Thursday, December 1, 2011

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker


Reno, NV - 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 its 16th annual Nutcracker Ballet on December 9, 10, 11, 2011.  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. This will be conductor Laura Jackson’s encore Nutcracker.

Principal dancers from professional ballet companies such as Ballet West, Houston 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 9th at 8pm, December 10th at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday December 11th at 2pm at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Reno. Ticket prices for adults are from $26 to $51. Ticket prices for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older are from $21 to $41.

 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 775-686-6600 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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Alice in Wonderland Auditions


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

Auditions will be held Saturday, January 15, 2012 at the Conservatory of Movement 73 West Plumb Lane Reno, Nevada. Auditions will be held at the following times:

11:00 am 8 – 9 year olds (Boys and girls)

11:30 am 10-13 year olds (Boys and girls)

12:30 pm Corps de Ballet (Girls en Pointe)

 1:30 pm Male Dancers and Character Roles

Rehearsals will begin the first of February

The Alice in Wonderland Ballet will be performed at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts April 21th and 22th, 2012 with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra.

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

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is the resident ballet company for 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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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker


Reno, NV - 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 its 16th annual Nutcracker Ballet on December 9, 10, 11, 2011. 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. This will be conductor Laura Jackson’s encore Nutcracker.

Principal dancers from professional ballet companies such as Ballet West, Houston 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 9th at 8pm, December 10th at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday December 11th at 2pm at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Reno. Ticket prices for adults are from $26 to $51. Ticket prices for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older are from $21 to $41.

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 775-686-6600 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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Thursday, September 1, 2011

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker Auditions



Auditions: Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St.

(use Stage Door entrance on the corner of Center and State Streets)

$10.00 Audition fee per person – For more information call 775-762-5165

Requirements:

• Girls and boys must at least be in the third grade or 8 years or older by September 1, 2011 in order to audition

• Dancers of all levels of experience are encouraged to audition, however, three years of ballet training is recommended

• Height requirements are listed below

• Please arrive at least 30min prior to audition time in order to register and be measured

• If your height is on a cusp, feel free to attend both or either audition

Schedule:

• 1:30pm - 2:15pm Girls 3'11" - 4'3"

• 2:15pm - 3:00pm Girls 4'3" - 4' 6"

• 3:15pm - 4:00pm Boys and Girls 4'6" - 5'

• 4:00pm - 4:45pm Boys and Girls 5' - 5'6"

• 5:00pm - 5:45pm Corps de ballet men and ladies (ladies must be en pointe) 5'3" minimum height

• 5:45pm - 6:00pm Adult walk-on roles (for the Party Scene)

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre and the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra present The Nutcracker

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts

Friday, December 9 at 8:00pm

Saturday, December 10 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Sunday, December 11th at 2:00pm

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is the resident ballet company of the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. We 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.


A.V.A. Ballet Theatre's Around the World Fundraiser

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre will be holding a fundraiser at the Great Escape, 1575 South Virginia Street, October 1, 2011. The event will have an Around the World in 80 Days theme and will feature performances by the dancers of A.V.A. Ballet Theatre. Doors open at 6pm. Everyone is encouraged to wear attire from an exotic country. Foods from around the world will be served.
 
Tickets are $100 and include dinner and entertainment. Tickets for groups of 10 can be purchased for $800. A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is the largest ballet company in northern Nevada and the only one to have the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra perform at all of their classical ballet performances at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts.
 
This fundraiser will ensure that A.V.A. Ballet Theatre can continue to bring in high quality professional dancers, new costumes, and exciting sets for their performances.
 
Tickets can be purchased by mail with a check sent to 73 West Plumb Lane Reno, Nevada 89509, online at pioneercenter.com, or at the Pioneer Center box office. The box office phone number is 775-686-6600.
 
For more information call A.V.A. Ballet Theatre at 775-762-5165 or online at avaballet.com.
 
A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is the resident ballet company for 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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Thursday, May 5, 2011

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre Dance Camp

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre will be holding its annual summer dance camp June 13–June 24, 2011. This dance camp is designed for students age 8 years of age and older who have had previous ballet training. The dance camp includes instruction in ballet, jazz, and pointe variations.

