Ethan Schweitzer-Gaslin (guest dancer from Ballet Idaho) and Mia Kimura

Performances & Tickets

Oct.17, 2016

A Nutcracker Tea

December 10-18, 2016

Tickets run $17-33

Performance times:

buyDecember 10th (Saturday) 2:00pm (Green cast)


December 10th (Saturday) 7:00pm (Red cast)

buyDecember 11th (Sunday) at 2:00pm (Green cast)

buyDecember 16th (Friday) at 7:00pm (Green cast)

buyDecember 17th (Saturday) at 2:00pm (Red cast)


December 17th (Saturday) 7:00pm (Green cast)

buyDecember 18th (Sunday) at 2:00pm (Red cast)

(Green and Red casts refer to NWDT company dancer casting roles. Guest dancers including Little Angels, Mice, Soldiers, Party Boys, Party Parents, Chefettes and Gingerbread perform in each show.)

Performance venue: PCC Sylvania Performing Arts Center, 12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, Oregon
Photo by Carrigg Photography & Design

Ethan Schweitzer-Gaslin (guest dancer from Ballet Idaho) and Mia Kimura. Photo by Carrigg Photography & Design.

Each December Northwest Dance Theatre presents its annual holiday production of A Nutcracker Tea, a family-friendly adaptation of the holiday story that follows Clara and her Nutcracker Prince on a heartwarming journey through the Snow Kingdom and Land of Sweets. Paired with NWDT’s beautifully crafted sets and costumes, June Taylor-Dixon’s choreography creates the perfect holiday tradition and first-time ballet experience for family and friends of all ages. This charming production continues to warm the hearts of all ages as a holiday family tradition. In December of 2015, NWDT dancers performed seven sold-out shows and six community outreach programs. It was a magical experience for all NWDT dancers, directors, members, volunteers, and community patrons to share, give, and receive the beauty and power of dance.

To learn more about this production and NWDT’s community outreach programs, please contact 503-925-3898 or email for more information.

Spring Mixed-Bill Program

Performance dates and times TBA
Photo by James McGrew

Photo by James McGrew

Each year this family-friendly spring production has special something to offer everyone. Past spring mixed-bill programs have included Peter and the Wolf, Dennis Spaight’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Gloria” with special permission of the Dennis Spaight Choreography Trust, excerpts from Giselle, Paquita, Les Sylphide, and La Bayadere. The program has also featured contemporary works by Cameron Smith-Purandare, former soloist of Houston ballet and principal with Florida Ballet, and Laura Haney former BodyVox dancer and current director of the dance program and student company at the Multnomah Athletic Club.  The MAC Company Dancers have also joined us as guest artists performing works consisting of various contemporary styles including modern, jazz and hip-hop. 

For all these young artists, this program is a wonderful opportunity to learn new styles of movement and expand their understanding of dance as a performance art. With this sense of exploration and discovery, the spring mixed-bill program makes the richness of this art form tangible by creating a bridge between the classical and the contemporary for all ages to enjoy. To learn more about NWDT and future performance information, please contact 503-925-3898 or email for more information.