The Nutcracker

BalletNova is Northern Virginia's Premiere Nutcracker Performance

BalletNova's full length Nutcracker debuted in 2004 and has performed in front of sold out audiences every Holiday Season since. In 2013, BalletNova celebrated its 10th Anniversary of the full-length ballet as choreographed by Artistic Director Nancie Woods and Executive Director Caroline Frankil Warren.

The magic of The Nutcracker has been captivating audiences since its original debut in St. Petersburg in December of 1892. The two act Ballet is set to Tchaikovsky's famous score, and has been performed by professional ballet companies across the world for over 100 years.

Each year, BalletNova brings the magic of the Nutcracker to the  Northern Virginia Community by offering a variety of ways to experience the celebrated tradition. 

BalletNova performs multiple Full Length Performances of The Nutcracker at Thomas Jefferson Community Theater in Arlington, VA, to for a fully theatrical, more traditional experience.

Designed for pre-schoolers and young children in a more relaxed and kid-friendly environment, BalletNova offer In-Studio Petite Performances

For a very special Holiday treat, BalletNova Center for Dance hosts a Nutcracker Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

BalletNova also supports our local community by offering local Girl Scouts the opportunity to earn their Nutcracker Badge at a special Behind the Scenes Girl Scout Program, and free Nutcracker Story Times at participating Barnes & Nobles bookstores.

For audition information for our 2016 Nutcracker performance, click here.