My Very First Nutcracker


My Very First Nutcracker performances are sold out for 2016. Please join us at The San Jose Nutcracker, or at My Very First Ballet: Swan Lake, coming in May 2017.

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About My Very First Nutcracker

My Very First Nutcracker is a special one hour classical ballet presentation of The San Jose Nutcracker suitable for our youngest audiences, including children and toddlers of all ages.

My Very First Nutcracker features the first act of The San Jose Nutcracker, including a festive holiday party hosted by young Clara, her brother Fritz, and their family in San Jose at the turn of the last century. Meet fascinating Uncle Nikola and his electric gifts, including electric lighting for the home, an arc lamp, and a large electric coil that rivals the power of lightning itself. Marvel at a replica of the historic San Jose Light Tower which magically grows to rise above the streets of San Jose. Cheer on adorable mice and toy soldiers who compete to win a magic crown. Be enchanted by a winter wonderland presided over by the Queen of Snow. Introduce your family to the magic of classical ballet!

Featuring The New Ballet School Studio Company and students from The New Ballet School, The San Jose Nutcracker will feature the traditional score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.


Nutcracker and dance photos by Chris Conroy Photography

Historic Images courtesy of History San Jose