Welcome to The Snow Queen Ballet

Welcome to California Contemporary Ballet’s
Special 18th Anniversary!

The Snow Queen
As featured on television Channel KTLA and successfully reviewed by LA Times!

“California Contemporary Ballet’s The Snow Queen – Stands Out!” -Los Angeles Times

Aerin Holt presents THE SNOW QUEEN in association with California Contemporary Ballet. Experience the magic of the Snow Queen, the creator of Winter wind and snow. Based on the original story by Hans Christian Andersen, this Winter-time tale can’t be missed! The Snow Queen” is a beautiful story demonstrating that friendship, hope, integrity, persistence toward one’s goals and determination can enable anyone to overcome life’s obstacles.

Bring the entire family to experience the adventures of young Gerda as she persists to save her best friend Kai. Meet the Enchantress, Gypsy Girl, Gypsy Boy, Crows and enjoy the Prince and Princess as they perform a grand pas de deux. Open yourself to the world of the Snow Queen as she reverses an old tragedy and brings tears of joy to an entire village.

Brought to life by the creative vision of the company’s Artistic Director and Choreographer, Aerin Holt, the Snow Queen ballet is presented complete with brilliant lighting and fairy tale set design, custom hand sewn costumes, and an original moving musical score by Randall Michael Tobin. Performed by an integrated cast of professional career dancers and highly trained talented youth, the Snow Queen cast performs with remarkable power and passion. Featuring an extraordinary blend of Aerial arts, gymnastics and a rich variety of classical ballet and contemporary dance that spin the emotional story to its surprising and delightful conclusion.


Allow California Contemporary Ballet to give you a memorable and moving experience as they take you on a journey and transform you to the inner realm of The Snow Queen.

Los Angeles Times Debra Levine

“Holt does December differently. California Contemporary Ballet’s Snow Queen- Stands Out!”

Los Angeles Times Blog Debra Levine

“Holiday alternatives do exist for the imaginative ballet master. One smart coach, Aerin Holt of California Contemporary Ballet, who grew up dancing “The Nutcracker,” decided she had had enough. Holt developed a vehicle that provides all-things-Nutty: an innocuous family outing, exposure to classical ballet for kids and a big-tent approach to casting. Only, it’s not the “Nutcracker, it’s “The Snow Queen.” Adios Sugar Plum Fairy. Bienvenidos, er … Queeny.” “Holt and her Snow Queen scores high marks”

Glendale Newspress – Nicole Charky “The Nutcracker” is often the usual Christmas classic, but locals know another story: “The Snow Queen.” California Contemporary Ballet, I believe, has made a new tradition out of the Snow Queen but it’s not your typical Christmas, Nutcracker ballet it is its own classic in its own right. What Holt has done with it is taken a very beautiful tale and put kind of a performance edge on it.”

Chronicle Press Jackie Houchin Theater Review
“ Spectacular Snow Queen by California Contemporary Ballet-The show is an extravaganza of gorgeous sights and vibrant music.”