The Nutcracker 2023
December 16th at 2pm & 7pm
December 17th at 1pm & 5:30pm
Photos courtesy of Gila Derensteyn, Vicky Sedgwick, Dan Scott and Jenny Stein
Holiday Magic for All Ages
Celebrate the holiday season with a cherished classic tradition as the award-winning California Dance Ensemble presents its 15th annual ballet production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, live at the PAEC in Calabasas! Starring Chase Peterson as the Nutcracker Cavalier, this stunning production features over 150 performers, including Academy students, pre-professional dancers and professional guest stars. Complete with real snow, magical elements, sword fights and sugar plum fairies, this version of The Nutcracker, under the direction of Jennifer and Robbin Shahani, is inspired by the ballet’s first American choreographer, Willam Christensen.
As Featured on KTLA
Artistic Director Jennifer Shahani joins KTLA News and shares the mission of California Dance Ensemble. Enjoy highlighted scenes from last year's rendition of The Nutcracker within!
Don't miss out on limited evening and matinee pre-Christmas show times in Calibasas, California. California Dance Ensemble offers the finest production of the Nutcracker Ballet in the West San Fernando Valley, close to nearby Agoura Hills, West Hills, Chatsworth, Northridge, Granada Hills, Woodland Hills, Westlake Village and Porter Ranch.