The Nutcracker

Our annual production of The Nutcracker is a joint production between CVDA and The Performing Company Booster. It features a cast made up of over 50 local dancers ages 2 through 18. We are proud to have raised  over $215,000 for local charities over the last 12 years.

Join the Cast!

Does your ballerina want to join the cast of The Nutcracker? Here’s what we need from you!

  • Review all the important rehearsal and show dates and make sure they work for your family
  • We ask all families to volunteer to support the show and help keep costs down to maximize donations. Signup here.
  • Provide a black or nude camisole leotard (spaghetti strap), pink footed ballet tights, and ballet shoes to wear under the costume. If you need to purchase these items, they are available at All Star and dancers receive a discount
  • Dancers learn their choreography in their current ballet class, regardless of participation in the show. Please make sure they attend class!


Saturday, 11/4 • cvda newberg
All Dancer Rehearsal and Parent Meeting

Saturday, 12/2 • cvda newberg
All Dancer Rehearsal and Parent Meeting 

Friday, 12/8 • newberg high school
Cast Photo and Dress Rehearsal

Saturday, 12/9 • newberg high school
Showtime! Shows at 2pm and 6:30pm

Sunday, 12/10 • newberg high school
Final show at 2pm


To participate in The Nutcracker, your dancer must be currently enrolled in a ballet class at CVDA. Roles are based on class enrollment as follows:

  • PreBallet/Tap/Jazz 3-5 (Mon 4:45 with Miss Peyton): BABY ANGELS
  • PreBallet/Tap/Jazz 3-5 (Wed 4pm with Miss Soren): BABY ANGELS
  • PreBallet/Tap/Jazz 3-5 (Sat 10am with Miss Riley): BABY ANGELS
  • Ballet 1 (Tues 3pm with Mister Casey): SOLDIERS
  • Ballet 1 (Thurs 3:45pm with Miss Soren): SOLDIERS
  • Ballet 2 (Thurs 3:30pm with Mister Casey): BATTLE SCENE SOLDIERS + MICE
  • Ballet 4 (Tues 4pm with Mister Casey): FLOWERS
  • Beginning Ballet 6+ (Tues 5:45pm with Mister Casey): BABY MICE
  • Beginning Ballet 6+ (Thurs 3:45pm with Miss Cora): BABY MICE
  • Ballet 5 (Tues 6:45pm with Mister Casey): FLOWERS
  • Ballet 6 (Tues 8pm with Mister Casey): SNOWFLAKES

Be A Sponsor!

Your sponsorship ensures that we can donate every dollar from every ticket to local charities.

The CVDA staff, along with the Performing Company Booster Club (a non-profit organization), is coordinating efforts to raise funds for The Nutcracker. Your donation provides costuming, props, sets, livestream, and other production expenses for the performance that will be used for years to come.  

Please signup and send your tax deductible payment by November 9th to receive all the sponsor benefits. 


12 Tickets
Program Acknowledgement
Social Media Shoutout
Large Logo on Lobby Banner
Individual Thank You Post
Onstage Thank You
Livestream presented by You!


8 Tickets
Program Acknowledgement
Social Media Shoutout
Lare Logo on Lobby Banner
Individual Thank You Post


2 Tickets
Program Acknowledgement
Social Media Shoutout


4 Tickets
Program Acknowledgement
Social Media Shoutout
Logo on Lobby Banner
Thank You Post


1 Ticket
Program Acknowledgement

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History of The Nutcracker Production

The Nutcracker Presented by CVDA began as a small community show in 2011. We set out 75 chairs and asked attendees to make a $2 donation or bring non-perishable food. We had over 300 people at those first shows and brought in more than we could have imagined. The overwhelming response to the show from the community has propelled us forward and helped The Nutcracker to grow to what it is today. We stay committed to donating 100% of ticket sales to local charities and are proud to have raised over $215,000 to date.