American Repertory Ballet presents the annual return of The Nutcracker this holiday season! The lush Victorian-era production features Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score performed with a live orchestra, a cast of over 100 performers, plus beautiful costumes and sets. Director Douglas Martin’s Nutcrackerchoreography is “a marvel of deliberate grace…filled with bounding energy,” (Robert Johnson, Star-Ledger). American Repertory Ballet’s critically acclaimed dancers will be joined by students from Princeton Ballet School to tell the classic tale of a girl’s magical holiday journey. Photos by George Jones and Leighton Chen.