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The Nutcracker 2017

  • Poway Center for the Performing Arts 15498 Espola Road Poway, CA, 92064 United States (map)

International award-winning dancers Martha Leebolt and Toby Batley make their debut as artistic directors with Southern California Ballet's 26th annual The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky's holiday classic is a tradition that will never fade in excitement and entertainment! The production features over one hundred talented performers from Southern California Ballet alongside world-class guest artists David Ward, Laura Somers Moreton, and Isaiah Bindel, a San Diego native.

2017 Showtimes:

  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 1:00pm

  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 7:00pm

  • Sunday December 17, 2017 at 1:00pm

Run-time is approximately just under two hours.

Tickets here


Child, Student, Senior, Military, and Group Discounts available

PCPA Box Office:

Phone: (858) 748-0505
Hours: Friday Noon - 5 pm, Saturday 10 am - 3 pm

Guest Artists

Laura Somers Morton, Sugarplum Fairy

A Maryville, Tennessee native, Laura Somers Morton began training with the Houston Ballet Academy at age 16 and joined Atlanta Ballet in 2014, where she was promoted in 2016. Laura had the honor of performing ‘Carabosse’ in John McFall’s Sleeping Beauty. She was also featured in David Bintley’s Carmina Burana, Jiri Kylian’s Petit Mort, Liam Scarlett’s Vespertine, and George Balanchine’s Serenade and Allegro Brilliante. Laura was a demi-soloist in Helen Pickett’s Camino Real based on Tennessee Williams’ play. Laura was most recently seen as a guest artist in ABC’s Bluejeans and Ballet, and was the lead dancer in Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s Estancia, presented at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee during their Red, Hot & Bolero performance. 

David WardSugarplum Cavalier

Former leading dancer with BalletMet where he spent the past seven years, David Ward trained at the English National Ballet School and spent ve years dancing with Northern Ballet in Leeds, England. Mr. Ward’s career highlights include touring across mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Thailand, as well as dancing for Prince Edward. He also danced in the International Ballet Stars Gala and was a guest performer in Las Vegas. Mr. Ward has spent past summers as a guest performer at the National Choreographer’s Initiative for their tenth anniversary performance and with Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance in North Carolina. Mr. Ward’s favorite performances include the title roles of Hamlet, Peter Pan, and Dracula. The most memorable performances include dancing the role of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, the Cavalier in The Nutcracker, and the Prince in Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake. 

Isaiah BindelSnow Cavalier

Isaiah Bindel was born and raised on the coast of California and began dancing at the age of four. He obtained his formal training at the University North Carolina School of the Arts, in addition to the San Francisco Ballet School. Soon after, he began his professional career with dawsondancesf—under the direction of Gregory Dawson. After 4 years with Dawson he is continuing his work in the San Diego area. 

Earlier Event: October 18
Wine & Art
Later Event: April 21