Saturday, August 1, 2020

The Little Mermaid Postponed Again

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is being forced to cancel the September performances of The Little Mermaid. The ballets will be performed in our spring 2021 dates. Mark you calendars for May 1st and 2nd when the ballet goes under the sea with the Reno Phil.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Vortex Canceled Due to COVID-19

It is with a heavy heart that we are being forced to cancel Vortex, the Ballet That Rocks Reno. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible to keep our dancers and audiences safe. Look for a link to last year's Vortex to see an encore performance of this wonderful ballet. Go to our website and Facebook page for more information.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Please Use Extra Caution During This COVID19 Crisis

  • Wash your hands!
  • Wear a mask when going out
  • Stay home if at all possible
  • No parties or gatherings
  • Wash your hands!
  • Carry hand sanitizer and use frequently
  • Keep at least six feet from others
  • Minimize trips to the store
  • Don't touch your face
  • Clean and sanitize all surfaces in your home frequently
  • Wash your hands
Thank you!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre Vortex and Sleeping Beauty Auditions

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre will hold open auditions for its upcoming production of Sleeping Beauty, a classic favorite choreographed by artistic director Alexander Van Alstyne. 

Auditions for Vortex, the ballet that rocks, will be held the same day.

Auditions will be held Sunday, April 26th at the Nevada Dance Academy 1790 West 4th Street Reno, Nevada 89503. Auditions will be held at the following times:

Sleeping Beauty

Noon – 12:30pm 8 – 9 year olds (boys and girls)

12:30pm – 1:15pm 10-11 year olds (boys and girls)

1:15pm – 2:00pm 12-14 year olds (boys and girls)

2:00pm – 2:45pm Corps de Ballet (Girls en Pointe and Male dancers)

Vortex

2:00pm – 2:45pm Strong en Pointe Artistic Female Dancers

$15.00 Audition fee per person

Rehearsals begin the first of June for Vortex

Rehearsals will begin the first of August for Sleeping Beauty

Vortex will be performed July 17th and 18th at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch.


Sleeping Beauty will be performed at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts September 19th and 20th with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra.

 For more information please contact (775) 762-5165

Monday, February 3, 2020

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre and the Reno Phil's The Little Mermaid



Reno, NV - The spring gala season for A.V.A. Ballet Theatre opens with the classic ballet The Little Mermaid on April 18th and 19th at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. Choreographed by Alexander Van Alstyne, The Little Mermaid is the captivating story of the beautiful mermaid and her dreams of becoming a human. A dashing prince, a sea witch, crabs, and jovial eels have starring roles in this fantasy adventure. This classic story is filled with mesmerizing dance, intrigue, and is fun for the entire family. The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra with Laura Jackson will perform the exciting score.

Outstanding guest principal dancers who have danced with the Idaho Ballet and Salt Lake City’s Utah Ballet will perform with the large cast from A.V.A. Ballet Theatre.

The Saturday April 18th performance will be held at 8pm and the Sunday April 19th performance will be at 2pm. Ticket prices for adults are $30 to $57. Ticket prices for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older are $25 to $52. For tickets call the Pioneer Center at 775-434-1050 or on-line at pioneercenter.com. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 11am to 6pm.

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is the resident ballet company of the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. They are northern Nevada's largest company under the instruction of a professional faculty with years of performing experience in renowned metropolitan ballet and production companies across the United States and Europe.

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Monday, December 16, 2019

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre The Little Mermaid Auditions



A.V.A. Ballet Theatre will hold open auditions for its upcoming production of The Little Mermaid, a classic favorite choreographed by artistic director Alexander Van Alstyne. 

Auditions will be held Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the Nevada Dance Academy 1790 West 4th Street Reno, Nevada 89503. Auditions will be held at the following times:

11:00am - 11:45am 8 - 9 year olds (boys and girls)
11:45am - 12:30pm 10-11 year olds (boys and girls)
12:30pm - 1:15pm 12 years + (boys and girls)
1:30pm - 2:30pm Corps de Ballet (Girls en Pointe and Male dancers)
 

$15.00 Audition fee per person – For more information call 775-762-5165

Rehearsals begin in February at the Nevada Dance Academy

The Little Mermaid Ballet will be performed at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts April 18th and 19th, 2020 with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra.

For more information please contact (775) 762-5165.

Monday, September 23, 2019

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre and the Reno Phil Present The Nutcracker



The stage at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts will be alive with a sugar plum fairy and dancing mice as A.V.A. Ballet Theatre presents the annual Nutcracker Ballet on December 13, 14, 15, 2019.  A.V.A. Ballet Theatre’s artistic director Alexander Van Alstyne has choreographed an exciting rendition of the popular holiday ballet and the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s moving score. Laura Jackson will be conducting the orchestra. Due to popular demand, a fifth show is being added.

Principal dancers who have performed with professional ballet companies such as Ballet West, Kansas City Ballet and the Diablo Ballet will perform the leading roles along side a large cast of local talent.

Nutcracker performances will be held Friday December 13th at 8pm, December 14th at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday December 15th at 1pm and 7pm at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Reno. Ticket prices are $30 to $63 with discounts for seniors and children.

A special Sugar Plum party will be held after the Saturday and Sunday afternoon performances where children can meet the Nutcracker characters.

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is the resident ballet company of the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. They are northern Nevada's largest company under the instruction of a professional faculty with years of performing experience in renowned metropolitan ballet and production companies across the United States and Europe.

Mark your calendars now for this spectacular holiday tradition. For tickets call the Pioneer Center box office at 775-434-1050 or on-line at pioneercenter.com. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 11am to 6pm.

For more information call A.V.A. Ballet Theatre at 775-762-5165 or on-line at avaballet.com or call the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts at 775-686-6600.

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