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 in early June 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 Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes and Dance Classics, featuring Classical and Contemporary Ballet, Tap and Jazz, will be presented on Saturday, June 3rd at 2 and 7 pm at the Mendocino College Center Theatre.
Poker Tournament: Our Poker Tournament was a success! Join us in February or early March for more fun and great food!
Spring Gala: Our annual Spring Gala fundraiser at Barra of Mendocino in Redwood Valley will be held on April 21, 2018 with great food, music and a wonderful preview of dances by members of the Mendocino Ballet. Make sure to join us next year!
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.
Students enrolled in our Art of Classical Ballet Program dance year round with Special Summer Dance Workshops. In July of 2018, we will be traveling to southern France for a Cultural Exchange with classes and a performance for the local community there.
"Very professional Nutcracker show! Elaborate, colorful and engaging. On par with major city productions!"