California Nutcracker Ballet


MISSION VIEJO Laguna Dance Theatre's The Nutcracker

December 13-16, 2018

McKinney Theatre-Saddleback College
28000 Marguerite Pkwy.
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

December 19, 2019, 7 p.m.
December 20, 2019, 7 p.m.
December 21, 2019, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
December 22, 2019, 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.

california nutcracker

Sugar Plum Tea December 1, 2019, 12, 2 & 4 p.m.

Laguna Dance Theatre, Marzipan Room
23854 Via Fabricante
Mission Viejo, CA
$25 child, $15 adult, (seating is limited)
This event includes a dessert bar, shopping boutique and meet and greet with Nutcracker ballet characters for plenty of photo ops.

The  annual production of The Nutcracker features an exciting cast.

More than 125 Orange County students come together each year, under the direction of Shery Gilbert, to perform in a full-length production of The Nutcracker, one of America's popular holiday traditions. 

Laguna Ballet for ages 5 and up was founded by Shery Gilbert.  It has held an annual Nutcracker ballet performance (usually at Saddle Back College) with around 90 cast member dancers for several decades, delighting Orange County audiences throughout the seasons. Many students have continued in the ballet careers after receiving a strong foundation under the guidance of the expert staff.

Laguna Ballet's annual performance of The Nutcracker continues the tradition with the Nutcracker performance the third week in December. McKinney Theatre at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo has hosted this full length version in recent seasons.

Past seasons have include ballet dancers such as Meghan McDonough and Sophia Romagnano in the lead role of Clara. Guest artists have included  Anton Pankevich of Pacific Northwest Ballet and Miranda Weese, former New York City Ballet principal.

Laguna Ballet is a non-profit junior ballet company, comprised of children ages 5-up, founded by Shery Gilbert. Laguna Ballet in conjunction with the school, Laguna Dance Theatre, provides an exceptional environment where each student receives the special care and attention needed to become a self confident dancer. Laguna Dance Theatre is a pre-professional ballet school for dancers aspiring for a career in dance, or those dancers who simply want the best dance experience, to raise their self-esteem, develop discipline and achieve grace.

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