California Nutcracker Ballet


Alameda Civic Ballet's Nutcracker

December 2-3, 2023, 2  p.m.

Castro Valley Center for the Arts
19501 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA
$38.59-43.89 approx.,
Parking Garage is conveniently located at the corner of Oak and Central (1/2 block away)

California Nutcracker

Choreographed by Artistic Director Abra Rudisill with gorgeous costumes and beautiful sets - all to the classic Tchaikovsky score - this is a production sure to bring out the child in all of us. Whether this is your first time seeing a Nutcracker production or it is a time honored holiday tradition, make ACB's 15th Annual Nutcracker part of your holiday festivities.

Alameda Civic Ballet, founded in 2003 by former Prima Ballerina of Oakland Ballet Abra Rudisill, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The company continues to grow and establish itself as a respected performing arts organization in the Alameda and East Bay community. ACB's mission is to create and present community-accessible ballet performances while educating and engaging the community in the performing arts.

Alameda Civic Ballet's (ACB) annual Nutcracker is one of the top Bay Area Christmas events which has included the artful choreography of  Artistic Director Abra Rudisill and special guests such as  Ethan and Nikki White, award-winning dancers performed renditions of Snow Queen and Snow King as well as the Arabian couple.

Prepare to be transported on a magical journey with Clara and the Nutcracker Prince this holiday season as the Alameda Civic Ballet fills the stage with a cast over over 100 dancers age 3 to 60. 

A heroic battle against the Mouse King, the Land of the Snowflakes, and the Kingdom of the Sweets, the Sugar Plum Fairy and Land of Enchantment all are filled with surprises in this special ballet with original costumes and choreography set to Tchaikovsky's classical music score.

In case you're wondering who is behind the scenes creating the stage magic at Alameda Civic Ballet's The Nutcracker,  Choreographer and  Artistic Director Abra Rudisill is the Brooklyn born talent who began dancing at the age of six and eventually found her way to Alameda's Civic Ballet via world travels and experiences learning ballet, dancing and becoming recognized as one of the best ballerinas in the world! At Oakland Ballet where Abra became a prima ballerina of the company she earned the accolades of "world class Juliet" and "the definitive Juliet" by critics!  In 1998,  Rudisill was nominated for an Izzie Award in Outstanding Achievement in Individual Performance for her role as Caroline in Anthony Tudor's Lilac Garden.

When  Abra retired from Oakland Ballet in 2002 after serving 20 years as a principal ballerina and ballet mistress she took on one of her most important and satisfying roles, mentoring up and coming talent at the newly formed Alameda Civic Ballet which she founded in 2003 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  Sponsorship and Underwriting Opportunities are available and appreciated!

Alameda Ballet Academy and its affiliate performing company, Alameda Civic Ballet, the school and company, were created to impart the best elements of the classical ballet tradition to local dance students and the surrounding community.

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