The Nutcracker performance dates:
December 2-4
December 9-11

Tickets go on sale in September! www.SJDT.0rg.

 Artistic Director, Linda Hurkmans
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Photo credit: Powers Photo
San José Dance Theatre added performances for its 51st production of The Nutcracker!

It is exciting to announce that The Nutcracker will be performed TWO weekends at the San Jose Center for Performing Arts, alongside the Cambrian Symphony, on December 2-4 and December 9-11, 2016.

San José Dance Theatre's The Nutcracker has delighted bay area audiences for more than 50 years. By open audition, hundreds of students perform in the 2600 seat Center for the Performing Arts with a live orchestra. In its third year under Artistic Director Linda Hurkmans, it is a privilege to bring the iconic production to a larger audience in 2016. We hope you can join us this year in experiencing the holiday classic!  

Open auditions for students ages 6+ will be held Sept 10 and 11 at the NEW San José Dance Theatre studios at:
1756 Junction Ave, Ste. E, San Jose CA, 95112. 
Audition inquiries can be directed to Linda Hurkmans, 

In the fourth year of collaboration, San José Dance Theatre is proud to offer the only live orchestra in San Jose by the Cambrian Symphony, conducted by Scott Krijnen. The symphony received high praise in past productions with San José Dance Theatre and in their 2016 performance season. It is an honor to bring the symphony back this season. More about the orchestra can be found HERE.

Featured in the role of Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier this year are Ommi Pipit-Suksun and Rudy Candia, previously with Silicon Valley Ballet. Pipit-Suksun was trained by the Royal Ballet in London, and is a former Soloist with San Francisco Ballet and Principal Dancer with Silicon Valley Ballet. Candia was a Soloist with Silicon Valley Ballet and as a student was mentored by his father, a Principal Dancer with the Cuban National Ballet.  San José Dance Theatre is privileged to have them join
The Nutcracker cast this season.

photo credit: Hosier Photography
San José Dance Theatre is sad to announce that Michael Howerton will retire from his role as Drosselmey er this year. Howerton has performed in this role nearly every year since 1 993, after taking over for San José Dance Theatre Associate Director and original Drosselmeyer, Shawn Stuart. Howerton's continued support of and performance with San José Dance Theatre is a symbol of the San José Dance Theatre legacy and his presence on the stage will be deeply missed. Howerton's final bow will be Sunday, December 11.

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Mission Statement
It is the mission at San José Dance Theatre to develop, foster, and promote the art of dance for the youth in Silicon Valley. Consider a donation to help promote the arts in Silicon Valley and continue our tradition of The Nutcracker.