Gallery: Nutcracker ballet brings magic

The Nutcracker Ballet, a performance brought on by local talent and students debuted on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13 and 14. The Nutcracker Ballet tells the story of a young girl, a heroic prince and the dream they share from a small toy introducing a fascinating world of dance and magic. The ballet held auditions to find local talent as well as promoting professionals to critique and train the local youth.

The Nutcracker Ballet, put on by local youth and professionals, brought the tale of a shared dream and magic to life on the Stephen’s Auditorium stage on Dec. 13 and 14.  The classic tale has come to life here in Ames each December for more than 30 years.