Capturing the essence of a child’s wonder and imagination in beautiful music and dance, The Nutcracker has been enjoyed by audiences for more than a century, inspiring and connecting generations of families. Now the spirit it brings to the holiday season is available in your own back yard.

Our presentation features our local students, some as young as 4 years old, performing with professional dancers heralding from all around the greater Boston and surrounding areas, bringing the beauty of this magical ballet closer to you, so that it may be part of your family’s tradition. Dancing in the performances are professional dancers and students including Brookline residents Yaheli Nissim and Margarita Gladysheva.

NEMA is a non-profit organization dedicated to instilling a love of ballet to students of all ages. Operated by former professional ballet dancers Cosmin and Melinda Marculetiu, NEMA is celebrating its 3rd year teaching the skills of ballet, and giving many children the confidence to perform for the first time before an audience.

The Nutcracker performances are at the New England Movement Arts Black Box Theatre, 123 Muller Road, Burlington, MA 01803: Saturday, December 12th at 6pm and Sunday, December 13th at 2pm. Tickets are available by visiting

Catch the spirit of the season while supporting local artists, this December at the NEMA’s presentation of the Nutcracker!