A.V.A. Ballet Theatre 


Welcome, and thank you for your interest in A.V.A. Ballet Theatre. We are committed to being northern Nevada’s premiere ballet company – highlighting principal dancers from around the United States, as well as local and regional dancers and performers. With each performance we strive to increase the level of quality, while exposing and educating children, teens and adults to ballet and the arts. We are proud to offer young dancers who are aspiring to have professional dance careers the proper guidance and preparation through the experience of our performances, our outstanding faculty and guest dancers.

Our faculty, board of directors and volunteers work together to ensure that A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is:

  • Producing high-quality performances.
  • Providing broader exposure and education for children and teens throughout the community with free to low-cost tickets and programs.
  • Expanding community involvement with A.V.A. and ballet in general.
  • Creating collaborations with other non-profit and commercial arts groups.
  • Encouraging and developing young aspiring dancers to stay within our community and our company to perform professionally.
  • Providing scholarships to workshops and classes.

What makes A.V.A. special in our community? The answer is simple, high-quality performances, exposure and education to ballet and theatre and improved quality of life within our community.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our performances. Thank you for your support of the arts, and ballet specifically, in our community.

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre would like to thank our major sponsors: 
E.L Cord Foundation
Nell J. Redfield Foundation
The Arthur and Mae Orvis Foundation Inc.
Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission
Nevada Arts Council
Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation

Dermody Properties Foundation
Sands Regency Hotel Casino

National Endowment for the Arts                      

Made possible, in part, by the support of the City of Reno.

This project has been funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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.

The official school of A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is The Conservatory of Movement
73 West Plumb Lane, Reno, Nevada 89509. Please call 775-762-5165 for class intormation.