San Diego Civic Youth Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker”

| November 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

The “Nutcracker” returns to the Casa Del Brado Theatre in Balboa Park from Wednesday, December 6 through Sunday, December 17 as the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet (SDCYB), located at 1800 Village Place, celebrates the joy and spirit of the holiday season. Take an extraordinary journey to the magical Land of the Sweets with brave young Clara and her Nutcracker Prince in San Diego Civic Youth Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker

Witness an epic battle between toy soldiers and mice before being whisked away to an enchanting land of falling snow, waltzing flowers, and the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy!  A beloved family holiday tradition, this production is directed by SDCYB Artistic Director Danika Pramik-Holdaway and set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score.

All tickets are priced at $30 and can be purchased online at, over the phone at 619-233-3060, or in person at the SDCYB office during regular business hours. ADA seating is available and may be purchased over the phone or in the office only. Ten percent discount is available for groups of 10-plus per performance (email  Special discount performances are offered for school groups and scout troops (order forms available at

Founded in 1945, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet has been the resident classical ballet school in Balboa Park for over 75 years – offering affordable, year-round, high-quality classes and productions for dancers ages 4 to adult in the beautiful Casa del Prado.  The organization provides over 500 students with daily ballet classes, produces ballet productions for over 20,000 patrons each year, teaches over 750 students offsite through the Outreach Program, and continues to operate in good financial health with a dedicated staff of full-time and part-time employees, as well as over 200 volunteers.

A young member of the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet performs during dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Photo is courtesy of Kel Casey.


Category: Books, Dance, Entertainment, Events, Historical, Holidays, Local News, Music, Nonprofit, Theatre

About the Author ()

General articles by the Presidio Sentinel and Associated Partners.