NEW YORK CITY BALLET
Music The Nutcracker (1892) by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky Choreography George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust Premiere February 2, 1954, NYCB, City Center of Music and Drama Original Cast Maria Tallchief, Nicholas Magallanes, Tanaquil LeClerq, Michael Arshansky, Alberta Grant, Susan Kaufman, Paul Nickel.
During the holiday period, the entire Company is immersed in activities surrounding George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. All 90 dancers, 62 musicians, 32 stagehands and two casts of 50 young students each from the School of American Ballet join forces to make each performance as magical as possible. All prints are flush mounted on a substrate of styrene board known for its smooth surface and archival qualities.