Nutcracker Performances

BalletNova’s Nutcracker has become a holiday tradition with thousands of families!  A professional production that includes children, it is a great way to be introduced to ballet and live theater for the first time. BalletNova is proud to present a brand-new production of the holiday classic for the 2018 season! Experience new costumes, new characters and new choreography! Please join us for these live events listed on the dates below.


Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm 

Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm 

Audition Information: 

Click here for more information about Nutcracker 2019 Open Auditions on September 6, 7 and 20.


Kenmore Middle School

202 S Carlin Springs Road


Ticket Information:

Advance Sale: $23-47

Youth/Senior discounts available
(additional $3 at the door, so get your tickets early!)

*For handicap seating, please contact BalletNova at 703.778.3008.

Theater Parking Information: 

Please follow all posted rules and regulations for on street parking as BalletNova is not responsible for any ticketing or towing as a result of parking illegally. 

Guest Artist: Jarod Curley as the Cavalier

Jarod Curley was born in Bethesda, Maryland and began his dance studies at the Frederick School of Classical Ballet in Frederick, Maryland in 2004. He continued his training at The CityDance Conservatory in Rockville, Maryland with Ivy Chow and at Next Generation Ballet in Tampa, Florida, under the mentorship of Peter Stark. Curley spent his senior year of high school training on scholarship at the John Cranko School, the affiliate school of the Stuttgart Ballet.

Curley has participated in summer programs at Next Generation Ballet, School of American Ballet, Harid Conservatory, San Francisco Ballet School, Ellison Ballet and IBStage. He was a finalist at the Prix de Lausanne in 2015 and at the Youth America Grand Prix in 2015 and 2016.

Curley joined American Ballet Theatre Studio Company in September 2016, joined the main Company as an apprentice in December 2018 and became a member of the corps de ballet in June 2019.

Behind the Scenes & Girl Scout Programs

Go behind the scenes and hear all about the production process, the history of dance and the Nutcracker ballet, learn ballet moves, about pointe shoes, see dancers, costumes, and the stage up close.  Girl Scouts can earn activities for their Nutcracker badge. Click here for more information.

BalletNova at Barnes & Noble

Please join BalletNova as we spread Nutcracker cheer for all to hear throughout the area! We'll be at the following Barnes & Noble locations for storytimes! Come hear the story of The Nutcracker, watch performance excerpts and meet the dancers!

Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner - November 2 - 11:30am

Barnes & Noble Clarendon - November 9 - 11:30am - BalletNova is hosting a Bookfair this day! 

Barnes & Noble Seven Corners - November 16 - 11:30am

BalletNova Center for Dance is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Programs are supported in part by the ARTSFairfax, Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Professional Athletes Foundation, Wegners CPAs and the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City.