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AVA Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker Pioneer Center Reno

AVA Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
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Dec 9, 2022 - Dec 11, 2022

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 9, 10 and 11. 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, a fifth performance has been added this year.

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.

A special Sugar Plum party will be held after the Saturday and Sunday afternoon performances where children can meet the Nutcracker characters.


  • Friday, December 9 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 10 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 11 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
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