Ballet Ball
Mar
4
Mar 5

Ballet Ball

  • Schermerhorn Symphony Center

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.

Storytime: Honk! The Story of a Prima Swanerina
Mar
23
10:30 am10:30

Storytime: Honk! The Story of a Prima Swanerina

  • South Cheatham Library

Based on the light-hearted children’s book of the same name by Pamela Duncan Edwards, this interactive story engages all ages with a humorous tale about a ballet-smitten swan who has an unexpected moment to shine onstage with a group of prima ballerinas, who, in Mimi's mind, are simply pretending to be her!

Ballet at the Schermerhorn
Mar
24
8:00 pm20:00

Ballet at the Schermerhorn

  • Schermerhorn Symphony Center

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.

Spring Tea
Apr
30
2:00 pm14:00

Spring Tea

  • Hillwood Country Club

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 us 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.

SEVEN DEADLY SINS
May
5
May 7

SEVEN DEADLY SINS

  • TPAC's Jackson Hall

There’s no hiding when Seven Deadly Sins uncovers the flawed, imperfect side of human nature that tempts even the most virtuous of us. Nashville Ballet’s Christopher Stuart teams up with Nashville singer/songwriter collective Ten out of Tenn to deliver the forbidden. What’s your vice? Pick your poison. In Appalachian Spring, Vasterling presents an abstract interpretation of Copland’s famed score and 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.

 

FERDINAND THE BULL
May
14
May 21

FERDINAND THE BULL

  • Nashville Ballet Studio A

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.

 

EMERGENCE
Jun
1
Jun 3

EMERGENCE

  • Nashville Ballet Studio A

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.

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


DANCE ME A STORY: THE SINGING TORTOISE
Feb
17
7:00 pm19:00

DANCE ME A STORY: THE SINGING TORTOISE

  • The Palace Theater

In this West African folk tale, a hunter named Ama meets a magical singing tortoise in the forest. He promises not to tell anyone about the tortoise’s talent, but breaks his word and must face the consequences. Narration, whimsical costumes and traditional African masks make The Singing Tortoise a great introduction to dance.

ATTITUDE
Feb
9
Feb 12

ATTITUDE

  • TPAC's Polk Theater

Smash hit Under the Lights returns after its 2014 premiere to pay tribute the iconic life and legacy of Johnny Cash with Nashville’s own Sugar + The Hi-Lows. Offering a glimpse into the origins of modern day country, Sergeant Early’s Dream is a collection of vignettes depicting the immigration experience from Europe to America in the 19th century set to early folk music. With this bold combination of contemporary dance and live music, Nashville Ballet shows off its edgier side with a little Attitude. 

Attitude takes place at TPAC's Polk Theater for four performances February 9 - 12, 2017. Click here for more information.

 

DANCE ME A STORY: THE SINGING TORTOISE
Feb
4
10:30 am10:30

DANCE ME A STORY: THE SINGING TORTOISE

  • Nashville Public Library

In this West African folk tale, a hunter named Ama meets a magical singing tortoise in the forest. He promises not to tell anyone about the tortoise’s talent, but breaks his word and must face the consequences. Narration, whimsical costumes and traditional African masks make The Singing Tortoise a great introduction to dance.

DANCE ME A STORY: THE SINGING TORTOISE
Jan
28
10:00 am10:00

DANCE ME A STORY: THE SINGING TORTOISE

  • Williamson County Library

In this West African folk tale, a hunter named Ama meets a magical singing tortoise in the forest. He promises not to tell anyone about the tortoise’s talent, but breaks his word and must face the consequences. Narration, whimsical costumes and traditional African masks make The Singing Tortoise a great introduction to dance. Nashville Ballet will present TWO performances of The Singing Tortoise on Saturday, January 28: 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

Dance me a Story: The Singing Tortoise
Jan
19
7:00 pm19:00

Dance me a Story: The Singing Tortoise

  • Lawrenceburg Crockett Theatre

In this West African folk tale, a hunter named Ama meets a magical singing tortoise in the forest. He promises not to tell anyone about the tortoise’s talent, but breaks his word and must face the consequences. Narration, whimsical costumes and traditional African masks make The Singing Tortoise a great introduction to dance.

Storytime: Cinderella
Jan
19
4:00 pm16:00

Storytime: Cinderella

  • Lawrence County Public Library Central Library

Join the Fairy Godmother as she shares the story of Cinderella’s magical night. Using fun-filled movement, enchanted music and actual photographs from Nashville Ballet’s own production of Cinderella, this highly interactive storytime will whisk you away to the ball and back again!

TPAC Winter Holiday Fest Marketplace
Dec
3
4:00 pm16:00

TPAC Winter Holiday Fest Marketplace

  • War Memorial Auditorium

Enjoy the holiday season at TPAC Winter Holiday Fest Marketplace from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the War Memorial Auditorium. In conjunction with the Nashville Downtown Partnership’s First Saturday Arts Crawl, the marketplace will provide an opportunity to shop local artisan vendors specializing in hand-crafted decorative items, glass and pottery, handmade candles, collectables, fabric art, jewelry, and more in a holiday environment featuring live musical performances, specialty food and beverages, arts and crafts, and free photo opportunities with props and characters from Nashville Ballet’s  Nashville’s Nutcracker and A Christmas Story from the Nashville Repertory Theatre.

