For more than 40 years, the Santa Clara Ballet Company has been bringing full scale, classical ballet productions to Santa Clara, including its Annual Nutcracker production. Providing vital cultural programming, enriching the community and its young dancers and enhancing the profile of the City of Santa Clara, Santa Clara Ballet fills a void in the local education districts where both music and dance classes have been cut or reduced. The Santa Clara Ballet affords the unique opportunity for children and aspiring young dancers to perform and learn alongside acclaimed professionals in a full scale, serious production.  A local favorite, the Santa Clara Ballet’s Nutcracker offers an intimate view of the stage and the performers with an entertaining and engaging rendition of this holiday classic.