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George Balanchine's 'The Nutcracker' premieres Wednesday, Dec. 14

Posted on 12 Dec 2011

"Live From Lincoln Center" returns to the New York City Ballet for "George Balanchine's The Nutcracker." The program features New York City Ballet's dancers and the New York City Ballet Orchestra, as well as 50 children from the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet.

The broadcast will be hosted by School of American Ballet board member and Arkansas native Chelsea Clinton, who danced several roles in the beloved ballet with Ballet Arkansas from 1985-1992 and then the Washington Ballet from 1993-1996. In a Lincoln Center first, the program will also bring the holiday classic to service men and women around the world via a Christmas Eve re-broadcast on the American Forces Network.

"Live From Lincoln Center: George Balanchine's The Nutcracker" premieres Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m.