1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. The Nutmeg’s artistic director reunites with William Forsythe

    "It's an incredible honor to have worked so closely with such a gifted and intellectual choreographer. We didn't fully realize it at the time, but Bill was changing the language of dance-- pushing the limits of ballet," said The Nutmeg's artistic director, Victoria Mazzarelli.

    On April 15-19th, The Nutmeg’s artistic director, Victoria Mazzarelli, traveled to Frankfurt, Germany for a farewell performance and special reunion honoring world-renowned award-winning choreographer, William Forsythe. “It’s an incredible honor to have worked so closely with such a gifted and intellectual choreographer. We didn’t fully realize it at the time, but Bill was changing the language…

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  7. Thank you Hartford Symphony Orchestra!

    Thank you to all our dancers who participated in the past four performances with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra! A very special thank you to HSO music director, Carolyn Kuan, for this incredible opportunity! Also a heartfelt shout-out to the wonderful musicians of the HSO. Shown here with Carolyn, today’s cast and The Nutmeg’s artistic director,…

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  8. Hartford Symphony Orchestra & Nutmeg Ballet Collaboration Creates Engaging Night Of Music

    All of the dancers were so professional, elegant and disciplined that it was easy to become inspired by their dedication and their art.

    JEFFREY JOHNSON Special To The Courant 2:12 p.m. EDT, April 10, 2015 [Excerpt – click link for full article] After intermission we heard the Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a, by Tchaikovsky with ballet dancers from the Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory. Prior to the performance we met artistic director Victoria Mazzarelli and principal ballet master Tim Melady,…

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  9. Nutmeg students a success at 2015 Connecticut Classic Competition

    We are extremely proud of our Nutmeg students who competed in this weekend’s 2015 Connecticut Classic Scholarship Competition! They each represented The Nutmeg Ballet beautifully. Special congratulations to our medal winners! Thel Moore brought home a silver medal in the senior division. Riley McGregor and Nicholas Gray shared the bronze medal in the senior division….

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