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Upcoming Performances


Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

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Experience the timeless story of The Nutcracker in this grand production, performed by pre-professional and professional dancers of the International Ballet of Florida (IBF). IBF proudly welcomes principal guest artists Christine Shevchenko of American Ballet Theater and Sergii Sydorskyi of National Ballet of Ukraine, dancers from Dance Alive, Orlando Ballet and more. Audiences of all ages will marvel at the magic and wonderment of this stunning holiday presentation. Your family won’t want to miss this timeless family tradition of The Nutcracker which has become a memorable annual event for families all over Florida.

The Nutcracker is choreographed by Vadim Fedotov and music composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The choreography and the music are breathtaking, and the scenery and costumes are awe-inspiring. This Christmas production will bring joy to the entire family!  

IBF Mission Statement

The International Ballet of Florida mission is to share the love and appreciation of classical ballet art with Florida residents and guests via creating live productions in collaboration with international dancers, composers and choreographers and offering world class professional classical ballet training with unique performing opportunities to students of all ages and abilities in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

Community Partners and Sponsors

IBF is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Art and Culture and the FL Council on Arts and Culture.