Nov 28, 2014 - Jan 4, 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 4, 2015.
Generously Sponsored by Travelers.

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embodying the beauty, movement, and grace of ballet

Stunning Brooch Will Be Auctioned in Support of NYCB

Globally recognized contemporary fine jewelry artist Cindy Chao's collaborated with fellow Fall Gala Chairman and New York City Ballet Board Member Sarah Jessica Parker to create the 2014 Black Label Masterpiece Ballerina Butterfly brooch, pictured here and scheduled to make its NYC premiere at our Fall Gala on September 23.

On October 7, 2014, the piece will be auctioned at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Sale, with net proceeds benefiting New York City Ballet.

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New for the 2014-15 season

29 and Under? Get Best Available Seats for $29

Introducing the new $29 For 29 rush program*, offering best available day-of tickets to anyone 29 years of age or under for select fall, winter, and spring repertory performances. Just present a valid ID with proof of age at the Box Office to purchase a maximum of two $29 tickets to that day's performance with no additional charges.

You can even plan for the week ahead because every Monday we post $29 for 29 availability for the week online at

* The $29 For 29 rush program replaces our former Student Rush program as of September 2014. Some blackout dates may apply, and $29 For 29 tickets are not applicable for George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™.

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Art In Motion

Tickets On Sale Now

Join us for the 2014–15 Season, featuring 56 ballets, including a Balanchine Black & White festival, two iconic Shakespeare full-lengths, and an impressive seven premieres, including Peter Martins' La Sylphide.

Please note that seats for Wendy Whelan’s October 18 Farewell Performance is not currently available.

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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, while they last.

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MasterCard is the Preferred Card of NYCB

Exclusively for MasterCard Cardholders

Breathtaking Performances from Fantastic Seats

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

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Fond Farewells

Wendy Whelan to Bid Farewell to NYCB This Fall

After 30 years with New York City Ballet, Principal Dancer Wendy Whelan has announced that she will be leaving the Company during fall 2014, and her farewell performance is scheduled for Saturday, October 18 at 8 PM.

In addition to her farewell performance, Wendy is scheduled to appear in This Bitter Earth, La Sonnambula, New Mussorgsky/Ratmansky, and After the Rain pas de deux. (Please check the Casting page for further updates.)

Whether at her farewell event or another fall performance where she is dancing, we hope you will join us in honoring Wendy.

Photo by Henry Leutwyler © 2012

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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.

Renewing Subscribers: The purchase window for Standard Series subscriptions is now closed. If you are interested in renewing your subscription for the coming season, please call 212-496-0600 to speak with a Subscription Associate (Monday-Saturday 10 AM - 8 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM).

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Family Saturdays

Go behind the scenes with three families who attended NYC Ballet's Family Saturdays.

Join us for an inside look at the remarkable dancers of New York City Ballet and their extraordinary footwork from company class to onstage performance. Principal Dancer Daniel Ulbricht will lead a tour through the complex and energetic steps featured in ballets performed this fall season.

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NYCB in the Classroom

Announcing NYCB's 2014-15 School Programs

New York City Ballet offers an array of educational programs for elementary students in New York City, designed to encourage and showcase the artistic expression of students through exposure to ballet. Educators, apply now to participate during the 2014-15 school year.

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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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Help preserve the legacy of NYCB

Discover the Benefits of Planned Giving

The Serenade Society pays tribute to a special group of generous supporters who remember the Company in their wills or with other gift plans. These supporters ensure that New York City Ballet’s tradition of artistic excellence will be preserved for future generations.

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