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Please Click Here to donate to New Haven Ballet’s Annual Appeal!

Your generosity keeps our dancers dancing – at the school through our training, Shared Ability, and DanceAIR programs and performances.
As a special thank you to those who have already donated and a glimpse at what your donations support, Click Here to view the Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker. This video will only be viewable through October 29, the end of the 2023 Annual Appeal. We ask everyone who views the video to consider making a $25 donation.
To learn more about our Annual Appeal, Click Here.
Thank you for your support of New Haven Ballet!

New Haven Ballet kicks off its 2023 Annual Appeal!

Please consider making a donation to New Haven Ballet during our 2023 Annual Appeal. Your support means the world to our dancers, making our superior training, performances and outreach programs possible.

Click Here to Donate

We are offering some amazing prizes this year —

The top four (4) donors over $1,000 will be invited to dine with the stars of The Nutcracker, joining guest artists from New York City Ballet, the Artistic Director, and others for dinner at Union League Cafe on Saturday, December 16 at 8:00 p.m. Must be 12+ years to dine.

Those who donate over $500 will be invited to view backstage the new Nutcracker sets premiering this year at the Shubert Theatre New Haven on Saturday, December 16 after the conclusion of the 5:00 p.m. performance. Must be 12+ years to attend.

No substitutes, trade or rain checks for prize winners.

To those who have already made a donation, thank you!

New Haven Ballet is offering Nutcracker tee shirts for purchase as a fundraiser to support NHB’s Nutcracker 2023 production. Each year we produce a tee shirt in a different color. This year’s Nutcracker tees are Bella + Canvas forest green, unisex sized, and made from 100% airlume combed, ringspun cotton jersey. All unisex youth and adult-sized tees cost $25 and are available in sizes XS to XL. We will be taking orders for Nutcracker tees this Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8, at 70 Audubon Street during Nutcracker rehearsals. Tee shirts must be pre-ordered and prepaid. The deadline to order your NHB Nutcracker tee shirt is Monday, October 9, 2023. We cannot accept late orders. Once the order is placed it will take approximately 4 weeks for the tees to come into the office.

Sample sizes will be in the New Haven office on Saturday and Sunday if you wish to see sizing, color, and quality. To place an order online please follow the link below. Choose the Saturday option and select the size and color tee shirt you would like.



Nutcracker tee shirts are a custom-made-to-order item and we are not able to take any new orders after the October 9 deadline.


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.

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