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A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is pleased to announce our 2018 ballet season:


Beauty and the Beast with the Reno Phi May 5th and 6th at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts


Vortex, the ballet that rocks July 13th and 14th at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch


Cinderella with the Reno Phil September 22 and 23rd at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts


The Nutcracker with the Reno Phil December 7-9 at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts







                                      A.V.A. Ballet Theatre Presents
                         Beauty and the Beast at the Pioneer Center


                                              Featuring the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra

Reno, NV - The spring gala season for A.V.A. Ballet Theatre opens with the classic ballet Beauty and the Beast May 5th and 6th at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. Choreographed by Alexander Van Alstyne, Beauty and the Beast is the captivating story of the handsome prince who is cursed by an evil witch and transformed into a hideous Beast. He will remain a Beast until someone falls in love with him. That someone is of course, Beauty. 

This classic story is filled with mesmerizing dance, intrigue, and is fun for the entire family. The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s exciting score.

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

The Saturday May 5th performance will be held at 8pm and the Sunday May 6th 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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VORTEX, THE BALLET THAT ROCKS



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 13th and 14thas 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 jetés 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 23nd annual Artown festival, July 2018.  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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