See Ballet Des Moines Perform ‘The Nutcracker’

Guest Dancer Kelly Moeller Rabe as Doe. Photo: Ryan Morrison

Nothing announces the return of the holidays quite like this annual production. A dozen professional dancers from Ballet Des Moines and some 100 students from Central Iowa dance studios will bring the enchanting story of Clara and her magical adventures to life Dec. 8-11 at Hoyt Sherman Place.

Last year, the ballet performed a refreshed second act to “The Nutcracker” to make it more inclusive, shifting away from traditional stereotypes but retaining the classic story and Tchaikovsky’s iconic score. We were excited to hear the company will perform the reinvigorated version again this year. Tickets are available here.

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