Holiday Magic, Reborn.


The Snow Queen  Costume Designer David Heuvel

The Snow Queen
Costume Designer David Heuvel

For more than 50 years, California Ballet has brought The Nutcracker to over 1 million families across San Diego and beyond. We are thankful for our rich history and are thrilled to announce an all new Nutcracker in 2019, under the direction of California Ballet’s new Artistic Director, Jared Nelson.

We invite you to join our Magical Adventure Campaign, highlighting the creation from idea to stage of our new Nutcracker production. Showcasing spectacular sets, choreography, and all new costumes, join us in creating magic with a fresh look and feel for a treasured holiday classic.

While keeping the tradition alive for generations of San Diegans, the new Nutcracker will provide more roles and opportunities for local children to participate in the production, in addition to greatly increasing our ability to reach out and connect with military families, those with special needs, life threatening illnesses, families on limited income, and more. This brings us closer to our firmly held belief that quality arts should not be a privilege, but a joy and benefit to all.

We need your help! Our goal is to raise $100,000 towards our new production of The Nutcracker, as we strive to present high-quality ballet performances and educational programs for the community. Make a gift of $100, $500, or $1,000 today and you will help ensure that this treasured holiday tradition will be made possible for years to come. JOIN US!


VIP STATUS, for less than $90 a month.


Consider making a pledge! You can pledge a monthly or annual gift towards our campaign. For just $84 a month, you can join our $1,000 campaign level and receive VIP perks!



Create Magic. Get gifts.



Priority ticket sales for the 2019 NEW Nutcracker inaugural season.
Name listed on the Nutcracker Campaign website.


All preceding level benefits, plus:
Invitation to Sugarplum Tea.


All preceding level benefits, plus:
Exclusive passes to the invitational preview.


All preceding level benefits, plus:
Name sewn into costume(s) of choice.
Name listed with chosen costume(s) in playbill and on website.

All donations made are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
California Ballet Company is a registered 501(c)(3) non profit organization. EIN 95-2582305.


Costume Sneak Peek


Costume design by David Heuvel



Thank You




Bill Beyer
John Stubbs
Roviric & April Riel
Samantha Atlas
Susan Atlas
Jim & Amy McCoy
Arnel Nacino
Bettie Youngs
Robert Haskell
David Jordan
Craig & Carolyn Bosworth

Carol Flanagan Corsi
Linda Freeman
Abby Pruitt
Nancy Pubentz
Qian Zhao
Alex Genin
David Giles
Hernan Cortes
Nancy Daly
Pam Gardner
Patrick Nollet

Kristina Pinto
Joan Rovegno
Eleanor Smith
Gerald Tachiki
Frank Verbeke
John Weilbacker
Kendahl Youngs 
Janine Power
Thomas Shugrue
Lane & Steven Mashal


List current as of March 4, 2019