Nevada Ballet Theatre

The vision of a professional ballet company based in Las Vegas was brought to life in 1972 when Vassili Sulich, then the principal dancer with the Tropicana Hotel and Casino’s famed Folies Bergere, gathered a group of ballet dancers from the Las Vegas Boulevard entertainment industry and presented a series of dance concerts to an enthusiastic public at the University of Las Vegas (UNLV) Performing Arts Center’s Judy Bayley Theatre. The overwhelmingly positive reception of the community, combined with the support of UNLV, was such that within two years a volunteer board, headed by founding chairman and former dancer, Nancy Houssels, was established. Soon, Mr. Sulich’s volunteer dancers became Nevada Dance Theatre and during the next 25 years of his leadership, together with the pioneer spirit of co-founder Nancy Houssels, a company of national stature emerged. In 1997, Bruce Steivel joined the company as its second artistic director, and the organization was renamed Nevada Ballet Theatre

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Persons

  • Arakelyan, Grigori
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Chavez, Vincent
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Dale, Alissa
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Findley, Cameron
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Fuhrman, Sarah
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Handorf, Amy Von
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Hartley, Leigh
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • LaCroix, Mary
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Lohr, Barrington
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Meindersee, Janel
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Morrow, Kalin
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Neches, Jeremy Bannon
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Paparelli, Anthony
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Paul, Jonathan
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Schleimer, Aimee
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Swovelin, Preston
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Tedesco, Emily
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Whiting, Griffin
    Classical Ballet / Dancer