Nutcracker Dream is a beautiful interpretation of the beloved holiday classic that premiered last season at the Emelin Theatre, and delighted audiences young and old with its artistry and storytelling. Inspired by the work of Marius Petipa and Rudolf Nureyev, Nutcracker Dream is a one-hour family friendly adaptation of the seasonal favorite, created by world-renowned Choreographer Carole Alexis, and performed by Westchester’s premier dance company Ballet des Amériques. Alexis’ interest in creating Nutcracker Dream is to bring families and friends together around the essence of what the story represents, namely, the beautiful balance between Marie’s childhood playfulness and her coming of age in the midst of her own circle of family and friends. 

Professional dancers from Ballet des Amériques perform the featured roles of the ballet, while additional roles will be cast by audition among young dancers from across the area.


Sun, Dec 15, 2019 @ 2pm & 5pm

Sat, Dec 21, 2019 @ 3pm & 7pm

Sun, Dec 22, 2019 @ 2pm & 5pm

Sat, Dec 28, 2019 @ 2pm & 5pm



Sugar Plum & Cavalier Dream Package | Tickets: $100

A holiday experience they – and you – will always remember. Join us on the Emelin Stage after the performance and meet the Sugar Plum Fairy, Cavalier and Marie. Take a picture with them on the Nutcracker set. The Dream Package also includes VIP seating, a complimentary beverage to enjoy during the show, and a swag bag filled with goodies including a special holiday sugar plum treat and Nutcracker Dream t-shirt as a special memento.

The funds from the Sugar Plum & Cavalier Dream Package help to support this production and  keep ticket prices affordable for all to enjoy the magic of this holiday classic. Thank you.

To select Sugar Plum and Cavalier Dream package, select ‘Purchase Tickets’ above, and choose seats in rows C or D (highlighted in pink) for your preferred show time.

 French-American choreographer Carole Alexis has electrified audiences with her Ballet des Amériques dance company since its foundation in 2011 and has won numerous awards and proclamations for her contributions to the arts and the advancement of culture. A student of Maurice Béjart, Alexis’ choreographic work is rooted in classical ballet training and tradition while drawing upon influences as disparate as children’s games, island rituals, natural phenomena, and modern urban life. Her dances entice and charm the viewer with elements of humor, psychological insight and surprise. Her company’s extensive and eclectic repertoire bears her distinctive signature and vision, reinvigorating “ballet” for new audiences and dance connoisseurs alike. 




Under the directorship of French-American choreographer Carole Alexis, Ballet des Amériques, has been staging productions at the Emelin Theatre since 2012. Proclaimed “Westchester’s Premier Dance Company” by the County Executive and recently voted “Best Ballet Company” by the editors of Westchester Magazine, Ballet des Amériques is committed to developing inclusive dance audiences through choreography and performances of the highest quality. Ballet des Amériques is proud to take its Nutcracker Dream on international tour following the productions at the Emelin. 



“Westchester is home to one of the most accomplished young ballet companies in the country. Alexis’ talented troupe displays fancy footwork that has placed them among the most celebrated companies in the region.” – Paul Adler, Westchester Magazine