Sun Life Financial Nutcracker Dream

Sun Life Financial Nutcracker Dream

About This Campaign

Alberta Ballet believes that live ballet is something every child should experience, regardless of their economic situation. With the help of Sun Life Financial, we aim to send over 3,000 children from Alberta to The Nutcracker in Calgary and Edmonton… but we need your help to make this dream a reality!

Our goal is to raise $20,000 in order to send 2,000 children to The Nutcracker this year. Every $10.00 raised will provide one child with a ticket to the ballet. Sun Life Financial has committed to sending an additional 1,000 children to The Nutcracker, making the reach of this program even greater than before with the potential of impacting 3,000 lives! Alberta Ballet is pleased to work with our community partners Kids up Front to ensure deserving children receive this opportunity.

The Sun Life Financial Nutcracker Dream is funded through Sun Life’s award-winning Making the Arts More Accessible™ program – the focus of their support of arts and culture, created to provide increased access to a wide range of cultural events, performances, concerts and visual attractions that might otherwise have been out of reach financially.

Alberta Ballet's The Nutcracker is a family classic that tells the magical tale of Klara and her Nutcracker defeating the evil Rat Tsar and his army of mice. Set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score and featuring the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, this dazzling production is a holiday favorite around the world. We hope you will join us in making it a holiday to remember for children of all economic means.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 141 18th Ave SW
  • Calgary, AB
  • T2S 0B8, Canada
  • Time:
  • Nov 10, 2015 12:00 am to
  • Nov 10, 2015 12:00 am
Alberta Ballet

Campaign to Support Alberta Ballet

Alberta Ballet has an outstanding national and international reputation for artistic excellence. The company has caught the world's attention with its innovative 'portrait ballets' - showcasing collaborations with some of the world's most popular music icons including Joni Mitchell, Sir Elton John, Sarah McLachlan, and k.d. lang. We have presented the most venerated classics, including Swan Lake and Giselle, and have welcomed some of the most sought after companies to our stage. Our 48 week season and 32 classically trained professional dancers makes us the largest arts organization in Alberta, the second largest ballet company in Canada, and the tenth largest in North America.

For 24 years, Alberta Ballet has run one of the most highly-regarded dance schools in Canada. We offer a fully accredited Academic Program for over 100 students in addition to offering ballet, jazz and contemporary classes to more than 500 students of all ages. The School of Alberta Ballet is crucial to the future of the company, as we train the next generation of artists.

Our Education and Outreach initiatives reach 20,000 Albertans each year. Programs such as Let’s Dance bring free creative movement classes to preschoolers with special needs as well as high-risk Aboriginal Youth. Emerging Artists EN Tour brings the magic of dance to school children in rural communities throughout Alberta.

  1. Alberta Ballet
    Alberta Ballet

    Thank you to everyone who helped support the Sun Life Financial Nutcracker Dream campaign! Together through this online platform, our box office donations, the help of an anonymous donor and Sun Life Financial, we made our goal of sending 3,000 children to The Nutcracker over the holiday season! A big thank you to Kids Up Front who helped us find deserving kids and families to attend.

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