• George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

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A Magical Experience for the Whole Family!

When Miami City Ballet staged its new production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® in 2017, our audiences were delighted that a South Florida dance company could create a winter wonderland despite the lack of snow.

Every season since, we have continued to capture the holiday spirit with this captivating display of Balanchine’s choreography performed by over 100 dancers against a background of spirited Tchaikovsky music, dazzling costumes, and glimmering sets.

Leave the world behind, and treat yourself and your family to seeing the stunning Miami version of this classic piece, snowflakes and all!

“Exquisite dancing, music, and costumes” – The Miami Herald

Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Duration: 2hrs, including one 20-minute intermission


George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Lourdes Lopez
Isabel and Ruben Toledo
Wendall K. Harrington
James F. Ingalls


Add Sparkles & Sweets to Your Experience

Add on Sparkles & Sweets to your Nutcracker tickets and enjoy adult and child-friendly beverages, sweets and treats at the pre-performance and intermission party. Available for the Dec 19-21, 7pm performances at the Arsht Center ($99 pp). Buy Tickets.




Discover More

The Nutcracker Storybook
Share the story, introduce the characters and capture the imagination of the whole family with our free online Nutcracker storybook.

Click here to read the story.

The Nutcracker Downloadable Activity Sheets
Word Search
Crossword Puzzle
Nutcracker Mask
Costume Coloring Page
Soldiers Coloring Page
Make Your Own Crown

Nutcracker Playlist
Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with all your favorite Nutcracker melodies below, or follow MCB on Spotify.


Watch: The Making of The Nutcracker
Behind the scenes with Isabel and Ruben Toledo