Media Alert: Sacramento Ballet Flexes Muscles in New Chrysalis Program (March 18-20)

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SACRAMENTO, Calif.--()--Widespread enthusiasm for SacBallet is underscored by the 600-plus applications received for its March 12 auditions! Creating its own Olympian-worthy dance traditions, this month’s exciting Chrysalis performances (March 18-20) spotlight the dancer’s grace & technical dexterity. Single & multi-ticket bundles available.

“After watching the Olympics, Ballet is an ultimate forum for athleticism & dance,” said Artistic/Executive Director Anthony Krutzkamp. “In Chrysalis our dancers reach beyond their already high standards in a whirlwind of dynamic, energetic choreography designed to excite them as much as the audience!”

Making its SacBallet debut is choreographer Val Caniparoli’s acclaimed Tutto Eccetto Il Lavandino (“everything but the kitchen sink”). Merging classical ballet with unique contemporary movement, the work is a mesmerizing joyride of speed, precision & humor.

SacBallet alumni dancer-choreographers world-premiere new works: Nicole Haskins unveils the visually stunning Groundless Shift while Isaac Bates-Vinueza presents the semi-improvised collaborative After All.

Chrysalis will be performed at The Sofia, 2700 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA.

For tickets:

Proof of vaccination & masks required. For more information:

For March 12 Company auditions:


Sacramento Ballet delivers high-quality, world-stage-worthy ballet, dance, education & outreach 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 renowned 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