Nimbus presents ‘Jersey City Nutcracker’ 2017

Photo by Megan Maloy
Photo by Megan Maloy

JERSEY CITY – For the 8th consecutive year, the modern dance company Nimbus will present a local holiday favorite, The Jersey City Nutcracker. Set to Tchaikovsky’s renowned orchestral score, Jersey City Nutcracker tells the story of two children’s city adventure, following them through fantasy, adversity, and celebration with lessons about friendship and community along the way.
The performances will take place at the Frank R. Conwell Auditorium, 107 Bright St., Jersey City, on Friday, Dec. 15 at 7p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Tickets are $15-$40 with student, senior and group discounts available, and can be ordered at
School matinee performances take place Tuesday, Dec. 12, Wednesday, Dec. 13, and
Thursday, Dec. 14 at 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. on all three days. For information on groups sales for school matinee performances, email or call (201) 377-0718.
Directed and choreographed by Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott, with libretto by Alysia Souder, costumes by Jennifer Bentley, and lighting by Lance Michel, Jersey City Nutcracker features Nimbus Dance Works’ Professional Company Dancers with talented local youth from the school of Nimbus Dance Works as well as from Cornelia F. Bradford School, Frank R. Conwell Elementary and Middle School and Martin Center for the Arts.
Lead youth performers include Lucy Reider and Quincy Willingham (High Tech High School), Angel Browne (Snyder High School) and Victoria Arias (Newark Arts High). Plus – guest appearances by local celebrities!
For the sixth straight year, Goldman Sachs is the lead sponsor of Jersey City Nutcracker.
Says Anthony Cammarata Jr., Managing Director, Corporate Services and Real Estate at Goldman Sachs: “Now in its 8th season, Nimbus Dance Works’ production of the Jersey City Nutcracker is a special tradition that brings professional dancers, talented youth, and the local community together in celebration of the holiday season. Goldman Sachs is pleased to continue serving as lead sponsor for this production and congratulates Nimbus on its continued growth and expanded reach across Jersey City.”
With five public weekend performances, and six school matinee performances, over 3,000 audience members will attend Jersey City Nutcracker this year.