Media Alert: Nor Cal Dancers & Bike Dog Brewery Join Together in “Beer & Ballet,” Sacramento Ballet’s Beloved New Works Series, May 6-21, 2022

Local Brews, Food Trucks & Spirited Community Convene With Fresh Dance On New Stage

Sacramento Ballet's Beer & Ballet, Ava Chatterson shown, photographed by Tony Nguyen

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WHAT: Sacramento Ballet presents its much anticipated 2022 season-closing showcase, Beer & Ballet on a brand new out-of-doors stage (May 6-21, 2022). Featuring 12 new works by 12 different company dancer-artists, the beloved series has proven a popular crossroads for emerging talent to share new solo & small group works. Long time partner Bike Dog Brewery provides the locally crafted beer & an array of exciting food trucks will sell tasty temptations making the event a treat for all the senses.

“Beer & Ballet features some of the most creative, interesting performances for everyone in our dance community & this year we expect it will be more satisfying than ever,” said Artistic/Executive Director Anthony Krutzkamp. “This marks an especially poignant moment in SacBallet’s history as we continue to work our way out of the Pandemic. We’ve staged a successful near-sold out run of Nutcracker performances followed by our popular, challenging Chrysalis & Catalyst programs. Beer & Ballet will be a welcome breath for our dancers & the community alike; we will celebrate together on our newly built, professionally lit out-of-doors stage.”

At Bike Dog, we integrate physical movement & art in every beer we make,” said Sage Smith of Bike Dog Brewery. “We love being a part of SacBallet’s fusion of art & talent on stage with Beer & Ballet. Our partnership makes the perfect pairing.

Beer & Ballet is an annual celebration — now in its 28th year! — created with the support of Sacramento’s own respected & popular Bike Dog Brewery. Included with a ticket purchase, each attendee will receive one draft beer or glass of wine. After that, each subsequent beverage purchase benefits SacBallet directly.

Each dance piece in Beer & Ballet is an individual, singular work & an unrestricted outlet for the dancer’s personal creativity. There will be a brief meet & greet with the dancers after the performances.

Beer & Ballet 2022 marks the debut performances for SacBallet on its new outside stage. In the spirit of the event, the newly named James Hargrove Outdoor Performance Stage adds up to a fun beer-centric acronym: J-HOPS.

In addition to Bike Dog Brewery’s offerings, Beer & Ballet will feature diverse food trucks including (but not limited to): Nash & Proper (Nashville-style fried chicken), Ash & Oil (accessible modern cuisine), Hefty Gyros (authentic Mediterranean), World Fare (international) & West Coast Taco Bar (California-inspired Mexican).

WHEN: May 6-21, 2022

WHERE: Beer & Ballet will be performed on the new James Hargrove Outdoor Performance Stage (J-HOPS) at SacBallet Studios, 2420 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95816

HOW: To purchase tickets, please visit:


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

Release Summary

Sacramento Ballet presents its much anticipated 2022 season-closing showcase, Beer & Ballet on a brand new out-of-doors stage (May 6-21, 2022).


Mark Smotroff