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30th production of ‘The Nutcracker’ at The Berglund Center To be LIVE ONCE AGAIN THIS YEAR!!

30th production of ‘The Nutcracker’ at The Berglund Center To be LIVE ONCE AGAIN THIS YEAR!! 1024 562 Southwest Virginia Ballet

For 29 Decembers, the curtain has risen on Roanoke’s premier stage to the stirring strains of Tchaikovsky. For 29 Decembers, the bejeweled bodices and fanciful sets have set a magical mood for thousands in the audience. For 29 Decembers, the region’s top dancers have commanded ovations for each of their performances. Featuring a cast of over 125 performers that represent more than 12 dance schools as well as community members who shine in roles from…

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2020-2021 Annual Report

2020-2021 Annual Report 150 150 Southwest Virginia Ballet

The Southwest Virginia Ballet 2020-2021 Annual Report is in a digital format. You can view the report here.

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coppelia

Southwest Virginia Ballet presents Coppelia for FREE!

Southwest Virginia Ballet presents Coppelia for FREE! 500 772 Southwest Virginia Ballet

Coppelia, a full-length comedic ballet set in a European village in the late 1800’s is a story told through dance about a beautiful young girl, Swanilda; her fiancé, Franz; the mysterious doll-maker, Dr. Coppelius; and his life-sized, dancing doll, Coppelia.  With a cast of 44 professionally trained dancers, beautiful costumes, sets, lighting and music, this lighthearted comedy, Coppelia is sure hit for children of all ages! Location:  Elmwood Park Amphitheater706 S. Jefferson StreetRoanoke, VA  24011Date:…

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Southwest Virginia Ballet and Blue Ridge PBS present “The Nutcracker”

Southwest Virginia Ballet and Blue Ridge PBS present “The Nutcracker” 150 150 Southwest Virginia Ballet

Roanoke, VA, November 10, 2020 — A 29-year Christmas classic will be played on screens instead of being performed on stage this year. In an extraordinary collaboration between Southwest Virginia Ballet, Blue Ridge PBS, the City of Roanoke’s Berglund Performing Arts Theatre and many generous community organizations and businesses, SVB’s Nutcracker ballet will be broadcast, and streamed for free — as a gift to viewers in Virginia’s Blue Ridge and beyond.  The production will be…

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Southwest Virginia Ballet Director Widens Reach of the Arts to All Roanoke City 4th Graders

Southwest Virginia Ballet Director Widens Reach of the Arts to All Roanoke City 4th Graders 150 150 Southwest Virginia Ballet

For most fourth graders in Roanoke City — and other nearby systems — school is on a screen this quarter. But Pedro Szalay is bringing that screen to life.   Once a week, the dynamic artistic director of Southwest Virginia Ballet leads a virtual lesson that weaves together Spanish language, basic movement, music appreciation, pattern memorization and awareness of mind, body, and space in a fast-paced 30 minutes. Dance Espanol has been part of the Roanoke…

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Southwest Virginia Ballet Dances (and more) Despite Pandemic

Southwest Virginia Ballet Dances (and more) Despite Pandemic 700 327 Southwest Virginia Ballet

What does a performing arts organization do when it can no longer perform? A lot, actually – if it’s Southwest Virginia Ballet. Since March, artistic director Pedro Szalay has offered hundreds of Zoom classes to the ballet’s company members. He’s opened up lnstagram Master Classes to any interested dancer, worldwide. He’s reached out to ballet contacts from across the globe, inviting top-ranked teachers from Spain, France, Venezuela, Uruguay, Miami, Wisconsin and New York City to…

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Dec. 11-12 at The Berglund Performing Arts TheatreThe Nutcracker Tickets at the Berglund Center!

Southwest Virginia Ballet’s 30th annual LIVE performances of The Nutcracker 2021 at The Berglund Performing Arts Theatre will be held on December 11 at 3pm and December 12 at 3pm.

The Nutcracker Shop is also open! SHOP NOW