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Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre

Organization Mission

To inspire the community and create opportunities for young artists through the advancement of the art of ballet.

We provide inspiring performances to the public, as well as educate our audience and our dancers. We hold open auditions for company positions and major productions, such as The Nutcracker, an annual tradition.

The Big Idea 2022:
Outdoor Stage

Imagine being able to view ballet performances outdoors at various locations around the community! SCBT would like to construct an outdoor, portable stage that can be used for the safety of the audience and dancers alike. We would also make it available for use by other organizations — therefore, your contribution would supoort many local events.

The stage will be developed for longevity and flexibility so it will serve for 20 years or more. Strong construction includes a wood sub-floor, sport court overlay, and marley on top for a safe, danceable surface.

Thank you for considering our project.

The experience I was given performing with SCBT helped lay the foundation for my professional career in dance. The emphasis placed on learning new, contemporary choreography and movement, in addition to the classics, helps dancers prepare for the real work of dance, which is becoming more diverse and demanding all the time. I have nothing but gratitude for my time spent training at SCBT and The Studio, and credit my career to those teachers who helped me discover and develop my abilities as a dancer.


Gabriel Williams, former student of The Studio and SCBT Company dancer Dancer with Oakland Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, and the Trey McIntyre Project