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A&A Ballet is based in Chicago’s state-of-the-art A&A BALLET Center for Dance and is devoted to training in strong, versatile dance techniques, as well as the development of personality, independence and artistry. Led by internationally acclaimed artists and former Founding Artistic Directors of the Joffrey Academy and Joffrey Studio Company, Anna Reznik and Alexei Kremnev, A&A offers a wide variety of classes, professional performance opportunities, private instruction, choreography and training for dancers ranging from age 3 to adult. To date, A&A students have secured more than 150 full scholarships and multiple company, apprentice and studio company positions with powerhouses including American Ballet Theater, Royal Danish Ballet, Boston Ballet, Norwegian National Ballet, Houston Ballet, Princess Grace Academy of Monaco, Bolshoi Ballet, Colorado Ballet, BalletMet, Sarasota Ballet, and many others.  

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One-of-a-kind Holiday Experience

Saturday, December 2, 2023

2:00 & 7:00 p.m.

Athenaeum Theater I Historic Main Stage 

2936 N Southport Ave I Lakeview, Chicago

All Ages I 120 minutes with intermission

Start the holidays off with a unique experience and take on the classic Nutcracker. Children will love the fantastical costumes and choreography of acclaimed dancer and A&A Ballet's Artistic Director Alexei Kremnev. The Art Deco Nutcracker will inspire all ages.

Set in 1920s America, Kremnev’s “The Art Deco Nutcracker” features Tchaikovsky’s score in an exciting and fast-moving but nevertheless classic ballet. The Chicago Tribune has described it as “A glossy rendition filled with gorgeous, glitzy costumes” and The Cincinnati Enquirer writes that Kremnev has “brought dance to a whole new level.” The vibrant “roaring” era costumes and stunning choreography directed by Alexei Kremnev offers a new approach to the story we all know and love with the historic Tchaikovsky score known around the world.


Winter Intensive


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Year-Round Program, Summer Intensive 2024

2023-2024 Calendar


A&A Ballet Cinderella 2024

May 18, 2024 



Spring 2024




A&A Ballet Holds Auditions for The Art Deco Nutcracker 2023
"...a gorgeous and thematically fitting reinterpretation, hopefully destined to stake its claim among the legion of Nutcrackers presented every December." (
A & A Ballet’s production of The Art Deco Nutcracker lavishly illustrates that a dance company need not have a big name to have oversized talent, vision and creativity. The performance last weekend at Athenaeum Theatre featured impressive choreography, stunning costumes and clever reimagining of the holiday season chestnut.

A&A Ballet will hold auditions for the upcoming December 2023 performance Saturdays in September:
September 9, 16, 23, 30, 2023

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

AGES 4-24 

Auditions are now complete



A&A Ballet Announces Spring 2024 Performance of Cinderella
"It is impossible to find one word that summarizes Kremnev's choreography: It is everything, encompassing the best and brilliance of what movement can be while breaking boundaries of what we know." (The Huffington Post)
A&A Ballet Chicago Center for Dance announces its spring 2024 performance of the highly acclaimed crowd favorite, Cinderella. Alexei Kremnev (Stepmother) has expertly reimagined the timeless story into an eye catching, mesmerizing ballet for everyone to enjoy.

“Cinderella” is one of Kremnev’s eight full-length ballets.  His work has received extensive honors and been presented at the distinguished Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Lincoln Center in New York, and the Opernhaus Zurich in Switzerland, among other esteemed venues around the world.

Auditions for the performance of Cinderella will be held in January 2024. Subscribe to our newsletter to get dates first.
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