Toronto International Ballet Theatre Announces New Casting for the Nutcracker

Toronto has always shown its appreciation for the arts across all mediums. From Broadway shows to art exhibits, Toronto has served as a beacon of world-class artistry. Of its most esteemed institutions is the Toronto International Ballet Theatre (TIBT), which has showcased the talent, vibrancy and grace of international ballet stars since 2008. It was founded by Tatiana Stepanova, the founding artistic director, to promote world-class classic ballet development in Canada.

With the holiday season just around the corner, the TIBT has announced its updated cast for The Nutcracker.

This two-act ballet is set on Christmas Eve at the foot of a Christmas tree in a child’s imagination. Without question, this is a timeless tradition reimagined in Toronto that has enchanted audiences for over a decade, perfect for filling our hearts with Christmas spirit.

The ballet will run for two performances only on December 23, 2023, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Meridian Hall, now featuring the American Ballet Theatre’s Elisabeth Beyer, one of the world’s most promising young stars, and Cy Doherty, an internationally renowned performer known for his wide range of styles.

For those unfamiliar with her calibre of talent, Beyer is celebrated for her extraordinary technique and captivating artistry. Notably, Beyer has clinched top honours at the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most esteemed ballet competitions globally, setting her apart as a dancer of remarkable promise and potential. Her repertoire is remarkable and breathtaking as she has astonished audiences with her leading roles in masterpieces, such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Giselle. At the core of her performance is her passion, technical precision and emotional depth.

Celebrated for his dynamic athleticism and expressive artistry. Doherty’s passion for ballet emerged early, leading him to train at such renowned institutions as the Royal Ballet School and the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School.

So, prepare yourself for a visual spectacle that will leave you speechless from the mesmerizing choreography to the grand sets that bring the characters to life and immerse you in a magical world.

When: December 23, 2023, at 2 PM & 7 PM
Where: Meridian Hall at 1 Front St. E., Toronto, ON M5E 1B2
Price: Tickets range from $65 to $145.
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