The Sleeping Beauty
Sep
23
to Sep 24

The Sleeping Beauty

  • Tenneessee Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Brimming with enchantment, romance and charm, Nashville Ballet’s season opener ushers in the triumphant return of beloved fairytale The Sleeping Beauty. Considered to be the most technically challenging piece of classical choreography for the ballerina since its debut in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty appeals to connoisseurs and novices alike. All ages will be swept away by the timeless tale of how the villainous Carabosse and noble Lilac Fairy cast dueling spells over Princess Aurora, which can only be broken by a dashing prince’s kiss. The Sleeping Beauty takes place at TPAC's Jackson Hall for three performances September 23-24, 2017. Click here for more information.

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Lizzie Borden with The Raven
Oct
26
to Oct 28

Lizzie Borden with The Raven

  • Tenneessee Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Did she or didn’t she? Viewers will judge for themselves when Lizzie Borden’s real-life double homicide case of 1892 hauntingly unfolds on stage this Halloween. Acquitted for the brutal axe murders of her father and stepmother, Lizzie Borden’s notorious courtroom trial remains one of the most controversial and sensationalized in American history. Nashville Ballet’s gripping interpretation takes audiences into the mind of the woman embroiled in the scandal to show that there may be more to the story than previously thought. The world premiere of The Raven explores Edgar Allan Poe’s dark poem by blending movement with a classical score and elements of spoken word. Lizzie Borden with The Raven takes place at TPAC's Polk Theater for three performances October 26-28, 2017. Click here for more information.

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Nashville’s Nutcracker: Celebrating 10 Years!
Dec
2
to Dec 23

Nashville’s Nutcracker: Celebrating 10 Years!

  • Tenneessee Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrating 10 years of awe-inspiring magic and dazzling holiday cheer, Nashville’s Nutcracker will ring in the season with additional characters and all-new magical elements. A truly local production through and through with clever nods to the city’s sparkly past, Nashville’s Nutcracker epitomizes the holiday season in Music City. Nashville's Nutcracker: Celebrating 10 Years! takes place at TPAC's Jackson Hall for 16 performances December 2-23, 2017. Click here for more information.

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ATTITUDE: LIGHT: THE HOLOCAUST & HUMANITY PROJECT
Feb
9
to Feb 11

ATTITUDE: LIGHT: THE HOLOCAUST & HUMANITY PROJECT

  • Tenneessee Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pushing the boundaries of Nashville Ballet’s acclaimed Attitude series, Light: The Holocaust and Humanity Project offers a groundbreaking exploration of devastating loss, resiliency and, ultimately, the triumph of the human spirit. Following one Holocaust survivor’s journey as told through music and dance, Light offers a unique opportunity that only art can—to feel, better understand and reflect upon a piece of history that defies comprehension. The ballet illuminates the past to promote compassion, understanding and hope to issues relevant in today's society. Community talk-back sessions will accompany this Nashville Ballet premiere. Attitude: Light: The Holocaust and Humanity Project takes place at TPAC's Polk Theater for three performances February 9-11, 2018. Click here for more information.

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Family Day at the Ballet
Apr
15
12:00pm12:00pm

Family Day at the Ballet

Imaginations run wild at Family Day at the Ballet! Make a day of it with an engaging afternoon created with families in mind, including a children’s ballet performance of Aesop’s Fables, movement activities, arts and crafts, and more. Aesop’s Fables weaves together four wildly popular fables (The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the CrowThe Wind and the Sun and The Ants and the Grasshopper) to impart a little wisdom to little ones. Families can experience everything that Nashville Ballet has to offer with just one ticket. Family Day at the Ballet takes place at Nashville Ballet Studio A Sunday, April 15 from noon - 4 p.m. Click here for more information.

