Student Performances

Student Performances

The Toledo Ballet invites students, parents, and teachers to step outside of the classroom and experience the magic of live dance. Attend one or both of our special, daytime student performances. Please note, this production is geared for students in 3rd through 6th grades, and various organizations.

The Nutcracker: Student Performance

Friday, December 13, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Stranahan Theater

Toledo Ballet’s Nutcracker comes to life with exquisite dancing, breathtaking scenery, and Tchaikovsky’s beloved score performed live by the Toledo Symphony.

When midnight strikes on a chilly, frost-dusted Christmas Eve, Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker Prince are whisked away to a magical world of toy soldiers, mice, dancing snowflakes, and a Sugar Plum Fairy in the dazzling Land of Sweets. From the first sounds of the symphony tuning up to the dancers' grand finale, Toledo Ballet’s 79th Annual The Nutcracker is an experience you won’t soon forget! 

Peter and The Wolf: Student Performance

Friday, May 13, 2020 
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Valentine Theatre

Prokofiev’s timeless tale of a boy and his animal friends’ bravery comes to life! Dancers from Toledo Ballet join the TSO to tell the story of this classic musical fable.

Make Your Reservation

Registration for Toledo Ballet Student Performances opens Thursday, September 18. All tickets are $7.50. Please follow the appropriate instructions below to reserve and order your tickets:

Public and Private School Groups

  1. Fill out the LINK to place your reservation. 
  2. An invoice will be sent to you via email.
  3. Payment is due by November 23 for Nutcracker, and April 10 for Peter and The Wolf.
  4. Your tickets will be mailed to you within 3-5 business days after payment is received.

Homeschool Families and Groups

Please call the Toledo Symphony Box Office at 419-246-8000 to purchase your tickets with a credit card. Alternatively, click here for the order form. Return the order form and payment by mail. Check or credit card payment is due at the time of reservation.

Your tickets will be mailed to you within 3-5 business days after payment is received.

If someone in your party will require special seating assistance, please make sure to indicate on your reservation.

Questions regarding seating can be sent to Anthony Piercefield

Questions regarding payment may be sent to Kalindi Bellach at

Prepare for Your Visit

  1. Please arrive early! The ushers will start seating 30-minutes before the start of the show. Keep in mind that there will be 2,400 people to seat for the Nutcracker and 900 people to seat for Peter and the Wolf. Not everyone can be seated 5 minutes before the show begins. Good Theater etiquette is all part of the learning experience. Student performances are targeted for third through sixth graders.
  2. Seating is on a “first come, first served” basis. When you reserve your tickets, you will indicate if special accommodations are required. If you have a special seating request, please email Anthony at
  3. The Toledo Ballet is NOT responsible for providing transportation to the events. Please park all vehicles in designated areas.
  4. Please observe all rules of the performance venue. They are in place for your benefit and safety.
  5. Teachers, chaperones, and homeschool parents are responsible for the supervision of their students at all times.
  6. Recording, broadcasting, transmission, photography, or any type of reproduction of the performance, in whole or in part is strictly prohibited, unless prior consent is granted by the Toledo Ballet Association, the Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts, or the venue.
  7. Homeschool guests are required to pay at time of purchase (follow instructions above). Please note that proof of homeschool may be requested. Payment for Private and Parochial school groups is due by November 23 for Nutcracker performance and April 10 for Peter and The Wolf.


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