The Ballet Guild’s 50th Nutcracker production features new costumes and new backdrops, including this living room, complete with portraits of Alexi Ramov and Marjorie Berlin Fink painted on the wall – look closely! Magnificent artistry by Carl Sprague, concept by BGLV Artistic Director Karen Kroninger Knerr. This wonderful production is accompanied by a full orchestra, the Southside Sinfonietta, conducted by Eugene Albulescu, the BGLV Music Director. Student choirs lend their voices to the lovely Snow Scene. https://www.bglv.org/performances/
The new costumes by Kristin Dundon include a new “Mother Ginger” (photo below) as created by the wizards of Scaramouche, Mark & Bob. She spins and moves so effortlessly on stage!
We hope you have a chance to experience this most gorgeous creation of sight and sound – everyone who has worked on this production – dancers, guest dancers, artists, volunteers, staff, board members, directors, crew – have all given their time, talents, and their heartful souls to this marvelous 50th anniversary production of the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley and its Pennsylvania Youth Ballet! Photos by Hub Willson.
All classes are canceled for Thursday, November 15, 2018 because of the winter storm. This would be a good time to purchase your tickets for our 50th Nutcracker production coming up in December! Visit our “Performances” page for more information: Click here
Or, how about a donation of a new Snowflake costume? We still could use some funding for those – help us out by clicking here
No amount is too small – every dollar counts! Thank you!
Friends, family members, and current and former BGLV dancers/students are cordially invited to our 50th Anniversary Nutcracker “Celebration Party” on December 16 from 4:30-7:30 P.M. at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem. See the invitation and reply form below for complete information and how to get your tickets. Don’t miss this exciting holiday event!
Please join us! Send your completed reply form with your payment to
50th Anniversary Nutcracker Celebration, c/o Jill Weinhold, 6119 Palomino Drive, Allentown, PA 18106
Classes and rehearsals will be held as scheduled. Please plan ahead for possible traffic and parking needs.
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday—October 19, 20, 21
Runner’s World — Half Marathon & Festival at Arts Quest
The City of Bethlehem will be host to this event during the weekend. Street closures may happen from time to time during the marathons, where two of them have part of their route running through various parts of Bethlehem. Most of the activities, however, will take place in South Bethlehem. Visit the Runner’s World website for schedules & maps.
The four school performances are almost sold out, so reserve space for your school children now!
Download form below for details and to reserve your space!
We are pleased to announce that we are again offering need-based scholarship money to students ages 10 & up who are enrolled in the Pre-Professional Division of the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley! For more information and to apply, please download the information sheet and the application below:
Auditions for the Ballet Guild’s 50th Anniversary production of “The Nutcracker” will be held on Sunday, September 16 at BGLV studios. Time schedule to be determined and will be announced soon. All who audition must be enrolled for classes at Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley and age 6 no later than December 11, 2018. Click here for more details.
Don’t miss a wonderful summer of ballet – we have classes for teens and adults during our evening sessions, as well as a Stretch/Injury Prevention class and Pointe! Check out our brochure for class schedule and tuition information – pro-rated prices for late starts and drop-in rates as well! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call for more information.
There’s still time to enroll in the Pre-Professional Day Intensive Division of classes for the summer. We have some wonderful guest teachers coming up during the next five weeks – check this page for a complete list as well as bios and photos!
Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley/Pennsylvania Youth Ballet presents its annual spring production, featuring two family-friendly ballets! Don’t miss this fun evening!
Friday, June 1, 7:00 pm at Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University
Tickets: Call 610-758-2787; www.zoellnerartscenter.org
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Based on the Shakespeare comedy about the romantic adventures and misadventures of mortals and fairies, featuring the beautiful music of Felix Mendelssohn.
“The Enchanted Woods”
A new comedic ballet about the hilarious adventures of mixed-up fairy tale characters, choreographed by Karen Knerr with original music composed by Eugene Albulescu.
Tickets for that great comedic ballet “Coppélia” are now on sale at Zoellner Arts Center! Purchase yours today – click here Dancers from Pe...