Nutcracker – Experience the Magic

Join us back on the big stage and enjoy our delicious
Land of Sweets! Nutcracker Santa Cruz is back in-person!

The Santa Cruz City Ballet together
with the International Academy of Dance,
brings you the premier Nutcracker Performance in Santa Cruz!

It’s short and sweet, and a delight for the whole family.

We are so excited to share our love of dance and our love
for this wonderful holiday tradition.

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Contribute to the Program!

This year, we’re making the program *extra* special, but we need your help! Please enter your best art/drawings, crosswords/puzzles, trivia, and writing into our Nutcracker Souvenir Program Contests. We will select our favorites and publish them in this year’s program!

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Support the Nutcracker!

We’ve been doing the Nutcracker for many years now, and we couldn’t do it without our lovely sponsors. If you feel like giving this holiday season, consider supporting this locally-owned business! You can purchase an ad, or become a sponsor. All donations will help our dance company to continue to push forward and keep on dancing. We couldn’t do it without you!

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Join the Community!

While we put on this spectacular Nutcracker Santa Cruz performance every year, we do more fun things year-round! Join our studio, the International Academy of Dance, for year-round dance classes and heartfelt community. We take pride in the atmosphere we’ve cultivated that focuses on JOY. Please come and trial a class with us! We have something for all ages, and we can’t wait to dance with you. See our Fall/Spring offerings here.

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