The Box Elder Academy of Music and Dancing was built in 1903 by brothers Christian and Peter Christensen. It was an extremely popular cultural institution in the area and produced three remarkable brothers - William, Harold and Lew - who transformed dance in the American West. The significance of the Christensen brothers cannot be overstated. Indeed, Willam is attributed with bringing The Nutcracker Ballet to the United States, performing it first at the San Francisco Ballet on December 24, 1944.

The Academy Conference Center, as it is now called, was painstakingly restored and resumed operation in 2016. It retains many original features and continues to be a center of Art & Culture in the city, hosting events such as the Academy Center Art Show, the annual Nutcracker Festival, and an impressive lineup of conferences, reunions, and receptions.

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Historic Downtown Brigham City
95 S Main St
Brigham City, UT 84302

Phone: 435-538-7949
info@historicbrigham.org