Spotlight: Drosselmeier in The Nutcracker

Get Principal Dancer Lasha Khozashvili’s perspective on dancing the role of Drosselmeier in Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker.

Spotlight: Drosselmeier in The Nutcracker

Go behind the scenes to see the magic of The Nutcracker unfold. Principal Dancer Lasha Khozashvili shares an inside look at the role of Drosselmeier, Clara’s beloved uncle who sets her enchanted journey to The Nutcracker Prince’s kingdom in motion.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Go behind the scenes to see the magic of The Nutcracker unfold. Principal Dancer Lasha Khozashvili shares an inside look at the role of Drosselmeier, Clara’s beloved uncle who sets her enchanted journey to The Nutcracker Prince’s kingdom in motion.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Spotlight: Getting Ready for The Nutcracker

Peek inside the prep for Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker and get ready for the magic to unfold on stage.

Spotlight: Getting Ready for The Nutcracker

The Boston Opera House buzzes with behind-the-scenes preparations before the curtain opens on The Nutcracker. From the sparkling sets and costumes to the final moments backstage, get swept away in the magical making of this beloved holiday tradition.

Video by Ernesto Galan

The Boston Opera House buzzes with behind-the-scenes preparations before the curtain opens on The Nutcracker. From the sparkling sets and costumes to the final moments backstage, get swept away in the magical making of this beloved holiday tradition.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Inside Look: The Nutcracker's Arabian Dance

What does it take to perform the alluring Arabian dance?

Inside Look: The Nutcracker's Arabian Dance

Taking on the role of Arabian dancer in The Nutcracker requires flexibility, strength, and above all, attitude. Watch how Soloist Rachele Buriassi’s channels the character of the sinuous seductress.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Taking on the role of Arabian dancer in The Nutcracker requires flexibility, strength, and above all, attitude. Watch how Soloist Rachele Buriassi’s channels the character of the sinuous seductress.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

The Nutcracker Russian Dance

Catch a glimpse of the fast-paced and thrilling Russian Dance of Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker.

The Nutcracker Russian Dance

Catch a glimpse of the fast-paced and thrilling Russian Dance of Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Catch a glimpse of the fast-paced and thrilling Russian Dance of Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Spotlight: Snow Queen

Get a dancer's perspective on The Nutcracker from the wings.

Spotlight: Snow Queen

Boston Ballet's Principal Dancer Lia Cirio takes you behind-the-scenes for a dancer's perspective on The Nutcracker from the wings.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Boston Ballet's Principal Dancer Lia Cirio takes you behind-the-scenes for a dancer's perspective on The Nutcracker from the wings.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Frozen Snowflakes

Watch Boston Ballet's dancers in this slo-mo sneak peek of The Nutcracker's Snow Scene.

Frozen Snowflakes

Watch Boston Ballet's dancers in this sneak peek of The Nutcracker's Snow Scene with a little extra sparkle and magic thrown in.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Watch Boston Ballet's dancers in this sneak peek of The Nutcracker's Snow Scene with a little extra sparkle and magic thrown in.
Video by Ernesto Galan

On Stage: The Nutcracker

See the magic on stage and make memories with the ones you love

On Stage: The Nutcracker

An annual holiday tradition The Nutcracker captures the imagination and transports you to a world of magic.
Video by Ernesto Galan

An annual holiday tradition The Nutcracker captures the imagination and transports you to a world of magic.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Spotlight: Clara's Enchanted Journey

Follow Clara on her magical adventure to the Kingdom of the Nutcracker Prince where her wildest dreams come to life.

Spotlight: Clara's Enchanted Journey

The clock strikes midnight, a tree magically grows, and a young girl is transformed by her enchanted adventure to the Kingdom of the Nutcracker Prince. Join Clara on a remarkable journey that will leave you wondering, was it all a dream?

Video by Ernesto Galan

The clock strikes midnight, a tree magically grows, and a young girl is transformed by her enchanted adventure to the Kingdom of the Nutcracker Prince. Join Clara on a remarkable journey that will leave you wondering, was it all a dream?

Video by Ernesto Galan

Spotlight: Ji Young Chae as Dew Drop

Get Principal Dancer Ji Young Chae’s perspective on performing the dazzling role of Dew Drop in The Nutcracker.

Spotlight: Ji Young Chae as Dew Drop

Principal Dancer Ji Young Chae shares her magical memories of performing the role of Dew Drop in The Nutcracker. Discover how she feels in the exhilarating moments before stepping on stage to lead the March of the Flowers.   

Video by Ernesto Galan

Principal Dancer Ji Young Chae shares her magical memories of performing the role of Dew Drop in The Nutcracker. Discover how she feels in the exhilarating moments before stepping on stage to lead the March of the Flowers.   

Video by Ernesto Galan

Spotlight: Nutcracker Prince vs. Mouse King

Go behind the scenes as the Nutcracker Prince and Mouse King get ready for the season's biggest showdown.

Spotlight: Nutcracker Prince vs. Mouse King

In a battle between the Nutcracker Prince and Mouse King, who will prevail? Watch their long-standing rivalry play out as they train for their epic face-off and the ultimate prize—possession of the Castle of the Snow King and Queen.

In a battle between the Nutcracker Prince and Mouse King, who will prevail? Watch their long-standing rivalry play out as they train for their epic face-off and the ultimate prize—possession of the Castle of the Snow King and Queen.

From the Wings: The Nutcracker

Get the dancer's perspective on The Nutcracker. 

From the Wings: The Nutcracker

Watch from the wings at the Boston Opera House for a new look at a holiday classic.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Watch from the wings at the Boston Opera House for a new look at a holiday classic.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Spotlight: Sugar Plum Fairy

Principal Dancer Ashley Ellis on what the role of Sugar Plum Fairy means to her. 

Spotlight: Sugar Plum Fairy

"There's just something about this ballet that's extra special." - Ashley Ellis
Go behind the scenes with Principal Dancer Ashley Ellis as she shares the magic that goes into bringing the Sugar Plum Fairy to life. 
Video by Ernesto Galan 

"There's just something about this ballet that's extra special." - Ashley Ellis
Go behind the scenes with Principal Dancer Ashley Ellis as she shares the magic that goes into bringing the Sugar Plum Fairy to life. 
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Two Dancers, 14 Roles

Go behind-the-scenes and see the many characters performed during The Nutcracker

Two Dancers, 14 Roles

Principal Dancer Paul Craig and Second Soloist Diana Albrecht demonstrate a whirlwind of costume changes in The Nutcracker.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Principal Dancer Paul Craig and Second Soloist Diana Albrecht demonstrate a whirlwind of costume changes in The Nutcracker.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

The illusion we create is intended to deepen your understanding of reality.

Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director
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