Celebrating over 50 years

Announcing 2021 Nutcracker Guest Artists!

Posted on 11.15.21 in Blog

Nutcracker Poster – 2021

Sugar Plum Fairy: Dayesi Torriente

Sugar Plum Cavalier: Arian Molina Soca

Principal Dancers- Philadelphia Ballet

Click here for tickets and more information!


Thank you to our donors!

Posted on 11.1.21 in Blog

Nutcracker Tickets Now On Sale!

Posted on 10.28.21 in Blog

Featuring Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and Professional Guest Dancers!

  • Saturday, December 11 – 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 12 – 2:00 p.m.

Click here for more information and to purchase your tickets!

Nutcracker Auditions Set – September 19, 2021

Posted on 7.8.21 in Blog

Nutcracker Auditions – Sunday, September 19, 2021

BGLV/PYB registered students only in Community & Pre-Professional Divisions. Must be age 6 by December 7, 2021. Registration will take place via the student enrollment program.

12:30-1:30 pm – Community Division students – Ages 6 & up
1:30-2:45 pm – Pre-Professional students – Levels A & B
3:00-4:30 pm – Pre-Professional students – Level Advanced

Performances will be held the week of December 6-12, 2021

Click here for more information about BGLV/PYB performances.

2021-2022 Season Will Begin the Week of September 13, 2021

Posted on 7.8.21 in Blog

Our 63rd season of classes will begin the week of September 13, 2021! We offer classes for ages 3 to adult, including a Pre-Professional Division for the serious dance student.

Visit this page for complete class schedule and registration information – available soon!

Thank you for your continued support!

Posted on 4.29.21 in Blog

One year ago, life in the United States ground to a halt as we grappled with how to deal with the spread of COVID-19. Normal life, as we then understood it, changed in the course of a few days.

For many nonprofits, and arts organizations in particular, the pandemic upended our world. The Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley was forced to close its studios to students, cancel its spring ballet and reimagine its live performance of The Nutcracker so a cherished holiday tradition could continue.

Throughout this turmoil, we have been reminded constantly how fortunate we are because of you, our many supporters. Thanks to you, we were able to successfully pivot and continue to serve our students, area schools and all community members who cherish the arts.

Thank you to the many foundations, individual donors, volunteers and staff who have continued to support the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley during this challenging time.

Because of you:

  • We safely filmed a live production of The Nutcracker and shared it free of charge with more than 11,000 students from more than 15 school districts and private schools.
  • More than 2,000 arts patrons viewed the filmed production of The Nutcracker in the comfort of their homes, keeping a Lehigh Valley holiday tradition alive.
  • More than one hundred children and adults attended dance classes through on-line training. When conditions allowed, we returned to the studio where students continue to learn in a safe, socially-distanced setting.

In particular, we gratefully recognize the many organizations that generously supported the Ballet Guild in 2020:

  • Altemose Family Foundation
  • Bethlehem Rotary Foundation
  • Crayola
  • Julius and Katheryn Hommer Foundation
  • Keystone Savings Foundation
  • Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
  • PA Council on the Arts
  • R.K. Laros Foundation
  • The John A. and Margaret Post Foundation
  • The Martin D. Cohen Family Foundation

Thank you for your continued support of the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley as together we work to foster a greater understanding of classical ballet, live orchestral music and the arts through education and performances. We look forward to brighter days ahead.

You Created Magic for Lehigh Valley Students!

I really enjoyed The Nutcracker, and as a dancer, it made things feel a bit more normal. I’ve only seen The Nutcracker once before so seeing it again was very nice.
Sophomore Student
Lehigh Valley Charter Arts High School

Your continued support during this challenging time is very much appreciated!!! Thank you very much. Nothing can stop The Nutcracker!
Assistant Superintendent
Bethlehem Area School District

Thank you so much for providing this wonderful opportunity for our students. Most of our children have never experienced a ballet. We are so excited and have planned a district-wide Nutcracker Virtual Assembly so we can experience the performance together.
Supervisor of Fine and Performing Arts
Dover, NJ School District

Thank you so very much for providing this experience for us! The students loved the entire show and were very impressed by how athletic and well-trained the dancers all were. Bravo!
Second Grade Teacher
Macungie Elementary School

Register NOW for BGLV/PYB Summer Dance Program!

Posted on 3.29.21 in Blog

It’s time to register for our 2021 exciting Summer Dance Program! The class schedule is posted on our website for both the daytime Pre-Professional summer intensive and the evening Community Classes – click here for more information.  Class size is limited for all classes, so be sure to register as soon as possible!

In-Person Classes canceled – Monday, February 22, 2021

Posted on 2.22.21 in Blog

Because of the winter storm, all in-person classes are canceled for this evening, Monday, February 22, 2021.

  • Pre-Professional Division classes will be held online via Zoom.
  • Adult Community Division class will be held online via Zoom.

Holiday Closing – Monday, February 15, 2021

Posted on 2.14.21 in Blog

BGLV/PYB will be closed for President’s Day holiday on Monday, February 15, 2021. Classes will not be held. Please check the  calendar on our website for important dates and holiday closings.