Mendocino Ballet performs the Nutcracker every December at Mendocino College Center Theatre. A Spring concert featuring a children's Ballet and our annual Dance Classics is performed at the end of May or early June each year. Tickets will be available on this page 3-4 weeks before each performance. A special School Tour featuring our children's Ballet is also presented early June for county wide students.
La Boutique Fantasque (The Fantastic Toyshop)
We will be presenting "La Boutique Fantasque" for school students from around the county and beyond on May 31st and June 1st at the Mendocino College Center Theater. Mendocino Ballet offers this as a community service to introduce school children to the art of dance, with ballet as the foundation. Teachers who are interested in bringing their students can get more information by calling 707-463-2290.
Public performances of "La Boutique Fantasque" and Dance Classics, featuring Classical and Contemporary Ballet, Tap, Modern Dance, and Jazz, will be presented on Saturday, June 2nd at 7 pm and Sunday, June 3rd at 2 pm at the Mendocino College Center Theater.
See the Home Page under News for La Boutique Fantasque Teacher Information
Spring Gala: Our annual Spring Gala fundraiser at Barra of Mendocino in Redwood Valley will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 6:00-10:00 pm with great food, music and a wonderful preview of dances by members of the Mendocino Ballet. Tickets purchased in advance are $50 per person or $350 for a table of eight. They will be $60 at the door. We are offering an Early Bird special ticket price of $45 if you purchase by April 6th! A Silent and Live auction featuring local goods and services will delight all who attend. Invite family and friedns and make sure to join us!
We offer three sessions of dance classes throughout the year. A Fall season runs from mid-August through December. Our Winter/Spring season runs from mid-January through the beginning of June. Our Summer Season varies with Dance Workshops, Dance Camps, and children's classes offered from June though August with a special Ballet Intensive Workshop the first two weeks of August for dancers enrolled in our Art of Classical Ballet Program. See what we are offering this summer in our classes listed under the Classes tab.
Students enrolled in our Art of Classical Ballet Program dance year round with Special Summer Dance Workshops. In July of 2019, we will be traveling to southern France for a Cultural Exchange with l'Ecole de Danse du Val d'Albret , where students will take classes and be featured in a performance for the local community there.
"Very professional Nutcracker show! Elaborate, colorful and engaging. On par with major city productions!"