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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.

Reach, Teach & Inspire


Special Event

Brew, Brats & Ballet

Reno Little Theater
Saturday, April 4, 2020 – 7:30p
Sunday, April 5, 2020 – 2:00p

Brewery Arts Center Carson City
Black Box Theater
Sunday, April 19, 2020 – 4:00p

Special Event

Dancing By The River

Artown Wingfield Park Ampitheater
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 – 8:00p

Special Event


Pioneer Center
Sunday, July 26, 2020 – 4:00p

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival – Sand Harbor
Monday, July 27, 2020 – 7:30p

Carson City Community Center
Saturday, August 8, 2020 – 7:00p

Special Event


Carson City Community Center, Carson City, NV
Friday, December 4, 2020 – 10a and 12p SCHOOL SHOWS
Saturday, December 5, 2020 – 2p and 4p – PUBLIC SHOWS

Pioneer Center, Reno NV
Monday, December 14, 2020 – 10a and 12p SCHOOL SHOWS

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Artistic Director


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.