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Cast announced for "Nutcracker"

Mendocino Ballet Artistic Director, Trudy McCreanor, has announced the Cast for the 2016 Ukiah  "Nutcracker" performances.

Clara: Jamie Speka

Frau Staulbaum: Morgan Cummings

Dr. Staulbaum: Ari Sunbeam

Herr Drosselmeyer:

Fritz: Carson Maynard

Parents: Olivia Guleff, Hannah Woolfenden, Addison Conzet, Cooper Clark,

Grandfather: Dan Stearns

Maids: Amelia Taylor, Clara Richmond

Clara’s Friends: Rebekah Fennel, Olivia Kubin, Jenna McEwen, Miranda Stearns

Little Party Girls:              

Fort Bragg: Anna Catone, Natasha Gallo, Annabell Guinan, Maxine Hall-Ricciardi, Kaya Langford, Siena Sanchagrin

Ukiah: Atley Carpenter, Esther Cole, Varsity Gaches, Sophia Leinwetter, Jade Luna, Paola Vallejo

Party Girls: Shaylee Amos, Trillium Bennett-McCoy, Katrina Bergmann, Aiying Gealey, Gigi McCusker, Geneva Thaxter

Party Boys: Abby Kirkley, Emily Lindstrom, Lucy Slinkert, Payton Slotte, Claire Whittaker
Puppet Dolls: Saba Tebutt, Madison Tyler

Christmas Doll: Mercedes Allende

Dancing Bear: Laila Tyler

Nutcracker Prince: Addison Conzet

Mouse Queen: Jenna McEwen

Bats: Mercedes Allende, Miranda Sterns

Spider: Rebekah Fennel

Mice: Olivia Guleff, Saba Tebbutt, Madison Tyler, Hannah Woolfenden

Little Mice:

Fort Bragg: Trillium Bennett-McCoy, Ashlyn McElroy, Lila Strupp, Makayla Sanchagrin     

Ukiah: Trillium Bennett-McCoy, Eva Campise, Lila Strupp, Katherine Wang

Soldiers: Shaylee Amos, Abby Kirkley, Olivia Kubin, Emily Lindstrom, Carson Maynard, Gigi McCusker, Lucy Slinkert, Payton Slotte, Geneva Thaxter, Laila Tyler

Snow Queen: Amelia Taylor

Snow: Mercedes Allende, Morgan Cummings, Rebekah Fennel, Jenna McEwen, Hannah Woolfenden

Snow Corps: Olivia Kubin, Miranda Sterns, Saba Tebbutt, Madison Tyler

Angels: Shaylee Amos, Katrina Bergmann, Aiying Gealey, Abby Kirkley, Emily Lindstrom, Gigi McCusker, Lucy Slinkert, Payton Slotte, Geneva Thaxter, Claire Whittaker

Court Attendants:

Fort Bragg: Ashlyn McElroy, Makayla Sanchagrin, Lila Strupp

Ukiah: Varsity Gaches, Mia Gittleman, Aurora Lorentino, Lila Strupp

Sugar Plum Fairy: Hannah Woolfenden

Cavalier: William Schlosser

Spanish Chocolate: Mercedes Allende

Arabian Coffee: Amelia Taylor, Ari Sunbeam

Chinese Tea: Rebekah Fennel, Miranda Stearns

Chinese Dragon: Shaylee Amos, Trillium Bennett-McCoy, Carson Maynard, Lila Strupp, Laila Tyler, Claire Whittaker

Russian Ribbon Candy: Aiying Gealey, Olivia Guleff, Olivia Kubin, Emily Lindstrom, Gigi McCusker, Payton Slotte, Saba Tebbutt, Madison Tyler

Shepherdess: Jenna McEwen


Fort Bragg: Piper Casey, Sophia Catone, Hazel Gordon, Seraphine Ries

Ukiah: Dahlia Castro, Verity Bogue, Mackenna Gabel, Montgomery Johnson, Violet Kirsch, Khloe Sanchez, Mia Stocker

Mother Ginger: Dan Stearns


Fort Bragg: Natasha Gallo, Annabell Guinan, Maxine Hall-Ricciardi, Siena Sanchagrin, Miranda Young

Ukiah: Eva Campise, Makiah Carter, Lainee DeLapo, Solé Dop, Reagan Frost, Kaylee Maynard, Jocelyn Torres, Katherine Wang

Rose Queen: Clara Richmond

Flowers: Morgan Cummings, Mercedes Allende, Amelia Taylor, Jenna McEwen Rebekah Fennel

Flower Corps: Olivia Kubin, Miranda Stearns, Saba Tebbutt, Madison Tyler 

Little Flowers: 

Fort Bragg: Cassidy Clark, Siena Comen, Autumn Guinan, Gabby McElroy

Ukiah: Dayamanti Arguelles, Ayla Mae Bruggeman, Ayda Clifton, Ashlynn Lotten, Kaci Maynard, Maggie McNerlin, Regan Powis, Sasha Rodriguez, Kennedy Wellington

updating in progress!

We are in the process of updating our website! Please be patient as things may not be quite up to date. Our Fall 2016 schedule is online now! Keep checking back for more information! Thank you for your patience.  

Come Join Us

Do you love Dance?  Are you interested in being part of an exciting community arts organization dedicated to excellence in the Dance Arts?  We are recruiting New Members for the Mendocino Ballet Board of Directors.

The Mendocino Ballet is seeking energetic, creative thinkers to join our Board of Directors.  An interest in dance and children, and love of the arts are the main pre-requisites.  Perhaps you or some other family member enjoyed dance as part of your life and younow find yourself wanting to give back to your community. With new projects brewing, a Cultural Exchange with dancers from France, and the expansion of our dance program with new classes, our volunteer Board has the chance to really make a difference as we embark on these new opportunities.

If you have an interest in the dance arts and would like to help make a difference in a child's life and the quality of dance in our community, serving on the Mendocino Ballet Board of Directors might just be the ticket for you! We would love to talk to you.  Give our office a call at 463-2290 and we will make sure to get you a Board Packet and answer any questions you may have.

What Sets Us Apart?

We are the only dance program in the area that offers profesional quality dance training with Classical Ballet as the foundation.  We also offer Tap, Jazz, Pre-Ballet for ages 3-5 and Contemporary Dance so students can choose from a variety of styles. Even if you do not plan on a career in dance, you still receive the best technical training and performance opportunities around. Our ballet students have the chance to perform in our annual "Nutcracker" as well as in original choreography and ballets of favorite fairytales and stories from "Cinderella", "Alice in Wonderland" and "Peter and the Wolf" to "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", "The Little Mermaid" and more! We also offer the opportunity for our "Art of Classical Ballet" students to participate in a special Cultural Exchange Program with dancers from France. Class sizes are limited so students receive individual attention. Our studios are family friendly with waiting areas for parents who want to watch their children dance.