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Mission Statement

The mission of Nevada Ballet Theatre is to educate and inspire regional, statewide and national audiences and vitally impact community life through professional company productions, dance training and education and outreach.


Journey of 45 Years

The idea to create a professional ballet and dance company based in Las Vegas was the vision of former dancers and co-founders Vassili Sulich and Nancy Houssels. In September of 1972, Sulich and his dancers performed their first repertory show. The response from the community was overwhelming and Nevada Dance Theatre was born.

Quality Dance Training and Education & Outreach

In 1979, the company established an affiliated Academy in order to groom the next generation of dance enthusiasts. In 1980, the company expanded its offerings even further by seeking to expose the art form of dance to students in undeserved populations within Clark County. Today, Future Dance and its initiatives provide scholarship opportunities to over 400 students a year and the program successfully reaches over 16,000 students annually. It is one of the longest running Education and Outreach programs in the state.

Debut Season at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

NBT's long-awaited residency at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts became a reality on May 5, 2012 - a celebration of its official debut on the Reynolds Hall stage as well as the company's 40th anniversary.

Celebrating the past with an eye on the future, the company continues to take bold steps forward as it enters into its 2016-2017 Season and its fifth year as The Smith Center's Resident Ballet Company.


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