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 at Lincoln Center. The newly-revised curriculum focuses on active art making, collaboration, and critical reflection through poetry and creative movement.

Program: five in-school workshops, teacher professional development session, NYCB student matinee performance
Dates: The Nutcracker Project programming takes place between October and December
Grade levels: 3rd and 4th grade
Cost: $400 per class

This project was a beautiful enrichment activity that allowed my students to express their creativity and cooperate and collaborate with their classmates to create something beautiful. — 4rd grade teacher, Queens


Photo © Rosalie O'Connor