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Friends of Nashville Ballet is a dynamic group of professionals and community volunteers who share a passion for dance and are committed to furthering the mission of Nashville Ballet.

Friends of Nashville Ballet provides its members the unique opportunity to engage more deeply with the art of dance and Nashville Ballet through a diverse schedule of social events and performance related programming. As a member of Friends you become part of an active group of supporters who are passionate about Nashville Ballet and who collectively form an energetic voice about the thriving Nashville arts scene. Friends of Nashville Ballet helps inspire thousands through the art of dance.

Your $75 membership to Friends of Nashville Ballet, provides access to great events and other engaging programming. Click here to see the full list of benefits!

Join Friends of Nashville Ballet at any time and enjoy a full 12 months of these exclusive benefits. Friends of Nashville Ballet members may also make additional contributions to Nashville Ballet's Annual Fund and receive further benefits. 

NEW! Dual Memberships: Have a friend that should be in Friends? Purchase a dual membership! At a discounted rate of $125, you and any friend you choose can enjoy member benefits together.

Your contribution is deductible for federal income tax purposes to the extent allowed by current law.

First Call 2017

You're invited to attend First Call, Friends of Nashville Ballet’s acclaimed spring fundraiser (formally known as Bourbon and Ballet) benefitting Friends of Nashville Ballet’s mission of support for Nashville Ballet! Your ticket to First Call includes craft cocktails and delicious bites.

Friends of Nashville Ballet First Call
Saturday, May 6
5 - 7 p.m.
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Nashville City Center
511 Union Street, Suite 2700
Nashville, TN 37219

2016-2017 SCHEDULE OF Events

Season Launch Party
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Toast to the upcoming season with Friends and Company Dancers
The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet
Something Wicked Reception
Saturday, October 22, 2016
5:30 - 7 p.m.
TPAC's Sandra Fulton Room
Bring your Halloween spirit and enjoy themed spirits with Friends before the Saturday performance of Something Wicked
Admission FREE with your gift to “Sponsor a Dancer” for the #CountdownToKennedy campaign (learn more below)
Attitude Reception
February 2017
Join us for a toast at the Saturday performance of Attitude
Pointe of View Lecture
April 2017
Ballet is demystified with this sneak-peak experience
Venue TBD
First Call
May 2017
Friends’ signature fundraising event is a fun, social engagement prior to the Saturday performance of Seven Deadly Sins
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Nashville City Center


We are delighted to be invited by Misty Copeland (American Ballet Theatre) to make our debut at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.! Nashville Ballet will perform The Ben Folds Project in the renowned Ballet Across America program on April 17, 2017, and we are so grateful that Friends helped make this incredible opportunity a reality!

Friends participated in our “Countdown to Kennedy” campaign by successfully raising $2,400 to sponsor Company Dancers Sarah Cordia and Judson Veach while they are on tour in D.C. Watch a special thank you message from Sarah and Judson below.

You're invited

To all Friends, please join us for our D.C. send-off event! We will open our studio doors for an open house and invite the entire Nashville community to see the rehearsal process for The Ben Folds Project before we bring the piece to Washington.

Countdown to Kennedy Open House Rehearsal Viewing
April 6, 2017
3 – 6 p.m.
Nashville Ballet Studio A (3630 Redmon Street, Nashville 37209)

Mark your calendars and join us!

Friends of Nashville Ballet would like to thank its Official Hospitality Sponsors