City Ballet of San Diego's Nutcracker was voted "San Diego's Best Nutcracker" by San Diego Dance Alliance Tommy Awards. This lavish production is fashioned after the choreogrpahy of the great Russian master Lev Ivanov who created the very first Nutcracker nore than 100 years ago. Virtuoso dancing is complimented by opulent sets, costumes and Peter Tchaikovsky's brillant score performed live by The City Ballet Orchestra with John Nettles conducting. This beloved holiday family favorite follows the young Clara on an exciting journey through an enchanted dreamworld, where she encounters the Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy. City Ballet offers 11 performances at the historic Spreckels Theatre located downtown San Diego.