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24|25 SEASON

A SEASON TO CONNECT US ALL

Experience a season filled with captivating stories, world premieres, and innovative collaborations of art and music. Join us for a tour de force of unforgettable dance performances, complemented by an exciting lineup of in-studio programming, thought-provoking arts talks, special events, and the launch of a social media series. 

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Company Artists Murray McCormack, Meredith Loy, and Celeste Lopez-Keranen. Photo courtesy of Matthew Sewell Photography. 

BOLD NEW MOVES

Debut Works by Next-Gen Choreographers

Presented by North Little Rock Tourism

Argenta Plaza | September 13-15, 2024

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

"Bold New Moves - Debut Works by Next-Gen Choreographers" will be presented on the Ballet Arkansas  John & Robyn Horn Stage in North Little Rock’s Argenta Plaza. Attendees will be enticed by a series of world premieres set to music from both up-and-coming and established Arkansas recording artists. This unique event will feature a Q&A format, providing audiences with an exclusive opportunity to gain insight into the creative process straight from the minds behind the choreography. Libations and culinary delights from local food trucks will add an extra layer of excitement to this already exhilarating experience.

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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.

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

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ENCORE - THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS

Arkansas Repertory Theatre | October 24, 2024

Live Music Details Announced July 1, 2024

“The Seven Deadly Sins” is an evening of sinfully delightful adults-only entertainment. Attendees will be mesmerized as live music casts an enchanting spell, complimented by a series of intriguing dance performances and storytelling. Decadent flavors of exquisite hors d'oeuvres and themed libations will flow freely as guests mingle from space to space. From the seductive allure of lust to the indulgent pleasures of gluttony, from the green-eyed envy to the fiery depths of wrath, prepare to be captivated by a spectacle unlike any other.

Company Artists Deanna Stanton, Brittany Harano, and Lauren Yordanich. Photo courtesy of Matthew Sewell Photography. 

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

NUTCRACKER SPECTACULAR 

WITH THE ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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. Don't forget to stop by the Nutcracker Boutique featuring orders from "Sweets by Sugarplum," and Santa's Photo Booth to take a piece of the production home with you! Features a community cast of performers. 

 

LAND OF THE SWEETS NUTCRACKER TEA

December 14-15, 2024 | Robinson Performance Hall

Event Times: December 14-15 @ 11:30 am 

Tickets on Sale September 3rd at 12:00 pm 

The “Land of the Sweets Nutcracker Tea” is one of Little Rock’s most anticipated holiday events. Guests will be transported to the “Land of the Sweets” where they’ll enjoy teatime, activities, a storybook reading, and an exclusive performance from Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and characters from the “The Nutcracker Spectacular.” Perfect for families, the Nutcracker Tea is a magical experience unlike any other.

This production is part of the BA Book Club "Literature Comes to Life" - E.T.A Hoffman's Nutcracker and Mouse King

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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!

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. Features a community cast or performers. 

This production is part of the BA Book Club "Literature Comes to Life" - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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

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

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. 

 

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

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

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

Community Cast Audition Dates - Ages 8+ | August 24-25, 2024

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. 

This production is part of the BA Book Club "Literature Comes to Life" - William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

 

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CREATIVE PARTNERS

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