2017-2018 Performance Season

Nashville Ballet is pleased to announce its 2017-2018 performance season. Current Nashville Ballet season ticket holders may renew beginning March 20. New season tickets and group tickets may be purchased starting May 1. Single tickets go on sale to the public July 1. Click here to learn more about season ticket packages.

The Sleeping Beauty

September 22-24, 2017
TPAC's Jackson Hall


Choreography after Marius Petipa
Adaption and Additional Choreography by Paul Vasterling
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Live Music Performed by the Nashville Symphony


Lizzie Borden
with The Raven

October 26-28, 2017
TPAC's Polk Theater


Lizzie Borden Choreography by Paul Vasterling
Based on the True Infamous Murder Trial from the 1890s

The Raven Choreography by Christopher Stuart
Based on the Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

This production contains nudity and adult themes.


Nashville's Nutcracker: Celebrating 10 Years!

December 2-23, 2017
TPAC's Jackson Hall


Concept, Story Treatment and Choreography by Paul Vasterling
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Live Music Performed by the Nashville Symphony


Light: The Holocaust & Humanity Project

February 9-11, 2018
TPAC's Polk Theater


Choreography by Ballet Austin Artistic Director Stephen Mills
Music by Steve Reich, Evelyn Glennie, Michael Gordon, Arvo Pärt and Philip Glass


Family Day at the Ballet

April 15, 2018
Nashville Ballet Studio A


Enjoy a children’s ballet designed for all ages. Come before the show or stay after for more family fun, including children’s movement activities and crafts.


Modern Masters
Kylián, Wheeldon & Balanchine

May 4-6, 2018
TPAC's Jackson Hall

Six Dances Choreography by Jiří Kylián
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ghosts Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon
Music by Grammy-nominated composer C.F. Kip Winger

Western Symphony Choreography by George Balanchine
Music by Hershy Kay

Live Music Performed by the Nashville Symphony



June 1-3, 2018
Nashville Ballet Studio A

Music Curated in Creative Collaboration with The Bluebird Cafe

Emergence offers a first glimpse into the creative works of some of today’s most fearless artists. An experimental lab in the black-box theater setting of Nashville Ballet’s intimate studio, choreographers and musicians boldly create without inhibition to showcase the beginning of raw, unfiltered works. Watch new art unfold before you, then hear from the artists themselves about what inspired their works.

Winner of Best Ballet Series in Nashville Scene’s Best of Nashville Awards 2015