Come see the Nutcracker!

Come celebrate the holidays with Cardinal Ballet's annual Nutcracker production! This year, we're presenting our first full-length production of the holiday classic, featuring classical ballet, social dancing, hip hop, guest choreography, and guest artists.

When: Saturday, 12/9 @ 7pm
Where: Dinkelspiel Auditorium (map)
Tickets: Free with SUID, $12 general (tickets online or at the door)

We hope you'll be able to join us!

About us

Cardinal Ballet Company (CBC) is an enthusiastic group of classically-trained dancers who love to perform. Founded in 1993 by Julia Ball-Dugan and Jennifer Mott, CBC is committed to enhancing the Stanford community by encouraging students to participate in or attend dance performances.

Our members come from a variety of backgrounds, some having trained in small studios, and others having performed in professional companies. CBC puts on two shows a year: Nutcracker in the fall and Cardinal Dance Fusion in the spring. We have also performed in a variety of other venues, including Stanford Dance Marathon and Viennese Ball.

Members are encouraged to take the Advanced Ballet class through Stanford's Dance Department, as well as participate in and organize pointe, pas de deux, and variation workshops throughout the year.


Emma Dauterman

Computer Science, 2018

Madelaine Graber

Artistic Director
Psychology and Slavic Languages and Literature, 2018

Michelle Lam

Marketing Coordinator
Computer Science, 2018

Grace Kasten

Financial Coordinator
Undeclared, 2019

Alli Armstrong

Costume Coordinator
Product Design, 2019

Dylan Sherman

Performance Coordinator
Art History, 2020

Sabrina Kuta

Social Coordinator
Undeclared, 2020

Claire Huang

Marketing Coordinator
Computer Science, 2020

Bernardo Ramos

Finance, PhD Student

Jessica Fry

Physics and Theater and Performance Studies, 2019
(Performing on Broadway!)

Michelle Lu

Product Design, 2019

Nathan Pan-Doh

Chemical Engineering, 2019

Rebecca Wong

Electrical Engineering, 2019

Sammy Loui

Engineering Physics, 2020


Click any thumbnail below to watch our 2017 Cardinal Dance Fusion spring show!

Want to see our previous Nutcracker and Cardinal Dance Fusion shows? Visit our Youtube channel.


View some photos from our past performances!

Performance photographs courtesy of Alvaro Ponce, Nick Salazar, and Frank Chen. Rehearsal and social event photographs courtesy of Stephanie Hsiang and Emma Dauterman.

Contact us

Questions? Send us an email at