We are thrilled to announce that The Brooklyn Nutcracker Sweet! project on Kickstarter was 103% funded by 101 generous donors! We are over the moon excited by this milestone and we have YOU to thank. We are 110% grateful. 

With just 10 days left in our campaign, we can’t stop now. Keep the support for The Brooklyn Nutcracker Sweet coming! Share this one-of-a-kind production with your friends and family and encourage them to donate. Every dollar counts towards Brooklyn-nizing everyone’s favorite holiday classic! Donate today!

For starters, we’re thankful for YOU! Without your support for the past 10 + years we wouldn’t be where we are today and for that we say THANK YOU! With your support Brooklyn Ballet can continue to create amazing dance productions for all ages, including our upcoming remake of a holiday classic, “The Brooklyn Nutcracker Sweet!”

The Brooklyn Nutcracker Sweet! will feature the incredibly talented Ingrid Silva from Dance Theatre of Harlem as our Sugar Plum Fairy! We are so thrilled to have her in the production this year, so we wanted to take a moment to officially introduce her on the blog.

As of this Monday, The Brooklyn Nutcracker Sweet! Kickstarter is officially LIVE! This production has been a long time in the making, and we are thrilled to finally give it the time, money, and creativity it deserves. But we can’t do it alone! As many of you know, putting any high caliber production on stage is an expensive endeavor, and this performance is no exception.

Artistic Director Lynn Parkerson saw a unique opportunity to fuse a contemporary perspective with ballet technique by combining the magical Nutcracker tale with the celebrated diversity of Brooklyn.

Two weekends ago we had a lively and well attended children's audition for our one-of-a-kind Brooklyn Nutcracker Sweet. We will be starting rehearsals at the beginning of October and we can hardly wait to hear Nutcracker notes drifting out of our studio speakers! In October we will be launching our Kickstarter campaign for the Brooklyn Nutcracker, so be sure to stay stuned for a special promo video and updates.

As a new season begins at Brooklyn Ballet, we would like to invite you to participate in free sample classes at our Open House on Saturday, September 12th from 9:45 AM-6:15 PM. All ages welcome! See below for the detailed Open House schedule.

9:45-10:15 - Pre-Ballet I/II (ages 3 and 4 by September) with Jillian Greis

10:30-11:00 - Elementary Ballet I/II (ages 5 and 6 by September) with Elisabet Pereira

It's beginning to feel a lot like fall, and that means Nutcracker is right around the corner!

We are excited to be presenting a new holiday production, The Brooklyn Nutcracker Sweet! - an excerpt of Nutcracker dances this December 9-13 at The Actors Fund Arts Center in Downtown Brooklyn.

We're holding an audition for young dancers ages 9-15 on Sunday, September 13th at Brooklyn Ballet:

Ages 9-12 – 1:30-2:30

Join us for a celebratory performance at King's Theatre on Monday April 27 at 8pm to re-introduce this historic landmark to Brooklyn. Brooklyn Ballet will peform excerpts from “The Brooklyn Nutcracker” as well as a short preview of pieces from our latest season “Roots & New Ground”. Other groups set to perform include Brooklyn Youth Chorus, TriBeCaStan, and Casym Steel Orchestra.