Photo Credit: Ruth Judson

The Nutcracker

DECEMBER 28 & 29
2pm and 7pm

Enjoy the opulent festivities of Clara’s party as she & her guests encounter wondrous surprises while dancing the night away to merry melodies. You’ll be spellbound as she befriends a Nutcracker who comes to life just in time to do battle with the Mouse King and his mischievous band of mice. Travel along with Clara through a moonlit snowy forest filled with dancing snowflakes to the Land of Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy reigns over delightful dances from around the world. You’ll have visions of sugarplums long after the final curtain falls.

2023 American Holiday Festival

The U.S. Army Orchestra

DAR Constitution Hall
1776 D Street, NW
Washington, DC

December 1, 2023 at 8pm
December 2, 2023 at 3pm & 8pm
December 3, 2023 at 3pm

Join the Soldiers of The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” as they ring in the Washington, DC holiday season at DAR Constitution Hall! VBC dancers will perform Nutcracker excerpts in these festive free concerts. Reserve your free tickets today!

Photo Credit: Ruth Judson

Dancer photo credit: Artistry Reimagined, Graphics banner shared courtesy of The National Theatre Foundation

Saturday Morning Live!
Selections from the Nutcracker

A Program of The National Theatre Foundation

National Theatre
1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
December 9, 2023 9:30 & 11:00am

Journey with Clara as she goes on a magical adventure to the Land of Sweets to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy. Our dancers will perform excerpts from this timeless classic while the story is read aloud. Join us for a meet and greet with the characters after the show!

Tickets are free but reservations are required. Get your tickets today at National Theatre’s AllEvents page.

Saturday Morning Live! is made possible thanks to The Jacqueline Badger Mars Next Generation Fund and the generosity of Friends of The National Theatre. VBC is grateful to all of those involved in providing this program to the community.

Photo Credit: Artistry Reimagined


VBC Adult Classes

VBC offers a vibrant adult dance program! We have classes for all experience levels in many dance styles. Classes are booked through Punchpass and reservations are encouraged. For class schedules and class bookings, click here.

Community Engagement

Dedicated to sharing dance with our community

VBC has embarked on a post pandemic revival of our community outreach program providing free community dance instruction, community performances, and partnerships for tickets to our in-theater productions. Dancers in our Touring Ensemble engage in giving back to the community and sharing their passion for dance.  Visit to see past performances and upcoming events. Contact our studio for information on our Touring Ensemble performing for your residents or community events.

Photo courtesy USAF Band

Mission + Legacy

We provide exceptional, authentic classical ballet and contemporary dance training.

Since 1950, the Virginia Ballet Company has been instilling students with the life skills of self-discipline and self-confidence through rigorous training and performance opportunities. We focus on continuing the rich tradition of classical choreography by instructing our dancers on the history of dance, its pioneers, and its methods of instruction.

Photo Credit: Artistry Reimagined