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10-10-10 Pay it Forward Scholarship Fundraiser

Our 10-10-10 Scholarship Fundraiser is now underway! All we're asking is for you to make a $10 donation, and get 10 of your friends to make a donation of $10 and keep the chain going. All of your generous donations to this campaign go directly to our scholarship program. We believe that every child deserves a chance to dance so we are asking students, families, alumni, supporters of the arts and friends of the ballet to donate $10 to our Scholarship Fund. This is an ongoing fundraiser since our scholarships are an ongoing support to families in need. So what are you waiting for?

Nutcracker Performances

The Nutcracker is coming!  We will be performing in Fort Bragg on December 13 and 14 and in Ukiah on December 19, 20 and 21. 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 starting November10th online and November 15th at ticket outlets listed below!

Cast announced for "Nutcracker"

Mendocino Ballet Artistic Director, Trudy McCreanor, has announced the Cast for the 2014 "Nutcracker" performances.

Lead Cast:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Clara - Jenna McEwen
Nutcracker Prince - Addison Conzet
Sugar Plum Fairy - Clara Richmond
Herr Drosselmeyer - Dan Stearns
Fritz - Diego Fernandez
Mouse Queen - Majken Rasmussen
Snow Queen - Annika Gordon
Rose Queen - Amelia Taylor
Spanish - Morgan Cummings
Arabian - Amelia Taylor, Annika Gordon, Majken Rasmussen
Chinese - Mercedes Allende, Joy Brown, Jamie Speka
Russian - Saba Tebbutt, Trillium Bennett-McCoy, Carson Maynard (Ukiah) and Aiying Gealey, Emily Lindstrom, Gigi Yount (Fort Bragg)
Shepherdess - Aliyah Malicay

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 and Contemporary Dance so students can choose from a variety of styles. 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 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 students to participate in a special Cultural Exchange Program with dancers from France.