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The Nutcracker Fund for Children

An initiative by Les Grands Ballets

Les Grands Ballets is committed to give back to the community and to contribute to the well-being of vulnerable youths. For 23 years now, The Nutcracker Fund allows us to share the magic of the famous ballet to underprivileged children.

Part of a desire to democratize ballet and offer an access to art to all, this program offers a complete immersion in the universe of the show with : Educational workshops, An educational matinee and Costumes and sets refurbishment

Learn more about our youth project!

iPhoto: Sasha Onyshchenko | Dancer: Myriam Simon

Educational Workshops

Every fall, more than 200 educational workshops are offered to more than 1,500 students from underprivileged areas, selected by Une école montréalaise pour tous (a program by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec). It’s a chance for them to enter the universe of The Nutcracker in a fun, participative and creative way and to get to see the dancers in our new studios. A wonderful way to stimulate a taste for the arts and to reinforce self-esteem, contributing to the fight against early school dropouts.

iPhoto: Sasha Onyshchenko
iPhoto: Sasha Onyshchenko
The Nutcracker Fund

Our Donors & Partners

OUR 2019 PARTNERS

NUTCRACKER CIRCLE - $25,000 AND MORE
Fondation JA desève
Canada-Vie
KING OF CANDYLAND CIRCLE - $10,000 AND MORE
Dentons
Hydro-Québec
Investors Group
Rossy Foundation
MOUSE CIRCLE – $5,000 AND MORE
Fondation Bon départ
Pratt & Whitney Canada
Ariane Riou & Réal Plourde Foundation
Fondation Francoeur
TD

THE NUTCRACKER IN NUMBERS

More than 350 costumes
165 characters
$316,000 invested each year to revamp part of the sets and costumes
Average cost of a costume: $2,500
Cost of The King of Sweets costume: $20,000!
Cost of a pair of point shoes: $150 ($4,000 per performance)!
Cost of the orchestra: $16,000 per performance!