A Minnesota Nutcracker

December 9 – 11, 2016

Coming this December!

TCB’s unique full-length production,


A Minnesota Nutcracker 


TCB’s full-length professional production of A Minnesota Nutcracker ballet is a cherished holiday tradition for thousands, and one of the most attended holiday events in the Twin Cities.


This fresh rendition retains all the magic and traditions of TCB’s original

beloved classic—but with a Minnesota twist!


A Minnesota Nutcracker features Minnesota settings and custom designed and painted Minnesota-centric backdrops. Accompanied by the iconic Tchaikovsky music, Clara, Drosselmeyer, and guests dance and dream from historic Rice Park and Summit Avenue in St. Paul, to the snowy banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, to the magnificent palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy. A Minnesota Nutcracker, promises delightful entertainment for the whole family, from ballet novices to loyal patrons alike.


As part of its outreach initiatives, every year since its inception in 2003 TCB also performs a special daytime performance of The Nutcracker for Elementary and Special Education students.

2016 Performances of

A Minnesota Nutcracker

December 9 – 11, 2016

Ames Center

Burnsville, MN

Performances (actual times subject to change:
Friday, Dec. 9, 7:00pm
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2:00pm
Saturday, Dec. 10, 7:00pm
Sunday, Dec. 11, 1:00pm
Sunday, Dec.11, 4:30pm







in person at Ames Center Box Office,


via ticketmaster at

800-982-2787 or ticketmaster.com  (Click link for tickets)



Directions to Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center) :

I-35W to US Hwy 13-North Exit; Hwy 13 North to Nicollet Ave (first light); turn Right (south) on Nicollet; Turn Right on Travellers Trail; Ames Center is on the Left (about ½ block)

Ames Center Address: 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, MN 55337



Andrew Lester & Mary Roden.

Photo by Brianne Bland




Come see our


newly enhanced 2016


A Minnesota Nutcracker



Twin Cities Ballet's

best Yet!


Join Twin Cities Ballet's 2016 Enchantment Party!

Come have an enchanting evening following the A Minnesota Nutcracker opening performance! Mingle with A Minnesota Nutcracker Dancers and Cast Members, meet TCB's Artistic Staff, and enjoy delicious refreshments.

Friday, December 9, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Ames Center

RSVP by December 5th, 2016




Leah Gallas as Sugar Plum Fairy

Photo by Dave Trayers


© Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, 2015