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MEDIA ALERT: Sacramento Ballet Ramps Up 2021-22 Season With New School Director, Nutcracker Auditions, Ticket Availability

August 17, 2021 GMT

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 17, 2021--

Sacramento Ballet:

WHAT:
New Ballet School Director Appointed
Jorge Laico has been named Director of The School of Sacramento Ballet. Laico’s 18-year professional dance career has taken him to national stages from Atlanta to Oakland. He has taught at Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts, Escuela Municipal del Teatro (Spain) & even Cirque du Soleil.

“School of Sacramento Ballet is for everyone in our community. I am excited to bring expansive ideas to support the organization’s wide open theme,” said Mr. Laico. “We are augmenting our conservatory approach with new hip hop, contemporary dance & musical theater programs. Beyond basic athleticism, students learn critical thinking, problem solving, music appreciation, etiquette & manners. We provide excellent training, direction & a pathway for student dancers to become professionals.“

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For more information, visit sacballet.org/school/
Photos available upon request.

Nutcracker Youth AuditionsBegin
All Sacramento area youth ages 6-17 years old interested in performing this year are invited to audition, September 11, 2021. Register at: sacballet.org/nutauditions

General Seating Open
2021-22 subscriptions are currently available at: sacballet.org/subs
Individual tickets go on sale September 1, 2021.

WHERE: Sacramento

WHEN: Now!

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WHY THIS MATTERS:
Sacramento Ballet delivers high quality, world-stage-worthy ballet, dance & public education 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.

ABOUT THE SACRAMENTO BALLET
A highly regarded cultural asset renown 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 www.sacballet.org.

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CONTACT: Mark Smotroff

msmotroff@sacballet.org

Photos Available On Request

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SOURCE: Sacramento Ballet

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