The internationally renowned company will be leaving their Scottsdale studio to perform this holiday classic in downtown Phoenix from Dec 8th - 23rd

Did you know the Phoenix Ballet actually rehearses in Scottsdale year-round? The internationally renowned troop of dancers, led by Artistic Director Slawomir Woźniak (former Principle Dancer of Teatr Wielki in Łόdź and The National Opera in Warsaw), will be leaving the rehearsal studio behind from December 8 – 23, 2023 to perform Wozniak’s acclaimed Nutcracker at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix.

As one of the most iconic ballets and holiday productions, Phoenix Ballet’s The Nutcracker not only showcases internationally award-winning students from their Master Ballet Academy, but also a unique style and technical excellence that brings the ballet’s rich tradition and story to life.

Tchaikovsky’s melodic score accompanies dancers in stunning costumes, beautiful sets and breathtaking scenes which include a live on-stage snowfall, mischievous mice, a handsome Nutcracker and of the course the Sugar Plum Fairy and her dashing cavalier.

Tickets are on sale now (starting at $20/person) at or by calling (602) 262-7272.

The full schedule for the 17 shows that will be running from December 8 – 23rd are as follows:

  • Friday December 8th 7:00pm
  • Saturday December 9th 2:00pm and 7:00pm
  • Sunday December 10th 1:00pm and 5:00pm
  • Thursday December 14th 6:00pm
  • Friday December 15th 7:00pm
  • Saturday December 16th 2:00pm and 7:00pm
  • Sunday December 17th 1:00pm and 5:00pm
  • Wednesday December 20th 6:00pm
  • Thursday December 21st 6:00pm
  • Friday December 22nd 2:00pm and 7:00pm
  • Saturday December 23rd 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Discounts are also available for children, students, seniors and military.

To learn more about the Phoenix Ballet – a non-profit dedicated to artistic excellence, dancer development and offering the best in classical and contemporary ballet – visit And to learn more about their award-winning training institution, the Master Ballet Academy, which has won the Outstanding School and Outstanding Teacher award from the Youth American Grand Prix Ballet Competition consistently over the past decade, visit