Welcome to Dance

Embarking on its 59th season, Canton Ballet enters an exhilarating new era! With Artistic Director Jennifer Catazaro Hayward at the helm, this season promises to captivate audiences with a blend of passion, unmatched artistry, and a diverse range of repertoire. With a special focus on live musical accompaniment — featuring the brilliant Canton Symphony Orchestra and the a capella singing sensation Vocal Infusion performing alongside the dancers — the stage is set for an unforgettable mix of movement and music.

Canton Ballet performances take place at the historic Canton Palace Theatre, located at 605 Market Avenue North in downtown Canton’s Arts District, and at the Cultural Center Theater within the Cultural Center for the Arts.

The Nutcracker

For over half a century, Canton Ballet’s The Nutcracker has enchanted families across Northeast Ohio, becoming a beloved holiday tradition. Whether you’re embarking on your first ballet experience or returning with your children or grandchildren, The Nutcracker promises a mesmerizing journey for all ages.

This season, the Canton Symphony Orchestra returns to perform Tchaikovsky’s iconic score LIVE at every performance. Feel the music surround you, enhancing the magic of this timeless story. Join us for Canton Ballet’s The Nutcracker, a captivating celebration of dance, music, and the joy of the holidays.

Friday, December 13, 2024 – 7:00pm
Saturday, December 14, 2024 – 2:00pm
Saturday, December 14, 2024 – 7:00pm
Sunday, December 15, 2024 – 2:00pm

Bag Policy for the Palace Theatre

In an effort to enhance the safety and security of our guests and employees, any bags or packages measuring larger than 12″ x 12″ x 6″ will not be permitted into the theatre unless they are clear. Exception: medical equipment bags and diaper bags.


​A Symphony of Support

Our sponsors play a pivotal role in fueling our mission and our students' aspirations; for that, we are truly grateful. Explore the various sponsorship levels and opportunities available, and support the promise of a brighter, more inclusive future for aspiring dancers.