Chan Hon Goh C.M., D.Litt

Executive Producer

With an illustrious stage career that spanned over 20 years as Principal Dancer with the National Ballet of Canada, Ms. Goh is one of the most prolific and gifted artists of her generation. Her delicate lyricism and emotional depth personify the essence of numerous lead roles in the classical repertoire. She has also had multiple ballets created for her by some of today’s most sought after choreographers. In 2010, Ms. Goh became the Director of Goh Ballet, to further her passion to inspire the dancers of tomorrow and to implement her values in providing students with access to train with the world’s most notable teachers. She believes in creating memorable opportunities and her production of the annual holiday classic, The Nutcracker, emphasizes the collaboration of multiple artistic disciplines and encourages a sense of tradition for families during the holiday season. Extending her reach and always advocating for the arts, Ms. Goh serves as a jury member for several international dance competitions. She guest instructs and sets choreography for some of the most renowned companies in the world. Ms. Goh is a founding member of Vancouver’s Arts and Culture Policy Council, which assists in giving the city a voice for the creative community. Her accomplishments, with irrepressible devotion to the enhancement of the cultural life of Canada, have garnered several prestigious awards including, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond and Platinum Jubilee Medals, the YWCA Women of Distinction Award and the New Pioneers Arts Award. In 2019, she was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada for her excellence in ballet as a principal dancer, artistic director and cultural ambassador. Most recently, Ms. Goh was the recipient of an honorary degree from the University of British Columbia in recognition of her significant contributions to society.

Right from the curtain rising through the following two hours of the outstanding production, surprise and delight followed one after another.

Vancouver Sun

Frequently Asked Questions

When do tickets go on sale for The Nutcracker?

Tickets usually go on sale in the late Summer each year for the following December. You can check the homepage of this website to check if they are currently on sale.

Are there discounted tickets for Seniors, Children, Students or large groups?

There are discounted tickets for Seniors (65 years and up) and Children (0-12 years old) available on the site. Group discounts are available for groups of 20 or more, please contact us via for details.

What is the policy on late seating?

Show policy is latecomers will not be seated until Intermission. Exceptions will be considered in cases of inclement weather, parking issues and/or box office delays. Please try your best to be on time.

Can a small child sit on my lap during the performance?

For fire and building safety reasons the theatre does not allow children in laps, and each person in the theatre must have a ticket. We recommend the show for children 3 years old and up.

I am bringing a child to the ballet and I am afraid that they will have trouble seeing over people’s heads. Is there anything that I can do?

Yes – Booster cushions are available at the theatre for free to help children view the ballet without obstruction.

What should I wear?

Although there is no dress code, it is recommended that you dress out of respect for the dancers. Most patrons wear “business attire” (men: coat and tie, women: dresses or dress pants) or “dressy casual”.

Does the theatre have an elevator?

Yes — the theatre has an elevator and ushers are happy to assist you in finding your section and seats.

Is handicap-accessible seating available?

Yes. There is handicap and wheelchair accessible seating at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre. For more information contact Ticketmaster 1.855.985.5000 for more information and to purchase your tickets.