Nevada Ballet Theater


Student Opportunities


Academy Auditions

Class Placement Auditions

To be eligible to enroll in Pre-Professional level classes, new students must attend a placement class to receive approval to join the program and determine their placement level. Please call the front desk to schedule a placement class at (702) 243-2623.

Performance Opportunities


Nevada Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker


Every September, ballet students are encouraged to audition for Nevada Ballet Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker. A longstanding holiday tradition in Las Vegas, The Nutcracker has been a part of Nevada Ballet Theatre’s repertoire for over thirty years.

Performing in Nevada Ballet Theatre’s professional company production of The Nutcracker allows students the opportunity to improve their performance skills, enhance their knowledge of the classical repertoire and receive the opportunity to share the stage with professional dancers.

Photo by Shannon Cangey

Annual Spring Concert

At the end of every school year, Academy students perform in the Academy’s annual Spring Concert. There are three performances to accommodate all Academy classes.

La Fille

Spring Concert 2018: La Fille Mal Gardee, photo by Virginia Trudeau


Spring Concert 2018: Legends, photo by Virginia Trudeau


Spring Concert 2018: Alice in Wonderland, photo by Virginia Trudeau


Academy Scholarships

About the Nancy Houssels Scholarship

Nevada Ballet Theatre awards its own special scholarship to one deserving student a year. The Nancy Houssels Scholarship, named after Nevada Ballet Theatre Co-Founder and Board Co-Chair, Nancy Houssels, affords an Academy student the opportunity to further develop his or her talent and love of dance by covering a full season’s tuition. Selection will occur in May and funds will be applied for the following season.

Scholarship Requirements

• Only students of the Pre-Professional Program in levels A3 – C2 who are nominated by their instructor will be considered. The scholarship recipient is then chosen by the principal and the faculty.

• Scholarship criteria include dedication, personality, leadership, attendance, talent and merit.

• Students must attend the minimum of required classes for their level in order to be eligible.

• Scholarship recipients must keep good attendance for all required classes during the school year. More than three unexcused absences per semester will result in the forfeiture of the scholarship.

• Scholarship recipients must remain exclusive to Nevada Ballet Theatre and may
not take dance classes or perform with any other organization or school.

For more information, please contact the Academy at (702) 243-2623.

Natalie Browne

Nancy Houssels Scholarship recipient Natalie Browne. Photo by Virginia Trudeau.


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