The spirit of each Pioneer Valley Ballet Season is to maintain our rich tradition, while expanding our repertoire and reach into our community.
We always begin our season in earnest with our winter show, The Nutcracker. This treasured community event includes over 250 dancers from towns throughout Western Massachusetts, performing parts that range from enchanting snowflakes to the tiniest reindeer. 2019 marks our 41st annual production of The Nutcracker. Here’s how you can get involved.
In the Spring, we present an original, full-length ballet, choreographed by artist directors Maryanne Kodzis and Thomas Vacanti. In 2019, we’ll present a two-act ballet featuring the premiere of our new ballet, The Princess and the Pea, along with our spectacular rendition of Firebird. Previous performances have included Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and His Magic Lamp, Beauty and the Beast, and Sleeping Beauty.
Finally, we wrap up the season with “A Celebration of Dance,” showcasing the progress our students have made over the year.
We hope you’ll join us this season, as our dancers unfold the magic of these incredible performances.