Pirouettes for Pets Fundraising Performance

Pirouettes for Pets is a free fundraising performance by the Allen Civic Ballet Company Dancers for the community. The dancers will perform excerpts from famous ballets along with original, contemporary dance pieces choreographed by local artists.

Our goals are to fundraise and collect much needed pet care items, raise awareness of the needs in our local community and help educate about the services provided by our local animal shelter.  Help us collect items from their wish list below and drop off at the performance or at 602 E. Main St, suite E Allen, Tx 75002.

Please join us on

Saturday, March 25th, 2023  3:00 pm

Allen Senior Center

451 St Mary Dr, Allen, TX 75002

Limited Seating.

The Allen Animal Shelter will be on hand with adorable and adoptable animals.

Admission is free, but donations to the Allen Animal Shelter are welcome.

City of Allen Animal Shelter Wish List:
Food and Treats

Iams Adult / Iams Puppy Minichunks dog food
Iams Adult / Iams Kitten cat food
Canned cat and kitten food (Pâté style preferred)

Animal Safety and Comfort

Collars (new or gently used)
Dog and cat beds
Throw blankets
Clay cat litter
Toenail clippers
Brushes and combs
Dog, cat, puppy and kitten shampoo


Dog and cat toys
Stretch and Scratch

Cleaning Supplies

HE laundry soap
Blue Dawn soap
Paper towels
Antibacterial hand soap

Adoption Supplies

Gift bags (all sizes)

For a list of other shelter needs, visit https://www.cityofallen.org/1071/Donations-and-Volunteers

Join Us For Our Annual Fundraiser Event


The Allen Civic Ballet invites you into the Snow Queen’s Winter Wonderland for Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy. Sip tea or lemonade and nibble on treats from Mother Ginger’s kitchen as the Gingerbread Chefs toil away. Mother Ginger brings imagination to life as she tells the story of the “Nutcracker” for you at this special event. Characters from the Nutcracker Ballet will be in attendance for meet and greet with the guests. Clara and Fritz have a cozy sofa by their Christmas tree to visit with guests, the Sugar Plum Fairy will graciously share a seat on her throne, and you can sit with the Snow Queen in her beautiful sleigh amongst the magical winter forest trees.

When: December 3rd, 2023 3:00pm

Where: Allen Performing Arts Center

300 Rivercrest Blvd, Allen Tx 75002



The cost is $25 per person. 




All children must be accompanied by an adult. Children ages 0-2 years may attend for free, provided they remain on your lap and do not require their own plate. However, you must purchase a ticket for them if they need their own seat and their own plate.


The only way to guarantee that you won’t share a table with people not in your party is to buy all the seats at your table, or go with a friend.

Tea Reservations are not refundable and non-exchangeable. However, they are transferable. Please email us at allencivicballetevents@gmail.com no later than 7pm the night before, and include the name of the party that will be taking your reservation.

Your purchase of seats for “Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy” signifies your understanding and acceptance of the above terms and conditions, and that you hold the Allen Civic Ballet and all its agents harmless for any injuries sustained or illnesses contracted by you or your child during the “Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy.”

Celebrating 25 Years of Magic: The Nutcracker with Stephanie Rae Williams and Elias Re

The holiday season is approaching, and what better way to celebrate than by attending the 25th Anniversary Performance of the Nutcracker by the Allen Civic Ballet! This year, we have something truly spectacular in store for you. Join us on December 9th and 10th, 2023, at the Allen Performing Arts Center for a magical evening you won’t want to miss.

A Quarter Century of Enchantment

For a quarter of a century, the Allen Civic Ballet has been enchanting audiences with the timeless classic, “The Nutcracker.” This year’s milestone performance promises to be our most breathtaking yet. Join us as we celebrate 25 years of tradition, beauty, and wonder.

Special Guest Dancers: Stephanie Rae Williams and Elias Re

To make this anniversary even more unforgettable, we are thrilled to welcome guest dancers Stephanie Rae Williams and Elias Re, courtesy of the Dance Theater of Harlem. These talented performers have graced stages worldwide with their extraordinary artistry and passion for dance. Their presence will undoubtedly add an extra layer of magic to an already enchanting production.

Stephanie Rae Williams, known for her grace and elegance, has won the hearts of audiences with her performances. Elias Re, with his dynamic and expressive style, has captured the attention of dance enthusiasts everywhere. Together, they will transport you to a world of dreams and wonder.

Tchaikovsky’s Composition: The Heart of the Nutcracker

What’s a Nutcracker performance without a live orchestra? This year, the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra will provide the enchanting sounds that accompany this beloved ballet. Their harmonious melodies will fill the Allen Performing Arts Center, immersing you in the magic of Tchaikovsky’s score.

Dates and Venue

Mark your calendars for December 9th and 10th, 2023. The Allen Performing Arts Center located at 300 Rivercrest Blvd, Allen, TX 75002 is the place to be for this grand celebration of art and tradition. With its state-of-the-art facilities and comfortable seating, it’s the perfect setting to experience the Nutcracker’s magic.

Tickets and Reservations

Don’t wait until the last minute to secure your seats for this extraordinary event. Tickets are available online at AllenCivicBallet.org , and at the Allen Performing Arts Center box office. Gather your family, friends, and loved ones for a night of enchantment that will surely become a cherished holiday tradition.

A Night of Tradition and Magic

The Nutcracker is more than a ballet; it’s a timeless tradition that brings families and communities together. This year’s 25th Nutcracker is not just a performance; it’s a milestone celebration. Join us for a night of enchantment, where dreams come alive and magic fills the air.

We can’t wait to share this unforgettable evening with you. The 25th Anniversary Performance of the Nutcracker by the Allen Civic Ballet, featuring Stephanie Rae Williams, Elias Re, and the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra, is a testament to the power of art, tradition, and community. See you there!

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