Tuesday, November 15, 2022



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a world of dance just minutes from home



Sun 12.18 @ 3:00 p.m.
The Nutcracker: State Ballet Theater of Ukraine           

In what has become an annual NJPAC tradition, the State Ballet Theater of Ukraine returns with the beloved holiday favorite 
The Nutcracker. Set to Tchaikovsky's classic score and featuring brand new choreography and productions by Andrey Litvinov, the State Ballet Theater of Ukraine premiered this revised version of The Nutcracker in Dnipro, Ukraine, in 2020. Choreography and design lasted for many months with the pandemic constantly disrupting the process. Fortunately, this new interpretation of a timeless classic still managed to be completed. The company is recognized as one of the most prestigious institutions of classical ballet in Ukraine. With no fewer than 55 of Ukraine's finest performers, this esteemed ensemble has performed to the delight of audiences worldwide. 

TICKETS: $39-$89.

Sun 1.15 @ 6:00 p.m.
Sleeping Beauty: State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine

Sleeping Beauty is one of the worlds most beloved ballets and one of Tchaikovsky’s most captivating masterpieces. The tale of a princess cursed to sleep for 100 years comes to life with The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine, whose dancers perform dazzling choreography adapted from the legendary Marius Petipa. Tchaikovsky himself declared Sleeping Beauty his best work, and audiences of all ages will enjoy the colorful costumes, festive music and charming fairytale love story. 

TICKETS: $39-$89.

About State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine
The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine is situated within the building of the prestigious Opera Theater, where the greatest divas of Ukrainian ballet performed on stage, from Anna Pavlova to Galina Ulanova and Maya Plisetskaya. Since 2009 the ballet manager has been Yuri Vasyuchenko, an Honorary Artist of Ukraine and exclusive soloist for National Oper on Ukraine in its glorious era under the tutelage of Yuri Grigorovich. The Ukrainian Company is recognized as one of the most prestigious institutions of classical ballet in Ukraine and can boast an extremely varied repertoire, carrying the honor and the task to preserve the precious heritage of the Great Ukrainian ballets. A part of the company’s repertoire has always been the great masterpieces of classic ballet, from “Sylphide” by Bournonville, to “Giselle” by Adam, “Don Quixote” and “La bayadère” by Minkus, "Sleeping Beauty”, "The Nutcracker” and "Swan Lake” by Tchaikovsky, to the various twentieth century ballets by Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Falla and Shchedrin. The ballet company consists of the best performers, graduates of prestigious Ukrainian and world choreography schools. Many talented artists have danced with the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine company in its different periods and many of them have been soloists in major international companies. Over the years, due to the many tours all over the globe, the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine ballet has earned its first-class international reputation.

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New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted 10 million visitors (including more than 1.8 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.


Where: NJPAC is located at 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey; a short walk from the Newark Penn Station stop by Newark-bound PATH Train or Amtrak.

Tickets: $39 and up. To purchase, contact NJPAC at 1.888.GO.NJPAC/1.888.466.5722 or visit 


Artists and schedules are subject to change