You will be delighted by professional sets, costumes, over 230+ performers, and a mesmerizing snow scene with a whirlwind of swirling snowflakes. Studio West’s rendition of this holiday classic is blended seamlessly with traditional ballet and comical surprises the whole family will love, and certain to have you dancing in your seats.
We invite our younger patrons ages 3 and up to join us at Clara’s Nutcracker Party, beginning one hour before each matinee performance. Bring your child to make a holiday keepsake, delight in a reading of The Nutcracker story, visit and take pictures with characters from the ballet, and enjoy refreshments including special snowflake cupcakes. Purchase your party tickets along with your performance tickets.
This year, all net proceeds will be donated to Homes First and Homeless Backpacks. Both of these 501(c)3 non-profit organizations provide support for homeless and low-income families in the South Sound community. The reception begins at 6:00 pm and includes a light dinner, wine, and live music. A silent auction will be held during the reception and intermission. At 8:00 pm, you are invited to the main-stage to enjoy a fantastic performance by dance companies from across the Puget Sound.
Studio West closes its season with Tchaikovsky’s timeless masterpiece Swan Lake. Based on a German fairy tale, Swan Lake tells the story of a prince named Siegfried, who falls in love with the swan princess Odette. Enchanted by a magical spell from the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart, Odette spends her days as a swan swimming in the Lake of Tears and her nights as her beautiful human form. The spell can only be broken by a man who will promise to love her for all of time. Tchaikovsky’s sweeping, complex score serves as the heartbeat as the story unfolds through beautiful choreography originated by Marius Petipa. Join us and discover why Swan Lake remains a well loved classic for audiences young and old worldwide.