San Jose Dance Theatre has been a key contributor to the South Bay art scene for over 50 years San Jose Dance Theatre’s Mission is to foster the art of dance through our annual production of the Nutcracker San Jose. While dancer participation fees and ticket sales support the ongoing production, donations enable us to update costumes, sets, support our ability to have a live orchestra, and help us to provide financial needs based scholarships for students and full tuition scholarships for boys. We greatly appreciate your donation. San Jose Dance Theatre is a 501(c) non-profit organization. Our tax ID# is 94-2233859.
Our outreach program brings the art of dance to thousands of school children through school visits, Girl Scouts workshops, and a highly discounted morning showing of The Nutcracker that brings in busloads of children from local schools and community groups. In 2020 we will celebrate our 55th year bringing the San Jose Nutcracker to local communities across Silicon Valley. Before and after our shows, performers, volunteers, and audience members visit downtown shops and restaurants, contributing to the local downtown economy. These services to the South Bay community have continued through the decades thanks to our dancers, volunteers, and donors. Any donation you can provide will be appreciated.
Sasha De Sola and Tiit Helimets from San Francisco Ballet performing in San Jose Dance Theatre’s 2014 Nutcracker Production. Professionals in the local arts community are supported by our Nutcracker production, including dancers, musicians, and theater crew. Dancers from our academy have progressed into professional companies both locally and worldwide.

We have several donor programs.

  • Contact Us to donate personally or to send by mail.
  • Sponsor a Character and have your sponsorship listed in our Nutcracker program.
  • Sponsor a private showing of The Nutcracker for your corporation. Contact Us for details.
Our thanks for the many volunteer hours, in-kind donations and financial gifts provided by our supporters.