Lavish costumes and exuberant choreography mesmerize audiences in Westside Ballet of Santa Monica’s presentation of this holiday classic. Set to Tchaikovsky’s majestic score as performed by the Santa Monica College Symphony.
A Los Angeles Family Holiday Tradition since 1973 and the longest running NUTCRACKER production in SoCal, these performances always sell out, so please buy your tickets early!
Take a trip with Clara to a magical world of dancing snowflakes, Spanish chocolate, and a dashing prince. From the Victorian-style party scene to the glittering Sugar Plum Fairy, it’s the traditional full-length ballet in two acts—set to Tchaikovsky’s majestic score—performed live by the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra.
The artistic interpretation captures the spirit of choreographer George Balanchine, as passed on by Westside’s founder Yvonne Mounsey, who created the Nutcracker role of Center Spanish during the peak of her career as principal dancer with New York City Ballet.