The Nutcracker is coming! We will be performing in both Fort Bragg and Ukiah this December. The Nutcracker comes to life under the direction of Mendocino Ballet’s Artistic Director, Trudy McCreanor, with beautiful sets, colorful costumes and entertaining choreography, which changes each year. This is a truly delightful holiday treat, certain to enchant audiences of all ages! Tickets are available online now and at ticket outlets listed below!
Mendocino Ballet Artistic Director, Trudy McCreanor, has announced the Cast for the 2013 "Nutcracker" performances.
Clara - Hannah Woolfenden
Nutcracker Prince - Nathan Stanford
Sugar Plum Fairy - Amelia Taylor
Cavalier - Daniel Spence
Herr Drosselmeyer - Dr. Robin Scott Peters
Fritz - Jamie Speka
Mouse Queen - Clara Richmond
Snow Queen - Morgan Cummings
Rose Queen - Aliyah Malicay
Spanish - Majken Rasmussen
Arabian - Amelia Taylor, Rose Raiser Jeavons, Clara Richmond
Chinese - Annika Gordon
Russian - Mercedes Allende, Joy Brown, Jenna McEwen, Jamie Speka
Marzipan - Morgan Cummings, Aliyah Malicay, Natalie Moss
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.
New Dance Classes are being offered in Caspar! Ages 3-12 can experience the joy of dancing at the Caspar Community Center. Classes will be offered in Pre-Ballet, Ballet, Tap/Ballet, Tap and Contemporary Dance. Stuedents will also have the opportunity to perform in our annual Nutcracker performance on the coast in Fort Brfagg at Cotton Auditorium December 7 & 8, 2013. Check out the schedule!
In July of 2013, twelve dancers ages 9-16, travelled from southern France to Ukiah to share in a Cultural Exchange with fourteen dancers ages 12-20, from Mendocino County. Classes and rehearsals were held daily for 10 days culminating in an exciting and beautiful performance! The French dancers were hosted by American families in Ukiah, Redwood Valley, Booneville and Willits. This was truly a thrilling experience for everyone involved!
What sets us apart from other dance programs?
We are the only dance program in the area that offers profesional quality dance training with Classical Ballet as the foundation. This means that even if you do not plan on a career in dance, you receive the best technical training and performance opportunities around. Our 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 students to participate in a special Cultural Exchange Program with dancers from France.