2023 Nutcracker Auditions

The Allen Civic Ballet invites dancers ages 5 and up to audition for a variety of roles for our 2023 Nutcracker performances presented at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in December. This is a professional quality production with costumes, scenery, professional guest artists and a full, live orchestra.

Auditions will be held on August 5th & 12th at:
The Allen Conservatory of Dance
602 E. Main St., Suite E
Allen, TX

Who can Audition:
We are seeking dancers ages 5+ for a variety of roles –
Dancers Ages 5-8 12:00-2:00 pm

Dancers Ages 9+ 2:00-4:00 pm

All female dancers should arrive in a solid color leotard, tights, and ballet slippers and males in athletic shorts or ballet leggings and white t-shirt and dance shoes.

Audition Results:
Dancers will be notified via email by August 26th. Please refrain from calling or emailing the Allen Civic Ballet and Allen Conservatory of Dance regarding audition results.

Performance Dates:https://allencivicballet.org/nutcracker-auditions/

Spring Performance April 29, 2023

April 29th, 2023    7:00 pm

Lowery Auditorium Center

368 N Greenville Ave, Allen, TX 75002

The Allen Civic Ballet invites you to an exciting evening of classical and contemporary dance at the Lowery Auditorium Center.

San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer Tiit Helimets will return as a Guest Artist for “Bravo!” Tiit was born in Viljandi, Estonia and received his training at the Tallinn Ballet School.  He danced with the Estonian Ballet and the Birmingham Royal Ballet in England before accepting a position as Principal Dancer at the San Francisco Ballet. Tiit will partner Allen Civic Ballet dancer Mia Heath in a pas de deux from “La Bayadere.”  Mia has received a full scholarship to study at the prestigious Harid Conservatory.
When Tiit was 20 years old, he was dancing Romeo in Romeo and Juliet when he met his wife, who was dancing his Juliet.  Now their daughter takes the stage for the first time in Allen in the White Swan pas de deux from “Swan Lake” with her father.
It is so exciting to see this artist passing on his years of experience as a world class performer to the young dancers of tomorrow!
Also on the program will be the world premiere of “et la lumiere fut,” choreographed for the dancers of the Allen Civic Ballet by Anais Chalendard, former Principal Dancer of the English National Ballet and Boston Ballet.

Tickets available at the door or by purchasing online in advance

Pirouettes for Pets 2023


The Allen Civic Ballet will present its annual, “Pirouettes for Pets,” a free dance performance on Saturday, March 25th at 3:00 p.m. in the Allen Civic Auditorium at the Allen Public Library on 300 N. Allen Drive.  The Allen Animal Shelter will be on hand with adorable and adoptable animals.  The concert will feature excerpts from the ballets “Paquita,” “Raymonda,”and “The Sleeping Beauty,” along with original, contemporary works.  The show will conclude with a “Match the Ballerina to their Pet” contest, with a winner receiving a prize. Admission is free, but donations to the Allen Animal Shelter are encouraged.   For a list of shelter needs, visit https://www.cityofallen.org/1071/Donations-and-Volunteers.  For event information, visit allencivicballet.org.


Did you know that the Allen Animal Shelter takes in several hundred animals every year?

To help them continue to feed animals in need and offer crucial veterinary care, the Allen Civic Ballet wants to help raise awareness and collect donations.

The Allen Civic Ballet is providing a free performance of classical and contemporary dance on March 25th, 2023 at 3:00pm where there will be adorable, adoptable pets available as well as a donation drop off sight for new and gently


used items.

If you are unable to attend, we will be collecting items at our studio located at 602 E Main St, Suite E. Allen, Tx 75002 now through April 1st.


With the support of the community members like you, many animals have been able to receive the medical care they need and to find their forever homes. Thank you!

2023 Krassovska Variations Workshop

Congratulations to the Allen Civic Ballet dancers for their recent participation in our annual Krassovska Variation Workshop. Special thanks to the group of former Krassovska dancers for lending their expertise to this event and to Miss Melian Guantt who taught the opening master class.

Mia Heath, who danced Sugar Plum Fairy Variation and Paquita Etoile, was awarded the Nathalie Krassovska Legacy Award in recognition of her achievements in the art of classical ballet.

Phoebe Allbright, who danced a variation from Raymonda and Talisman, and Taverly Cox, who danced Dulcinea and Medora Act 3, were awarded the Catharina Moudy Spirit of Dance Award in recognition of their achievements in the art of classical ballet.


ACB 2022 Nutcracker making headlines!

Tiit Helimets Will Be a Guest Artist in the Allen Civic Ballet’s Production of THE NUTCRACKER

The performances are on 17 and 18 December.


TIIT HELIMETS, principal dancer of the San Francisco Ballet, will appear as a guest artist in the Allen Civic Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in Allen, Texas on December 17 (Evening) and 18 (Matinee), 2022.

