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Sierra Nevada Ballet Company

Sierra Nevada Ballet has been performing in Northern Nevada since 2001. Currently the organization has an artistic staff of 29 dancers and 10 Trainees, a professional teaching staff, a production staff of five, and an administrative staff of 3. Up to 30 volunteers serving more than 200 hours per year enable Sierra Nevada Ballet to entertain more than 10,000 residents and tourists annually including 4,000 school children. Receiving funding for its educational outreach and public performances from a wide range of institutions and donors, SNB is one of only four arts organizations in the state to receive a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for 2015.

Sierra Nevada Ballet offers a full season of performances from May through December in an 800-square mile service region extending from northeastern California to northwestern Nevada serving a critical need in the region and has grown in popularity and in artistry over its fourteen years. The Sierra Nevada Ballet Board has approved a ten-year plan to include the employment of its dancers and staff for an extended contract period of 10 months per year.

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SIERRA NEVADA BALLET ACADEMY

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Special Event

DANCING BY THE RIVER

Summer performances begin with SNB’s Artown favorite, Dancing By The River. This FREE annual event is SNB’s popular addition to Artown’s Tuesday night Dancing In The Park series. Always a crowd pleaser for audiences of all ages, this mixed program of music and dance features “fastest feet in tap” star, Sam Weber; singer, Cami Thompson, and her trio; former Joffrey Principal, Domingo Rubio and SNB’s star principal, Ananda Bena-Weber with the full company of SNB dancers.

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Special Event

CINDERELLA

Choreographer and director, Rosine Bena, has reimagined the traditional rags-to-riches tale for a contemporary audience.

Oats Park Arts Center
Saturday, July 23, 2016 – 8pm
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
Monday, July 25, 2016 – 7:30pm
Nightingale Concert Hall
Saturday, August 6, 2016 – 7:30pm

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Special Event

PEANUTCRACKER – THE STORY IN A NUTSHELL

Based on Marius Petipa‘s original ballet “The Nutcracker”, PEANUTCRACKER – THE STORY IN A NUTSHELL is a shorter, 45-minute narrated version that is designed for families with younger children to introduce them to the wonderful world of ballet.

Life on Pointe

SIERRA NEVADA COMPANY INFORMATION

Calendar

June 2016

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
  • Level III Age 10-15
  • Level V and SNB Co. Class
2
  • Primary Ballet Ages 6-9
  • Level I Ages 7-10
  • Level II Age 9-13
  • SNB Company Rehersal
3
  • Level I-II Age 9-13
  • Level-V pointe I Age 12+
  • SNB Company Rehersal
4
  • Level II–III Age 11-15
  • Level V and SNB Co. Class
  • SNB Company Rehersal
5
6
  • Level IV Age 12+
  • Pointe II Age 12 +
7
8
  • Level III Age 10-15
  • Level V and SNB Co. Class
9
  • Primary Ballet Ages 6-9
  • Level I Ages 7-10
  • Level II Age 9-13
  • SNB Company Rehersal
10
  • Level I-II Age 9-13
  • Level-V pointe I Age 12+
  • SNB Company Rehersal
11
  • Level II–III Age 11-15
  • Level V and SNB Co. Class
  • SNB Company Rehersal
12
13
  • Level IV Age 12+
  • Pointe II Age 12 +
14
15
  • Level III Age 10-15
  • Level V and SNB Co. Class
16
  • Primary Ballet Ages 6-9
  • Level I Ages 7-10
  • Level II Age 9-13
  • SNB Company Rehersal
17
  • Level I-II Age 9-13
  • Level-V pointe I Age 12+
  • SNB Company Rehersal
18
  • Level II–III Age 11-15
  • Level V and SNB Co. Class
  • SNB Company Rehersal
19
20
  • Level IV Age 12+
  • Pointe II Age 12 +
21
22
  • Level III Age 10-15
  • Level V and SNB Co. Class
23
  • Primary Ballet Ages 6-9
  • Level I Ages 7-10
  • Level II Age 9-13
  • SNB Company Rehersal
24
  • Level I-II Age 9-13
  • Level-V pointe I Age 12+
  • SNB Company Rehersal
25
  • Level II–III Age 11-15
  • Level V and SNB Co. Class
  • SNB Company Rehersal
26
27
  • Level IV Age 12+
  • Pointe II Age 12 +
28
29
  • Level III Age 10-15
  • Level V and SNB Co. Class
30
  • Primary Ballet Ages 6-9
  • Level I Ages 7-10
  • Level II Age 9-13
  • SNB Company Rehersal

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Artistic Director

ROSINE BENA

Rosine Bena is the Artistic Director of Sierra Nevada Ballet, based in Reno, Nevada and is the director of ballet for Western Nevada Performing Arts Center in Carson City, Nevada.

She has choreographed and directed over 60 professional productions and numerous non- professional productions and her choreography has been favorably compared to the work of choreographers such as George Balanchine, John Cranko, Kurt Joos and Michael Smuin.