2015-2016 Season

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

December 18, 19, 20

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
307 Church Street, Santa Cruz


A Santa Cruz tradition!  Our thirteenth production with full professional orchestra conducted by Maestro Pamela Martin at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.  70 local dancers perform choreography by Robert Kelley.  Guest starring opening night: alumna Lauryn Winterhalder and Richard Smith, principal dancers with Sacramento Ballet.  Guest starring Saturday and Sunday: alumna Melody Mennite and Connor Walsh, principal dancers with Houston Ballet.  Guest starring alumnus Gabriel Williams every performance.  "Nutcracker" Sweet Treats - backstage pre-matinee event for children of all ages.

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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.  Junior and 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.

April 2 & 3
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 will choose works for performance.

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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