2013-2014 Season ~ our 30th season!

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

Our eleventh anniversary production at the Civic Auditorium starring Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre alumna,  Houston Ballet principal dancer Melody Mennite and Houston Ballet principal dancer Joseph Walsh.  Featuring the Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre Orchestra, a fully professional orchestra conducted by Maestro Pamela Martin. Choreography by Robert Kelley.

December 20-22, 2013
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
307 Church Street, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz County 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 "Hoedown", Petite and Junior Company performs "Hungarian Dance" and Johanna Butterworth performs Peppermint Candycane from "The Nutcracker".

Childrens Concerts ~ Monday, February 24
Family Concert ~ Sunday, March 2 at 2:00 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
307 Church Street, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre In Concert 

Our annual mixed-repertory concert features the long-awaited revival of Philip Jerry's poignant "Our Town", a premiere by our own award-winning resident choreographer Robert Kelley, a commissioned piece by guest choreographer Ilana Goldman, plus the classically beautiful Entrance of the Shades from "La Bayadere", and a special collaboration with Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band!

April 5, 2014
Two performances: 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm
Cabrillo Crocker Theater 
Soquel Drive, Aptos

Regional Dance America/Pacific Festival 

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre participates in the annual Festival, this season held in Spokane, Washington.  Member companies from our region each perform works in three varied performances.  Adjudicator Deborah Hadley has chosen Robert Kelley's "Point Well Taken" to be performed Wednesday evening at the Festival.  Two of our emerging choreographers' works have also been chosen for performance: "Mad Rush" by Molly Winslow Hanson and "Hollow" by Nahshon Marden.

April 29-May 2
INB Performing Arts Center
Spokane, Washington 

Emerging Choreographers Showcase

A new tradition, which showcases the talents of tomorrow's choreographers!  In conjunction with The Studio Student Demonstration.  

Saturday, June 7
Mello Center for the Performing Arts, Watsonville

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