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The Little Mermaid (September) / Vortex Auditions

All of this is TBA and will be determined at a later date

The Little Mermaid
Noon – 12:30pm 8 – 9 year olds (boys and girls)

12:30pm – 1:15pm 10-11 year olds (boys and girls)

1:15pm – 2:00pm 12-14 year olds (boys and girls)

2:00pm – 2:45pm Corps de Ballet (Girls en Pointe and Male dancers)


2:00pm – 2:45pm Strong en Pointe Artistic Female Dancers

$15.00 Audition fee per person

Rehearsals begin the first of June for Vortex

Rehearsals will begin the first of August for Sleeping Beauty

Vortex will be performed July 17th and 18th at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch.

The Little Mermaid will be performed at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts September 19th and 20th with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra.

 For more information please contact (775) 762-5165


After thorough consideration, it is with much sadness that A.V. A. Ballet Theatre’s artistic director Alexander Van Alstyne and Miriam Allen, the co-director, have decided to postpone the April 18th and 19th performances of The Little Mermaid. The safety of our patrons, dancers, musicians, and the staff at the Pioneer Center is of the highest importance.

We are moving The Little Mermaid to our fall performance dates of September 19th and 20th. Our cast of local dancers, guest principal dancers, and the Reno Phil will enchant you under the sea with their performances at this new date. We will move the previously scheduled fall ballet, Sleeping Beauty, to the spring of 2021.

For those of our wonderful patrons who have already purchased The Little Mermaid tickets, we hope you will allow us to move them to the September performances. If the move to September doesn’t work for you, please consider a donation to A.V.A. Ballet Theatre. We have considerable expenses that were incurred for the canceled shows that cannot be recovered. Refunds are also a possibility. Please work with the Pioneer Center box office regarding your options. Please be patient, the Pioneer box office staff is small and they have a staggering amount of work to do.

In our 25 years as a ballet company, A.V.A. Ballet Theatre has never canceled or postponed a performance and this is truly heartbreaking. Our dancers have been rehearsing for over six weeks and they have worked so hard. The families of the dancers have sacrificed so much time and made such a commitment to the performances and it is difficult to believe this is all happening.

The show will go on—just at a later date. In the meantime, all of us at A.V.A. Ballet Theatre encourage everyone to be safe and wash your hands.