Cincinnati Ballet: Frisch's Presents The Nutcracker
Jarson-Kaplan Theater at Aronoff CenterDecember 26, 2014 7:30 PM
650 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
The Cincinnati Ballet was first founded as the Cincinnati Civic Ballet in 1958 but gained professional status and was re-named in 1970. The company's innovative approach to both traditional and contemporary ballet exemplifies their vision to be a ballet company that sets the standards for artistic excellence. The Cincinnati Ballet produces exhilarating performances and attracts top dancers from the United States and around the world.
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