This classic holiday fairy tale has come alive on stage at Stephens Auditorium each December since 1981.
This annual Iowa State Center
production features choreography by Robert Thomas and Miyoko Kato Thomas of the Robert Thomas Dancenter (in Ames). More than 200 local dancers from surrounding central Iowa
communities participate with guest principal dancers performing the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.
The Nutcracker Ballet tells the story of a young girl, a heroic
prince, and the fantastic dream they share. From the opening party scene to the last tinkling notes of Tchaikovsky's famous score, a festive holiday spirit permeates the entire