The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine, is a 55-member troupe of Ukrainian dancers who come together each year to perform in North America. In what has become an annual tradition, the company has toured its production of The Nutcracker throughout the U.S. and Canada since its founding. But this year, things are different. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, eyes have turned toward the Eastern European nation and its displaced people, including its dancers. Despite all odds, the company is back bringing to life the classic tale of Clara and her magical Nutcracker. Featuring stunning sets, elaborate costumes, and breathtaking choreography, the production showcases the immense talent and precision of the dancers, with graceful movements and technical prowess that will leave audiences in awe. The music, composed by Tchaikovsky, enhances the magical atmosphere of the performance. The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine’s Nutcracker is a holiday tradition that is not to be missed.