Dec 9

“A Chocolate City Nutcracker” is Black Leaves Dance Company’s first ever re-staging of the classic ballet “The Nutcracker”. Join us as we follow a young, gay man at his HBCU’s holiday party, surrounded by chosen family & friends, who is searching for his Prince. Travel with us to the Land of Dreams, where we explore some of the many African diasporic dance styles and cultures. This new story of “The Nutcracker” is a love letter to Pan-Africanism, the LGBTQIA community, and the celebration of family.


Black Leaves Dance Company is an all-Black, all-male, queer-inclusive dance company specializing in modern ballet, highlighting the stories and perspectives of Black men in America. We explore themes related to identity and self-actualization: questions of masculinity, sexuality, religion, and race.