The Nutcracker


The Nutcracker

“The Nutcracker” returns to live performance at the Stevens Center, December 9-18, 2022. Students from the schools of Dance, Music and Design & Production collaborate to produce this magical ballet. Experience the lush score, vivid staging and extraordinary performances that have made our UNCSA production a beloved holiday tradition.


Dance faculty member Ilya Kozadayev will choreograph the 2022 production. Guest Conductor Jiannan Cheng, who is on the faculty of Rowan University, leads the UNCSA Symphony Orchestra. Proceeds from net ticket sales fund student scholarships at UNCSA.

"The Nutcracker" — An original film

Premiered in December 2020, watch our 30-minute film.

The Nutcracker

Nutcracker Boutique

Bring the holiday magic home

"The Nutcracker" Boutique features an assortment of nutcrackers, snow globes, ornaments and more. 20% of every purchase will benefit the UNCSA Parent Support Organization (PSO). Shop in person at the Stevens Center before your showtime, or online. Purchases over $50 receive free shipping.

SHOP "The Nutcracker" Boutique
Nutcracker Virtual Backgrounds
Nutcracker virtual background

Spread the magic of "The Nutcracker" with custom virtual backgrounds for your next class or meeting.