ABT’s Luciana Paris to Star in The Nutcracker

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ABT’s Luciana Paris to Star in The Nutcracker

American Ballet Theatre soloist Luciana Paris will star along side former Texas Ballet Theatre principal dancer Simon Wexler in New Haven Ballet’s The Nutcracker. The production will feature New Haven Ballet students performing Artistic Director Lisa Kim Sanborn’s new choreography, and include two short films highlighting younger dancers. New Haven Ballet is thrilled to return to the Shubert Theatre New Haven December 17-19, 2021. These will be the first live performances by New Haven Ballet since 2019. Run time: 1 hour 40 minutes, plus intermission. Click Here to Purchase Tickets.


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