For our Sip + Support partner for the month of December, we’re getting into the holiday spirit by supporting the California Ballet Company, the fifth largest ballet company in California, presents high quality professional ballet performances and education programs for the public community. Founded in 1968, California Ballet strives to make classical dance accessible to the entire Southern California community.
From December 10th through 24th, the California Ballet Company will present performances of the holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, at the San Diego Civic Theatre. Tchaikovsky’s extravagant score comes to life under the musical direction of John Stubbs and a cast of over 150 dancers. Click here for the full schedule of performances and to purchase tickets to see The Nutcracker this season. California Ballet aims to make ballet accessible to everyone with a few special performances of The Nutcracker:
- Sat, Dec. 10, 2016 – Autism-friendly 60 minute show
- Sun, Dec. 11, 2016 – Celebrating Life: Children & adults with life-threatening illnesses
- Wed, Dec. 21, 2016 – Military Night at The Nutcracker
- Wed, Dec. 21, 2016 – Toddler-friendly 60-minute show
- Thurs, Dec. 22, 2016 – El Cascanueces for the Spanish Speaking community
You will support the California Ballet Company’s production of The Nutcracker each time you enjoy a glass or bottle of our CUCINA vino at any of our San Diego county restaurants this month. If you’re looking for additional ways to support the ballet company, there are opportunities to volunteer backstage at the theatre or in the ballet studio; you can sponsor a dancer through the Dancer Connect program. Of course, you can become a member of the California Ballet Company and provide general support for dance in San Diego. To those looking to connect with California Ballet Company on social media, follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.