Welcome toFall Classes at Mendocino Ballet! The session will start on August 24th for Art of Classical Ballet students and August 31st for Recreational students. We offer Pre-Ballet for the 3-5 year old, Ballet and Tap Classes for ages 6-14, and teen/adult classes. Limited class sizes, professional instruction and an age-appropriate curriculum set us apart from other dance programs in the area. Whether you are looking for a class for yourself or your child(ren), we have something for you! Sign up today by clicking on Classes above!
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Mendocino Ballet Artistic Director, Trudy McCreanor, has announced the Cast for the 2015 Ukiah "Nutcracker" performances.
Clara Staulbaum: Mercedes Allende
Frits Staulbaum: Carson Maynard
Frau Staulbaum: TBD
Dr. Staulbaum: TBD
Herr Drosselmeyer: Raleigh Wilcox
Parents: Addison Conzet, Robbie Cristiani, Kelly Enberg, Annika Gordon, Clara Richmond, Luke Robinson, Sebastian Runnings, Amelia Taylor
Clara’s Friends: Jamie Speka, Miranda Stearns
Party Girls: Shaylee Amos, Leeyhamarie Bell, Trillium Bennett-McCoy, Payton Slotte, Saba Tebbutt, Laila Tyler
Party Boys: Katrina Bergmann, Olivia Guleff, Olivia Kubin, Izabella Nickerson, Hailey Ramsey, Madison Tyler
Little Party Girls: Makiah Carter, Jessica Kraemer, Kaylee Maynard, Mikayla Ngayan, Samantha Ngayan, Allison Southard, Geneva Thaxter, Katherine Wang
Grandfather: Dan Stearns
Maids: Majken Rasumssen, Hannah Woolfenden
Puppet Dolls: Morgan Cummings, Sophia Becket
Ballerina Doll: Jenna McEwen
Christmas Bear: Magnolia Taylor
Nutcracker: Addison Conzet
Mouse Queen: Amelia Taylor
Mice: Morgan Cummings, Aliyah Malicay, Jenna McEwen, Majken Rasmussen, Clara Richmond, Hannah Woolfenden
Little Mice: Shaylee Amos, Eva Campise, Varsity Gaches, Sophia Leinwetter, Geneva Thaxter
Soldiers: Sophia Becket, Katrina Bergman, Olivia Kubin, Carson Maynard, Hailey Ramsey, Payton Slotte, Jamie Speka, Miranda Stearns, Saba Tebbutt, Madison Tyler, Claire Whittaker
Snow Queen: Clara Richmond
Snow: Morgan Cummings, Aliyah Malicay, Jenna McEwen, Majken Rasmussen, Amelia Taylor, Hannah Woolfenden
Snow Corps: Mercedes Allende, Miranda Stearns, Jamie Speka
Angels: Leeyhamarie Bell, Trillium Bennett-McCoy, Katrina Bergmann, Olivia Kubin, Izabella Nickerson, Payton Slotte, Saba Tebbutt, Laila Tyler
Court Attendants: Sarah Delaughter, Olivia Guleff, Lucy Slinkert, Claire Whittaker
Sugar Plum Fairy: Morgan Cummings/ Aliyah Malicay
Spanish: Amelia Taylor
Arabian: Morgan Cummings, Clara Richmond, Ari Sunbeam
Chinese: Jenna McEwen
Russian: Jamie Speka, Shaylee Amos, Laila Tyler
Shepherdess: Hannah Woolfenden
Sheep: Verity Rae Bogue, Eva Campise, Makiah Carter, Solé Dop, Briley Leonard, Samantha Ngayan
Mother Ginger: Dan Stearns
Gingersnaps: Varisty Gaches, Sophia Leinwetter, Kaylee Maynard, Mikayla Ngayan, Allison Southard, Katherine Wang
Flower Queen: Majken Rasmussen
Flowers: Morgan Cummings, Aliyah Malicay, Jenna McEwen, Clara Richmond, Hannah Woolfenden
Flower Corps: Sophia Becket, Jamie Speka, Miranda Stearns
Butterflies: Dahlia Castro, Lainee DeLapo, Reagan Frost, Gwendolyn Johnson, Montgomery Johnson, Thalia Kita, Kaci Maynard, Olivia Melton, Mia Stocker
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.
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.