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The Nutcracker Ballet

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Sunday, December 1 at 3pm
Smith Opera House
Ithaca Ballet
The Nutcracker will be performing today, December 1st at 3pm as scheduled, regardless of the winter weather. 


Fall in love with Tchaikovsky’s great ballet, The Nutcracker, all over again with the Ithaca Ballet. Cindy Reid serves as Artistic Director with Choreopgrahy by Lavinia Reid. Accompanied by the Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra, conducted by S. Shade Zajac, experience classic pieces such as March of the Toy Soldiers, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Waltz of the Flowers. The Nutcracker is sure to usher in the holiday spirit for the whole family- you won’t want to miss this!

The Ithaca Ballet

The Ithaca Ballet, under the direction of Cindy Reid, is Upstate New York’s only repertory company and is the resident ballet company at the beautiful State Theatre in downtown Ithaca. Founded in 1961, it is also the oldest continuously performing arts group in Tompkins County.

The Ithaca Ballet’s mission is sharing the art of classical dance with the widest audience possible in upstate New York. In its over 50 years of existence, the ballet has trained over 2,000 young people in the art of dance and enriched the lives of thousands more. The quality of instruction and performance experience provided by the ballet is of a caliber that alumni of the Ithaca Ballet have gone on to professional careers as professional dancers in prominent companies around the world, including American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey, the Joffrey Ballet, the Miami City Ballet, Merce Cunningham Company, and the San Francisco Ballet.

We perform four productions a year in the State Theater in downtown Ithaca and tour the Finger Lakes area. Our performances include dancers from our resident company, advanced guest children from the Ballet Center of Ithaca, as well as guest artists from around the United States.


$22, Adults

$17, Students (including college students with ID) and Seniors (60+)

$12, Kids 12 and under

This show is made possible by the following sponsors:

CFCU Community Credit Union

Cayuga Radio Group



Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP

Tickets:$22 Adults, $17 Student/Senior, $12 Kids 12 and under