2023-2024: 40th season!


The Nutcracker 
with live orchestra!
at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium 

Saturday and Sunday, December 9 and 10
Two performances each day: 1 pm and 4:30 pm

Enjoy our favorite holiday tradition, since 2002 with live orchestra at the Civic Auditorium!  Music Director Pamela Martin conducts 52 professional musicians, bringing the beloved Tchaikovsky score to life.  Starring guest artists and alumni Melody Mennite (principal dancer with Houston Ballet) and Lucien Postlewaite (principal dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet) as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.  These two dancers join together again and light the stage on fire with their artistry and brilliance.  The brilliant supporting cast features SCBT Senior Company dancers, as well as dancers from all over the county.  


Santa Cruz Symphony Children's and Family Concerts

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Children's Concerts Friday, February 23
Family Concert Sunday, February 25 at 2 pm

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre Senior Company dancers will present two new works on these informative concerts.  See the music come alive!  


The Ballet Alliance Festival 

Spokane Washington
May 6-9

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre will perform a piece chosen by Festival Artistic Director Donald Dadey through the evaluation process. Go to The Ballet Alliance website for updated information.  The Festival is an educational experience for our dancers, featuring exposure to recruiters from professional companies, schools and college/university dance departments.


In Concert performances

Crocker Theater at Cabrillo College
Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21

A mixed repertory concert featuring a Children's Ballet (TBA)  with choreography by Debra Pearse Rogo.  In addition, a premiere by guest choreographer Jeffrey Gribler, as well as Debra Pearse Rogo's lush La Volonta.  The program features the talented SCBT Senior Company dancers, augmented by Petite Company dancers.  


Emerging Choreographers Showcase
in conjunction with The Studio Student Demonstration

Saturday, May 18
Monte Vista Performing Arts Center

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre Company dancers will present new original pieces.  Don't miss this chance to see tomorrow's creative minds and bodies at work, today!    






Photos of The Nutcracker by Steve DiBartolomeo. 

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