At Nashville Ballet since 2004
Mollie Sansone, originally from North Carolina, began her ballet training with Melissa Hale-Coyle, Claudia Folts, Lisa Leone, and Rebecca and Daniel Wiley. She also studied at Maniya Barredo’s Metropolitan Ballet Theater, the Joffrey Midwest Workshop, the Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory and Atlanta Ballet.
As a member of Nashville Ballet 2, which she joined in 2004, Mollie performed with the main company in several series. Since joining the main company in 2006, she has performed works by renowned choreographers such as Sarah Slipper, Brian Enos, Salvatore Aiello, Paul Vasterling, Ann Marie DeAngelo, Gina Patterson and James Canfield.
Some of Mollie’s feature roles include Salvatore Aiello’s Satto and the Chosen One from his Right of Spring, the Blue Pas de Deux in James Canfield’s Jungle, the Peasant Pas de Deux in Giselle, the Pas de Trois from Swan Lake, the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Snow Queen in Vasterling’s Nashville’s Nutcracker, and the turning girl in Balanchine’s Who Cares?
Mollie performed with Kansas City’s Quixotic Fusion in their 2010 summer show Paix Reveuse. She also danced in the 2012 summer residency with Motion Dance + Theatre where she performed works choreographed by Nick Kepley and Gabrielle Lamb.
In 2012, Mollie was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC), for her outstanding performance skills and talent. The award offers recipients a one-time grant to continue practicing their craft. Sansone joins a long list of current and former Nashville Ballet dancers who have received the fellowship.
When not performing or teaching ballet, Mollie focuses on her studies at Nashville State Community College.