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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Monday, July 22, 2019

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre Presents Peter Pan With The Reno Phil




The fall season for the A.V.A. Ballet Theatre opens with the classic ballet Peter Pan on September 21 and 22, 2019 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. Fairies, pirates and the Lost Boys all have starring roles in this fantasy adventure. This classic story is filled with mesmerizing dance, intrigue, and is fun for the entire family.

The composer of the wonderful Peter Pan score, Carmon DeLeone, will be conducting the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. DeLeone is the music director for the Cincinnati Ballet.

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

The Saturday September 21st performance will be held at 8pm and the Sunday September 22nd performance will be at 2pm. Ticket prices for adults are $27 to $54. Ticket prices for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older are $22 to $49. 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 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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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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




Now Free to the Public!

Reno, NV - The Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at the Bartley Ranch Regional Park will come alive with ballet grace and passionate rock, dance, and alternative music as A.V.A. Ballet Theatre presents Vortex, the Ballet That Rocks 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.

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 24th annual Artown festival.  The month-long summer arts festival features more than 500 events produced by more than 100 cultural organizations and businesses in locations citywide.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre Summer Dance Camp




Guest Instructor Madeline Bay
A.V.A. Ballet Theatre will be holding its annual summer dance camp June 24– June 28, 2019. 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 and pointe variations.
The guest instructor is Madeline Bay. She has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Ballet degree from the University of Utah and currently dances with Ballet Idaho.

Classes are held Monday through Friday at the Nevada Dance Academy 1790 West 4th Street Reno, Nevada. The morning session is for students 8-10 years of age and includes ballet technique. Students ages 11 to 14 will learn ballet technique and choreography. The afternoon session is for advanced students and includes ballet technique and pointe/variations.
Monday June 24th through Friday June 28th
10:00am – 11:30am – Level I 8-10 years of age
Noon – 2:00pm – Level II 11-14 years of age
2:15pm – 5:15pm – Level III 15+ years of age
Level I session $150
Level II session $190
Level III session $290
A single drop-in fee is $65 and only available for the senior/advanced dancers (Level II)
$100 deposit due by Monday May 1st
Full payment due by Wednesday May15th  

Send checks to A.V.A. Ballet Theatre P.O. Box 9486 Reno, Nevada 89507