January 06, 2016

Shumka thanks all of those who made Clara’s Dream 2015 a great success! Our funders, sponsors, donors, advertisers and volunteers! Our gu...

Meet Virsky soloist!

Meet Virsky soloist!

December 21, 2015

Meet Virsky soloist Denys Turchak! Denys is from Vinnytsia, Ukraine. He began dance training at the age of 7 and by age 9, he moved to Kyiv to enter...

Meet our Drosselmeier!

Meet our Drosselmeier!

December 20, 2015

Meet our Drosselmeier, Vitaliy Netrunenko! Vitaliy is from the city of Rubizhne in Ukraine. After years of training at the Kyiv Municipal Academy ...



SHUMKA presents Clara’s Dream!

 “A perfect first Nutcracker for many generations …. A powerful and beautiful thing to behold.” 

– Edmonton Journal


The Ukrainian Shumka Dancers, Edmonton’s Citie Ballet, Viter Ukrainian Folk Choir and Ukraine’s Virsky and Kyiv Ballet join forces for Clara's Dream…Edmonton’s Ukrainian Nutcracker!. In celebration of the Christmas season, Clara's Dream brings this Canadian-Ukrainian artistic collaboration to the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in December.


Clara's Dream is the only Ukrainian folk ballet representation of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker. Given the famous composer's Ukrainian heritage, the production incorporates Ukrainian Christmas traditions, folk and character dance, a grand orchestral version of Shchedryk (Carol of the Bells), and Ukrainian symbols woven into the lavish sets and costumes.


Witness the story of the young Clara, her dream prince, the meddling mice and the magic of the holiday season. A delight for the senses, don't miss this unique presentation of the beloved Christmas classic.



Clara's Dream: A Ukrainian Folk Ballet based on Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton
December 29, 2016 – 7:30pm

December 30, 2016 – 2pm & 7:30pm

Tickets at Ticketmaster : www.ticketmaster.ca or 1-855-985-5000

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