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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 more than 3,500 students across Arkansas. Performances are held at 10:30 am and are accompanied by a visually stunning Study Guide.
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. 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.

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A bold retelling



Just in time for Halloween, Ballet Arkansas presents a new twist on its wildly popular multimedia-infused production of “Dracula,” created in partnership with Cranford Co. Experience a bold new telling of Bram Stoker’s celebrated novel, filled with chilling imagery and world premiere choreography by Executive and Artistic Director, Michael Fothergill.



Thursday, October 20 @ 10:30 am | UA-PTC CHARTS

Friday, October 21 @ 10:30 am | UA - PTC CHARTS

Run time: 70 minutes

Recommended for grades 3+ 


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Nutcracker Spectacular | Robinson Center

The “Nutcracker Spectacular” is the largest and longest running holiday production in Arkansas, featuring a cast and crew of nearly 400! Join Ballet Arkansas at the Robinson Center for an unforgettable celebration of the season - featuring exciting updates and additions this season. 


Thursday, December 8 @ 10:30 am | Robinson Center

Friday, December 9 @ 10:30 am | Robinson Center

Run time: 70 minutes

Does not feature live music

Appropriate for all ages

Once upon a dream...

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Sleeping Beauty | UA-PTC CHARTS

Tchaikovsky’s paramount score brings the world’s most beloved fairytale to central Arkansas this winter. “Sleeping Beauty” tells the story of Princess Aurora and love’s triumph over the evil Carabosse in 3 Acts. Featuring ornate costumes, virtuoso dance sequences, and a cast of more than 100 community performers, the production is a must-see this season!



Thursday, February 16 @ 10:30 am | UA-PTC CHARTS

Friday, February 17 @ 10:30 am | UA-PTC CHARTS

Run time: 70 minutes

Appropriate for all ages. 


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Modern Masters | UA-PTC CHARTS

Presented by the Stella Boyle Smith Trust, “Modern Masters” pairs renowned works of neoclassical and contemporary dance with epic scores by the world’s greatest composers and is the climax of the 22|23 season.



Friday, April 21 @ 10:30 am | UA-PTC CHARTS

Run time: 70 minutes

Does not feature live music

Appropriate for all ages