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Milwaukee Ballet Director Michael Pink coming out of dancing retirement for Nutcracker

Big news this holiday season from the Milwaukee Ballet.

The dance company is celebrating 40 years and its Artistic Director, Michael Pink, is coming out of dancing retirement to join the cast of the Nutcracker for a special performance.

Pink is a native of York, England and has studied under and worked with some of the all time greats.

He is the longest serving artistic director at the Milwaukee Ballet, having started in 2002.

"He's coming out of dancing retirement on the 22nd," Visit Milwaukee's Claire Koenig announced on the CBS 58 News at Noon. "The 22nd is the actual 40th anniversary. It's a huge deal."

Other holiday happenings include:

The final weekend this weekend of the Black Nativity at the Marcus

A Christmas Carol at the Pabst with the $1 million dollar set just unveiled last year.

The Cream City Creatives Holiday Show at Turner Hall for great arts and crafts.

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