Click here for more information.

Nashville's Nutcracker
Dec
3
Dec 23

Nashville's Nutcracker

  • TPAC's Jackson Hall

Nashville’s holiday season doesn’t officially begin until young Clara takes her magical Uncle Drosselmeyer’s hand and journeys into an unforgettable dreamland in this spectacularly grand production. Nashville’s Nutcracker weaves together the city’s vibrant history with one of the most beloved tales of all time for a Nashville holiday tradition unlike any other. Whether it’s your first time or your ninth attending Nashville’s Nutcracker, there’s always a little more magic waiting to be discovered.

Nashville's Nutcracker takes place at TPAC's Jackson Hall for fourteen (14) performances December 3 - 23, 2016. Click here for more information.

FREE: STORYTIME: NASHVILLE'S NUTCRACKER
Nov
12
10:30 am10:30

FREE: STORYTIME: NASHVILLE'S NUTCRACKER

  • Williamson County Public Library

Nashville's own version of this timeless holiday classic tells the tale of Clara, a young girl who travels on a fantastic journey with the help of her magical Uncle Drosselmeyer. This special holiday tradition introduces young audiences to Nashville Ballet's unique version of the traditional story by taking them on a short trip through the Land of the Sweets with a character from the performance!

FREE: STORYTIME: NASHVILLE'S NUTCRACKER
Nov
10
10:30 am10:30

FREE: STORYTIME: NASHVILLE'S NUTCRACKER

  • South Cheatham County Library

Nashville's own version of this timeless holiday classic tells the tale of Clara, a young girl who travels on a fantastic journey with the help of her magical Uncle Drosselmeyer. This special holiday tradition introduces young audiences to Nashville Ballet's unique version of the traditional story by taking them on a short trip through the Land of the Sweets with a character from the performance!

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA
Oct
24
10:30 am10:30

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA

  • Nashville Public Library Old Hickory Branch

Based on the light-hearted children’s book of the same name by Pamela Duncan Edwards, this interactive story engages all ages with a humorous tale about a ballet-smitten swan who has an unexpected moment to shine onstage with a group of prima ballerinas, who, in Mimi's mind, are simply pretending to be her!

Something Wicked
Oct
20
Oct 22

Something Wicked

  • TPAC's Polk Theater

Unearth the wickedness of human nature as Macbeth embarks on a power-hungry quest to the throne. No one is safe as Macbeth spins an intricate web of murder, greed and deceit—not even himself. But is he truly in command of his own fate? Or are three witches in the background really pulling the strings? First presented in workshop form during 2013’s EmergenceSomething Wicked comes this way just in time for Halloween. 

Something Wicked takes place at TPAC's Polk Theater for three performances October 20 - 22. Click here for more information.
 

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA
Oct
18
10:30 am10:30

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA

  • Nashville Public Library Bellevue Branch

Based on the light-hearted children’s book of the same name by Pamela Duncan Edwards, this interactive story engages all ages with a humorous tale about a ballet-smitten swan who has an unexpected moment to shine onstage with a group of prima ballerinas, who, in Mimi's mind, are simply pretending to be her!

 

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA
Oct
17
10:00 am10:00

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA

  • Nashville Public Library North Branch

Based on the light-hearted children’s book of the same name by Pamela Duncan Edwards, this interactive story engages all ages with a humorous tale about a ballet-smitten swan who has an unexpected moment to shine onstage with a group of prima ballerinas, who, in Mimi's mind, are simply pretending to be her!

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA
Oct
15
10:30 am10:30

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA

  • Nashville Public Library East Branch

Based on the light-hearted children’s book of the same name by Pamela Duncan Edwards, this interactive story engages all ages with a humorous tale about a ballet-smitten swan who has an unexpected moment to shine onstage with a group of prima ballerinas, who, in Mimi's mind, are simply pretending to be her!

FREE: STORYTIME: FERDINAND THE BULL
Oct
12
10:30 am10:30

FREE: STORYTIME: FERDINAND THE BULL

  • Nashville Public Library Thompson Lane Branch

Based on the book The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, this classic children’s book tells the story of a peaceful bull who only wants to smell the flowers in the meadow, making him unfit for the bullfighting rings in Spain. Join along as we run, jump and butt our heads or simply sit and smell the flowers during this classic story that reminds each of us to just be ourselves.

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA
Oct
12
10:30 am10:30

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA

  • Nashville Public Library Madison Branch

Based on the light-hearted children’s book of the same name by Pamela Duncan Edwards, this interactive story engages all ages with a humorous tale about a ballet-smitten swan who has an unexpected moment to shine onstage with a group of prima ballerinas, who, in Mimi's mind, are simply pretending to be her!