Classes are held Monday through Friday at the Conservatory of Movement, 73 West Plumb Lane, Reno, Nevada. The morning session is for students 8-9 years of age and includes ballet technique and jazz. Students ages 10 to 12 will learn ballet technique, jazz and choreography. The afternoon session is for advanced students and includes ballet technique, pointe/variations, and jazz. The dance camp includes guest instructors from San Francisco Ballet.

“Our summer camp provides an intense level of training,” says A.V.A Ballet Theatre artistic director Alexander Van Alstyne. “For those students who want to greatly improve their dance skills this summer camp will provide the instruction and technical expertise that they are seeking.”

For more information on the A.V.A. Ballet Theatre summer camp call 775-762-5165.

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



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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre Presents the Rock Ballet Vortex



Reno, NV - The Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch will come alive with ballet grace and passionate rock, dance, Broadway and alternative music as A.V.A. Ballet Theatre presents the rock ballet Vortex July 22nd and 23rd as part of the Artown celebration.

Artistic director Alexander Van Alstyne has choreographed an exciting contemporary ballet that will be like no other you have ever seen. Imagine ballerinas performing grande jet├ęs to music by popular rock artists. The stage will feature scaffolding and exciting props and sets that will create a visual spectacle that can not be missed.
Featuring a cast of extremely talented performers from Reno and starring guest artists from Ballet West, the rock ballet Vortex will feature demanding and passionate movement inspired by the dynamic of the music.
The performances of Vortex are at 8:30pm July 22nd and 23rd at the beautiful Bartley Ranch Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater. Ticket prices are $15 and $20 for adults. Students with I.D. only $10. This is a PG 13 show. Special VIP tickets that include wine/beer and hors d’oevres are available for $40. The gates open at 7:30pm for picnicking and the VIP party. Tickets can be purchased online at avaballet.com, by calling 775-762-5165 or at the Bartley Ranch box office the nights of the shows.

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is the resident ballet company for 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.

Vortex is a part of the Artown festival July 1 – 31, 2011. The month long summer arts festival features more than 300 events produced by more than 80 cultural organizations city wide with major funding provided by the City of Reno.
Mark your calendars now for this spectacular production. For more information call A.V.A. Ballet Theatre at 775-762-5165.



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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Rock Ballet Auditions - A.V.A. Ballet Theatre

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre will hold open auditions for its upcoming production of Vortex, a contemporary rock ballet choreographed by artistic director Alexander Van Alstyne. Principal, Soloist and Corps de Ballet roles will be cast for up to 25 dancers. All female dancers must be prepared to audition en pointe and have at least four years experience. We are casting for men and women. Auditions will be held Saturday April 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Conservatory of Movement, 73 West Plumb Lane (Lakeside Shopping Center).

The rock ballet Vortex will be part of the annual Artown celebration and will be performed at the Bartley Ranch Hawkins Amphitheatre July 22nd and 23rdth. Powerful and passionate, Vortex fuses contemporary ballet and dance movement with pulsing, grinding beats of modern rock and alternative music.

For more information please contact us at 775 762-5165.

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is the resident ballet company for 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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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre's Secret Garden

The spring gala season for A.V.A. Ballet Theatre opens with the classic children’s story, The Secret Garden, on April 9th and 10th at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. The A.V.A Ballet Theatre Orchestra will perform the illustrative score to this charming ballet. Choreographed by Alexander Van Alstyne, The Secret Garden is the story of a sickly and orphaned girl named Mary who goes to live with her paternal aunt’s husband, Archibald Craven. The solitary widower, still mourning the loss of his love, has not entered his wife’s once-beautiful garden since her death. With the help of a robin, Mary finds the key and entrance to this “secret” place. Mary and her new friends eventually bring the garden back to life. The beautiful transformation of the garden from near-death to life is a sign of the change in the sad and desperate lives of everyone in the family.

Professional dancers from Utah’s Ballet West will star in the lead rolls. The large cast includes many talented dancers from different ballet studios in the Reno area. The guest conductor is David Van Alstyne from Utah’s New American Symphony.

The Saturday April 9th performance will be held at 8pm and the Sunday April 10th performance will be at 2pm. Ticket prices for adults are from $25 to $40. Ticket prices for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older are from $15 to $35. For tickets call the Pioneer Center at 775-686-6600 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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