Mendocino Ballet performs The Nutcracker every December at Mendocino College Center Theatre and a winter ballet, called Les Patineurs (The Skaters) with the second act of The Nutcracker (Land of Sweets), at Cotton Auditorium in Fort Bragg.
A Spring Concert featuring a children's Story Ballet and our annual Dance Classics is performed at the end of May or early June each year. We also perform the children’s Ballet Story for school children in May or June. Children are bussed from all over the county for this educational and entertaining performance.
TEACHERS: More information taht can be used in the classroom is made available in the Spring before the performance.
Spring Gala: Our annual Spring Gala fundraiser at Barra of Mendocino in Redwood Valley will be held on April 13 from 6:00-10:00 this year with great food, music and a wonderful preview of dances by members of the Mendocino Ballet. A Silent and Live auction featuring local goods and services will delight all who attend. Invite family and friends and make sure to join us! Tickets purchased in advance are $50 per person or $350 for a table of eight. They will be $60 at the door. A special “pre-sale” of tickets is being offered at $45 per ticket through March 30th.
We offer three sessions of dance classes throughout the year. A Fall season runs from mid-August or early September 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. You can see what we are offering each summer in our classes listed under the Summer Classes tab.
Students enrolled in our Art of Classical Ballet Program dance year round with Special Summer Dance Workshops. In July of 2019, we traveled to southern France for a Cultural Exchange with l'Ecole de Danse du Val d'Albret , where students took classes and were featured in a performance for the local community there. Look for photos in our Photot Galery soon!
"Very professional Nutcracker show! Elaborate, colorful and engaging. On par with major city productions!"