Montclair/Verona, NJ - Join Clara and her friends at a holiday Christmas party and be taken on an enchanting voyage to meet marching soldiers, swirling snowflakes, Arabian dancers, mystical mice, waltzing flowers and the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy in Verona Ballet's production of The Nutcracker.

The dazzling costumes, snowflakes, and scenery will take young and old alike on a heart-warming journey to usher in the holiday season.

Now in her 20th year of operating the Verona School of Classical of Ballet, Alissa Kossov brings her production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker to life featuring internationally acclaimed ballet dancers Albina Ghazaryan, Narek Martirosyan, and Vitaly Verterich and the school's own students ranging in age from 4 to 18 years.

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The Nutcracker is a delight for the entire family. With tickets from $25-$35/pp this is a perfect way to introduce children young and old to the arts and dance. Make this classic production a part of your holiday plans.

Performances take place on the stage of the Memorial Theater at Montclair State University on Friday, November 17 at 7 PM; and Saturday, November 18 at 12 noon. For tickets visit . For more information on VBS visit

The Verona School of Classical Ballet is located at 457 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, NJ. (973)