Vortex, The Ballet That Rocks Reno


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 17th and 18th 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 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 25th 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.

 



 

                                                                     

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre Presents

The Nutcracker at the Pioneer Center


Featuring the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra


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 11, 12, 13, 2020.  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, we will continue to have a fifth performance.

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 11th at 8pm, December 12th at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday December 13th 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.


                     A.V.A. Ballet Theatre Goes Under the Sea With The Little Mermaid at the Pioneer Center

                                                           Featuring the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra

The spring gala season for A.V.A. Ballet Theatre opens with the classic ballet The Little Mermaid on April 18th and 19th at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. Choreographed by Alexander Van Alstyne, The Little Mermaid is the captivating story of the beautiful mermaid and her dreams of becoming a human. A dashing prince, a sea witch, crabs, and jovial eels have starring roles in this fantasy adventure. This classic story is filled with mesmerizing dance, intrigue, and is fun for the entire family. The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra with Laura Jackson will perform the exciting score.

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

The Saturday April 18th performance will be held at 8pm and the Sunday April 19th performance will be at 2pm. Ticket prices for adults are $30 to $57. Ticket prices for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older are $25 to $52. For tickets call the Pioneer Center at 775-434-1050 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.


For Little Mermaid Audition Information go to "Rehearsals"

Sleeping Beauty


Featuring The Reno Phil


The 2020 fall gala season for the A.V.A. Ballet Theatre opens with the classic Sleeping Beauty on September 19th and 20th 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 country will star in the lead rolls along with the large cast from A.V.A. Ballet Theatre.

The Saturday September 19th performance will be held at 8pm and the Sunday September 20th performance will be at 2pm. Ticket prices for adults are $30 to $57. Ticket prices for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older are $25 to $52. For tickets call the Pioneer Center at 775-434-1050 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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A.V.A. Ballet Theatre has the following 2020 performances:


​The Little Mermaid with the Reno Phil April 18-19 at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts


Vortex, The Ballet That Rocks July 17th at 18th at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at the Bartley Ranch Regional Park


Sleeping Beauty with the Reno Phil September 19-20 at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts


The Nutcracker with the Reno Phil December 11-13 at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts