momentum dance theatre presents

Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker(c)

Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker

Looking for a way to celebrate the Nutcracker that's fresh and contemporary? We've got your Nutcracker right here!

Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker©, Momentum Dance Theatre's fabulous, original modern spin on the traditional holiday show, has been wowing and charming audiences since 2000. JHHN© tells the dancing story of transformation of two kids through the arts.  Music is Duke Ellington's excellent version of the Nutcracker plus contemporary and classic pop, funk, and salsa. Momentum's professional company shares the stage with our Jazz Hip Hop Academy students plus guest artists. Looking for a tree? Nope. Clara? uhuh. Mice and soldiers? How about Rats and Ninjas?! Our cast of over 35 includes some of the best professional dancers from New York and the DC area, and the talented kids in our Jazz Hip Hop Academy. All in all, not your mother's nutcracker! 

Photo: Michael Aviles

Tickets are now on sale for JHHN! 

Start your holiday shopping early--buy tickets as a gift!

Online Box Office for JHHN 2017 open now! Buy your tickets below.


Friday, Dec 15 7:30pm


Saturday, Dec 16 3pm 



Saturday, Dec 16 7:30pm


Sunday, Dec 17 3pm




Wilson High School 3950 Chesapeake St. NW

Wilson High school, in Washington, DC is Metro accessible  (Red Line) with street parking.

Discounts for Groups! If you bring a group 15 or more, you qualify for Group Sales Discounts. To book your group sale, please contact us:

Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker

Ticket Categories:

Child (under 10yrs) Youth (10+ yrs, college students must have ID) Senior (65+)

Photo: Leroy Armstead

Momentum Dance Theatre is a professional dance company, founded in 1986 and based int he Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC. Momentum is a federally tax exempt 501c3 arts organization.We are supported in part by the Capitol Hill Community Foundation, local businesses (such as Capitol Lounge, Star & Shamrock, South Capitol Smile Center, the JLC Team) and individual donors.