On Stage: The Nutcracker

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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

Final Preparations for The Nutcracker

Ever wonder what it takes to create a magical winter wonderland?

Final Preparations for The Nutcracker

Go behind the scenes to see the final preparations before The Nutcracker takes the stage.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Go behind the scenes to see the final preparations before The Nutcracker takes the stage.
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 

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 

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

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 

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

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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