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Your holiday spirits will soar when New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble brings its acclaimed full-length production of "The Nutcracker" to Memorial Auditorium at Montclair State University. Choreographed by NJDTE Artistic Director Nancy Turano and set to Tchaikovsky's classic score, this colorful and captivating production features 55 dancers ages 7-18 from across New Jersey and renowned professional guest artists from San Francisco Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, Metropolitan Opera Ballet and more.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is available at the Red Hawk Parking Deck on campus for $6. Please refer to the map below for walking directions to the theater. **There is extensive construction on the MSU campus, so please allow additional time to park and walk to the theater.
Is there accessible seating at the theater for patrons using wheelchairs?
Yes, there is accessible seating at the theater, as well as an accessible entrance and restroom inside the auditorium. Please contact Corey Bliss, NJDTE Marketing Associate, at email@example.com for assistance with your ticket reservation.
What are the age guidelines for children?
NJDTE welcomes children and families to experience The Nutcracker. Parents should use their discretion based on the maturity level of their children. NJDTE advises that children be at least 4 years of age to attend an NJDTE performance. All attendees must have a ticket.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable, and are only valid for the performance for which they are purchased.
Can I update my registration information?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, you must bring a printed copy of the Eventbrite ticket you received via email to the performance.
What is the refund policy?
All tickets sales are final. Refunds are only provided in the event of a performance cancellation.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes, but each attendee in your group must have a ticket.
Where can I contact the organizer with any additional questions?
Contact Corey Bliss, NJDTE Marketing Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org | 908-273-5500.
New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble celebrates over 47 years of excellence as a pre-professional training school and performing company. Founded in 1969 under the direction of internationally acclaimed ballet master, Alfredo Corvino, and led by award-winning Artistic Director Nancy Turano since 1994, NJDTE has maintained a successful dance curriculum with an unparalleled outcome of artistic excellence. NJDTE’s forward-thinking programming empowers students with contemporary dance technologies as well as traditional dance forms. The Ensemble provides mentorship programs and access to master artists and choreographers as role models, creating a network for its dancers to succeed as performing artists in higher education and as professionals in the field. An esteemed advisory panel of the country’s most acclaimed dance artists supports the Ensemble. Throughout the year at NJDTE’s new 9,000 sq. ft. facility in Summit, a full schedule of classes in ballet, modern, pointe and contemporary dance for dancers ages 5-18 are taught by faculty and ABT Certified Teachers from prominent companies and schools, including the Royal Danish Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Limón Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Parsons Dance Company and Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, among others. NJDTE has been acknowledged for creating innovative training and mentoring programs for dancers and choreographers in the New York City metro area, including MOVEMENT INVENTION PROJECT®, MIP2®, AiR® contemporary choreographic residencies, and INKUBATE®, a site-specific dance installation series at Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit, NJ. The Ensemble presents a full-length production of “The Nutcracker” at Montclair State University, annually premieres new works by innovative artists-in-residence, and maintains a diverse repertory by master choreographers Twyla Tharp, David Parsons, Robert Battle, Sidra Bell, Adam Barruch, Loni Landon, Shannon Gillen, Kate Skarpetowska, Belinda McGuire, Bradley Shelver, Elizabeth Roxas and Nancy Turano. The company also offers continuing support for its alumni with employment opportunities as NJDTE staff members and guest artists.