Friday, March 23, 2007

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker Dates for 2007

Mark your calendars now for this year's Nutcracker. The 2007 Nutcracker will be December 14, 15 and 16 at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. Once again this year's performances will be with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and principal dances from throughout the country.

The Rock Ballet Vortex

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

The 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 13th and 14th 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 13th and 14th at the beautiful Bartley Ranch Hawkins Amphitheater. Ticket prices are $20 for adults. Seniors, students with I.D and children 12 and under can purchase tickets for only $15. Special VIP tickets that include wine 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, by calling 775-326-8405 or at the Bartley Ranch box office the nights of the shows.

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is 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 you calendars now for this spectacular production. For more information call A.V.A. Ballet Theatre at 775-762-5165.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

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 with at least 4-years experience en pointe. All dancers must be prepared to audition en pointe. Auditions will be held Saturday April 14, 2007 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 13th and 14th. 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.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Sleeping Beauty

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre Presents
Sleeping Beauty at the Pioneer Center

Featuring the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra

The spring gala season for the A.V.A. Ballet Theatre opens with the classic Sleeping Beauty on March 23rd, 24th and 25th 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 west coast will star in the lead rolls. The large cast includes many talented dancers from four different ballet studios in the Reno area.

The Friday March 23rd and Saturday March 24th performances will be held at 8pm and the Sunday March 25th performance will be at 2pm. 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. For tickets call the Pioneer Center at 877-840-0457 or on-line at Box office hours are Monday through Friday 11am to 6pm.

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is northern Nevada’s largest ballet 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