at PO Box 3691 , 92413
The first "Nutcracker" ballet was brought to San Bernardino by Judy Noerr in 1976. It was the combined efforts of the San Bernardino Valley Community Concert Association, the City Unified School District, and the hundreds of volunteers who gave of their time and talents to make her dream of a ballet in San Bernardino come true. The first production was performed to taped music, but the following year the San Bernardino Symphony Association Board and their conductor, seeing the quality of the performance, chose to be a part of the production. That year the production was presented directly under the auspices of Community Arts Productions, a community-based nonprofit corporation dedicated to the support and the promotion of quality performing arts productions. Each year something has been added to the "Nutcracker" to make it the production you will see today. In 1978, to appropriately reflect the diverse communities our performers represented, Community Arts Productions and the Dance Company changed their names. Community Arts Productions become the Inland Dance Theatres, Inc. (IDT), and the Dance Company is now known as the Inland Ballet Theatre Company (IBT). The generosity of individuals, organization, government agencies, and businesses has helped us to assemble productions far beyond the scope of most young companies.