Media Alert: Sacramento Ballet Unveils 2021-22 Season

New “Wide Open” Theme Reflects Fresh Future Directions, Renewed Positivity

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--()--The Sacramento Ballet:


The Sacramento Ballet, a world-class, forward-driven Northern California dance organization, reveals its 2021-22 season calendar featuring contemporary, neo-classical & new works. In keeping with its theme of “Wide Open,” the Sacramento Ballet will present five diverse programs reflecting fresh perspectives, distinct choreographic voices & broad community outreach.

The Nutcracker, December 12 - 23, Safe Credit Union Theater


  • Classic sets by legendary designer Alain Vaes, lighting design by Trad Burns (Walt Disney, Wizard of Oz, etc.).
  • New choreography from three nationally recognized alumni (Nicole Haskins, Julia Feldman, Colby Damon).
  • Half of the performances include The Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, Andrew Grams conducting.
  • Guidance from Artistic / Executive Director Anthony Krutzkamp.

Catalyst: February 4 - 6: Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts

Exciting new & classic works by Archibald, Balanchine, Feldman, etc.

Chrysalis: March 18 - 20: Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts

Northern California choreographic premieres include: Nicole Haskins, Issac Bates Vinueza & Val Caniparoli.

Beer & Ballet: May 11 - 20, Cunningham-Binda Stage / CLARA studios

Mentoring-in-action: tomorrow’s top talents today premiere their choreography in intimate rehearsal spaces.

WHERE: Sacramento

WHEN: 2021-22 subscriptions available now at Individual sales begin August 2.


Sacramento Ballet maintains a strong Northern California presence, delivering high quality, world-stage-worthy ballet, dance & public education initiatives. A modern, forward-leaning organization which respects its past while welcoming the future, Sacramento Ballet aims to unite its diverse audiences. Connecting cultures with the positive power of live performance, it expands its reach to audiences via online streaming, regional programming & educational activities. Guided by Artistic / Executive Director Anthony Krutzkamp — an innovative choreographer who raised the image/reputation of the Kansas City Dance Festival, Moving Arts Kansas City & Moving Arts Cincinnati — the future is wide open for the Sacramento Ballet.


A highly regarded cultural asset renown for artistic quality, Sacramento Ballet attracts approximately 80,000 people to performances annually. Deeply committed to the Capitol region for nearly 70 years, it conducts extensive outreach, educational & collaborative projects. It is the only local arts organization maintaining a residency of artists, enabling it to deliver world class programming for its community. A 501(c)(3) non-profit, funding includes corporate, foundation & government support. For more information, visit

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Mark Smotroff

Release Summary

The Sacramento Ballet, a world-class, forward-driven Northern California dance organization, reveals its 2021-22 season calendar.


Mark Smotroff