Nutcracker: The Movie

Dec 9, 2020JFFA Membership at Work

Nutcracker: The Movie Keeps the Holiday Tradition Alive


For the sixth year in a row, JFFA has been honored to present Ballet Workshop’s original staging of The Nutcracker with a Pacific Northwest twist.

This year, the twist was presenting the show in a socially distanced way.  Kate M. Robbins, director for local ballet school, The Ballet Workshop, was committed to finding a way to allow her students to perform this beloved traditional ballet and JFFA was dedicated to supporting her vision.

The solution?  Film the ballet in high definition using only local dancers and a small production team and then present the film at one of the states four remaining drive-in theaters, Wheel-In Motor Movie in Port Townsend.  While Ms. Robbins knew it was possible, this endeavor meant more work, more rehearsal, and more expenses than a typical year and that’s where JFFA was able step in.

This community collaboration wouldn’t have been possible without the members and donors of JFFA who so consistently support our mission and allow us to invest into the vibrant arts community that we live in.  You, our supporters, allowed 65 young dancers the chance to shine on the silver screen and you brought joy to hundreds of car loads of holiday cheer seekers.

Thank you for continually demonstrating your belief in the power of art to infuse joy and purpose into our community.