1. Torrington Savings Bank awards grant to The Nutmeg Ballet

    Torrington Savings Bank has announced its contribution to The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory in the amount of $10,000. The donation is part of an ongoing capital campaign to fund the replacement of the essential dance flooring in Nutmeg’s historical downtown building, which will come to a total cost of approximately $88,000.

    The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory dancers are joined by John E. Janco, President & CEO of Torrington Savings Bank, Victoria Mazzarelli, The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory Artistic Director, and Jeff Geddes, Senior Vice President of Torrington Savings Bank. Contributed photo POSTED: 02/09/17, 2:00 AM EST | Torrington >> Torrington Savings Bank has announced its contribution to The…

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  2. Grow Where You’re Planted

    It’s no secret that Sharon E. Dante, founding Executive Director of The Nutmeg Ballet in downtown Torrington, has very deep roots in the community. The arts organization she has built, with humble beginnings as a small dance studio on Migeon Avenue, is now a state-of-the-art facility in Torrington’s arts corridor fast approaching its fiftieth anniversary. While Dante’s…

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  3. The Nutmeg Ballet: An Extraordinary Story

      Right in the heart of downtown Torrington, in a building of brick and steel and glass, amazing things are happening. The 50,000 square foot building that houses The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory is not only an extraordinary example of downtown revitalization at its finest, but it also presents a seamless merging of traditional and modern…

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  4. The Nutmeg: More Than Ballet

      The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory has been known for its classical ballet programs for almost half a century. The training program offers the very best of the fundamentals of Vaganova methodology with just the right infusion of neo-classical and contemporary training vital to a dancer’s future versatility and success. The beautifully appointed studios offer sweeping…

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  5. Creating an ‘IMPACT’

    "I actually read the book last year for school. The ballet focuses on a minor part of the book," said Covington, who was breathless after rehearsal and dances the role of Espada, the head of the Matadors. "I'm so excited because this is one of my favorite ballets. I've always been inspired by the traditional Spanish style and the explosive leaps."

    Creating an ‘Impact’ Nutmeg Ballet to perform at the Warner BY CARRIE MACMILLAN | REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN Gripping a set of castanets in each hand, a dancer at Torrington’s Nutmeg Ballet practiced clicking the concave shells together. The 17-year-old ballerina, Jennifer Schwartz from Canada, is not used to wielding percussive instruments, or fans, another object she and…

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  6. Nutmeg Ballet revisits ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with HSO for Valentine’s Day

    “And to kiss at the end (of the scene),” said Mazzarelli. “It’s a big deal.”

    By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The Bristol Observer Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory has been here before. But Victoria Mazzarelli, the school’s artistic director, is more than happy to revisit Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet”—especially considering the upcoming opportunity it presents her young dancers. From Feb. 11 to 14, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra will present, “Love Notes,” a…

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  7. Litchfield Library to host Nutmeg’s Nutcracker Preview Performance

    The Nutmeg Ballet will give a a preview performance and demonstration that tells the story of The Nutcracker, featuring Thomas Evertz as Dr. Drosselmeyer, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Oliver Wolcott Library, South Street, Litchfield. This special event will include several dances by Nutmeg ballet dancers. Victoria Mazzarelli will explain the process and training for a young ballet dancer, and Thomas Evertz will read and discuss the story of The Nutcracker.

    LITCHFIELD >> The Nutmeg Ballet will give a a preview performance and demonstration that tells the story of The Nutcracker, featuring Thomas Evertz as Dr. Drosselmeyer, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Oliver Wolcott Library, South Street, Litchfield. This special event will include several dances by Nutmeg ballet dancers. Victoria Mazzarelli will explain the…

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  8. Nutmeg Ballet prepares for the Summer Dance Festival July 24-25

    “It’s so wonderful to see these students who have traveled to Torrington from schools across the country coming together to learn this exciting choreography. Not only have they developed friendships along the way, but the experience and technical growth they have gained will set them apart as dancers,” said Artistic Director, Victoria Mazzarelli. “We’re looking forward to moving into the Nancy Marine Theatre next week for final rehearsals leading up the performances. These four weeks have been intense and the long hours of training and the commitment and passion of these young artists will definitely create a wonderful experience for the audience. That’s the beauty of it, really.”
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  9. The Nutmeg Class of 2015 takes a final bow

    As The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory celebrates the final performances of the program’s 45th Anniversary season, on May 16th, the Class of 2015 will take their final bow and leap into a world of new adventures and endless possibilities. This year’s class represents a shining example of what dedicated discipline, focused attention to detail, and meticulous…

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  10. Limoli carries on The Nutmeg Ballet legacy

    There are very few chapters of the Nutmeg Ballet story that can be written without mentioning this year’s keynote speaker, Denise Warner Limoli. Ms. Limoli, who has staged Les Sylphides, a sublime one-act ballet blanc, for The Nutmeg graduation performances, is an associate professor of dance at Skidmore College, member of the board of directors…

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