The Nutcracker is one of The National Ballet of Canada’s most grand productions with 233 performers, 187 costumes, 57 animals and more in each and every show. Watch our newest video and see how it all adds up to The Nutcracker!
Choreography and Libretto: James Kudelka, O.C.
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Set and Costume Design: Santo Loquasto
Lighting Design: Jennifer Tipton
Artists of the Ballet
Students from Canada’s National Ballet School
Musicians of The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra.
The Nutcracker is made possible by generous financial support from production underwriters Sandra Pitblado & Jim Pitblado, C.M., Lawrence &
Ann Heisey and an anonymous friend of the National Ballet.
Naoya Ebe is sponsored through Dancers First by Gretchen Ross.
Jillian Vanstone is sponsored through Dancers First by George & Kathy Dembroski.
Hannah Fischer is sponsored through Dancers First by an anonymous donor.
Kathryn Hosier is sponsored through Dancers First by Donna Meyers & Doug Richmond.
Ethan Watts is sponsored through Dancers First by Robbie J. Pryde.
Videography by Anne-Marie Jackson, Johan Hallberg-Campbell and Monica Guddat
Editing by Anne-Marie Jackson