Tiit Helimets was born in Viljandi, Estonia and received his ballet training at the Tallinn Ballet School.

In 1996 Mr. Helimets joined the Estonian National Ballet as a soloist, and was appointed a principal dancer, within six months, that same year. Mr. Helimets’ repertoire included Prince Desire and Bluebird in The Sleeping Beauty, Albrecht in Giselle, Siegfried in Swan Lake, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, and Daphnis in Daphnis and Chloe.

Mr. Helimets has also danced roles in ballets by contemporary choreographers including the title role in George Balanchine’s Apollo, principal roles in George Balanchine’s Western Symphony, Ashton’s Voices of Spring, Dante Sonata, Enigma Variations, The Walk to the Paradise Garden, Scenes de Ballet, Bintley’s Carmina Burana, Flowers of the Forest, Concert Fantasy, Les Petits Riens, and Sons of Horus, Twyla Tharp’s In The Upper Room, Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations, John Cranko’s Brouillards, Michael Kopinski’s Saturn from The Planets, Hans van Manen’s Five Tangos, and Stanton Welch’s Powder. He also created Summer in Bintley’s The Seasons, and a principal role in Nahid Siddiqui’s Krishna.

In 2005 Mr. Helimets joined the San Francisco Ballet as a principal dancer. Mr. Helimets has expanded his repertoire to include Prince Siegfried and Von Rothbart in Helgi Tomasson’s production of Swan Lake, the King of the Snow and Grand Pas de Deux in Tomasson’s production of The Nutcracker, the Prince in Tomasson’s production of The Sleeping Beauty, Basilio in the Helgi Tomasson/Yuri Possokhov production of Don Quixote, the Prince in Yuri Possokhov’s Firebird, the Tortoise in Tomasson’s Chi-Lin, the Lilac/Prince in Julia Adam’s A Rose By Any Other Name, the Prince and Poet in John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid, the Prince in Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella, Vershinin in Kenneth MacMillan’s Winter Dreams, Jean de Brienne in Rudolf Nureyev’s production of Raymonda Act III, Prince Gremin in John Cranko’s Onegin, Mr. Braddock in Cathy Marston’s Mrs. Robinson, the Summer Section of Christopher Wheeldon’s Quarternary, principal roles in Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, Symphony in C (Second Movement), the Diamonds Act of Jewels, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Serenade, The Four Temperaments, Scotch Symphony, Agon, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, and Divertimento No. 15, David Bintley’s The Dance House, William Forsythe’s In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Wayne McGregor’s Eden/Eden, Chroma, and Borderlands, Serge Lifar’s Suite en Blanc, Stanton Welch’s Falling and Naked, Julia Adam’s Night, Tomasson’s On Common Ground, 7 For Eight, Prism, On A Theme of Paganini, and Caprice, Matjash Mrozewski’s Concordia, Possokhov’s Magrittomania and Swimmer, Jerome Robbins’ In The Night, and Glass Pieces, Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons, Symphony No. 9, Seven Sonatas, and Piano Concerto No. 1, Frederick Ashton’s Symphonic Variations, Jiri Bubenicek’s Gentle Memories, Harald Lander’s Etudes, and created roles in Tomasson’s The Fifth Season and Trio, Val Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House, Double Stop. Foreshadow, and Tears, Christopher Wheeldon’s Ghosts, and Continuum, Edwaard Liang’s Symphonic Dances, and The Infinite Ocean, Hans van Manen’s Variations for Two Couples, Benjamin Millepied’s The Chairman Dances-Quartet for Two, Alonzo King’s The Collective Arrangement, the role of The King in Julia Adam’s A Rose By Any Other Name, and The Director in Danielle Rowe’s Wooden Dimes.

In 1999 Mr. Helimets received an award from the Arts Council of Estonia for his performances in The Sleeping Beauty and Romeo and Juliet.

In 2008 Mr. Helimets appeared as a guest artist with the National Ballet of Canada dancing one of the principal roles in George Balanchine’s Symphony in C, and in 2010 Mr. Helimets appeared as a guest artist with Ballet San Jose dancing the role of Albrecht in Giselle. In 2012 Mr. Helimets appeared as a guest artist with the Hamburg Ballet dancing the role of the Prince in John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid.

He also performed in the International Ballet Star Gala in Taipei, and danced the title role in Balanchine’s Apollo as a guest artist with the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

In 2018 Mr. Helimets choreographed a ballet for the Estonian National Ballet.

Spring and Summer Dates to Remember

Below you will find a list of all our important dates for the Spring and Summer Seasons here at the Allen Civic Ballet.

Bravo! presented by the Allen Civic Ballet

Sunday April 24th           5:00 pm

Tickets can be purchased through Allencivicballet.org


Allen Civic Ballet Company Auditions

June 4th 9-11 am

Ages 12 and up with at least one year of pointe experience for females.


