❅ This holiday season, we’re bringing the magic of The Nutcracker straight to your home! ❅


“Clara’s Christmas Eve Dream” on Marquee TV

Now streaming in English and Spanish

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Produced by Iron Rose Productions

The short film, narrated by TWB Ballet Master Ruben Martin Cintas and dancer Alexa Torres as Clara, depicts Clara in her home as she experiences dreamlike visions of what occurred after she went to sleep on Christmas Eve. Featuring Ashley Murphy-Wilson as the magical Sugar Plum Fairy alongside our beautiful Cherry Blossoms, the heroic Nutcracker, and the evil Rat King, you too will be wondering if it was all just a dream…

Available in English and in Spanish narrations. Films are available to view with a TWB or Marquee TV subscription and are also available to rent or purchase for a small fee.

The Nutcracker Tea Party at Home

This Sunday, December 6, 3PM ET on YouTube

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Tune in for a 40-minute steaming and streaming Nutcracker experience – featuring guest performances, interactive activities, a special appearance by the Sugar Plum Fairy, the story of The Washington Ballet’s unique production of The Nutcracker, and behind the scenes interviews. This event is free to view and everyone is welcome to join us for tea!

Share photos of you and your family watching The Nutcracker Tea Party at Home with the hashtag #thewashingtonballet on Instagram. There will be some special prizes, so post and stay tuned!

Join us in making your very own Nutcracker diorama scene during The Nutcracker Tea Party! Click here to view the supply list.

FREE Nutcracker-themed ballet classes for children this Saturday

Celebrate the holiday season with the Smithsonian American Art Museum and The Washington Ballet!
10AM ET: Ages 5-7
11AM ET: Ages 8-10

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Enjoy two live virtual ballet classes designed for fun at home with the whole family. During these Nutcracker-themed classes, cover ballet basics, discover the magical score of Tchaikovsky, and learn more about how this classical ballet has become a beloved annual tradition for so many. Led by The Washington Ballet School instructors Monica Stephenson and Pamela Bjerknes, these two virtual classes are designed for children ages 5 to 7 and 8 to 10 years old at 10AM and 11AM respectively.

Company Connections Workshops

December 14-18
Join TWB Company dancers as they share videos, movement, conversation around favorite roles from TWB’s The Nutcracker

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By Theo Kossenas, media4artists

Learn “Mother Barnum” with Nicholas Cowden
Monday, December 14. 6:30PM-7:45PM, ET
All levels and abilities welcome
Virtual Zoom Studio
Cost: $20

Learn “Cardinals” with Jessy Dick
Wednesday, December 16, 6:30PM-8:30PM, ET
Level: Beginner Ballet 2/Advanced Beginner
Virtual Zoom Studio
Cost: $20

Learn “Cherry Blossoms” with Nardia Boodoo
Friday, December 18,  6:30PM-8:30PM, ET
Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Location: Virtual Zoom Studio
Cost: $20