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Art Deco Nutcracker Chicago
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One-of-a-kind Holiday Experience

Saturday, December 2, 2023

2:00 & 7:00 p.m.

Athenaeum Theater I Historic Main Stage 

2936 N Southport Ave I Lakeview, Chicago

All Ages I 120 minutes with intermission

Start the holidays off with a unique experience and take on the classic Nutcracker. Children will love the fantastical costumes and choreography of acclaimed dancer and A&A Ballet's Artistic Director Alexei Kremnev. The Art Deco Nutcracker will inspire all ages.

Set in 1920s America, Kremnev’s “The Art Deco Nutcracker” features Tchaikovsky’s score in an exciting and fast-moving but nevertheless classic ballet. The Chicago Tribune has described it as “A glossy rendition filled with gorgeous, glitzy costumes” and The Cincinnati Enquirer writes that Kremnev has “brought dance to a whole new level.” 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.


A&A Ballet Cinderella 2024

May 18, 2024 



Spring 2024

A&A Ballet Holds Auditions for The Art Deco Nutcracker 2023
"...a gorgeous and thematically fitting reinterpretation, hopefully destined to stake its claim among the legion of Nutcrackers presented every December." (
September 9, 16, 23, 30, 2023

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

AGES 4-24 

A & A Ballet’s production of The Art Deco Nutcracker lavishly illustrates that a dance company need not have a big name to have oversized talent, vision and creativity. The performance last weekend at Athenaeum Theatre featured impressive choreography, stunning costumes and clever reimagining of the holiday season chestnut.

A&A Ballet will hold auditions for the upcoming December 2023 performance Saturdays in September:


Winter Intensive


Open Auditions January 2024

Auditions for Cinderella are open to children and young adults of all levels and styles of dance ages 4-24.

Saturdays in January 13, 20, 27



A&A Ballet Center for Dance

731 S. Plymouth Ct.

Chicago, IL 60605  

Registration Required

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May 18, 2024

Athenaeum Theater I Historic Main Stage 

2936 N Southport Ave I Lakeview, Chicago

All Ages I 90 minutes without intermission

"A masterpiece, a joy from start to finish"

A&A Ballet takes the classic story of Cinderella and brings it to life with an exciting rendition. Vibrant costumes and choreography tell the tale of Cinderella, her stepmother and stepsisters, the ball and finding her prince in a new way that is fun for the entire family.

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2023-2024 Calendar

Complimentary press tickets for reviewers

Interviews with dancers and leadership

Photography and b-roll footage

On-site visits to A&A Ballet’s studios and school

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