1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. We are The Nutmeg Ballet!

    The Nutmeg Ballet trainees and apprentices pose for the traditional Premiere Studio Theater eagle-eye image. All of these beautiful faces will be seen in 2015 Graduation performances taking place Wednesday, May 13th at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 14th at 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 15th at 8:00 p.m., and a final performance taking place at 3:00…

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  9. Eleanor D’Antuono’s ABT story

    "Whatever role I was working on at that moment always became my favorite, because it's exciting to work on something. And of course, on the stage, you get a chance to fly! And I love that." ~Eleanor D'Antuono
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  10. Parent Network Newsletter – spring 2015

    What a fantastic year it has been! While talking with Nutmeg Artistic Director, Victoria Mazzarelli, the words “so much” kept coming up, said often with smiles and an expression of awe at all that the students and faculty have accomplished.

    This year has offered more performance opportunities which have enabled the students to flourish. Additionally, new guest artists graced the studios providing different approaches to their dance education. Here are a few of the many highlights. Nutcracker season began with an outreach performance at Litchfield Woods. This was followed by 2 sold out Sugar Plum Tea Parties in November. Weeks of preparation by students, parents, and staff resulted in guests commenting that they felt as if they were visiting Disneyland at The Nutmeg.
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