2017-2018 Season

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

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A Santa Cruz tradition!  Our sixteenth production with full professional orchestra at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.  Over seventy local dancers perform choreography by Robert Kelley with sumptuous costumes and scenery.  Guest starring SCBT alumna Melody Mennite, who will be partnered by fellow Houston Ballet principal dancer Ian Casady.  The 52-piece Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre Orchestra is conducted by our Music Director Pamela Martin.  

Friday December 15 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 16 at 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm
Sunday, December 17 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.  

Children's Concerts Tuesday, February 20
2 morning performances for local schools
Kaiser Arena 
140 Front Street, Santa Cruz

Family Concert Sunday, February 25
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 features the Tchaikovsky's beautiful "Swan Lake Act II," the romantic white act of the dramatic ballet.  A world premiere by our own award-winning choreographer Robert Kelley will showcase our dancers' talents.  The much-anticipated return of guest choreographer Debra Pearse Rogo's neoclassic "Gaelicia" to music by the Chieftains rounds out the program.  Junior and Petite Companies also perform.  Don't miss this exciting mix of dance!

March 24 and 25, 2018
Cabrillo Crocker Theater 
Soquel Drive, Aptos


Regional Dance America/Pacific Festival

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre participates in the annual Festival, this season to be held in Spokane, Washington.  Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre will perform a piece chosen selected by Pacific Region Adjudicator James Sutton.

April 10-13
Spokane Convention Center Performing Arts Theater
Spokane, Washington


Emerging Choreographers Showcase

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

Saturday, June 8
Time TBA
Colligan Theater at the Tannery Arts Center
Santa Cruz







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