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25th Anniversary of the


Rehearsal Location:

Ballet Academy East

1651 3rd Avenue, 3rd floor

NY, NY 10128

Your Safety

Our first and foremost commitment is to the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, extended families and community. If our current plan needs to change in order to put safety first, then we will do so without hesitation and with full measure.

dP Health Check Form

To keep the entire cast and staff safe, each dancer will need to print, sign, date and bring the below Covid-19 Health Check Form to each rehearsal. The ballet mistress/master will collect these at the studio door. Link below:


Dear Yorkville Nutcrackers!

The entire Dances Patrelle team thanks every dancer who attended our auditions!!!

Emails have been sent with details about roles and rehearsal times. If you have not received an email, please contact us at nutcracker@dancespatrelle.org.  If you have not already, please pay your $275 production fee prior to your next rehearsal!


In order to stage the best show possible, we ask that each student contribute $275. Every penny of that goes to staging The Yorkville Nutcracker and to preserving it for future dancers and ballet lovers.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.

Dances Patrelle Performances for

The 25th Anniversary of The Yorkville Nutcracker


SAT 11 DEC at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

SUN 12 DEC at 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM


The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College

695 Park Avenue

(East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues)

Tickets will go on sale
MON 1 NOV 2021
via the Kaye Playhouse portal. 

Cost: $69/per ticket


Thanks For Your Support!

We are grateful for the two and a half decades we have spent growing and evolving, and for the community, we've built along the way. Here’s to another 25!

50 years of teaching experience equips Francis Patrelle with the vision to inspire, and encourage, aspiring dancers. While many have become professional dancers, others have become doctors, lawyers, teachers, and more. Regardless of their path, Dances Patrelle nurtures and supports the confidence within these young dancers to become the accomplished individuals they are today.


Please help us continue this tradition.

DP Covid-19 protocols for our rehearsals at both Ballet Academy East and the Rye Ballet Conservatory link below:

COVID Health & Safety:

Testing and Proof of Vaccination


Effective 20 September 2021, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for everyone, 12-years of age or above, including students, faculty, pianists and staff, as well as parents, caregivers and visitors planning to enter Ballet Academy East (BAE), and the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. Parents, Caregivers, and Visitors over age-12: You must show either your Excelsior Pass or vaccine card to the Front Desk Staff each time you come to BAE.



BAE HealthCheck App

To keep our Dances Patrelle and BAE communities safe, BAE has partnered with HealthCheck for a health check-in process at BAE. Everyone will be required to show that they completed their HealthCheck upon entering BAE.

Download Free App – Apple Store

Please Note: When setting up the app, you will be prompted to enter the Ballet Academy East Facilities Code.

This code is: .U%wLWcS (It begins with a period.)

Masks are Mandatory

Dances Patrelle supports and abides by the health guidelines in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control, the City and State of New York, Ballet Academy East, and at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. With the recent CDC recommendations for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people to wear masks indoors, we have updated our COVID Health and Safety protocols, effective 3 August 2021. Masks will be required at all times, including during auditions and in the common areas of BAE.

We sincerely appreciate your support in helping everyone remain healthy and safe!


The Patrelle Yorkville Nutcracker, set in a bygone New York, appeals to the tourist in me: it’s so full of New York and American detail (even Theodore Roosevelt makes an appearance) that I wanted to watch it again to notice more of what it tells of local history.

— Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times


25th Anniversary of the


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Cast: The Yorkville Nutcracker (2015): Grand Pas de Deux​ Sugar Plum Fairy - Abi Stafford and Cavalier - Adrian Danchig-Waring; Father - Stephen Campanella; Dolls - Rachel Sturley, Amanda Burch, Miranda Berlin; Mother Ginger - Maureen Duke, Snow King - Matthew Dibble, Justin Peck, Snow Queen - Therese Wendler, Nadezhda Vostrikov | 

The Yorkville Nutcracker (2016): Grand Pas de Deux​ Sugar Plum Fairy - Abi Stafford and Cavalier - Craig Hall; Snow Queen - Therese Wendler and Snow King - Maximillien Band |  

The Yorkville Nutcracker (2013): Grand Pas de Deux​ Sugar Plum Fairy - Jenifer Ringer and Cavalier - Jared Angle; Snow Queen - Therese Wendler and Snow King - Maximillien Band |  

The Yorkville Nutcracker (2017): Grand Pas de Deux​ Sugar Plum Fairy - Abi Stafford and Cavalier - Stephen Hana; Snow Queen - Therese Wendler and Snow King - Maximillien Band; Dew Drop - Izkan Barbosa  

Photos:  ©  Eduardo PATINO.NYC |  ©  Pearchutekids.com |  © Rosalie O'Connor Photography | © Julieta Cervantes for The New York Times  |  ©  KentGBeck