NBT’s 50th Anniversary Gala

Celebrating 50 Years of Dance


Reynolds Hall
The Smith Center
for the Performing Arts

Circus Polka choreography by

Jerome Robbins

Circus Polka music by

Igor Stravinsky

Light Rain choreography by

Gerald Arpino

Light Rain music by

Douglas Adamz
& Russ Gauthier

Jungle choreography by

James Canfield

Jungle music by

Future Sound of London

Send in the Clowns choreography by

Jemoni Powe

Send in the Clowns music by

Stephen Sondheim

Swan Lake (White Swan Pas de Deux) choreography after

Marius Petipa

Swan Lake (White Swan Pas de Deux) music by

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Drum Roll, Please! choreography by

Myles Thatcher

Drum Roll, Please! music by

Jacques Offenbach


An artistic vision that would change Las Vegas forever came to life in 1972 and now, 50 years later, NBT invites you to an unforgettable one-night-only celebration of five glorious decades of dance. It may be happy birthday to us, but this remarkable evening is our gift to you.

The evening will feature a series of performances including our ANBT students in the delightful Circus Polka, a Pas de deux from Light Rain and James Canfield’s kaleidoscope of color and movement, Jungle.

Guests Artists Sasha De Sola and Tiit Helimets, San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancers, will delight attendees by performing White Swan Pas de Deux from Swan Lake as well as the fun and lively ballet, Drum Roll, Please!

NBT’s Future Dance Scholars will round out this exhilarating night of entertainment with a performance of Send in the Clowns, choreographed by Future Dance Scholar Alumn Jemoni Powe, who will also further delight the audience with his own self-choreographed solo as part of a special return to appearance to Las Vegas.

This is sure to be a memorable night of celebration with even more surprises in store!

Have a group of 10 or more? Contact NBT Group Sales at (702) 243-2623 for information on priority seating, special discounts and exclusive experiences.

As a courtesy to our ticket holders, no children under 5 years of age are admitted to the performances.

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Sat, May 14