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A Chicago Holiday Favorite the One-of-a-Kind Art Deco Nutcracker Returns for Holiday 2022

A Chicago Holiday Favorite the One-of-a-Kind Art Deco Nutcracker Returns for Holiday 2022 

A&A Ballet Reimagines a Classic Set in the Roaring 1920s with All of the Decade’s Exuberance and First Time Appearance of the Trinity Irish Dancers

What: Set in 1920s America, “The Art Deco Nutcracker,” has quickly become a beloved performance of a holiday classic reimagined. This December, A&A Ballet welcomes The Trinity Irish Dancers, who join the cast for the first time. 

The vibrant “roaring” era costumes and stunning choreography directed by Alexei Kremnev offers a new approach to the story we all know and love with the historic Tchaikovsky score known around the world

The best young talent is on display with an international, multicultural cast, and International Top Awards winners, including 12 year-old Mikaela Cameron as Clara, who just won the Grand Prix Award in Paris – largest international ballet competition.

Renowned dancer Alexei Kremnev is at the helm as Drosselmeyer and Mother Ginger will be played by two-time EMMY-winning television personality Jane Monzures Clauss.


About A&A Ballet

A&A Ballet is based in Chicago’s state-of-the-art A&A Ballet Center for Dance and is devoted to training in strong, versatile dance techniques, as well as the development of personality, independence and artistry. Led by internationally acclaimed artists and former Founding Artistic Directors of the Joffrey Academy and Joffrey Studio Company, Anna Reznik and Alexei Kremnev, A&A offers a wide variety of classes, professionalperformance opportunities, private instruction, choreography and training for dancers ranging from age 3 to adult. To date, A&A students have secured more than 150 full scholarships and multiple company, apprentice and studio company positions withpowerhouses including American Ballet Theater, Royal Danish Ballet, Boston Ballet, Norwegian National Ballet, Houston Ballet, Princess Grace Academy of Monaco, Bolshoi Ballet, Colorado Ballet, BalletMet and Sarasota Ballet. For more information visit or call 312/545-2142.


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