About Us

Our nutcracker and ballet gifts business started 24 years ago when I danced at Ballet Ventura in California. I was the typical ballet student doing the seasonal Nutcracker. First I was a little mouse and danced my way to being Clara five years later. Being entrepreneurial and the owner of a Souvenir T-Shirt business, my dad created a Nutcracker design for Tee-Shirts as a fundraiser sold at performances for the ballet company and voila, a business was born.  In 2001 my step-mom came on board as head of sales and design.  We love being a family working together in this creative business that supports the arts.

Our commitment today is to continue supporting the arts by having the most unique collection of nutcrackers and ballet gifts in one place. We continually search and design new products so that you will have the opportunity to select the best Nutcracker and Ballet Gifts available for a fundraiser or simply to put a smile on a child's face.

We support local youth at risk children by providing a yearly scholarship to study with one of our local ballet schools and a portion of sales from our Breast Cancer Awareness products, 10 and 15 inch nutcrackers and mugs, support continued work toward the eradication of Breast Cancer.

We hope you enjoy our nutcrackers, ornaments, holiday decorations, and all the ballet gifts you find here, as much as we have delighted in designing, creating and making them available for you! 


All the best,

Esmee Dorf