A V A Ballet Theatre

Reno, NV

Mission

Producing high-quality performances and providing broader exposure and education for children and teens throughout the community.

Ruling year info

2002

Principal Officer

ALEXANDER VAN ALSTYNE

Main address

4075 Willowsprings Ct

Reno, NV 89519

EIN

88-0514880

NTEE code info

Ballet (A63)

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Program 1

Going into 2020, we were excited about the year with The Little Mermaid scheduled for April 21st and 22nd at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts with the Reno Phil, our rock ballet Vortex July 14th and 15th at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch during Artown, Sleeping Beauty at the Pioneer Center with the Reno Phil September 18th and 19th, and five The Nutcracker performances December 11-13 at the Pioneer with the Reno Phil.Tickets for The Little Mermaid went on sale in mid-February and sales were brisk and we anticipated that we were going to exceed our revenue budget. And then COVID-19 shut everything down. We were forced to cancel The Little Mermaid on March 13th and refunded $26,000 in ticket sales.The pandemic created havoc all around the world and the performing arts have been especially hit hard. We kept hoping that we would be able to perform, but month after month, we were forced to cancel our scheduled shows. Artown was canceled and we canceled the rock ballet Vortex. When we canceled Vortex, we did reserve the Hawkins Amphitheater for dates in 2021.With cash on hand from our successful 2019 The Nutcracker, grants from generous donors, and Paycheck Protection Program and Cares Arts grants, we have been able to keep our artistic director, Alexander Van Alstyne, employed and we were able to compensate our dancers for their rehearsal time for The Little Mermaid. Unfortunately, by August, we were forced to cancel the September ballet, Sleeping Beauty. By the end of September, we resolved to safely put on some sort of The Nutcracker no matter what was going on with the pandemic. We had received money from the E.L. Cord Foundation and others, and we wanted to do what we'd been denied doing for the previous six months - dance. By mid-November, the Governor had tightened the occupancy allowed in theaters. The 250 allowed in the audience was dropped to 50. The staff at the Pioneer, working with the Washoe County Health Department, created protocols for the theater and our dancers. The Reno Phil did the same. The board of directors of A.V.A. Ballet Theatre decided we would treat the performance as a fundraiser and charge $100 a ticket - considerably more than a regularly priced ticket. Tickets went on sale right after Thanksgiving. Each seat at the Pioneer was spaced so no one was on an aisle and each seat was in every other row. When the tickets did go on sale, we sold out in less than twenty-four hours. On December 12th, A.V.A. Ballet Theatre and the Reno Phil string quartet put on a fabulous performance of excerpts of The Nutcracker. It was a little surreal to be one of the 50 in the audience. While small, the audience was enthusiastic. This live performance was the only one at the Pioneer with a paying audience since the pandemic began. We are proud that A.V.A. Ballet Theatre was the only performing arts organization to put on a live show with a paying audience during these trying times.Going into 2021 we are trying to be optimistic. We have set our season of three classical ballets with the Reno Phil and the rock ballet during Artown and our fingers are crossed we can get back to normal. When this pandemic is over, Reno will still have a viable professional ballet company.

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$106,803
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$0

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