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California Dance Theatre's Pacific Festival Ballet Nutcracker Ballet


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The Agoura Hills Pacific Festival Ballet production of The Nutcracker is held at the beautiful Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. A cast of over 100 lovely costumed dancers showcase the dance company's creative direction in this annual production.

The Pacific Festival Ballet is proud to be a resident ballet company of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's line-up of entertainment. From Nutcracker to Romeo & Juliet, Sleeping Beauty to the fresh, new Sea Princess created by the company's very own artistic director Kim Maselli, the ballets are exciting, unique and well worth seeing. Cutting edge, original material comes out of this company, which is no surprise.


Located just 20 miles outside downtown Los Angeles, the creative talent in and out of the greater Southern California area is tremendous. In fact, Pacific Festival Ballet regularly attracts luminaries from across the dance world who step into roles, performing as guest artists. Talented dancers not only originate from this ballet company, but many audition to be part of its annual productions of The Nutcracker.


Maselli said that it is never a challenge to find a wealth of talent for roles in the Nutcracker, but selecting from so many talented dancers is.  California Dance Theatre school offers many of its students the opportunity to get their feet wet in roles for this ballet that requires a cast of over 100. But to lend to the production, guest artists from other professional companies often can try out for parts--and often the results are amazing. A local ballet company featuring world class dancers--many who have originated or trained in this company--garners accolades for its quality of production.

Pacific Festival Ballet, resident ballet company of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Countrywide Performing Arts Center, unveiled a newly revised “The Nutcracker,” in 2007.  It was greeted with open arms and great press. As the dance company marches on, we expect to see more great things originating from their institution. It's one more exciting reason to celebrate the holiday season, and an especially high note in Agoura Hills/Thousand Oaks area where talent abounds.

Location: Scherr Forum-Thousand Oaks Civic Arts, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA

Tickets: Box Office (805) 715-0512


Getting there: Thousand Oaks is conveniently located in Southern California's greater Los Angeles area off the 101 Freeway.


Where to stay: Thousand Oaks Hotels  offer affordable rates by L.A. standards. Two of the most popular include the Best Western Thousand Oaks Inn and Courtyard by Marriott.