Ukrainian dancers to take Toronto stage for one-night performance of 'The Nutcracker'

TORONTO — A pair of Ukrainian dancers who toured the world raising money to help their home country are set to perform a Christmas classic.

The Toronto International Ballet Theatre says principal dancers Vladyslav Romashchenko and Olga Posternak will take the stage in Toronto next month for a one-night performance of "The Nutcracker"

The dance company says Romashchenko and Posternak have taken part in charitable performances across Europe, Japan and the U.S. since leaving Ukraine last April.

It says the married couple helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in Ukrainian humanitarian aid and they're continuing their efforts after relocating to Toronto.

Their rendition of "Nutcracker" will be staged at Meridian Hall on Dec. 17 with choreography by Ukrainian artistic director Tatiana Stepanova.

Tickets can be purchased online.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 9, 2022

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