Monday, September 30, 2013

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre and the Reno Philharmonic'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 18th annual Nutcracker Ballet on December 13, 14, 15, 2013.  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 conduct the orchestra.

Principal dancers who have performed with 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 13th at 8pm, December 14th at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday December 15th at 2pm at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Reno. Ticket prices are $25 to $55 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 775-686-6600 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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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Nutcracker Auditions


The Nutcracker Open-call Auditions

Auditions: Sunday September 29, 2013
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, 2013 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 30 minutes 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:

  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm  Girls 3'11" - 4'3"
  • 12:30pm – 1:00pm  Girls 4'3" - 4' 6"
  •   1:00pm – 1:45pm  Boys and Girls 4'6" - 5'
  •   2:00pm – 3:00pm  Boys and Girls 5' - 5'6"
  •   3:15pm – 4:00pm  Corps de ballet men and ladies (ladies must be en pointe) 5'3" minimum height
  •   4:00pm – 4:15pm  Ballroom Dancers -  men and ladies (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 13 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 14 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday, December 15 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.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre's Rock Ballet Vortex

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

Stars of CW’s Breaking Pointe to Dance

Reno, NV - The Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch will come alive with ballet grace and passionate rock, dance, and alternative music as A.V.A. Ballet Theatre presents the rock ballet Vortex July 19th and 20th 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 cannot be missed.

Katie Martin and Ronald Tilton from the CW’s hit reality television show Breaking Pointe will dance in Vortex along with the extremely talented dancers from Reno’s A.V.A. Ballet Theatre.

The performances of Vortex are at 8:30pm July 19th and 20th at the beautiful Bartley Ranch in the 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 during the month of July is part of the 18th annual Artown festival, July 2013.  The month-long summer arts festival features more than 400 events produced by more than 100 cultural organizations and businesses in locations citywide. Artown receives major funding from the City of Reno, and is sponsored by Grand Sierra Resort, U.S. Bank, NV Energy, JLH Inc., Waste Management, Basin Street Properties, Reno Gazette-Journal, KOLO 8 News Now, KTHX-FM and KNPB with additional support from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A.V.A Ballet Theatre Rock Ballet Auditions

            
                    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 13, 2012 at 1:30 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 19th and 20th. 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, January 16, 2013

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre's Peter Pan


Reno, NV - The spring gala season for the A.V.A. Ballet Theatre opens with the classic ballet Peter Pan on April 27th and 28th, 2013 at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. Re-staged and re-choreographed by Alexander Van Alstyne, Peter Pan is the captivating story of Peter Pan and Wendy and their adventures in Neverland. The composer of the magnificent score for the ballet, Carmon De Leone, will conduct the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. De Leone is the music director of the Cincinnati Ballet. Fairies, pirates and the Lost Boys have starring roles in this fantasy adventure. This classic story is filled with mesmerizing dance, intrigue, and is fun for the entire family.

Outstanding guest principal dancers who have danced with the San Francisco Ballet, Diablo Ballet, and Salt Lake City’s Ballet West will perform with large cast from A.V.A. Ballet Theatre.

The Saturday April 27th performance will be held at 8pm and the Sunday April 28th performance will be at 2pm. Ticket prices for adults are $25 to $45. Ticket prices for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older are $20 to $40. 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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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Peter Pan Auditions

Peter Pan Ballet

Open Call Auditions

Reno, NV - A.V.A. Ballet Theatre will hold open auditions for its upcoming production of  Peter Pan, a storybook favorite choreographed by artistic director Alexander Van Alstyne. 

Auditions will be held Sunday, January 13, 2013 at the Conservatory of Movement   

73 West Plumb Lane, Reno, Nevada.

Auditions will be held at the following times:

 12.00pm   10-11 year olds - dancers & gymnasts (boys and girls)

 12:45pm   12+ year olds (boys and girls)

 1:00 pm     Corps de Ballet, Soloists, Demi-Soloists (Girls en Pointe)

 2:00 pm     15+ Male dancers, gymnasts

Rehearsals will begin early February.

Peter Pan, the Ballet will be performed at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts     April 27 & 28, 2013 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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A.V.A. Ballet Theatre's Peter Pan

The spring gala season for the A.V.A. Ballet Theatre opens with the classic ballet Peter Pan on April 27th and 28th, 2013 at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. Re-staged and re-choreographed by Alexander Van Alstyne, Peter Pan is the captivating story of Peter Pan and Wendy and their adventures in Neverland. The composer of the magnificent score for the ballet, Carmon De Leone, will conduct the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. De Leone is the music director of the Cincinnati Ballet. Fairies, pirates and the Lost Boys have starring roles in this fantasy adventure. This classic story is filled with mesmerizing dance, intrigue, and is fun for the entire family.

Outstanding guest principal dancers who have danced with the San Francisco Ballet, Diablo Ballet, and Salt Lake City’s Ballet West will perform with large cast from A.V.A. Ballet Theatre.

The Saturday April 27th performance will be held at 8pm and the Sunday April 28th performance will be at 2pm. Ticket prices for adults are $25 to $45. Ticket prices for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older are $20 to $40. 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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