance by
Santa Claus
following SATURDAY'S 2:00pm performance.

Proudly Presenting
The Ahwatukee Foothills Ballet

Nutcracker Auditions

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

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4910 E. Chandler Blvd. suite 111
Phoenix, AZ 85048

Enjoy the Magic!!!

    Celebrating our Eighteenth Production.

    Almost Entirely Performed by Young Dancers
    Ages 3 to 22.

    Truely "A Children's Nutcracke"


Kimberly Lewis and the talented staff, has made the Awatukee Foothills proud by bringing the fabulous annual "Nutcracker" production to our excellent neighborhood. This family oriented community is rich with tradition and the Nutcracker is a holiday event not to be missed . The production is elegant , a delight for the senses and loved by children of all ages. Bravo!

Pam Eagan - Ahwatukee Resident for 33 years

Ahwatukee Foothills Nutcracker Ballet is a holiday tradition for our family. The ballet is joyful and happy and the dancers bring the characters to life with excellent technique and artistry. The expert choreography as well as the gorgeous costumes and sets make this a spectacular event. There are always new surprises and lots of excitement in each performance. We are very fortunate to share in Ms. Lewis's vision with this ballet each year.

Marian Pease - Guest

About The Ahwatukee Foothills Ballet

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A wonderful holiday tradition for the entire family, the Ahwatukee Foothills Nutcracker Ballet celebrates 18 years of bringing the magic of Christmas to the Valley as one of the country's only productions of this classic produced entirely with young dancers as the cast. In 2000, Kimberly Lewis created the Ahwatukee Foothills Nutcracker Ballet and under the direction of Ballet Artistic Director Jill Hammond. Now, as then, the ballet is performed by talented young dancers from around the Valley.

This year's production of the Nutcracker again brings a performance for the entire family. Children as young as 2 will delight at seeing the dazzling characters take the stage, including the magic of a brave Nutcracker who takes on the Mouse King. Dolls, clowns and even our favorite Toy Soldier all come to live before our eyes. Angels dance on clouds. Snow falls from the ceiling. And a live Christmas tree even grows to the ceiling.

Families who have already made the Ahwatukee Foothills Nutcracker Ballet part of their holiday tradition never miss seeing our young dancers; it's become a part of their holiday celebrations just like putting the star on top of the tree. We welcome families and individuals who haven't experienced our wonderful holiday tradition to join us this year!

In addition to the Nutcracker Performances, the cast also performs small highlights from the performance at charity events and holiday celebrations throughout the valley. We'd love to perform for your family centered event! To schedule an appearance, contact us at afnutcracker@gmail.com or call 480-706-6040.

2015 marks the sixteenth annual production of The Ahwatukee Foothills Nutcracker Ballet with three performances which will be held at the
Desert Vista Fine Arts Theater:
Friday, December 18th, at 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 19th at 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 19th at 7:00 pm

Following the Saturday 2:00 pm performance, the main character -- Clara -- will take the stage to lead the entire audience in singing Jingle Bells as Santa Claus arrives on stage in his sleigh. We invite the audience up on stage to take photographs with Santa Claus. Our entire cast will also be on stage taking photographs and signing autographs as snow falls inside the theater and holiday music is playing.

Please join us for this holiday classic.

Enjoy The Magic....


On Sale in September

Prices: $20 to $40

Seats are assigned. It is recommended to purchase tickets in person so you can pick your seats from the seating chart. Seat assignments for tickets purchased over email or the phone will be picked at the discretion of the Ahwatukee Foothills Ballet within the price range requested.

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In Person (recommended)

Visit Dance Studio 111 at
4910 E Chandler Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85048

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By Phone

Call 480.706.6040

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By Email

Send us a message at afnutcracker@gmail.com

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Box Office

Tickets will be sold at Desert Vista Theater Box office one hour prior to each show (if tickets are still available). The 2:00 pm performance has sold out in past years.


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Contact Information

Please feel free to contact us about any questions on buying tickets, directions to the theatre, or how to become apart of the Ahwatukee Foothills Ballet and The Nutcracker etc. Please fill out the following form entirely.

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Dance Studio 111

Mailing Address and Auditions
4910 E Chandler Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85048

Phone: 480.706.6040
Email: afnutcracker@gmail.com

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Desert Vista Fine Arts Theatre

Performance Location

16440 S 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85048

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