Nevada Ballet Theatre

Former New York City Ballet principal Nilas Martins and former NYCB principal and American Ballet Theatre soloist Monique Meunier recently began their tenure as co-directors of the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre (ANBT). Pointe asked the husband-and-wife team about their plans for the school, and their advice for pre-professional students.

What is your vision for ANBT?

Have you gotten your April/May issue of Pointe yet? Click on the photo at right for an exclusive sneak peek. It's an outtake from Jim Lafferty's photo essay, which chronicles Ballet West, Nevada Ballet Theatre and Pacific Northwest Ballet's historic shared production of George Balanchine's Jewels. Lafferty captured the dancers backstage: warming up in company class, soaring in performance. The result is a kind of magical series of intimate images. Keep your eyes peeled for the full feature.

Published November 24, 2009
--American Ballet Theatre dancer Cory Stearns was promoted to soloist at the beginning of January, three years after becoming a member of ABT’s corps de ballet.   --Manuel Legris will direct the Vienna State Opera’s ballet beginning in 2010, upon retiring as an étoile with the Paris Opéra…more »
Published November 23, 2009
The recession is hitting the ballet world hard. Faced with significant shortfalls, New York City Ballet, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Ballet Florida and Miami City Ballet have been forced to cut dancers from their ranks. Eleven NYCB, nine NBT and nine BF members will not be returning next season, and eigh…more »
Published November 23, 2009
Uncertain times have pushed Nevada Ballet Theatre’s new artistic director, James Canfield, to make some significant changes. Canfield, appointed in January, has laid off 10 of the company’s dancers and several administrative staffers. “It’s hard, but tough times will make us more committed, …more »