Prepare for a holiday treat! Come join the Yuletide enchantment when TUZERBALLET
presents its 29th annual production of the classic holiday ballet, Peter Tchaikovsky’s, The
Nutcracker. Whether you are experiencing it as a family tradition or discovering the magic
for the first time, the memory of this beloved classic will stay with you forever.
You will be transported to a wondrous world of swirling snowflakes, mysterious gifts,
leaping Cossacks, and a legion of mice – and taken on a magical journey by the Sugar Plum
Fairy. As you plan your holiday social calendar, this hugely popular performance is a mustsee
for the whole family!
PERFORMANCE DATES: Performances will take place at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for
Performing Arts, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, Texas on Saturday, December 21st
at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 22nd at 2:00 pm. Ticket prices range from
$15 to $50 and are available online at www.eisemanncenter.com.
ARTISTIC DIRECTORS: Tanju and Patricia Tuzer, formerly of Harkness and Hamburg Ballet,
have created a lavish, acclaimed production with their talented Pre-Professional Student
Company from the Tuzer Dance School. Their inventive blend of traditional and modern
choreography, complemented by spectacular sets and costumes, will delight you.
GUEST PRINCIPAL DANCERS: This year, we are excited to announce that all three
performances will feature two guest principal dancers. Rie Ichikawa, a soloist with the
Boston Ballet, as the Sugar Plum Fairy, and as Cavalier, a Tuzer Ballet 1997 alumnus who
trained with Tanju and Patricia Tuzer from the age of nine, Zack Grubbs, a soloist with the
REVIEWS: Praised for its purity and spirit, TUZER BALLET’S Nutcracker, listed as a “Top Ten
Dance Event of the Year” by the Dallas Morning News, is the longest running Nutcracker in
the Metroplex. Margaret Putnam, dance writer for the Dallas Morning News, has said,
“This student company is nothing but marvelous.”
TUZER BALLET: Located in Richardson Texas, TUZER BALLET is a non-profit, publicly
supported arts organization created to advance the study, performance, and appreciation
of classical ballet. For more information, log on to www.tuzerballet.com | TuzerBallet
Company on Facebook | Twitter @TuzerBallet |Call at 972-808-0533.
Major funding for The Nutcracker is provided by the City of Richardson through the City of
Richardson Arts Commission and Renaissance Hotel.