The Studio, School of Classical Ballet, Santa Cruz, CA
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Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre (SCBT) - A Wonderful Next Step for the
Students of The Studio...

Students of The Studio as well as ballet students across the community who are interested in the thrill of performance and in honing their performance skills are encouraged to audition for one of the Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre performing companies.

<< Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre was once again awarded the designation of Honor Company by Regional Dance America. As its official academy, we are VERY proud of this honor! >>

Senior Company

Open auditions are held each August. These dancers are between 13 and 18 years of age and demonstrate the talent and drive to achieve a career in dance. Senior Company dancers perform in the annual production of the Nutcracker, presented with afull symphony orchestra at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium in downtown Santa Cruz, as well as a mixed-repertory program In Concert (featuring an eclectic repertoire and/or classics such as Swan Lake Act II, and, the full length Giselle and Paquita).

The Senior Company also participates in the annual Regional Dance America/Pacific Festival each spring. Rehearsals are held Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays..

Junior Company

Intermediate students who are interested in pursing a career in dance, or just want the thrill and rewards of performing are encouraged to audition for the Junior Company. Dancers must have achieved a high intermediate level of study, including pointe work for girls. Dancers are 11-15 years of age. Junior Company participates in The Nutcracker as well as performances with the Santa Cruz County Symphony, and have the opportunity to attend the Regional Dance America Festival each spring.

Petite Company

Dancers age seven and up are invited to audition for the Petite Company. Auditions are held each January. Performances include In Concert, Santa Cruz County Symphony Family Concert, and Cabrillo Festival Summer Concert on an outdoor stage. New works are choreographed for this young group by award-winning choreographer, Robert Kelley.

Petite Company dancers who are at least ten years of age have the opportunity to participate in the annual Regional Dance America/Pacific Festival.

Senior and Junior Company Auditions | Held on Saturday, August 8
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Girls please bring pointe shoes. $30 audition fee per dancer.

Petite Company Auditions:  January 2016 | TBD
Dancers must be at least seven years of age to audition.


Don't Miss The Nutcracker, Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre's Premiére Event!
The 2015 Performances: December 18, 19, 20 2015

Audition for a Part in the Santa Cruz Nutcracker Holiday Ballet ~ Produced Annually by Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre holds open auditions each September for its spectacular production of The Nutcracker. Auditions for dancers age 7 and up are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Dancers age 4 to 6 years* | 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Dancers age 7 to 8 years | 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Dancers age 9 to 11 years | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Dancers age 12 and up | 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Students from all over the county participate each year. Performances are held at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium in downtown Santa Cruz, California.. Dancers perform to a live symphony orchestra conducted by Maestro Pamela Martin.


For more detailed information visit the Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre website.

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