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Dance this Fall!

Dance with us in Ukiah!
Dance with us in Caspar!

Cast announced for "Nutcracker"

Mendocino Ballet Artistic Director, Trudy McCreanor, has announced the Cast for the 2016 Ukiah  "Nutcracker" performances.

Clara Staulbaum: Jamie Speka

Frits Staulbaum: Carson Maynard

Frau Staulbaum: Morgan Cummings

Dr. Staulbaum: Ari Sunbeam

Herr Drosselmeyer: Raleigh Wilcox


Clara’s Friends: Jenna McEwen, Rebekah Fennel, Miranda Stearns, Olivia Kubin

Party Girls: Katrina Bergmann, Aiying Gealey, Geneva Thaxter, Laila Tyler, Shaylee Amos, Trillium Bennett-McCoy

Party Boys: Gigi McCusker, Emily Lindstrom, Abby Kirkley, Payton Slotte, Claire Whittaker, Lucy Slinkert

Little Party Girls: Esther Cole, Jade Luna, Paola Vallejo, Sophia Lienwetter, Maggie McNerlin, Varsity Gaches

Grandfather: Dan Stearns

Maids: Clara Richmond, Amelia Taylor

Puppet Dolls: Saba Tebbutt, Madison Tyler

Ballerina Doll:  Mercedes Allende

Christmas Bear: 

Nutcracker: Addison Conzet

Mouse Queen: Jenna McEwen

Mice: Hannah Woolfenden, Saba Tebbutt, Olivia Guleff, Madison Tyler

Little Mice: Trillium Bennett-McCoy, Katherine Wang, Lila Strupp, Eva Campise

Bats: Mercedes Allende, Miranda Stearns 

Spider: Rebekah Fennel 

Soldiers: Olivia Kubin, Abby Kirkley, Gigi McCusker, Emily Lindstrom, Laila Tyler, Geneva Thaxter, Lucy Slinkert, Shaylee Amoz, Payton Slotte, Carson Maynard 

Snow Queen: Amelia Taylor

Snow: Morgan Cummings, Jenna McEwen, Hannah Woolfenden, Rebekah Fennel, Mercedes Allende, Clara Richmond

Snow Corps: Miranda Stearns, Saba Tebbutt, Olivia Kubin, Madison Tyler

Angels: Payton Slotte, Gigi McCusker, Aiying Gealey, Shaylee Amos, Geneva Thaxter, Katrina Bergmann, Abby Kirkley, Emily Lindstrom, Claire Whittaker, Lucy Slinkert

Court Attendants: Lila Strupp, Aurora Lorentino, Mia Gittleman, Varsity Gaches

Sugar Plum Fairy:  Hannah Woolfenden

Cavalier: William Schlosser 

Spanish: Mercedes Allende

Arabian: Amelia Taylor, Ari Sunbeam

Chinese: Miranda Stearns, Rebekah Fennel

Russian: Aiying Gealey, Olivia Guleff, Olivia Kubin, Madison Tyler, Payton Slotte, Emily Lindstrom, Saba Tebbutt

Shepherdess: Jenna McEwen

Sheep: Montgomery Johnson, Khloe Sanchez, Violet Kirsch, Mackenna Gabel, Kennedy Wellington, Mia Stocker, Dahlia Castro, Verity Bogue

Mother Ginger: Dan Stearns

Gingersnaps: Katherine Wang, Eva Campise, Teagan Frost, Sole Dop, Jocelyn Torres, Kaylee Maynard, Lainee DeLapo, Makiah Carter

Rose Queen: Clara Richmond

Flowers: Morgan Cummings, Jenna McEwen, Hannah Woolfenden, Rebekah Fennel, Mercedes Allende

Flower Corps: Miranda Stearns, Olivia Kubin, Saba Tebbutt, Madison Tyler

Baby Flowers: Wren Samana, Ashlynn Lotten, Sasha Rodriguez, Ayla Mae Bruggeman, Kaci Maynard, Dayamanti Arguelles, Regan Powis

updating in progress!

We are in the process of updating our website! Please be patient as things may not be quite up to date. Our Fall 2016 schedule is online now! Keep checking back for more information! Thank you for your patience.  

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, 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.