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MODERN MASTERS: KYLIÁN, WHEELDON & BALANCHINE
May
4
to May 6

MODERN MASTERS: KYLIÁN, WHEELDON & BALANCHINE

  • Tenneessee Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Modern Masters brings the work of three internationally renowned choreographers together for a hand-selected program that shines a spotlight on some of the most innovative, spectacularly grand dance that’s come out of the ballet world. Christopher Wheeldon’s Ghosts draws inspiration from a lyrical score by Grammy-nominated composer and Nashville resident C.F. Kip Winger (of American rock band Winger), while wit and charisma take center stage in Jiří Kylián’s Six Dances set to Mozart’s Six German Dances. George Balanchine’s masterwork Western Symphony caps off the evening with a rollicking journey to the rugged Old West. An enormous cast of cowboys and dance hall girls showcase Balanchine’s blend of highly demanding, spirited and playful choreography, illustrating why he’s known as the father of American ballet. Modern Masters takes place at TPAC's Jackson Hall for three performances May 4-6, 2018. Click here for more information.

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EMERGENCE
Jun
1
to Jun 3

EMERGENCE

  • Nashville Ballet Studio A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Nashville Ballet lifts the curtain on the creative process with its popular Emergence series, inviting the public into its studio to experience a piece of art only weeks in the making. See what happens when up-and-coming choreographers are free to create with only a blank notebook in hand and no rules to follow—other than embracing their creative instincts. This season’s edition will feature a musical collaboration with The Bluebird Cafe, recreating the intimacy of the world-renowned listening room at Nashville Ballet. The Bluebird Cafe celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, and Emergence serves as the finale event of its yearlong celebration. Emergence takes place at Nashville Ballet Studio A for four performances June 1-3, 2018. Click here for more information.

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FREE: Storytime: The Sleeping Beauty
Sep
6
10:00am10:00am

FREE: Storytime: The Sleeping Beauty

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished story through its beautiful music and movement before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage September 23-24, 2017 at TPAC’s Jackson Hall.

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Youth Casting Call: Nashville’s Nutcracker
Aug
20
to Sep 10

Youth Casting Call: Nashville’s Nutcracker

  • Nashville Ballet Studio A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Children ages 7 (must be born in 2009) to 11 years old are invited to audition to perform in Nashville’s Nutcracker: Celebrating 10 Years! this December. This is the only opportunity the general public will have to perform on stage with Nashville Ballet and the Nashville Symphony this season. Open auditions will be held Sundays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on August 20, August 27 and September 10. No dance experience is required; performance training will be provided. Click here for more information about the audition opportunity.

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National Dance Day
Jul
29
10:00am10:00am

National Dance Day

Celebrate National Dance Day with Nashville Ballet! All ages are invited to experience what Nashville Ballet has to offer with free dance classes. Plus, learn choreography provided by the Fox hit reality show So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) and perform as a group.

The day will feature a sample of Nashville Ballet's regularly programmed Community Division Adult Classes (ages 18+) and Community Division Youth Classes (ages 8-18), but all ages are encouraged to participate on July 29 in honor of this annual nationwide celebration of dance.

National Dance Day Schedule:

10 - 11 a.m.
DANCEFIX
Adult Introduction to Ballet Class

11 a.m. - Noon
Adult Contemporary Class
Youth Hip Hop Class

Noon - 1 p.m.
SYTYCD choreography

Attendees will receive an exclusive 50% off discount on Nashville Ballet’s Community Division Adult class packages. No registration is required for National Dance Day; drop-ins welcome. Participation will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Celebrate Christmas in July with Nashville Ballet at TPAC
Jul
13
11:00am11:00am

Celebrate Christmas in July with Nashville Ballet at TPAC

Nashville Ballet is celebrating 10 years of Nashville’s Nutcracker early with Christmas in July! For the entire month of July, take $5 off select tickets to Nashville’s Nutcracker with promo code XMASJULY, which provides the best single ticket prices all year. To celebrate, the Nutcracker and Candy Cane ballerina will make a special appearance at TPAC in downtown Nashville on Thursday, July 13 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The public is invited to meet the characters, purchase select discounted Nashville’s Nutcracker tickets on-site and save on ticketing fees (up to $10 per ticket), and buy Nutcracker and Mouse King dolls. The event coincides with Nashville’s weekly Street Food Thursdays event on Deaderick Street and 4th Avenue North, next to TPAC.

