The Brooklyn Nutcracker

A re-imagined holiday classic, The Brooklyn Nutcracker fuses ballet, hip-hop and a myriad of world dance genres to create a new tradition for today’s audience.

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.

The Brooklyn Nutcracker fulfills Brooklyn Ballet’s mission by providing the borough’s youth with opportunities to dance, by expanding the annual performance season for the professional artists in our company, by injecting contemporary ideas into a classic art form, and by working together with Brooklyn’s diverse communities on a Nutcracker we can call our own.


The Brooklyn Nutcracker (excerpts) from Brooklyn Ballet on Vimeo.

We are pleased to present 2017's The Brooklyn Nutcracker at the Irondale Center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Thursday, December 7 at 7:00 p. m.*
Friday, December 8 at 7:30 p. m.
Saturday, December 9 at 3:00 p. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Monday, December 11 at 7:30 p. m.
Wednesday, December 13 at 7:30 p. m.
Thursday, December 14 at 7:30 p. m.
Friday, December 15 at 3:00 p. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Saturday, December 16 at 3:00p. m. and 7:30 p. m.

*An opening night Gala reception follows the performance, details to be announced.

Three additional student performances for public schools  held on December 11, 12 and 14 at 11:30 a. m.

Irondale Center
85 S Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Tickets are available here