For Immediate Release

[Kitchener, ON –December 15, 2014] Canada’s Ballet Jörgen performs The Nutcracker, A Canadian Tradition at Centre in the Square on Sunday, December 28th for shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony will provide live accompaniment for the seasonal classic, and young dance students from the Kitchener-Waterloo area will perform children’s roles.

In addition, Canada’s Ballet Jörgen is pleased to announce that the role of the Moose will be played by Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanic at the 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon matinee, and by Councillor Zyg Janecki at the 7 p.m. evening performance.

“We are delighted to be joined by Mayor Vrbanic and Councillor Janecki, as well as local dance students and to be reunited with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony in the two Nutcracker performances. The enthusiastic community involvement creates excitement and really enhances the ballet experience for both audience and dancers alike,” said Bengt Jörgen, choreographer and Artistic Director of Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

The Nutcracker, a Canadian Tradition is choreographed by Bengt Jörgen, and takes its inspiration from Group of Seven paintings housed at Kleinburg’s world-renowned McMichael Canadian Art Collection. The magical dream journey begins on Christmas Eve 1912 in Bisset, Ontario where newly arrived Klara experiences winter landscapes filled with snowflakes, lumberjacks, Mounties and creatures of the woods. Hailed as, “Adorable” by Michael Crabb in The National Post, and as “a refreshing … Canadian version of this magnificent ballet” by audiences, Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s The Nutcracker, A Canadian Tradition is a national treasure suitable for all ages.

About Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen builds communities across Canada through the shared experience of professional ballet and reaches every province with over 600 events annually. Inspiring and connecting with Canadians for over 25 years, Canada’s Ballet Jörgen makes ballet and Canadian choreography a meaningful part of Canadians’ lives through performance, education, and community engagement.

Ballet Jörgen performs The Nutcracker, A Canadian Tradition at Centre in the Square on Sunday, December 28th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. For tickets visit or call 519.578.1570.

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Canada’s Ballet Jörgen is grateful for the support of its 2014-2015 partners in the Waterloo Region:

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