The Nutcracker

Have you ever loved a toy so much you wished it came to life?

Island Youth’s Ballet “Excerpts from the Nutcracker” has become a cherished Mercer Island tradition and must see for all who wish to experience the holiday magic of one of ballet’s most cherished classics. Whether this is a family tradition or you are experiencing it for the first time, this holiday offering will delight your spirit and imagination like no other. Performances are held at The Jewish Community Center of Mercer Island located at 3801 East Mercer Way. Luscious costumes, theatrical lighting and sets, and beautiful dancing transport you to magical places where Mice and soldiers battle, Snowflakes dance, and in the Land of the Sweets a beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy reigns.
  • Dec 9    2 PM
  • Dec 10   1 PM /5 PM
  • Dec 15   7 PM
  • Dec 17   1 PM /5 PM

Venue: Jewish Community Center of Mercer Island

3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040-3805 USA


  • The Founder

    The Children’s Dance Conservatory/Island Youth Ballet is located in the historic Lakeview School on the south end of Mercer Island. Founded in 1984 by Director Susan Valencia, the school provides an atmosphere that is fun and dynamic, sophisticated and academically challenging, while embracing...