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WATCH: Highlights from 'The Nutcracker' Autism Friendly Performance

By: Elyse Orecchio
Date: Nov 30, 2022


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Everything is beautiful at the accessible ballet! On Sunday, November 27, TDF presented our inaugural Autism Friendly Performance of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® at Lincoln Center. New York City Ballet has been dancing this annual holiday favorite since 1954, but this is the first time a performance was tailored specifically for families with members on the spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. As you can see from the video below, a sweet and magical experience was had by all.

You can also check out photos from the landmark event. Visit to learn more about TDF Autism Friendly Performances.

Top image: Two excited AFP Nutcracker attendees. Photo by Joe Orecchio.

Elyse Orecchio is TDF's Digital Content Manager. Follow her on Instagram at @elyseo. Follow TDF on Instagram at @TDFNYC.