Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Artistic Director Pedro Szalay

The Nutcracker Gala
Location: Shenandoah Club
Date: November 19, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Visit svballet.org for details

Southwest Virginia Ballet presents The Nutcracker
Location: Berglund Performing Arts Theatre
Dates: Saturday, December 10th at 2:00 and 7:00 p,m. | Sunday, December 11th at 3:00 p.m. 
Tickets go on sale August 1 
Visit www.theberglundcenter.com or call 877-482-8496

The Nutcracker’s beautiful music, lush scenery, and lavish costumes perfectly complement E.T.A. Hoffmann’s timeless story. Patrons of all ages will have their imaginations sparked as a Christmas tree grows to huge proportions, mice and soldiers battle, and snowflakes whirl through falling snow. Children will especially enjoy seeing candies and sweets from exotic lands come to life, and they will adore the gigantic Mother Ginger as she plays with her many gingerbread children.  

Clara’s Tea Party
Location: Berglund Performing Arts Theatre Mezzanine
Date: Sunday, December 11th at 1:30 p.m.
Buy your tickets for Clara’s Tea Party and attend before the Sunday matinee!  
Box Office: 877-482-8496

Have tea and other treats with Clara and other Nutcracker characters prior to the Sunday 3 p.m. performance. Take photos with the Nutcracker characters and make memories to last a lifetime!

SVB and the Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, present Romeo and Juliet
Location: Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Blacksburg  
Dates: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 2, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
Tickets go on sale August 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.  
www.artscenter.vt.edu or call 540-231-5300

Southwest Virginia Ballet (SVB) is proud to collaborate with the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech. Based on the William Shakespeare classic, with a mesmerizing score by Sergei Prokofiev and original choreography by Pedro Szalay, SVB artistic director, this three-act ballet brings to life the feud between the Houses of Capulet and Montague and the passionate story of two young people who fight, linger, and love until the end.  

Southwest Virginia Ballet is a regional, pre-professional youth dance company. Serving Southwest Virginia since 1990, SVB is recognized internationally for excellence in classical dance, costuming, and instruction. SVB provides the highest quality of dance training, focusing not only on the development of technical and performance skills, but also instilling the discipline, teamwork, and dedication necessary to be successful in all aspects of life.  SVB alumni continue to dance, teach, and choreograph professionally around the world.  

Our mission is to make the performing arts experience available to all ages from all walks of life through full-length productions of varied repertoire including classical ballet, contemporary, and new works. SVB provides, free of charge, the highest quality of pre-professional training possible to young dancers and promotes cultural enrichment and awareness of the art of dance. SVB is committed to offering outreach opportunities for under-served and at-risk children and adults from across Southwest Virginia.