1. Torrington Savings Bank – Sponsor of the Month (April 2018)

    TORRINGTON – When the first dance students were putting on ballet slippers in a new dance school called Nutmeg Ballet in 1969, Torrington Savings Bank was looking ahead to its second century. Now the Nutmeg is approaching its 50th anniversary, and Torrington Savings Bank, a longtime supporter of Nutmeg for five decades, turns 150 this…

    Read More
  2. Nutmeg Ballet presents IMPACT 2018

    TORRINGTON – When the lights come up this weekend on IMPACT 2018, the Nutmeg Ballet’s annual showcase of talent, you will see more than talented aspiring dancers. You will also see fine classical and modern choreography and hear captivating live jazz at the Warner Theatre’s Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. Victoria Mazzarelli, artistic director at Nutmeg…

    Read More View Story
  3. Eastside Electric – Sponsor of the Month (February 2018)

    Contributed by Jack Sheedy Gregory L. Mele, founder of Eastside Electric, Inc., has always had a special place in his heart for Nutmeg Ballet. Not long after he founded Eastside in 1987, the company performed electrical services at Nutmeg’s old Water Street location, updating lighting, panels and more. Greg’s niece, Laura Mele, was a student…

    Read More
  4. More Than Ballet

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

    Read More
  5. 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.

    POSTED: 02/09/17, 2:00 AM EST | Torrington >> 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…

    Read More View Story
  6. 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…

    Read More
  7. 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…

    Read More
  8. 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…

    Read More
  9. 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…

    Read More View Story
  10. 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…

    Read More View Story