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 Ballet and our annual Dance Classics is performed at the end of May or early June each year. This year we are performing “Sleeping Beauty’s Wedding”.
Did you ever wonder what happened after the magical kiss that awoke Sleeping Beauty from her long sleep? The Mendocino Ballet brings this festive story and wedding to life with our upcoming ballet. An exciting list of guests including Puss in Boots and the White Cat, Cinderella and her Stepsisters, Bluebirds, Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, along with Royal Guests of the Kingdom, will delight and amuse audiences of all ages. The beautiful Pas de Deux celebrating the marriage of Princess Aurora to Prince Désiré is blessed by the Lilac Fairy, who lead the Prince to the Sleeping Beauty.
Performances will be held for school children (shorter version) May 30-31 at 9:30 and 11:00 am, and for the general public on Saturday, June 1st at 7 pm, and Sunday, June 2nd at 2 pm at the Mendocino College Center Theater. Tickets for the School performances can be purchased by calling our office at 463-2290. Public performance tickets are $15 for Adults and $10 for children under 18 in advance and are $5 more at the door. Please call Mendocino Ballet at 463-2290 for more information. Tickets will be available online for $1 more. Click on the button below to purchase tickets.
TEACHERS: For more information, please click Performances link under the About button above.
Poker Tournament: We hold a poker tournament every February or March to raise funds to upgrade and purchase new costumes for our annual Nutcracker and Spring Performances. Look for exact dates later in the year!
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 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!"