Learn the Story


Learn the wonderful story of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, as told by members of the Pennsylvania Ballet. Featuring footage from the Pennsylvania Ballet’s 2019 production.


Learn the Gestures


What does the Nutcracker Prince tell the Sugar Plum Fairy? Learn about ballet pantomime in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, from mice to hot chocolate!


Make a Connection

Hear from Pennsylvania ballet dancers and staff as they share with us the importance of this holiday tradition and their personal connection to Nutcracker. What does the Nutcracker mean to you?


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Season & Tickets

Whether you enjoy the grandeur and pageantry of full-length ballets or the breathtaking innovation of more contemporary works, our 54th season consists of a mixed repertoire designed to thrill and delight.

Meet the Ballet

Pennsylvania Ballet comprises a team of dedicated professionals—each one devoted to bringing you the most thrilling and inspired works ballet has to offer.

The School

The School of Pennsylvania Ballet offers the highest caliber dance education of any program in the Greater Philadelphia area, providing our students with exceptional technical training and unparalleled performance opportunities.