2016-2017 Season

"The Nutcracker" — the original Santa Cruz production, with live orchestra!

A Santa Cruz tradition!  Our fifthteenth production with full professional orchestra at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.  Over seventy local dancers perform choreography by Robert Kelley.  Guest starring our own professional alumni: Kaelyn Magee of Ballet Arizona dances Friday and Saturday with Michal Wozniak; Lauryn Winterhalder of Sacramento Ballet dances Sunday with Dylan Keane; Gabriel Williams dances all performances.  The Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre Orchestra is conducted by our Music Director Pamela Martin.  Special Sweet Treats event prior to matinee performances.

Friday December 16 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 17 at 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm
Sunday, December 18 at 1:00 and 4:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
307 Church Street, Santa Cruz


Santa Cruz Symphony Children's and Family Concerts 

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre collaborates with the Santa Cruz Symphony in these fun, informative concerts which center around the orchestra, directed by Maestro Daniel Stewart.  Our Junior Company dancers will perform.

Children's Concerts Thursday, January 26
Family Concert Sunday, January 29
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
307 Church Street, Santa Cruz


Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre In Concert 

Our annual mixed-repertory concert features a wide range of dance idioms, from classical to contemporary styles.  This season's eclectic mix promises to delight with premieres by our own award-winning choreographer Robert Kelley and guest choreographer/alumnus Nahshon Marden.  Guest choreographer Eva Stone re-stages her romp to Boccherini, "End of a Year."  Also featuring the classic "Paquita" and the Peasant Pas de Deux from "Giselle." Junior and Petite Companies also perform.

Saturday, April 8
Cabrillo Crocker Theater 
Soquel Drive, Aptos


Regional Dance America/Pacific Festival

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre participates in the annual Festival, this season a national event with all 5 regions participating, held in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Pacific Region adjudicator Jeffrey Gribler will choose a work for performance.

May 2-6
Symphony Hall
Phoenix, Arizona 


Emerging Choreographers Showcase

A popular new tradition which showcases tomorrow's choreographers.  In conjunction with The Studio School of Classical Ballet Student Demonstration.

Saturday, June 3
TAC Colligan Theater
1010 River Street, Santa Cruz







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