Jr Summer Intensive

June 6th -8th        ages 9 and up with instructor approval        $200


Sr Summer Intensive 

June 9th -13th        ages 13 and up with instructor approval

Allen Civic Ballet dancers $300         Non ACB dancers $350

(Dancers auditioning for but not currently members of the ACB will receive a $50 account credit upon acceptance to the company)


Princess Dance Camp

June 21,22,23     10am-12:30pm        ages 4-7 (potty trained only)   $150


Swan Lake Dance Camp           July 11-15th      Ages 8-12        $250


Nutcracker 2022 Auditions     August 6th and August 13th     More information coming soon

Farewell Summer

As Summer winds down, we are reflecting back and are grateful for what the last two months has brought our dancers.

Intensives and Master Classes

We kicked off the summer with Junior and Senior Intensives and master classes from: Anais Chalendard, former Principal Dancer of English National Ballet and Boston Ballet, Melian Gauntt from Premier Ballet, and Stephanie Rae Williams from Dance Theater of Harlem.

Our students took classes in classical and contemporary ballet, variations, pantomime, character, modern, contemporary, jazz and salsa.


Princess camp was a huge favorite of some adorable, tiny dancers of all ages, who are dreaming of one day performing on stage. But who can pick a favorite ballet Princess? Who would you pick Cinderella, Odette or Aurora?

Nutcracker Dance Camp gets everyone in the mood to see the magic of the Nutcracker Ballet come to life: and to kick it all off, we are announcing our Nutcracker audition dates August 7th and 14th! The Allen Civic Ballet invites all those interested and willing to audition for our community cast to perform on December 18th & 19th, with live music provided by Allen Philharmonic Orchestra. Follow the link below to download your audition packet!


We are excited to begin our fall schedule on August 2nd. Online registration is now open! We can’t wait to see you all in class!

Click Here to Register  https://allenconservatoryofdance.com/register/

Summer 2021 Events

May 2021 Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Back by popular demand the Allen Conservatory of Dance’s Daddy Daughter Ballet Classes will be returning

May 14th           Ages 5-8 6:00-7:00pm           Ages 9+ 7:00-8:00pm

The cost is $20 per couple — Please email allenconservatoryofdance@gmail.com to register for your class.

We hope to see you there!


Allen Civic Ballet Company Auditions June 5th 9:00 am  Open to dancers ages 12-21

You can find the audition application at AllenCivicBallet.org under the news and events tab as well as our Q&A for what is required of a company member.


Allen Conservatory of Dance the official school of the Allen Civic Ballet  



Summer is when we notice the biggest improvement in our students’ technique and artistry. We encourage you to take advantage of the smaller class sizes and your child’s less stressful schedule that summer study offers!

REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2021 will open June 7th


Once registration opens you will simply need to create a family account and add students and call our office to schedule your free trial placement classes at 972-727-5959

If you are a returning student login to your on-line account , select from the pre-approved class list and pay the registration fee along with August tuition to hold your dancer’s place.

* Don’t forget our Junior and Senior Intensives June 7th-11th for ages 9+


*And summer camps:

Ballet Princess Camp

Ages3-6 June 16, 17, 18 9:30am-12:00pm

Nutcracker Dance Camps

Ages 5-8 July 12th-16th 2-5pm               Ages 9-12 July 19th-23rd 2-5pm

Please visit allenconservatoryofdance.com for more details.


Auditions for Allen Civic Ballet’s “Nutcracker” (December 2021) will be held at the studio

on August 7th and August 14th.  More details coming soon to allencivicballet.org !

ACB 2021 Annual Krassovska Variations Awards

The Allen Civic Ballet holds an annual variations workshop in memorial of Madame Nathalie Krassovska.

Madame Krassovska was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1919. In 1936, Madame Krassovska joined Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and quickly attained the rank of Prima Ballerina. She went on to become Prima Ballerina with the London Festival Ballet from 1950-1960, and founded the Krassovska Ballet Jeunesse in Dallas in 1963, to pass the art of classical ballet to the next generations. She served as the Artistic Advisor to the Allen Civic Ballet from its inception in 1999 until her death in 2005.

In recognition of outstanding achievement in the technique and artistry of classical ballet we present the

Nathalie Krassovska Legacy Award to Taverly Cox.

Catharina Moudy was a founding member of our board until her death in 2005, and our very first Sugar Plum Fairy in Allen Civic Ballet’s first Nutcracker in 1999.

In recognition of outstanding achievement in the technique and artistry of classical ballet we present the

Catharina Moudy Spirit of Dance Award to

Ynez Conklin and Mia Heath.

Brynt Beitman danced and partnered with all of the founding board members and was our first Sugar Plum Cavalier until he left to study at Juilliard on full scholarship. After graduation he has worked as a dancer and choreographer in NYC. He has choreographed numerous original contemporary works for the Allen Civic Ballet.

In recognition of outstanding achievement in the technique and artistry of contemporary ballet we present the

Brynt Beitman Award to

Selena Lin and Anna Vieger.