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EMERGENCE
Jun
1
to Jun 3

EMERGENCE

  • Nashville Ballet Studio A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Nashville Ballet's acclaimed Emergence series offers an exclusive glimpse into the creative process. An experimental lab in the black-box theater setting of Nashville Ballet’s intimate studio, get a first look at three new works that are only weeks in the making. Watch new art unfold before you, and have the opportunity to speak with the artists about what inspired their works.

Emergence takes place at Nashville Ballet Studio A (3630 Redmon Street) for four performances June 1-3, 2017. Click here for more information.

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Young Men's Scholarship Program Audition
May
22
5:00pm 5:00pm

Young Men's Scholarship Program Audition

NEW students age 6-18 are invited to audition for Young Men's Scholarship Program placement for the 2017-2018 school year. Nashville Ballet’s Young Men’s Scholarship Program offers specialized training for young men, tailored to their unique needs and taught by men. The curriculum mirrors elements of the Academy Division, but with a special emphasis on developing specific male technique and addressing the unique challenges that face young men. All students receive one full academic year of tuition-FREE training, followed by merit-based scholarships. Registration is from 4:30-5 p.m., and the audition is from 5-6 p.m. Click here for more information.

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FERDINAND THE BULL
May
14
to May 21

FERDINAND THE BULL

  • Nashville Ballet Studio A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You’ll be charmed by this tale about a lovable bull who would rather sit and smell the flowers than fight in Madrid’s bullfights. Based on The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, this family ballet humorously teaches us how to embrace what makes us different. Featuring vibrant sets and costumes inspired by the cubist paintings of Pablo Picasso, narration and an interactive activity, Ferdinand the Bull will leave audiences of all ages delighted. 

Ferdinand the Bull takes place at Nashville Ballet Studio A (3630 Redmon Street) for six performances May 14-21, 2017. Click here for more information.

 

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First Call
May
6
5:30pm 5:30pm

First Call

Join in on the gluttony at this fun, pre-performance cocktail party featuring sinful spirits, light bites and an enviable auction before Seven Deadly Sins featuring Ten Out of Tenn with Appalachian Spring at TPAC on Saturday, May 6. This annual event is a fundraiser for Friends of Nashville Ballet, a dynamic group of professionals and community volunteers who share a passion for dance and are committed to furthering the mission of Nashville Ballet. Click here to learn more about First Call.

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SEVEN DEADLY SINS FT. TEN OUT OF TENN WITH APPALACHIAN SPRING
May
5
to May 7

SEVEN DEADLY SINS FT. TEN OUT OF TENN WITH APPALACHIAN SPRING

Dance, songwriting, live music, orchestration and storytelling combine into one during the world premiere of Seven Deadly Sins. Three Nashville arts organizations—Nashville Ballet, Ten Out of Tenn and the Nashville Symphony—team up for a thoughtful examination of the temptations we face every day, the choices we make and the hopeful path to redemption when we falter. Seven Deadly Sins features all-new music played live by singer-songwriter collective Ten Out of Tenn and the Nashville Symphony.

In Appalachian Spring, Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling presents an abstract interpretation of Aaron Copland’s iconic score that explores the strength, tenacity and creative spirit of women.

Seven Deadly Sins takes place at TPAC's Jackson Hall for three performances May 5-7, 2017. Click here for more information.

