Alanna Morris-Van Tassel
with Brooklyn-Born and Dance Magazine’s ‘25 to Watch’ 2018 ALANNA MORRIS-VAN TASSEL

Brooklyn Ballet creates in a spirit of inclusivity and in celebration of diverse dance styles. This is the core of our mission.  After a run of sold out performances last year, The Brooklyn Nutcracker is back, and bigger than ever before.  It is the perfect show for Brooklyn, and we hope you will become a backer. Your gift supports the creativity of our choreographers & collaborators, the excellence of the dancers, and the promise of our Youth Ensemble.

We are pleased to invite you to our Opening Night Gala of The Brooklyn Nutcracker! Tickets include premier seating to this acclaimed holiday performance, immediately followed by a sumptous dinner at Maison May - a beautiful and intimate brownstone, just a short walk from the theater. Dinner will be a specially-chosen menu of locally sourced, sustainably produced farm-to-table fine cuisine.

We are thrilled to present the return of The Brooklyn Nutcracker, December 7-16, at the Irondale Center in downtown Brooklyn. Following a sold-out premiere season in 2016, The Brooklyn Nutcracker fuses ballet, hip-hop and an array of world dance genres to create a new tradition for today’s audience.

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, September 9, 10am-5pm

Children's classes free! 


10:00-10:30 — Pre-Ballet I + II (age 3 + 4 by September)

10:45-11:30 — Elementary Ballet I + II (age 5 + 6 by September) 

11:45-12:30 — Beginner Teen Ballet (ages 13-18) 

*12:30-2:00 — Ballet Conservatory IA/II Placement ages 8-12  

The Gaudium Award is presented by the Breukelein Institute, a non-religious, not-for-profit organization under the direction of the Brooklyn Oratory of St. Philip Neri. The Breukelein Institute is devoted to affirming, improving, and reforming the quality of life in the City of New York, and particularly the County of Kings, through the development and support of programs that foster educational, social, and recreational activities. 

The Brooklyn Nutcracker transforms familiar Nutcracker characters and scenes to represent the diverse traditions and vibrant culture of melting pot Brooklyn. Starting from the point of view of old Dutch Brooklyn and leading to our iconic Flatbush Avenue, the production is fresh and full of virtuosity— in essence, a Christmastime love letter to the borough we call home.

Learn more about these talented choreographers below, and join us for a performance - July 21 & 22 at The Actors Fund Arts Center in Downtown Brooklyn!