New York Theater Ballet’s 2014/15 Once Upon a Ballet Series

December 19, 2014 – June 7, 2015
1 – 3:30PM

New York Theatre Ballet presents the 2014-15 series of Once Upon a Ballet, which will includes four, hour-long family ballets: Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker (December 19-21, 2015), Cinderella (February 6-8, 2015), GOOSE! (March 6-8, 2015), and Carnival of the Animals (June 5-7, 2015). All performances take place at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC. Tickets are $35 for Children and $40 Adults; Subscriptions run from $90 to $140. Tickets and series subscriptions are available online or via email at, or by mailing an order form (available online) with check or credit card information to New York Theatre Ballet, 131 East 10th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10003.

“For all their childlike wonder, most story ballets don’t cater to the average kid’s attention span. With its long-running Once Upon a Ballet Series, New York Theater Ballet consolidates the classics into hour-long productions for the under-10 crowd and puts parents’ minds at ease.”

The New York Times

Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker – December 19-21, 2014

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) returns for a fourth year of Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker, an enchanting holiday ballet. From clockwork imps to a luminous owl that flies above the audience, mice dressed in polka dots and dancers dancing with huge chopsticks, this timeless, re-imagined classic bursts with energy and excitement. This holiday ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, is set in Art Nouveau style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time NYTB choreographer, Keith Michael, and costumes by Resident Costume Designer of the Metropolitan Opera, Sylvia Nolan.

“One of the most kid-friendly around!” – The New York Times

Cinderella – February 7-8, 2015

With a Dancing Clock, wacky Stepsisters and everyone’s favorite princess, Cinderella features choreography by Donald Mahler, costumes by Metropolitan Opera’s Resident Costume Designer, Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan and sets by Gillian Bradshaw Smith. Appropriate for girls and boys of all ages.

GOOSE! – March 7-8, 2015

The wit, wisdom, and whimsy of a lively baker’s dozen of Mother Goose characters. They literally leap from the page to the stage to stir the imagination of the young and the young-at-heart, just as they have for centuries!

Carnival of the Animals – June 6-7, 2015

In a magical forest, Queen Diana and her shaggy lion rule a charming assortment of animals who live more or less peaceably until a pair of lost children wander in, and then the fun begins! Choreography by Beth Storey Taylor.



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