The New York State Ballet is proud to present its holiday classic, the 2019 Nutcracker with world famous music by Tchaikovsky. Follow along as young Clara falls asleep at her family's Christmas party under a majestic Christmas tree with her beloved Nutcracker doll by her side. Watch as her doll magically comes alive, battles the Mouse King and takes her to the Land of Sweets where she meets the Sugar Plum Fairy and enjoys dances from around the world.
The Nutcracker’s timeless tale of wonder and imagination has captivated audiences for over a century. Be whisked away to a magical land of sparkling snow and delectable sweets as enchanting dance from Rochester City Ballet pairs with Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score, performed in all its glory by the RPO. This beloved story of a young girl’s Christmas Eve dream never fails to touch the heart, and is the perfect start to the holiday season.
New York State Ballet brings a refreshed appreciation, awareness, and education of the art form of classical ballet to the state of New York, while making our productions affordable and accessible to community members from every background.