Glendale dance troupe adds ‘Nutcracker’ ballet to holidays

Jataba Dance Troupe will present two performances of “The Nutcracker” ballet Dec. 22 in Glendale. [Submitted photo]

39th annual performance coming to Deer Valley High School


Jataba Dance Troupe, a non-profit youth scholarship organization, will be performing its 39th annual production of “The Nutcracker” ballet with two shows — at 2 and 6 p.m. — Saturday, Dec. 22 at Deer Valley High School, 18424 N. 51st Ave.

For almost 40 years, the award-winning Jataba Dance Troupe has been bringing cheer to audiences with this holiday family favorite, complete with a magical growing Christmas tree, falling snow, and a beautiful live pony. It’s the longest running production of its kind in the Valley.

Reserved seating tickets are available in advance for $20 at Any tickets that remain will be sold at the door on the day of the show for $30 each.

Visit for information about Jataba Dance Troupe, or visit their Facebook page.

Jataba Dance Troupe was established in 1980, and partners with Spisak Dance Academy in Glendale where members receive dance training and education. Established in 1960, Spisak Dance Academy is Arizona’s oldest dance school.



What: Jataba Dance Troupe’s “The Nutcracker” ballet

When: 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22

Where: Deer Valley High School, 18424 N. 51st Ave.

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