Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre (Community)

Community Artist
Performance

Available to Community

Robert Kelley was a principal dancer with Fort Wayne Ballet, Sacramento Ballet and Charleston Ballet Theatre. His choreography is in the repertoires of nationally and internationally-known companies. Robert has initiated and directed community outreach programs and services in several communities in California and Indiana. He is currently Co-Executive Director (along with Diane Cypher) of Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre and of The Studio Academy of Classical Ballet. Robert and Diane were presented the Santa Cruz Gail Rich Award in 2009; Robert was honored as Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year in 2010.

The dancers all attend middle and high schools in Santa Cruz County, and have each been studying ballet for five to nine years.


website: www.scbt.org
email: robertkelley@jps.net
phone: (831) 477-1606

Inside Ballet: Ballet Demonstration from the Nutcracker Ballet

This traditional Nutcracker ballet features the second act, where Clara visits the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy and sees the dances of Spain, China, Arabia, the Candied Flutes, Waltz of the Flowers and Mother Ginger. The colorful costumes, the variety of dances and the music will delight children. The ballet is danced by 10-15 members of Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre, aged 13-17; they are all members of the Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre Junior or Senior Companies.

A curriculum guide will be provided to each school, with information on Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker music as well as the ballet's place in ballet history. The guide complements the presentation and suggests areas of inquiry for your students.

Needs: Multipurpose room without cement or carpeted floor; dressing area for 10-15 dancers; custodial assistance needed for set-up. 30-40 min.
One performance: $295 Two consecutive: $475

Inside Ballet: An Introduction to Balletic Styles, Costumes and Music

This program features demonstrations of ballet technique, as well as dances from Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre’s repertoire, both classic and contemporary. The dancers are aged 13-17 years; they are all members of the Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre Junior or Senior Companies.

A curriculum guide will be provided to each school, with information on ballet history, to complement the presentation and suggest areas of inquiry for your students.

Needs: Multipurpose room without cement or carpeted floor; dressing area for 10-15 dancers; custodial assistance needed for set-up. 30-40 min.
One performance: $295 Two consecutive: $475