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STUDENT MATINEE SERIES

Educators, share the beauty of a Ballet Arkansas performance with your K-12 students this year! Student Matinee performances are designed to provide enriching artistic experiences to young audiences, serving thousands of students across Arkansas. Performances are held at 10:30 am and are accompanied by a visually stunning Study Guide. Student Matinee performances may be abbreviated to accommodate school schedules.
 
Student Matinee Performances are for K-12 students of public/private/homeschool groups and their educators. These performances are not open to the public and tickets are not available for purchase. All attendees are required to be 5 years of age or older, no exceptions. Reservations must be made by a school representative or educator and are non-refundable, except in the event that the performance is cancelled by Ballet Arkansas.


RESERVATIONS OPEN JULY 1, 2024.

A HEATED TALE OF LOVE

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WORLD PREMIERE OF CARMEN

A FEIRY TALE OF PASSION AND BETRAYAL

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

Live Music Details Announced July 1, 2024

Community Cast Audition Dates - Ages 14+ | August 16-18, 2024

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.

Tickets: $5 Student & $10 Educator

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

HOLIDAY MAGIC AT THE ROBINSON

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NUTCRACKER SPECTACULAR 

Supported by the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau

Robinson Center | December 13-15, 2024

Community Cast Audition Dates - Ages 6+ | August 16-18, 2024

“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. 

Tickets: $8 Student & $10 Educator

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

SHAKESPEARE'S GREATEST MASTERPIECE

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ROMEO & JULIET - THE WORLD'S GREATEST LOVE STORY 

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

Community Cast Audition Dates - Ages 9+ | August 16-18, 2024

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.

Tickets: $8 Student & $10 Educator

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

ART AND DANCE COLLIDE

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NOUVEAU

Presented by the Stella Boyle Smith Trust

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

Live Music and Repertory Announced July 1, 2024

Presented by the Stella Boyle Smith Trust at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, this avant-garde performance pushes the boundaries of traditional ballet with daring choreography and contemporary flair. From bold, art-infused interpretations of classical works to groundbreaking premieres, "Nouveau" celebrates the evolution of dance as an art form. 

ography, evocative music, and poignant storytelling. Features a community cast or performers. 

 

Tickets: $5 Student & $10 Educator

Company Artist Kerridwyn Schanck. Photo courtesy of Matthew Sewell Photography. 

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