The Nutcracker Project



The Nutcracker Project is designed to promote individual and group artistic expression inspired by themes, choreography, and music from George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®. NYCB Teaching Artists and classroom teachers engage students in interdisciplinary workshops and lessons, and all participants attend a live performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® at Lincoln Center. The curriculum focuses on active art-making, collaboration, and critical reflection through poetry and creative movement.

October – December 2017
Program: five in-school workshops, teacher professional development session, NYCB student matinee performance
Grade levels: 3rd and 4th grade
Cost: $400 per class


"It was great to see the kids have an opportunity to dance and perform without high stakes. They were encouraged to do their best and that whatever they created would be beautiful." — 4th grade teacher, Brooklyn


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