2015-2016 Season

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

A Santa Cruz tradition!  Our fourteenth production with full professional orchestra at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.  70 local dancers perform choreography by Robert Kelley.  Guest starring alumna Lauryn Winterhalder and Richard Smith, principal dancers with Sacramento Ballet; alumna Melody Mennite and Connor Walsh, principal dancers with Houston Ballet; and alumnus Gabriel Williams.  The Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre Orchestra is conducted by our Music Director Pamela Martin.

December 18, 19, 20
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
307 Church Street, Santa Cruz


Santa Cruz Symphony Children's and Family Concerts 

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre collaborates with the symphony in these fun, informative concerts which center around the orchestra.  Petite Company dancers perform.

Children's Concerts ~ Monday, February 29 at 9:30 and 11 am
Family Concert ~ Sunday, March 6 at 2 pm
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 and often includes original music commissions and live music performances by local composers and musicians.  This season's eclectic mix promises to delight with premieres by our own award-winning choreographer Robert Kelley and alumnus Nahshon Marden, as well as an original work by Jacqueline Colledge of Utah Regional Ballet.

Saturday, April 2 
Cabrillo Crocker Theater 
Soquel Drive, Aptos


Regional Dance America/Pacific Festival

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre participates in the annual Festival, this season held in Phoenix, Arizona.  Pacific region adjudicator Michael Uthoff has chosen Robert Kelley's "Venteux" for performance on Friday, May 6.

Opening Ceremonies and Emerging Choreographers Concert Wednesday, May 4
Festival performances May 5, 6, 7
Orpheum Theater
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 4
Cabrillo Samper Recital Hall 
Soquel Drive, Aptos






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