The Sebastopol Nutcracker Ballet

The "MicroNut"

December 15
9:30am & 11:00am

Santa Rosa High School Theater
1235 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa

The MicroNut is an abbreviated version of our full-length Nutcracker ballet, perfect for school and senior groups.

Call (707) 824-8006 for more information or to reserve space for your group.

The Sebastopol Nutcracker 2015

December 18 @ 7:00pm
December 19 @ 11:00am & 4:00pm
December 20 @ 2:00pm

Analy High School Theater
6950 Analy Avenue, Sebastopol, CA

Please join us for our 24th annual performance of The Nutcracker Ballet!

Sebastopol Ballet's production of The Nutcracker Ballet has been a family tradition since 1991. The cast features local dance students of all ages and guest artists. Members of the audience have often described the production as "the best in Sonoma County" and a "must see" tradition to kick off the holiday season.

Complimentary Sugar Plum Party for children before each show on Saturday and Sunday. Meet the dancers in costume and enjoy sweet treats.

Tickets will go on sale mid-November. Check back for more information and links to buy ticket.

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Sebastopol Ballet would like to specially thank all the businesses who supported the 2014 Sebastopol Nutcracker with their generous donations.

Thanks to Our Fans!

Letter to the Editor of The Press Democrat, published December 25, 2014:

Sebastopol Ballet

EDITOR: On Friday night, my wife and I saw the Sebastopol Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” at the Analy High School auditorium. We are so extremely lucky to have a production of this caliber in Sonoma County. The Sebastopol Ballet’s production was far better than some large city productions that I have seen. I urge all who enjoy ballet to go to one of the performances. Bring children so they can experience how incredibly beautiful and fun ballet can be.


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Every December since 1992, the Sebastopol Ballet School has staged "The Nutcracker Ballet." This production features local dance students and professional dancers from througout the Bay Area.

The Nutcracker was first performed in the U.S. by the San Francisco Ballet, and it has since become a holiday tradition.

The Story

The ballet takes place on Christmas Eve many years ago and tells the story of a girl named Clara. During a party with family and friends, she receives the gift of a Nutcracker from the mysterious Herr Drosselmeyer. Later that night, the Nutcracker and other toys come alive and enter into a battle with the Mouse Queen and her minions. After vanquishing the mice, the Nutcracker transforms into a Prince and takes Clara on a magical adventure through the Land of Sweets.

The story is by E.T.A. Hoffman and the music is by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The Nutcracker was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa.

Order Nutcracker DVDs

Order DVDs of the 2014 Nutcracker from the DVD Order page.

DVDs are $35 each and you have a choice of the Friday evening/Saturday 11:00 matinee shows or the Saturday 4:00 matinee/Sunday matinee shows.

Previous Nutcrackers and Summer Recitals are also available.


View pictures from previous productions of Sebastopol Ballet School's "The Nutcracker"

Sebastopol Ballet School performers as Lambs

Pictures from the 2011 "MicroNut" performance
(The Press Democrat)

Listen to an interview with Sebastopol Ballet teacher and dancer, Hannah Estrella, about the Sebastopol Nutcracker.

Read more about "The Nutcracker Ballet "

Read the Nutcracker Story — A fun, interactive presentation of the story of the Nutcracker from New York City Ballet.

The Nutcracker Story — This page from the Nutcracker Ballet website gives the storyline and some history of the ballet.

The Nutcracker — Article from Wikipedia with the storyline, information on Tchaikovsky, Hoffman and Petipa, and pictures.

Tchaikovsky — Article from Wikipedia on Tchaikovsky, which includes a biography and a list of his compositions.

Marious Petipa, choreographer — A biography about Petipa.