Jersey City Nutcracker
Audition for lead roles, ages 8+, on Saturday, September 8! (Participants must also attend minimum 1 class/week at the School of Nimbus Dance Works.) Click here for more information.
NimbusPRESENTS the 9th annual Jersey City Nutcracker, an adapted narrative of the classic holiday ballet. Set to Tchaikovsky’s renowned orchestral score but set in current-day Jersey City, Jersey City Nutcracker reaches contemporary audiences with magic, enchantment and fun! Jersey City Nutcracker tells the story of two children’s adventure, following them through fantasy, adversity, and celebration with lessons about friendship and community along the way. With a youth cast of over 100 student performers, Jersey City Nutcracker brings together the community to create and perform this family-friendly and professional series of performances.
Performance Dates: December 11-23, 2018
Goldman Sachs is the Lead Sponsor of Jersey City Nutcracker.
Cookies (Age 4-5, Level I) : Tuesday 5:10-5:40 or Thursday 5:10-5:40 or Saturday 10:25-10:55
Always the cutest part of the JC Nutcracker, the Cookies dance in the Second Act. Cookies are the children of Mama Cannoli and come out from underneath her enormous skirt to perform a high spirited and energetic dance of their own. Cookies also join the entire cast onstage during the finale.
Angels (Age 6-8, Level II) : Monday 5:20-6:00 or Saturday 11:30-12:10
Usher our story’s protagonists into a more beautiful Jersey City under the watchful eye of the Statue of Liberty. This section offers more complex choreography and musical dancing to the Nutcracker’s beautiful Tchaikovsky score.
Rats & Bullies/B-Boys & B-Girls (Ages 7-18) : Friday 5:15-6:10
Engage in the ultimate battle between good and evil! Perform contemporary and hip hop choreography as the Nutcracker and the Rat King battle it out.