Technique & Determination.

Pioneer Valley Ballet's training program uses a unique Listen, Think, & Move philosophy to create determined, strong, and supple dancers who possess poise, confidence, and self-respect.



Under the direction of Maryanne Kodzis and Thomas Vacanti, dancers learn both contemporary and classical choreography throughout the year in classes and on-stage.



PVB Dancers join professionals and community members on-stage every season to perform in opulent classic ballets, including our regionally known production of The Nutcracker.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Isabelle Doll Raffle

We are raffling off a limited edition Isabelle American Girl Doll!

This sweet dancer will be discontinued on December 31, 2014. 

Raffle tickets are available at all PVB events and performances until the final performance of Nutcracker on December 14 after which we will draw one lucky winner. You do not have to be present to win.

All proceeds from this raffle will go directly to The Nutcracker to help cover the cost of new costumes like The Holly Trees.

Isabelle has been cast in The Nutcracker!  

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Behind the Scenes

Rehearsals for The Nutcracker are well underway, filled with laughter, focus, dedication, sweat, and triumph. The littlest ginger breads are skipping about, the polichinelles are goofing off, the party goers are in for a magical surprise, and Clara is sweetly dreaming.


While the dancers stretch their skills, and determinedly work their choreography, volunteer seamstresses are rapidly stitching as costumes come to life, the production team is planning and building, and the date of opening creeps closer and closer!

Rehearsal for The Nutcracker

Rehearsal for The Nutcracker

You can follow us backstage at instagram or on facebook!


PVB volunteer, Linda, working on new bodices.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Pull out your party dress, dust off your shoes, and shine your tiara! The Sugar Plum Fairy Tea is back! This delightful fundraiser is perfect for tiny tots, sweet fairies, and exuberant dancers.

December 7, 2:30pm

at The Clarion Hotel in Northampton

Children and their grown-ups will enjoy sweets, treats, a mini-performance by PVB dancers, and a visit from the Sugar Plum Fairy.  All proceeds benefit Pioneer Valley Ballet programming.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Nutcracker Box Office Open

December 12 - 14, 2014
Friday at 4pm and 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday at 1pm and 4:30pm


PVB Studio Box Office located at our studio, 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton
Now through November 15:
Fridays, 5:30-7:30pm
Saturdays, 10am-4pm
**Phone sales can only be accommodated when there is not a line at the studio. You are encouraged to purchase your tickets in person only.

Academy of Music Theatre Box Office
274 Main Street, Northampton or call 413-584-9032 x105
Tuesday - Friday, 3-6pm,

Online Box Office
Online Box Office opens November 1.

Senior and Student discounts available for in-person sales only.
Seniors: $5 discount/ticket. Limited to two senior tickets per order, please.
Students: RUSH tickets (high school & college with ID) will be available at the theater 30-minutes before each show. Tickets are $15 and restricted to the upper balcony.
Group discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Please email SerahRose to book your group.

Additional Information
All seats are reserved seating.
Tickets are nonrefundable.  No ticket exchanges.
Box office and online sales fees may apply.
No elevator service is available at the theater for loge and upper balcony seats.
The Academy of Music Theatre is wheel chair accessible. Please call to inquire about accessible seating.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

PVB awarded MCC Grant

In recognition of its significant role as a cultural ambassador to regional children, Pioneer Valley Ballet has been awarded a Mass Cultural Council Cultural Investment Portfolio (CIP) Peers Grant to expand its Educational Outreach Program.

Each year PVB hosts developmentally-appropriate school day programs to coordinate with winter and spring productions at Northampton’s Academy of Music. The Educational Outreach Program is led by an experienced educator/dancer who leads students on a journey into the world of ballet, exploring dance vocabulary and popular ballet steps, the many elements of a ballet production, and what it takes to be a dancer. Students meet choreographers and dancers, learn about costume and set design, and see how it all comes together in a captivating performance. Interactive, educational, and entertaining, the program features scenes and performers — including area high school students — from the current production. Since 2008 hundreds of school children from PreK-5th grade have participated, and the numbers keep growing.

“We are thrilled by this affirmation of PVB’s cultural relevance, both to our region and to Massachusetts as a whole,” states PVB executive director SerahRose Roth. “We are grateful to the Massachusetts Cultural Council for their commitment to our ballet studio and to regional schoolchildren.” Acknowledging PVB’s ongoing commitment to its outreach program, the award letter noted “MCC staff and panelists were impressed by the work you [PVB] are doing to increase public value for the citizens of Massachusetts.”

More information about participating in PVB's Educational Outreach Program.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Online Registration Opens

We are thrilled to be working with ClassBug, a new class registration software program, to offer ONLINE REGISTRATION for the first time.

In one location, dancers and the parents of dancers can register for class, register for auditions, and also purchase performance gifts and keepsakes.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

VIP Nutcracker Dress Rehearsal

Our Final Dress Rehearsal of The Nutcracker is proceeded by a special VIP event just for major donors, sponsors, and community supporters.  Board members (some in full costume!), Staff, and Directors mingle before the show along with fellow ballet supporters.

VIP Dress Rehearsal is the evening of Thursday, December 11th.

To become a Major Donor or Sponsor, or to request an invitation email Executive Director SerahRose Roth or call 413-527-6363.