Thursday, October 1, 2015

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre and the Reno Philharmonic's The Nutcracker


A.V.A. Ballet Theatre Presents

The Nutcracker at the Pioneer Center



Featuring the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra



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 the annual Nutcracker Ballet on December 11, 12, 13, 2015.  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 11th at 8pm, December 12th at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday December 13th 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 1-866-553-6605 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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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Nutcracker Auditions


Auditions: Sunday September 13, 2015
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, 2015 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 11 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 12 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday, December 13 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.

Monday, June 1, 2015

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


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 17th and 18th 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.

Thanks to generous support, from the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation, the E.L. Cord Foundation, the Nell J. Redfield Foundation and the Arthur and Mae Orvis Foundation, the rock ballet Vortex is free to the public. The gates open at 7:30pm for picnicking and the shows begin at 8:30pm. This is a PG-13 production.

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 20th annual Artown festival, July 2015.  The month-long summer arts festival features more than 500 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, Reno Tahoe USA, RGJ Media, KOLO 8 News Now, Reno Media Group, and KNPB Public Television. Additional support is received from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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A.V.A. Ballet Theatre Dance Camp


A.V.A. Ballet Theatre Dance Camp
June 15 - 19
Loretta Dodd Miller Instructor
Loretta Dodd Miller is a former soloist with The Boston Ballet & former member o...f Pennsylvania Ballet. Ms. Miller trained at the prestigious School of American Ballet in NYC on a full scholarship. She has worked with many greats including Violette Verdy, Rudolf Nureyev, Alberto Alonso, Lupe Serrano, and Fernando Bujones. She is a former faculty member of Steps and The Broadway Dance Center in NYC, Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL., was a guest teacher at University of Florida, and was the Artistic Director of Florida Arts & Dance Company. She has choreographed more than thirty ballets. Ms. Miller is well versed in the Vaganova, Cecchetti, Cuban, and Balanchine techniques; a broad array, which uniquely prepares her students for every style of dance.
See Miss Miriam for details. 775-786-1221

Monday, March 2, 2015

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre and the Reno Philharmonic's Sleeping Beauty


The 2015 spring gala season for the A.V.A. Ballet Theatre opens with the classic Sleeping Beauty on May 2rd and 3th at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the haunting score to this wonderful ballet. Re-staged and re-choreographed by Alexander Van Alstyne, Sleeping Beauty is the story of a beautiful princess who is cursed by the evil Carrabosse. Professional dancers from throughout the country will star in the lead rolls. The large cast includes many talented dancers from four different ballet studios in the Reno area.

The Saturday May 2rd performance will be held at 8pm and the Sunday May 3th performance will be at 2pm. Ticket prices for adults are from $25 to $45 with discounts for seniors and children. For tickets call the Pioneer Center at 1-866-553-6605 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 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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