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA
Oct
11
10:30 am10:30

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA

  • Nashville Public Library Bordeaux Branch

Based on the light-hearted children’s book of the same name by Pamela Duncan Edwards, this interactive story engages all ages with a humorous tale about a ballet-smitten swan who has an unexpected moment to shine onstage with a group of prima ballerinas, who, in Mimi's mind, are simply pretending to be her!

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA
Oct
10
10:30 am10:30

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA

  • Nashville Public Library Donelson Branch

Based on the light-hearted children’s book of the same name by Pamela Duncan Edwards, this interactive story engages all ages with a humorous tale about a ballet-smitten swan who has an unexpected moment to shine onstage with a group of prima ballerinas, who, in Mimi's mind, are simply pretending to be her!

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA
Oct
8
10:30 am10:30

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA

  • Nashville Public Library Southeast Branch

Based on the light-hearted children’s book of the same name by Pamela Duncan Edwards, this interactive story engages all ages with a humorous tale about a ballet-smitten swan who has an unexpected moment to shine onstage with a group of prima ballerinas, who, in Mimi's mind, are simply pretending to be her!

FREE: STORYTIME: FERDINAND THE BULL
Oct
6
10:30 am10:30

FREE: STORYTIME: FERDINAND THE BULL

  • Nashville Public Library Main Branch

Based on the book The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, this classic children’s book tells the story of a peaceful bull who only wants to smell the flowers in the meadow, making him unfit for the bullfighting rings in Spain. Join along as we run, jump and butt our heads or simply sit and smell the flowers during this classic story that reminds each of us to just be ourselves.

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA
Oct
6
10:30 am10:30

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA

  • Nashville Public Library Hadley Park

Based on the light-hearted children’s book of the same name by Pamela Duncan Edwards, this interactive story engages all ages with a humorous tale about a ballet-smitten swan who has an unexpected moment to shine onstage with a group of prima ballerinas, who, in Mimi's mind, are simply pretending to be her!

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA
Oct
5
10:30 am10:30

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA

  • Nashville Public Library Green Hills Branch

Based on the light-hearted children’s book of the same name by Pamela Duncan Edwards, this interactive story engages all ages with a humorous tale about a ballet-smitten swan who has an unexpected moment to shine onstage with a group of prima ballerinas, who, in Mimi's mind, are simply pretending to be her!

FREE: STORYTIME: FERDINAND THE BULL
Oct
4
10:30 am10:30

FREE: STORYTIME: FERDINAND THE BULL

  • Nashville Public Library Bordeaux Branch

Based on the book The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, this classic children’s book tells the story of a peaceful bull who only wants to smell the flowers in the meadow, making him unfit for the bullfighting rings in Spain. Join along as we run, jump and butt our heads or simply sit and smell the flowers during this classic story that reminds each of us to just be ourselves.

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA
Oct
3
10:30 am10:30

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA

  • Nashville Public Library Richland Park Branch

Based on the light-hearted children’s book of the same name by Pamela Duncan Edwards, this interactive story engages all ages with a humorous tale about a ballet-smitten swan who has an unexpected moment to shine onstage with a group of prima ballerinas, who, in Mimi's mind, are simply pretending to be her!

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA
Oct
1
2:30 pm14:30

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! THE STORY OF A PRIMA SWANERINA

  • Nashville Public Library Edmondson Pike Branch

Based on the light-hearted children’s book of the same name by Pamela Duncan Edwards, this interactive story engages all ages with a humorous tale about a ballet-smitten swan who has an unexpected moment to shine onstage with a group of prima ballerinas, who, in Mimi's mind, are simply pretending to be her!

Free: Storytime: Ferdinand the Bull
Oct
1
10:30 am10:30

Free: Storytime: Ferdinand the Bull

  • Nashville Public Library Inglewood Branch

Based on the book The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, this classic children’s book tells the story of a peaceful bull who only wants to smell the flowers in the meadow, making him unfit for the bullfighting rings in Spain. Join along as we run, jump and butt our heads or simply sit and smell the flowers during this classic story that reminds each of us to just be ourselves.

FREE: Storytime: Honk! The Story of a Prima Swanerina
Sep
29
10:00 am10:00

FREE: Storytime: Honk! The Story of a Prima Swanerina

  • White County Public Library

Based on the light-hearted children’s book of the same name by Pamela Duncan Edwards, this interactive story engages all ages with a humorous tale about a ballet-smitten swan who has an unexpected moment to shine onstage with a group of prima ballerinas, who, in Mimi's mind, are simply pretending to be her!

STORYTIME: FERDINAND THE BULL
Sep
28
10:30 am10:30

STORYTIME: FERDINAND THE BULL

  • Nashville Public Library Madison Branch

Based on the book, The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, this classic children’s book tells the story of a peaceful bull who only wants to smell the flowers in the meadow, making him unfit for the bullfighting rings in Spain. Join along and run, jump and butt your head or simply sit and smell the flowers during this classic story that reminds each of us to just be ourselves.