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Our name is most closely associated with our extraordinary production of The Nutcracker. Each year 150 community members join with our 50 company members to bring this holiday tradition to the community. We invite over 500 clients of human service organizations free of charge so that cost is not a barrier to their enjoyment of this holiday classic.
In addition to classic repertoire, SVB Artistic Director, Pedro Szalay, also creates original work. He created TIES, a tribute to the impact of the railroad on the Roanoke Valley. TIES was a collaborartion with the O. Winston Link Museum and the Virginia Museum of Transportation. SVB also celebrates arts collaborations with the Taubman Museum of Art, Opera Roanoke, and the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Szalay's current project will bring to the stage a children's picture book by a local Roanoke author. The story is about the City of Roanoke and will have an original score, driveable trolley, original choreography, and new costumes. Help us bring this new ballet to life with your contribution today!