Armour Dance Theatre Nutcracker ballet is more than a holiday tradition with familiar music. Students from all five Armour Dance Theatre sites start preparing for The Nutcracker in August, rehearsing weekly and learning the ropes of being in a large-scale, full-length ballet production.
The cast of over 140 includes New World School of the Arts students in the more advanced roles, along with world-class guest stars, guaranteeing both quality and a level of diversity not seen in other local productions of The Nutcracker. Our goal is to make certain all children in the audience see performers on stage who look like them.
Over 7,000 public schoolchildren experience this production annually. The region’s first Sensory-Friendly Nutcracker was launched by Armour Dance Theatre (formerly known as Thomas Armour Youth Ballet.) in 2013. Through this effort, Armour Dance Theatre has become a leader by the local arts community in making the arts accessible to all children.
The Nutcracker is held at Miami-Dade County Auditorium every year. Since this was not possible in 2020 we made the performance of The Nutcracker on our Youtube Channel. To watch this performance click the button below.