Press Releases


November 25, 2019

For Immediate Release

Michael Krasnyansky, Ph.D.
President and CEO, Cleveland Ballet
216-320-9000 x101

CLEVELAND, OH - Make Cleveland feel like home for the holidays!. Stay on “pointe” with upcoming productions by investing in Cleveland Ballet’s pointe shoes through Giving Tuesday. Although Cleveland Ballet’s magnificent production of The Nutcracker has sold out 12 performances, Giving Tuesday is supplying another opportunity for you to see the show!

By donating $25 or more per person, you will have an opportunity to watch a dress rehearsal of Cleveland Ballet's The Nutcracker on December 4th at 6 p.m. at Hanna Theatre Playhouse Square. This special behind the scenes opportunity will give you insight into the world of ballet by seeing and understanding the final touches of a Cleveland Ballet production.

Cleveland Ballet has been under the brilliant artistic direction of Gladisa Guadalupe and sound fiscal management of President and CEO, Michael Krasnyansky, Ph.D. Founded in 2014, and honored by Playhouse Square in 2017 with the designation of "resident ballet company," Cleveland Ballet is celebrating its fifth anniversary season. Cleveland Ballet has become one of the most internationally known ballet companies in the world and is “home” to 29 professional artists from 10 different countries.

“This has become a family tradition and is a great way to celebrate our success by joining us for the final dress rehearsal of Cleveland’s very own ballet company,” said Artistic Director, Gladisa Guadalupe.

Your support of Cleveland Ballet will directly impact the progressive growth and sustainability of this extraordinary company that is another jewel in Cleveland's cultural fabric.

TICKETS: Tickets range from $25 to $79. Visit, 216-241-6000. The bar and boutique will be open for the event.

DONATE: Online or by phone: 216-320-9000 ext. 102, 106.