Salome Tregre stars as Clara in Cincinnati Ballet’s Nutcracker

Video and photos by Madison Schmidt

Walnut Hills student Salome Tregre, who has been a student of the Cincinnati Ballet’s Academy since 2007, will dance the lead role of Clara in Frisch’s Big Boy Presents The Nutcracker, which opens December 14 at Music Hall. It will be the first time in the history of the Cincinnati Ballet that Clara will be portrayed by an African-American youth dancer. 

Frisch’s Big Boy Presents The Nutcracker returns to Music Hall for 14 performances from December 14-24.

Frisch’s Big Boy Presents The Nutcracker, now in its 44th annual season, returns to the newly-renovated Music Hall from December 14 through 24, 2017 with even more performances. The stunning production is set to the Tchaikovsky’s sensational holiday score performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Carmon DeLeone. It also features more than 100 children from the tristate dancing alongside Cincinnati Ballet’s professional company, bringing even more energy and enthusiasm to this classic holiday tale.

The Nutcracker is the beloved holiday story of Clara, a little girl who embarks on a fantastical journey after she receives a nutcracker as a gift on Christmas Eve. With her Nutcracker Prince, Clara travels through the Land of Sweets, meeting colorful and exciting characters along the way.