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New Haven Ballet annually presents a full-length production of The Nutcracker choreographed by Lisa Sanborn at the historic Shubert Theatre in downtown New Haven. This wonderful favorite is set to music by Tchaikovsky and has become a holiday tradition for many residents of the greater New Haven area. While NHB was unable to perform its full-length production live in 2020, NHB’s Company dancers performed the Waltz of the Flowers privately for video recording (full recorded production is below.)

Please continue to check back on this page for updates on a live 2021 production of The Nutcracker or connect with us below.

We look forward to being with our audiences again soon!

Banner Photo: Thomas Giroir Photography © 2021


To provide the greater New Haven Community with exceptional classical ballet training, performances, and outreach programs, that nurture appreciation of ballet and foster the joy of dance.

On October 31, 2020, NHB’s Board of Directors adopted the following Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

New Haven Ballet celebrates those who aspire to excellence in classical ballet. A culture of creativity is the core of our work and diversity promotes innovation. The arts can provide powerful life-changing experiences that prepare students and impact audiences to lead more successful, meaningful and culturally rich lives. The arts can also prove to be an important platform for social change. At New Haven Ballet we are passionate about creating an inclusive dance environment and performances that promote and value diversity and inclusion. We will continue to strive to increase diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective, which will improve and strengthen our work.