November 21, 2022 | 6:00 pm
November 22, 2022 | 1:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Jewett Auditorium
$30, $20, $15 all ages

San Diego Ballet brings America’s favorite holiday event to dazzling life at Jewett Auditorium. This annual production of The Nutcracker features Tchaikovsky’s timeless score and an international and local cast of beautifully costumed dancers. Sugarplum fairies, leaping cossacks, and flurries of snowflakes swirl across the stage, in this magical journey through a young girl’s imagination.

For the past 30 years, San Diego Ballet has entertained audiences with its Nutcracker all over the US bringing America’s favorite holiday event to dazzling life. San Diego Ballet brings in their professional dancers and production and works with a local cast of young dancers to enrich the community with quality and entertaining dancing. This charmingly lighthearted interpretation is a holiday classic the whole family will love.

Experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with this perennial favorite. The Nutcracker Suite showcases the “sweetest” parts of the ballet, with an ideal running time of 1 hour and 15 minutes.

San Diego Ballet was founded in 1990 by Robin Morgan and features strong contemporary ballets created by award-winning, resident choreographer, Javier Velasco. San Diego Ballet has collaborated with many organizations including the SD Symphony, SD Opera, SD Chamber Orchestra, SD Camarada, Grossmont Symphony, SD Culture Shock, and SD Dance Theater during their seasons. SDB is also a touring company and has been voted #1 dance troupe by The Reader’s poll of the SD Union/Tribune,, City Beat, and BestOf San

San Diego Ballet’s “The Nutcracker Suite” takes the place of the former Eugene Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” and “Nutcracker Jr.” This show could be considered a mixture of the two former productions, offering all viewers a sweet sampling of the majesty of this beloved ballet.

Make sure to purchase tickets to Clara’s Tea Party to complete your experience!

Ages 6 and up can audition for the local cast roles! Get all the details here.