Support the Nutcracker

There’s no more popular ballet than George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® and no more brilliant and magical a ballet narrative. Audiences – grown-ups as well as children – come back to it again and again, for Tchaikovsky’s great score, for its magic, as well as its profound insight into childhood. With the encouragement of the George Balanchine Trust, Miami City Ballet has commissioned the magnificent Cuban-American design-artists Isabel and Ruben Toledo to create an entirely new production for Fall 2017. – Lourdes Lopez

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It takes a lot to make the magic happen. Did you know…?

  • It takes 97 hrs of rehearsal for each child to learn his or her role in The Nutcracker®
  • We drop over 100 lbs of snow on stage during each performance!
  • We use over 300 pointe shoes during just one season of The Nutcracker®.

Consider making a gift today to help us bring this wondrous new adventure to life!

  • $25 helps fund an hour of live piano accompaniment in the studio during rehearsal.
  • $50 provides 10 pounds of “snow” to be dropped on stage.
  • $100 underwrites one pair of pointe shoes for a dancer.

Underwrite a Costume
Be a direct part of the production by sponsoring one of the many new pieces to be designed by Isabel and Ruben Toledo. Starting at just $1,000 you can help sponsor Marie in her nightgown, the Little Princess, the Polichinelles boys and girls, and many more! All costume sponsorships will receive recognition in the program in perpetuity for the entire length of the production.


Soldiers, Tin Soldier, Party Boys, Party Parents (Father or Mother), Grandfather or Grandmother, Fritz, Polichinelles (Boys or Girls), Dr. Stahlbaum, Frau Stahlbaum, Candy Canes (Male or Female), Chinese Tea (Female), Mice, Flowers, Hot Chocolate (Male or Female), Marzipan Sheperdesses, Snowflakes


Prince, Party Girls, Herr Drossellmeir, Chinese Tea (Male), Arabian Coffee (Female), Columbine, Harlequin, Hot Chocolate (Lead Female), Hot Chocolate (Lead Male)


Cavalier, Marie’s Party Dress, Mouse King


Sugar Plum Fairy, The Nutcracker, Mother Ginger


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