at Bronx Dance Theatre
BDT held its first performance of excerpts from Nutcracker Ballet in 1987 as a small Studio Workshop Performance. Over the next few years, Artistic Director Barbara Klein, choreographed and staged a full length Nutcracker Ballet that became a Bronx wide Holiday tradition for over the next 25 years.
The Ballet included Over 75 classically trained children and teens Dancers ages 6-8 in such roles as mice and angels; while the more advanced students ages 10 -21 took on the roles of Clara, The Mouse King, the Nutcracker and more! The Ballet included Pas du deux, and the classical “Snow Flake Ballet” and “Waltz of the Flowers”. The production featured over 300 costumes. theatrical backdrops, props and more