State Street Ballet: Support

Nutcracker Orchestra Fund

All of us at State Street Ballet are honored to share the stage with the talented young dancers of Gustafson Dance in The Nutcracker at The Granada Theatre. It’s a very special experience for our professional dancers, and the opportunity of a lifetime for the next generation of performing artists to dance to the Opera San Luis Obispo Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s iconic score.

Ticket sales alone cannot fully fund the cost of these talented musicians. Please donate to The Nutcracker Orchestra Fund, and be an essential part of this magical holiday tradition!

YES! We want to support the Nutcracker Orchestra Fund!

Donations of any amount are appreciated, but here are a few incentives to help us reach our fundraising goal of $30,000:

  • $100+ Recognition in The Nutcracker program, PLUS a congratulatory note from you to your performer that will be printed in The Nutcracker program (25-word limit please, Deadline for submission is December 1)
  • $500+ All of the above, PLUS four Orchestra-Level tickets to The Nutcracker performance of your choice (Saturday, December 16, 2pm or 7:30pm, or Sunday, December 17, 2pm)
  • $1,000+ All of the above, PLUS a signed pair of pointe shoes from State Street Ballet’s ballerinas

Checks are also accepted, please mail to:

State Street Ballet
Nutcracker Orchestra Fund
2285 Las Positas Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

State Street Ballet is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, tax ID #86-0717486
Your donation to the Nutcracker Orchestra Fund is fully tax-deductible. 

For Gustafson Dance parents and friends - Please submit your congratulatory note below, that will appear in The Nutcracker program (for donations of $100 and up only). DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS DECEMBER 1.

Here is an example of a 25-word note: (Your dancers name) We are so proud of our darling dancer who lights up the stage and our lives! Lots of love from Mom, Dad, and Joey