We are excited to launch Marin Ballet: Here to Stay. This year-long fundraising effort will bridge the critical gap between our current income and expenses, ensuring that financial aid to families in need can continue, and helping us continue to employ our excellent faculty, musicians, and staff.

Our curriculum continues to fulfill our mission: to provide excellent classical ballet training and education, and to promote the art of dance. However, with dance schools facing a long road ahead to in-person training for all age groups at full capacity, we need to work harder than ever to nurture and cultivate the Marin Ballet community that we all cherish.

While we are not in the theater this year, the spirit of Nutcracker will be shared virtually in spaces that span from our own Phyllis Thelen studio/theater to at-home dance spaces across the North Bay.  The magic of Clara’s holiday dream will look different this year, but we are excited to provide an opportunity for our students and families to celebrate the gift of ballet and the holiday spirit during these very trying times.  We hope that our Nutcracker Sponsors will support our virtual Nutcracker season, and that our Nutcracker audiences may choose to donate what they might have spent on performance tickets to the Marin Center performance.

We appreciate donations in any amount.  If you would like to pledge now and arrange a giving timeline that works for you, click over to our Annual Giving Contact Form.  Feel free to forward questions to: