For Teachers: The Nutcracker Ballet

The Nutcracker Ballet: Clara’s Christmas Tale
Teacher Resources

Immerse your students and children in the spellbinding world of dance, music, and holiday cheer as they witness the whimsical journey of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. This beautiful production is designed to captivate young imaginations, making it the perfect festive activity for families, classrooms, and holiday gatherings. Spread the joy and wonder of the season by sharing this link with your students and encouraging them to experience the adventure of The Nutcracker Ballet from the comfort of their homes. Don’t miss out on this delightful opportunity to create lasting holiday memories!

Educational Materials

Download excellent Teachers Resources from the Joffrey Ballet


Becoming a Ballerina: A Nutcracker Story

Steps to Ballet: Basic Exercises at the Barre

The Ballet Book: The Young Performer’s Guide to Classical Dance

The Nutcracker (illustrated picture book by Valeria Docampo)

A Child’s Introduction to the Nutcracker: The Story, Music, Costumes, and Choreography of the Fairly Tale Ballet


“Nutcracker” ballerinas’ most important accessory: Pointe shoes

How Ballerinas Customize their Pointe Shoes

A Day in the Life of a Ballerina

Joffrey ballet Auditions

Nutcracker Ballet Behind the Scenes, Royal Ballet

Nutcracker Ballet Royal Ballet in rehearsal, Royal Ballet

Nutcracker Ballet Module Credits

Creative Kids Education Foundation presents
The Nutcracker: Clara’s Christmas Tale: An Interactive Ballet Storybook

Executive Producer and Writer

Dr. Jama Laurent for the
Creative Kids Education Foundation


Scene 2 (Children’s March): New York City Ballet from George Balanchine´s The Nutcracker
Scene 3 (Arrival of Drosselmeyer): Astrakhan Ballet and Opera Theatre
Scene 4 (Nutcracker Party): All American Classical Ballet School 2015
Scene 5 (Departure of the Guests): Swedish National Ballet School and Royal Swedish Ballet School
Scene 6 (Growing Up): American Ballet Theatre with Mikhail Baryshnikov
Scene 7 (The Battle): Royal Ballet
Scene 8 (Transformation): American Ballet Theatre with Mikhail Baryshnikov
Scene 9 (Waltz of the Snowflakes): Royal Ballet
Scene 10A (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy): Bolshoi Ballet
Scene 10B (Waltz of the Flowers): New York City Ballet from George Balanchine´s The Nutcracker
Scene 10C (Coffee: Arabian Dance): Moscow Ballet from Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Scene 11 (Pas de deux): American Ballet Theatre with Mikhail Baryshnikov


Design and Development

Ann Zumwinkle, John Marchena,
William Jimenez for

Audio and Video Production

Gioacchino Marincola, and
Doug Bland & Tod Foley for