Reflections of love

A family-friendly performance celebrating all of the emotions and stages of love!  Audiences are treated to a beautiful collection of dances featuring original pieces choreographed by local artists. This event is also a personal celebration of the marriage of one of our Ballet Theatre dancers.                                            



Partners with the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra for the Carnegie Hall “Link Up” Educational Series “The Orchestra Moves”

This is a highly participatory program for the region’s 3rd – 5th graders, in which they learn to sing and play an instrument and perform with a professional orchestra from their seats.

Home for Christmas

An annual Christmas production filled with the beautiful sounds of The Singing Men of Arkansas Preforming under the direction of Mike Bedford, this is the third year we will be serving as Guest Artists for this inspiring show.                                                                                   

The Nutcracker

Experience the magic of this full-scale production of a holiday classic! With amazing sets and costumes, you’ll see the Nutcracker Prince and his soldiers battle to save young Clara from the evil Rat King. You’ll then follow her to the magical Land of the Sweets where her Nutcracker Prince introduces her to the beautiful Snow Queen, the majestic Sugar Plum Fairy, and the enchanting Dew Drop Fairy and her dancing flowers! Produced by The NWA Conservatory of Classical Ballet, this is a performance you will want to make an annual tradition for your family!

MasterSeries I: The Sleeping Beauty plus Original Choreographic Works

Introducing the first installment of our MasterSeries! This production will treat audiences to excerpts from the timeless classical storybook ballet with the original 1890 choreography of Marius Petipa as staged by Emalie Coen and Karen Castleman. In addition, audiences will see dancers move to powerful new works of some of the region’s most exciting new choreographers. Toby Lewellen of Ballet Arkansas guests as the Prince.

Community Educational Outreach

NWA Ballet Theatre strives to cultivate a love and respect for the arts in the community by providing educational opportunities that will spur a new generation of arts advocates. School residency programs, community venues, and library programs enable us to bring high quality classical art experiences to young people and their families, some of whom might otherwise never discover a love and appreciation for this art form. We love introducing audiences to the history of the ballets, the choreographers, and directors, as well as inspiring them to either participate or support such a beautiful and magical art! If your school or organization is interested in hosting an outreach event, please send your request to