NOV 28, 2014 - JAN 3, 2015

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™

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Celebrate 60 years of holiday wonder

Don't miss this timeless holiday classic.
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
November 28, 2014 through January 3, 2015.
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Watch Season 2 Now

city.ballet. is back on AOL Originals

We’ve pulled back the curtain again to share the lives of our dancers, choreographers, and artists with a second installment of city.ballet. Each chapter of the twelve-episode docu-series’ sophomore run offers a unique take on the challenges facing our dancers both onstage and in their day-to-day lives.

From the creative team of NYCB board member Sarah Jessica Parker, Pretty Matches Productions, and Zero Point Zero Production.

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Witness creation in action

A Theatrical Release for Ballet 422 in 2015

From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 goes backstage at NYCB as Resident Choreographer and Soloist Justin Peck crafts a new work. The film illuminates the process behind the creation of a single ballet within the ongoing cycle of work at one of the world’s great ballet companies. Opening in New York City February 6, 2015 and in select theaters nationwide in February and March.

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For an unforgettable Nutcracker experience

Lincoln Ristorante and NYCB Holiday Packages

Available for the first time this holiday season, enjoy orchestra matinee tickets to George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ at 2 PM on December 17 and 31, preceded by exclusive 2-course Nutcracker lunch at across the plaza at Lincoln Ristorante, complete with hand-crafted milk chocolate Nutcrackers for every guest.

Lunch seatings are at available at 12, 12:15, and 12:30 PM.

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Children's Workshops

Appropriate for ages 5-8. NYCB artists lead this 45-minute pre-performance exploration of the music, movement, and themes of a ballet featured in that afternoon's performance. Join us for George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™-themed workshops on December 6 (sold out), 14 (sold out), 20 (sold out), and 30.

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In Motion Workshops

Appropriate for ages 9-12. In this 45-minute pre-performance workshop, an NYCB dancer will lead participants in a ballet warm-up and movement combination with choreography inspired by the featured ballet. No prior dance training needed. Join us for a George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™-themed event on December 7.

Workshop photos © Rosalie O'Connor

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Russell Janzen Promoted to Soloist

Join us in congratulating Russell Janzen on his promotion to soloist after the final fall performance of Chaconne. In this Screen Test clip, he opens up about his anticlimactic first performance with NYCB, his undying love for Tina Fey, and his worst onstage mishap.

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Take a magical journey to the land of sweets

An Unforgettable Holiday Experience

Now through December 21, MasterCard cardholders enjoy access to exclusive Best Seats at NYCB's performances of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™, while they last.

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Breathtaking performances from fantastic seats

Treasured Classics and New Works

Now through May 24, 2015, MasterCard cardholders can access Best Seats locations for Repertory performances throughout the 2014-15 Season.

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Support the Dance You Love

Become A Part of the NYCB Family

The world of New York City Ballet is filled with vibrant, intelligent people dedicated to a life lived within the confines of this art form and always in pursuit of something extraordinary. Each generation of Company dancers are forever a part of our singular family, our philosophy, our incredible, living heritage.

Please consider joining our Circle of Friends by making a tax-deductible donation today. With a gift of $90 you not only support the ballets and dancers you love, but you’ll also delve deeper into our world. When you join the Circle of Friends, we’ll welcome you behind the scenes as a member of our family.

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Art In Motion

2014-15 Season Create-Your-Own Series Subscriptions

Seven premieres — including works from from Jean-Pierre Frohlich, Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky, Liam Scarlett, Troy Schumacher, and Peter Martins' La Sylphide — two Shakespearean full-length ballets, and a festival of Balanchine Black & White ballets are just a few of the highlights of the upcoming 2014-15 Season.

Create-Your-Own Series Subscriptions now available with seat selection.

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From the Gift Shop

Own a Little Piece of Art Series

The floor mural of 81 Company dancers that started a social media sensation is now available as a special edition poster print.

Created by JR especially for New York City Ballet, it's available exclusively at gift kiosks in the theater and from our online gift shop.

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