Teachers

Mohawk Valley Performing Arts believes in making the arts accessible to children. We believe in giving all students the opportunity to be exposed to the arts. The Nutcracker has two days worth of performances specifically dedicated to students.

The dates for the 2019 School Performance are:

Thursday, December 5th at 10:00am
Friday, December 6th at 10:00am

This is the perfect occasion to allow students to get up close and personal with ballet giving them an experience of a lifetime.

The story and history of the Nutcracker Ballet is one that aids easily to literature and history lessons. With Common Core, the Nutcracker is an excellent way to touch upon the integration of knowledge and ideas; literature standards. Lessons and standards will be uploaded shortly for various grade levels.

Reservations are being taken now. Please reserve your seats for this magical spectacular as soon as you can in order to have the best seats. Seating is determined by the date when the reservation is received in full payment. The ticket price is $6.00 per person and is BOCES aidable at your option.

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Common Core Material Available for You

The 2020 Nutcracker Cancelled

Since 1980, Mohawk Valley Performing Arts has brightened the holiday season for years through its staging of the classic “The Nutcracker.” The Board of Directors and artistic staff have endeavored to make our production unique, through major investments in sets, costumes, choreography, lighting and guest artists. Accordingly, Mohawk Valley Performing Arts “The Nutcracker” has afforded young dancers the unique opportunity to perform on the Stanley World Stage in front of large audiences every holiday season.

Faced with the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors along with our Artistic Director, has had to make the painful decision to cancel “The Nutcracker” for 2020. Multiple factors were considered in coming to this conclusion. To perform “The Nutcracker” under the state protocols and health considerations would do a disservice to our patrons, and, more importantly, our young dancers.

The Board is presently planning for a Spring Production of Cinderella. We are still offering our Arts Integration Program virtually to school districts. We expect to come back strong in the 2021 holiday season with our 40th production of “The Nutcracker” that will live up to the high standards of Mohawk Valley Performing Arts.

Sincerely,

Lisa Burline Roser
President, Mohawk Valley Performing Arts