December 8-10 & 15-17, 2023 at DeVos Performance Hall

Share in the classic holiday tradition with Grand Rapids Ballet as we present The Nutcracker at DeVos Performance Hall! Experience the magic as Grand Rapids Ballet Company Dancers grace the stage performing choreography by Val Caniparoli before an immersive set imagined by Chris Van Allsburg and designed by world-famous Eugene Lee. Enjoy Tchaikovsky’s renowned score played by the Grand Rapids Symphony as you follow Clara as she receives a magical Nutcracker from her uncle, Herr Drosselmeier, which takes her on an adventure through the land of the sweets. Become mesmerized as Clara fights off impending mice in a battle alongside brave soldiers and explores the enchanting land with the Sugar Plum Fairy and her gallant Cavalier. After they enjoy a celebration with Spanish Chocolate, Chinese Tea, Arabian Spices, French Pastilles, and many more newfound friends, Clara awakens at home, questioning if the magic is real or if it was all just a dream. 

The Nutcracker is generously sponsored by Sweet Express, Foster Swift and Meijer.


December 10, 2023 at the Amway Grand Plaza

Join Grand Rapids Ballet for our annual tradition, Clara’s Nutcracker Party! Taking place on Sunday, December 10, 2023, at the Amway Grand Plaza. This festive event is the perfect way to ring in the holiday season, adding to the family-favorite performance, The Nutcracker making this an experience your children will never forget.

Clara’s Nutcracker Party includes an arts and crafts activity, a reading of the Nutcracker tale, a performance by Grand Rapids Ballet School, all topped off with a brunch that will please both children and adults alike.


Grand Rapids Ballet is delighted to announce our 2023-2024 Season. The 23-24 season features an abundance of world-premiere choreography, an array of well-known inspirational repertory, and beloved classical works, programming for everyone to enjoy!

Our 2023-2024 season is packed full of dynamic pieces in Contemporary VisionsJumpstart 2024, and In The Upper Room, right in our very own Peter Martin Wege Theatre, showcasing a range of diverse styles and themes. Throughout our 23-24 season Grand Rapids Ballet continues to present beloved classical family-friendly ballets such as The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty on a grand scale at DeVos Performance Hall with the Grand Rapids Symphony.  

The 2023-24 season is not only thrilling for our GRB Company but also for Grand Rapids Ballet School’s Junior Company. The Jr. Company is pleased to present two spectacular productions, Carnival of the Animals and Snow White, at our Peter Martin Wege Theatre.

Our 2023-24 season subscriptions are open to new and current subscribers!

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