Welcome to Nevada Ballet Theatre’s 47th Season of performances and seventh year as Resident Ballet Company of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
Our 2018-2019 Season is both powerful and passionate. The line-up ahead is compelling – it’s expansive, it’s theatrical, and most of all, it’s moving. From full-length story ballets to thrilling masterworks including several NBT and Las Vegas premieres, the stage will be filled with heartfelt dancing, spectacular musical scores through live orchestra, and majestic scenic elements.
Come explore what NBT has to offer and experience our wonderfully powerful and passionate artistic athletes for yourself.
A Choreographers’ Showcase
Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 1:00 PM
“Joyous, experimental and vibrant!” – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Over a decade ago A Choreographers’ Showcase was designed to showcase raw talent and nurture artistic expression. This dynamic partnership between the artists of two leading cultural institutions has become one of the most talked about events in Las Vegas each year, debuting dozens of bold new works filled with athleticism, grace and kinetic movement.
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM
“Spectacle of an order ballet audiences seldom see today…exquisitely beautiful and atmospheric.” – New York Times
Ben Stevenson’s Dracula fills the stage with eerie gothic grandness, from its costumes and sets, to the glorious love triangle at the center of its iconic tale. Set to the music of Franz Liszt, this world of sweeping movement, ingenious stage effects, and dark, rich coloring will envelope you in its haunting world of evil temptation and transfix you from first bite.
December 8 – 24, 2018
“The most visually beautiful production ever staged in Reynolds Hall.” – Las Vegas Sun
Choreographed by James Canfield, NBT’s The Nutcracker is a magical journey through a larger than life world filled with waltzing flowers, nimble fairies, and moonlit snow. Glittering holiday cheer abounds as Clara and her handsome Prince travel from the warmth of her family home to a land of toy soldiers, mischievous rodents and exotic visitors from faraway lands.
Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM
“[Raymonda Variations] is certainly one of those ballets that best shows precisely what ballet is about. It is nothing but dancing, but dancing of such indescribable happiness, of such neat aptness, of such simple deftness.” – New York Times
NBT’s mid-winter triple bill begins with Yuri Possokhov’s Firebird, the striking, animated tale of young Prince Ivan, his two loves and the sorcerer whose evil spell must be undone. George Balanchine’s pretty-in-pink Raymonda Variations follows, with its indisputable charm and dazzling movement. Finally, NBT is honored to present a World Premiere ballet by renowned choreographer Nicolo Fonte.
The Studio Series
March 21 – 24, 2019
Only available to subscribers!
Performed in our intimate NBT Summerlin Studios, The Studio Series is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of dance. Seated within mere feet of the performance, the passion and commitment of each artist is on full display, leaving everyone moved by performance’s end. This unique access to NBT is one of the most talked about events of the season.
Alice & Wonderland
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM
“A giddy parade, a pop-art dream, a feat of fevered imagination…This is a work of rich and impressive creativity.” – Washington Post
Tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice and into a colorful, madcap adventure through Lewis Carrol’s outlandish tales. Filled with all your favorite characters, flamboyant and surreal, this over the top Wonderland features a bevy of movement styles, from traditional ballet to modern to hip hop. Don’t be late for this very important date with Alice and all her eccentric friends.