The Nutcracker Suite - New Orleans Ballet Association

“Heartwarming and spectacular!”

– Audience Member

The Nutcracker Suite

SUN | DEC 04, 2022 | 3PM & 6PM

All performances of The Nutcracker Suite are SOLD OUT.

Experience the magic of Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday adventure in a new, special one-hour production perfect for the entire family.  

From an enchanting party, a dramatic battle and dancing dolls to a whimsical journey to the Land of Sweets, this magical tale is uniquely brought to life by 200 participants ages 6-70+ of NOBA’s nationally award-winning 31-year partnership with NORD.  

“This very special inter-generational production gives our community dance program participants, both youth and senior citizens, the opportunity to showcase their talents on stage together in a timeless classic that the whole family can enjoy,” says New Orleans Ballet Association Executive Director Jenny Hamilton. “We extend our deepest gratitude to the New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund, Tulane University Department of Theatre and Dance, and First Horizon for making this holiday production possible.” 

Throughout the year, NOBA offers tuition-free dance, health and wellness programming to all ages at up to 20 sites throughout the Greater New Orleans area. For The Nutcracker Suite, each participating community center or school where classes are taught is assigned a part (angels, mice, soldiers, etc.), and students learn choreography from their respective instructors during the fall. All students come together for the first time the day before the performance for rehearsals at Tulane University. This unique, inter-generational production features NOBA’s Pre-Professional Program students in soloist roles such as Sugarplum and Snow Queen and Senior Dance Fitness Program participants in a special Grandparents dance in the opening scene. Students participate in all productions free of charge, and there is never a fee for costumes. 

The Nutcracker Suite is presented in partnership with the New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund.

The Nutcracker Suite


SUN | DEC 04, 2022 | 3PM & 6PM

All performance are SOLD OUT

Dixon Hall, Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana

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