Under the direction of owner and Artistic Director Patricia Tomlinson, the Orinda Ballet Academy announces their annual holiday ballet with a live audience, “A Sweet Dream Nutcracker,” Dec. 10-12 at the Orinda Library Auditorium, 26 Orinda Way. The dancers are excited to be back at live performances. During COVID-19 restrictions, Orinda Ballet supplemented the dancers’ performances with virtual recorded/streamed versions. The dancers continued to grow in their skills and are excited to be back in a more normal production setting. Masks are required, for both audience and performers, but the magic will be overflowing. Times and prices vary. For ticket information, visit www.orindaballetacademy.com or email email@example.com.