Nutcracker by the Santa Barbara Festival Ballet

The Santa Barbara Festival Ballet celebrated its 48th anniversary of the Nutcracker at the Arlington last weekend.

This year the featured guest artists were Misa Kuranaga and Esteban Hernandez of the San Francisco Ballet as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Sugar Plum Cavalier, and Alexandra Hutchinson and Kouadio Davis as the Snow Queen and Snow Queen Cavalier and Arabian dancers.

The Artistic Directors were Denise Rinaldi and Valerie Huston.

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