San José Dance Theatre and Cambrian Symphony Collaborate for 52nd Production Of The Nutcracker

SAN JOSÉ, California – One of the Bay Area’s leading classical ballet institutions, San José Dance Theatre (SJDT) is pleased to announce its continued partnership with the Cambrian Symphony. The Cambrian Symphony will provide a full symphony for the 2017 production of The Nutcracker. Scott Krijnen, Cambrian Symphony’s conductor, and Linda Hurkmans, SJDT’s Artistic Director are joining forces for the fifth year to bring live music and dance to Tchaikovsky’s holiday ballet.

The San José Dance Theatre has provided generations of audiences with the magic of The Nutcracker. Now in its 52nd year, SJDT’s production is San Jose’s original, and longest-running production of The Nutcracker and is the second longest running production in the Bay Area. Audiences will enjoy the grace and talent of San José Dance Theatre’s world-class guest artists including San Francisco Ballet Soloist and Principal Dancers Julia Rowe and Jaime Garcia Castilla on December 1-3, and Cincinnati Ballet Principal and Soloist Dancers Chisako Oga and James Cunningham on December 8-10. Also gracing the stage, portraying the dashing Snow King and mysterious Arabian Prince will be the professional guest artist, Nathan Cottam, Director of Mannakin Theater & Dance.

“It is an honor to work with Maestro, Scott Krijnen, and the Cambrian Symphony. Mr. Krijnen is a talented and accomplished conductor and such a joyful and dedicated leader! He provides a talented group of professional musicians that make our production of The Nutcracker one of the best events of the holiday season,” said Linda Hurkmans, San José Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director. “The energy that a live symphony provides adds a rich dimension for the dancers and the Cambrian Symphony is one of the best orchestras in the area. Our ballet company is comprised of both professional dancers and students and working with the Cambrian Symphony helps further our goal of educating younger students alongside seasoned dancers.”

“I love the opportunity to bring this wonderful holiday tradition to life and celebrate the joy of storytelling through music and dance,” said Scott Krijnen, Cambrian Symphony’s conductor. “Collaborating with the San José Dance Theatre is always a thrill and I look forward to sharing this year’s production with our community!”

Tickets for the performance range in price from $38-$68 and may be purchased online at With San José Dance Theatre’s commitment to making the arts more accessible to all in the community, half-price tickets are available for both Friday night performances and group pricing is available for all other performances. Tickets are also available through the City National Box Office, 135 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113 or by phone at (408) 792-4111, Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

About San José Dance Theatre
The San Jose Dance Theatre is the resident ballet company of the 2600 seat Center for Performing Arts in downtown San Jose and was voted Best Dance Company in Silicon Valley by the Metro.

SJDT’s vision is to inspire dancers of all ages in the exploration of the art of dance, to foster growth through high-level training and mentoring experiences by professional dancers and instructors, and to promote the art of dance through creative public awareness campaigns.

About Cambrian Symphony
Named “Best of the Bay” for 2016-17 by San Francisco Classical Voice, Cambrian Symphony is dedicated to supporting and mentoring young musicians by engaging students in performance side by side with professionals. Through this unique collaboration, Cambrian Symphony strives to share the joy of creating music not only with its audiences but with the next generation of musicians.

Press Contact for Cambrian Symphony
Elisheva Bailey, [email protected], 408-431-6114

Press Contact for San José Dance Theatre:
Miriam Watson, [email protected], 408-286-9905

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