New Orleans Ballet Association Presents The Nutcracker Suite

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – This holiday season, New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA), in partnership with the New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund (NOTCF), present The Nutcracker Suite on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Tulane University’s Dixon Hall. Experience the magic of Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday adventure in a new, special one-hour production perfect for the entire family. 

From an enchanting party, a dramatic battle and dancing dolls to a whimsical journey to the Land of Sweets, this magical tale is uniquely brought to life by 200 participants ages 6-70+ of NOBA’s nationally award-winning 31-year partnership with NORD. 

“This very special intergenerational production gives our community dance program participants, both youth and senior citizens, the opportunity to showcase their talents on stage together in a timeless classic that the whole family can enjoy,” says New Orleans Ballet Association Executive Director Jenny Hamilton. “We extend our deepest gratitude to the New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund, Tulane University Department of Theatre and Dance, and First Horizon for making this holiday production possible.”

Throughout the year, NOBA offers tuition-free dance, health and wellness programming to all ages at up to 20 sites throughout the Greater New Orleans area. For The Nutcracker Suite, each participating community center or school where classes are taught is assigned a part (angels, mice, soldiers, etc.), and students learn choreography from their respective instructors during the fall. All students come together for the first time the day before the performance for rehearsals at Tulane University. This unique, intergenerational production features NOBA’s Pre-Professional Program students in soloist roles such as Sugarplum and Snow Queen and Senior Dance Fitness Program participants in a special Grandparents dance in the opening scene. Students participate in all productions free of charge, and there is never a fee for costumes.

Tickets for The Nutcracker Suite are $15 and can be purchased online at Seating is general admission.

For more information about NOBA’s community dance programs or upcoming performances, please visit Follow @nobadance on Facebook and Instagram


  • Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE: Friday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. at the Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, NOCCA (New Orleans, LA)
  • Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo: Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mahalia Jackson Theater (New Orleans, LA)
  • MOMIX in ALICE: Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mahalia Jackson Theater (New Orleans, LA)
  • State Ballet of Georgia: Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 7:30 p.m at the Mahalia Jackson Theater (New Orleans, LA)

NOBA’s 2022-23 Main Stage Season offers three options for subscription. Subscribers also enjoy a variety of additional perks included in the price of the subscription which can be found here.  Discounts are available for students with a valid student ID.

Grand Plus Series Season Subscription: up to 25% off all five productions in the season, plus the most comprehensive benefits package. Prices range from $179 to $599 depending on seat location.

Grand Series Season Subscription: up to 20% off four productions (this subscription level does not include Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE), plus a robust assortment of benefits. Prices range from $136 to $580 depending on seat location.

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