Hip Hop Nutcracker

December 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th

at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City

Friday December 20th 8pm

Saturday December 21st  8pm

Friday December 27th 8pm

Saturday December 28th  8pm

Hip Hop Nutcracker A Holiday Mashup:
Mix it up with this new holiday classic!


If you missed the last three years of HIP HOP Nutcracker do not do it again. Every seat sold out and the audience only wanted one thing: MORE!
Tchaikovsky music still reigns supreme with several new twists and reimagining’s brought to life by choreographers Alee Martinez and Issac ‘Stuck’ Sanders. Co-Founders and directors of The Tribe and Poise’n both Martinez and Sanders have a rich dance and hip hop history. They mix the iconic pieces of the story and Tchaikovsky’s score (with some added twists) and create explosive hip-hop dance.


The Story: Clara receives a prized wooden nutcracker during a holiday party at her Victorian home. Once she falls asleep, her dream takes into a world with wizards, toy soldiers, mice, and a sugar plum fairy. But instead of Candy Land, Clara finds herself in a modern hip-hop land dancing with characters who don’t look or dance the way they do back home!The Performers: A cast of 35 all-star hip-hop artists join The Tribe and Poise’n to present the score and story with a contemporary flavor. Sanders and Martinez, dance partners who met at the Academy of Villains, incorporate their dance and hip-hop backgrounds into the performance, fusing love, holiday spirit, community, and even a little magic.

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1880 S. Grant St.
San Mateo, CA 94402

The Company (650) 342-3262

The Conservatory (650) 342-3228

We now offer tours of PBT to prospective students and families!

Please see our Conservatory page or email us for more information or to book a tour. 

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