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The Nutcracker 2018

Come and see Denver’s family favorite since 1993.
Enjoy a special onstage experience for kids after each show!

Annual December performances of The Nutcracker are a beloved American tradition, and they’re a cornerstone of CCD’s performance season. Students and community members ages 5* to 70 perform alongside world class international guest artists and local professionals, in a luscious production at the Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School in North Denver.

The Nutcracker performances are December 8, 9, 15 & 16 with a special Sensory-Friendly performance on December 14.

With guest artists John Lam & Ji Young Chae (both Principal dancers from Boston Ballet) on December 8 & 9 and Adiarys Almeida and Taras Domitro on December 15 & 16 as our Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

December 8 at 1pm & 6:30pm
December 9 at 1pm
December 15 at 1pm & 6:30pm
December 16 at 1pm

All performances are held at:

Performing Arts Complex at PCS
1001 W. 84th Ave, Denver, CO 80260
(West of I-25, at 84th Ave. & Huron St.)

Tickets on sale Saturday, September 15!

Read our Ticket Policy and Venue Information


CCD Sensory Nutcracker

Sensory Friendly Nutcracker 2018

We are proud to offer this unforgettable experience for the fifth year in a row. Colorado Conservatory of Dance presents a special version of the traditional, family-friendly holiday favorite, The Nutcracker, for people with sensory needs.

Sensory-Friendly Nutcracker Performance
Friday, December 14, 2018 at 6:30pm

Performing Arts Complex at PCS
1001 W. 84th Ave, Denver, CO 80260
(West of I-25, at 84th Ave. & Huron St.)

Special Sensory-Friendly tickets:
$10 | Guest of Honor FREE

Tickets are available either in-person or over the phone. Please call 303.466.5685 for tickets for this performance. 

Colorado Conservatory of Dance is in its eighth year of offering Ballet Expressions – a program which uses dance to build critical developmental skills and physical strength and flexibility for children with special needs ranging from Cerebral Palsy to Down Syndrome. Building on their expertise with this core program, CCD has developed a theatre experience for people with special needs.

CCD’s production of The Nutcracker boasts gorgeous sets and costumes, stunning choreography, and professional guest artists from around the world. For this rare opportunity, however, CCD will alter the normal house rules, fostering the opportunity for families with a special needs family member to feel welcomed in a theatre setting. The performance will feel and look the same as our performances which are open to the general public, but will allow for reactions that would normally be seen as distracting in a typical theatre experience.

  • Sound levels will be adjusted to a moderate, consistent level to avoid unpredictable loud sounds.
  • House lights will be left up to avoid total darkness.
  • Guests of Honor will be encouraged to bring manipulatives into the theatre.
  • Guests of Honor may react to the story on the stage in the way that feels right to them. They may stand up, walk around, take breaks, etc. as needed.
  • Seating will be limited to no more than half the house (300 seats) to ensure each audience member has adequate room.

Audience members also have the opportunity to meet the Nutcracker Prince, Clara, and many other characters from the ballet after the show for autographs and photos to complete the magical experience.

This year, CCD will welcome international guest stars Adiarys Almeida and Taras Domitro to dance the leading roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier for this magical evening.

Read our Ticket Policy and Venue Information

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