SCBT: In The News


Latest Headline: Santa Cruz Sentinel | Feb 25, 2024

"Name Dropping | Juliette McLaughlin Earns Professional Ballet Contract"

SCBT Dancer and Harbor High School Student, Juliette McLaughlin signs a 2024-25 professional contract with the Utah Metropolitan Ballet. 


Readers Choice 2020: Santa Cruz Sentinel | Jan 12, 2021

"Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre's "Nutcracker: Clara's Dream"

The release of SCBT's Film "The Santa Cruz Nutcracker: Clara's Dream" earned runner up in The Santa Cruz Sentinel Readers Choice for Best Virtual event of 2020.



2020 Holiday Season

“The Santa Cruz Nutcracker: Clara’s Dream” is a beautiful and creative interpretation of our favorite holiday tradition. SCBT produced the Nutcracker story told through our talented dancers and innovative choreography on film. SCBT featured many beautiful and iconic locations in Santa Cruz as a backdrop and includes archival footage of guest stars Melody Mennite and Lucien Postlewaite from our traditional staging. Soundtrack provided by our Nutcracker Orchestra conducted by Maestro Pamela Martin.


PBS News Hour / KQED | Dec 15, 2020

After spate of 'Nutcracker' Cancellations, dance companies get creative. 


Santa Cruz Sentinel | Dec 7, 2020

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre Nutcracker film Premieres this Weekend

‘Clara’s Dream,’ Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre’s pandemic rendition of the ‘The Nutcracker,’ is set to have its Premiere on Saturday.


Lookout Santa Cruz | Dec 7, 2020

Christmas traditions like The Nutcracker adapt to 2020 by going virtual


The Good Times | Nov 20, 2020

Ballet Theatre Filming Virtual ‘Nutcracker’ Performance


Santa Cruz Sentinel | Oct 22, 2020

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre keeps ’Nutcracker’ tradition alive with ‘Clara’s Dream’

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