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COMMUNITY CAST PRODUCTIONS

The 24|25 season offers community performers 4 amazing opportunities to share the stage with the professional dancers of Ballet Arkansas at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts and the Robinson Center: Carmen, The Nutcracker Spectacular, Romeo & Juliet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Additional audition details coming soon! Direct all questions to education@balletarkansas.org

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WORLD PREMIERE OF CARMEN

A FIERY TALE OF PASSION AND BETRAYAL

Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts | October 11-13, 2024

Live Music Details Announced July 1, 2024

Tickets on Sale July 1, 2025

Experience a world premiere tale of passion and betrayal at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts as Ballet Arkansas presents "Carmen," set to Bizet’s masterpiece score. Patrons will immerse themselves in the fiery drama and captivating melodies of this ‘heated’ neoclassical narrative - celebrated the world over. Be among the first to witness this groundbreaking, modern-art infused production unfold on stage, just in time for Halloween. Features a small community cast of performers.

Audition Information

Ages: 13+ by August 15, 2024

Community Cast Audition Dates: August 17, 2024

Audition Location: Shuffles & Ballet II

Registration Opens: June 28, 2024 - 4:00 pm 

Company Artists Celeste Lopez-Keranen and David Cummings. Photo courtesy of Matthew Sewell Photography. 

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THE NUTCRACKER SPECTACULAR

WITH THE ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Supported by the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau

Robinson Center | December 13-15, 2024

Tickets on Sale Friday, May 17th at 10:00 am 

“The Nutcracker Spectacular” is Arkansas’s largest and longest-running holiday production, presented with live music by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and supported by the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau. As one of America's top 100 ballet companies, Ballet Arkansas brings this beloved holiday tradition to life with stunning choreography, enchanting music, and dazzling costumes and sets. This year, experience the magic like never before as Ballet Arkansas unveils exciting updates to costumes as part of the second year of the Nutcracker Project, promising a fresh and unforgettable holiday spectacle for audiences of all ages. Features a community cast of performers. 

Audition Information

Ages: 6+ by August 15, 2024 | Includes Adult Community Cast Members

Community Cast Audition Dates: August 16-17, 2024

Audition Location: Shuffles & Ballet II

Registration Opens: June 28, 2024 - 4:00 pm 

Company Artists David Cummings and Lauren Yordanich. Photo courtesy of Matthew Sewell Photography. 

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ROMEO & JULIET - THE WORLD'S GREATEST LOVE STORY

WITH THE ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Robinson Center | February 14-16, 2025 | Valentine’s Week!

Tickets on Sale August 1, 2025

 

Experience a timeless tale of love and tragedy like never before as Ballet Arkansas presents "Romeo & Juliet" - The World's Greatest Love Story set to Prokofiev’s epic score with live music by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Set against the backdrop of the historic Robinson Center, this captivating performance transports audiences to Verona, where the fateful romance of Shakespeare's iconic characters unfolds. This production promises an unforgettable fusion of exquisite choreography, evocative music, and poignant storytelling. Features a community cast or performers. 

Audition Information

Ages: 9+ by January 1, 2025 | Includes Adult Community Cast Members

Community Cast Audition Dates: August 18, 2024

Audition Location: Shuffles & Ballet II

Registration Opens: June 28, 2024 - 4:00 pm 

Company Artists Aldrin Vendt and Sage Feldges. Photo courtesy of Matthew Sewell Photography. 

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts | April 25-27, 2025

Tickets on Sale July 1, 2025

Set to Felix Mendelssohn's beloved score this condensed telling of William Shakespeare's timeless tale of love and mischief takes place amidst the ethereal backdrop of an enchanted forest on a magical summer's night. This production brings together a community cast of dancers to weave a tapestry of romance, comedy, and magic. From the mischievous antics of the fairy realm to the tangled love affairs of mortal lovers, each act unfolds with grace and charm. Features a community cast of performers. 

Audition Information

Ages: 8+ by January 1, 2025 | Includes Adult Community Cast Members

Community Cast Audition Dates: August 25, 2024

Audition Location: Ballet Arkansas

Registration Opens: June 28, 2024 - 4:00 pm 

Company Artists Meredith Loy and Brittany Harano. Photo courtesy of Matthew Sewell Photography. 

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