Sierra Nevada Ballet coming to Carson City’s BAC April 30 |

Sierra Nevada Ballet coming to Carson City’s BAC April 30

Nevada Appeal staff report

Sierra Nevada Ballet will perform Brew, Brats, and Ballet on April 22 at 7:30 p.m. and April 23 at 2 p.m. at the Reno Little Theater, and April 30 at 4 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City. Tickets can be purchased or

Each year, Sierra Nevada Ballet and Artistic Director Rosine Bena, welcome spring with Brew, Brats and Ballet at the Reno Little Theater and the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City. This annual event features short brand new choreographic works by several talented choreographers. The event encompasses Northern Nevada’s culture as it allows the audience to sip a brew, eat a brat, see a variety of short new pieces of choreography and hear about the creative choreographic process.

This year the event will feature new choreography as well as three new musical compositions. This adds a new dimension to the creative experience for choreographers, dancers and the audience. Each composer will join the collaborating choreographer on stage to share the creative process prior to the new choreographic presentation and will also take part in the Q&A session at the end of the program.

One composer in particular, is Milton Williams. Williams has performed internationally as a conductor, composer and vocalist. He has served as music director, composer and conductor for orchestral, choral and operatic ensembles. Williams was the associate conductor for a production of Leonard Bernstein’s theater piece “Mass,” at Vatican City in Italy for Pope John Paul II’s Jubilee 2000 celebrations. For nine years, he served as rehearsal conductor, chorus master, vocal soloist and narrator for the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. Williams has created a number of musical compositions from opera to jazz and contemporary music, including the musical score for the film “The Hitchhiker.”

For information about this event, and the Sierra Nevada Ballet, visit or call 775-360-8663.