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The Frozen Snow Queen


The spring gala season for A.V.A. Ballet Theatre opens with the classic ballet The Frozen Snow Queen on April 23rd and 24th at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. Choreographed by Alexander Van Alstyne, The Frozen Snow Queen is the captivating story written by Hans Christian Andersen. In the tale, the young Gerda searches for her friend Kai after his heart and eyes have been pierced by fragments from an evil mirror. Kai falls under the spell of the Frozen Snow Queen and it is up to Gerda to save him from his icy fate. This classic story is filled with mesmerizing dance, intrigue, and is fun for the entire family. The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the exciting score.

Outstanding guest principal dancers from throughout the country will perform with the large cast from A.V.A. Ballet Theatre.

The Saturday April 23rd performance will be held at 8pm and the Sunday April 24th 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 10am to 4pm.

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 Presents

                                                            The Nutcracker at the Pioneer Center

                                                                  Featuring the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra




 
Reno, NV - 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 10 through 12, 2021.  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. 

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 December 10th at 8pm, December 11th at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday December 12th at 1pm 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.

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Vortex, The Ballet That Rocks


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 15th and 16th 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 7:00pm 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 27th 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.

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A.V.A. Ballet Theatre has the following 2021/22 performances:



The Nutcracker December 10-12 with the Reno Phil at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts


Nutcracker tickets now on sale! More info at pioneercenter.com


​New Fourth Show Added!! Friday December 10 at 8pm


The Frozen Snow Queen April 23-24 with the Reno Phil at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts


Vortex, The Ballet That Rocks July 15-16 at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch


Swan Lake September 17 and 18 with the Reno Phil at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts











Swan Lake


A.V.A. Ballet Theatre presents the classic Swan Lake on September 17th and 18th 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, Swan Lake is the story of Odette who was turned into a swan by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart. She tells the handsome Prince Siegfried that the only way the spell can be broken is if a man, pure in heart, pledges his love to her. Von Rothbart tries to keep the two apart but in the end they ascend to the heavens above Swan Lake.

Professional dancers from throughout the country will star in the lead roles. The large cast includes many talented dancers from four different ballet studios in the Reno area.

The Saturday September 17th performance will be held at 8pm and the Sunday September 19th performance will be at 2pm. Ticket prices for adults are from $30 to $57. Ticket prices for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older are from $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 10am to 4pm.

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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