Central Illinois Ballet, under the direction of Artistic Director of Rebekah von Rathonyi, presents our 8th annual, The Nutcracker at Illinois Central College, Performing Arts Center, 1 College Dr. East Peoria, IL 61635 on December 6, 7pm; December 7, 2pm and 7pm. Additionally, we are presenting two performances for area schools, homeschool students, and retirement home residents on December 6 at 9 am and 11 am. Central Illinois Ballet is happy to bring the number one holiday tradition to Peoria. A performance that will dazzle the whole family and leave Sugar Plums dancing in your heads. With original choreography by Rebekah von Rathonyi, this ballet is a must-see production to get into the Christmas spirit. This year, Clara will be performed by Marcie Baron, the Nutcracker Prince will be performed by Andrew Rees, and the Sugar Plum Fairy will be performed by Hannah Ray. We are pleased to present this spectacular holiday tradition with a wonderful cast of over 90 dancers!