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Academy Division Audition
May
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Academy Division Audition

NEW students age 8-18 are invited to audition for Academy Division placement for the 2017-2018 school year. Through careful development and attention to the syllabus, School of Nashville Ballet faculty implement a curriculum that is designed to produce dancers with both expressivity and clear classical lines. This guidance enables students to develop their own artistry, while pure classical technique provides the vehicle for their artistic expression. Registration is from 5:30-6 p.m., and the audition is from 6-7:30 p.m. Click here for more information.

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STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
May
3
10:30am10:30am

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

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Spring Tea
Apr
30
2:00pm 2:00pm

Spring Tea

Don't miss a high tea experience for little ballerinas and cavaliers benefiting Nashville Ballet's Community Engagement program!

Moms, dad, grandparents or special friends with a child will have a memorable afternoon at this fun annual event. Join Nashville Ballet for an afternoon of delicious tea fare and magical entertainment:

  • Enjoy colorful activities and crafts
  • Delight in an interactive performance from Nashville Ballet dancers
  • Take home a special parting gift
  • Receive a professional portrait opportunity with a Nashville Ballet ballerina (included in Prima Ballerina Experience)

CLICK HERE to learn more.

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STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
26
10:30am10:30am

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

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STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
25
4:30pm 4:30pm

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

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STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

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STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
24
10:30am10:30am

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

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STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
19
10:00am10:00am

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

This storytime will take place at the Hermitage Library at both 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19!

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

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STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
17
10:00am10:00am

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

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STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
15
2:00pm 2:00pm

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

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STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
12
10:30am10:30am

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

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STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
11
10:30am10:30am

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

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STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
10
10:30am10:30am

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

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STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
8
10:30am10:30am

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

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Open House: The Ben Folds Project Rehearsal
Apr
6
3:00pm 3:00pm

Open House: The Ben Folds Project Rehearsal

Nashville Ballet will make its debut appearance at the famed John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. to perform The Ben Folds Project April 17-23, 2017, as a part of the Ballet Across America series. Illustrating the most exciting, innovative dance happening across America today, Nashville Ballet was hand-picked by ballet superstar Misty Copeland.

The public is invited to an open house to watch The Ben Folds Project rehearsal at Nashville Ballet on Thursday, April 6 from 3-6 p.m. to preview the performance and show its support before the company leaves for D.C. Click here to read more about Nashville Ballet's debut at the historic Kennedy Center.

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STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
5
10:30am10:30am

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

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STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
3
10:30am10:30am

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

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Storytime: The Sleeping Beauty
Apr
1
2:00pm 2:00pm

Storytime: The Sleeping Beauty

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

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Ballet at the Schermerhorn
Mar
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Ballet at the Schermerhorn

See Nashville Ballet perform with the Nashville Symphony on stage at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Friday, March 24. Experience the exquisite beauty of movement and sound in Prokofiev’s lush and dramatic Romeo and Juliet, Vivaldi’s instantly recognizable The Four Seasons and Copland’s Appalachian Spring, presented in its original instrumentation for chamber ensemble. Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling’s original choreography will bring each of these masterpieces brilliantly to life.

CLICK HERE for tickets or call the Nashville Symphony at (615) 687-6400.

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Ballet Ball
Mar
4
to Mar 5

Ballet Ball

  • Schermerhorn Symphony Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ballet Ball is Nashville Ballet’s largest annual fundraiser, bringing together over 600 of the city’s most prominent philanthropists and patrons of the arts for a special black-tie affair. Ballet Ball is invite-only, but Ballet Ball Late Party is open to the community and offers Nashville’s young movers and shakers a chic evening of cocktails and light bites, followed by the much-anticipated gala performance and dancing.

Partially inspired by the Jefferson Street music scene of the mid-20th century and Nashville’s resulting TV show Night Train, Ballet Ball will feature entertainment curated in creative collaboration with the National Museum of African American Music: world-renowned choir the Fisk Jubilee Singers®, blues-rock duo Muddy Magnolias and GRAMMY/Dove/Emmy award-winning producer Shannon Sanders.

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