Seven Deadly Sins
Oct
18
to Oct 20

Seven Deadly Sins

Back by popular demand, Christopher Stuart’s exhilarating collaboration with Nashville singer-songwriter collective Ten Out of Tenn exposes the most sinister side of society as the protagonist confronts his demons in a performance that will haunt viewers long after the curtain falls. Challenging the viewer’s perceptions of ballet, Jennifer Archibald’s Superstitions blends the precision, technicality and athleticism of tradition with contemporary dance styles as Christina Spinei’s composition mirrors the convergence of past and present.

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Fall Showcase
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Fall Showcase

Fall Showcase features the young artists of our Professional Training Division and NB2, Nashville Ballet's official second company. These future professionals will go on to join the ranks of companies like Nashville Ballet; in fact, over 60% of our current company is made up of artists who were once in NB2. This showcase is your chance to see the promise and talent of Nashville Ballet’s students, trainees, and second company members! If you would like to reserve tickets in advance, you may do so by clicking this button.

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FREE: STORYTIME: Nashville's Nutcracker
Nov
6
10:00 AM10:00

FREE: STORYTIME: Nashville's Nutcracker

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.

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FREE: STORYTIME: Nashville's Nutcracker
Nov
7
10:30 AM10:30

FREE: STORYTIME: Nashville's Nutcracker

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.

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FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! The Story of a Prima Swanerina
Nov
13
10:30 AM10:30

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! The Story of a Prima Swanerina

Based on the lighthearted 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!

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Copy of FREE: STORYTIME: Nashville's Nutcracker
Nov
29
10:30 AM10:30

Copy of FREE: STORYTIME: Nashville's Nutcracker

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.

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Nashville's Nutcracker
Dec
1
to Dec 23

Nashville's Nutcracker

Nashville’s Nutcracker heralds the return of the holiday season in Music City as young Clara takes audiences on a journey through a spectacular dreamland with her magical Uncle Drosselmeyer. Weaving the awe-inspiring wonder of the classic tale with the city’s glittering past, Nashville’s Nutcracker is a beloved holiday tradition guaranteed to delight the young and young-at-heart.

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Paul Vasterling's 20th Anniversary Gala Performance
Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

Paul Vasterling's 20th Anniversary Gala Performance

Honor Nashville Ballet’s extraordinary past, exceptional present and groundbreaking future. Join Nashville Ballet for the ultimate evening of celebration commemorating Paul Vasterling’s 20th anniversary as Artistic Director. Curating a collection of classical and contemporary works never before seen at Nashville Ballet with a few familiar favorites, Vasterling sets the tone for the company’s next 20 years of athleticism, artistry, imagination and innovation—all culminating in a truly grand finale featuring a procession of Nashville Ballet artists from School of Nashville Ballet students to the professional company.

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Attitude: Lucy Negro Redux
Feb
8
to Feb 10

Attitude: Lucy Negro Redux

A world premiere by Artistic Director Paul Vasterling, Lucy Negro Redux explores the mysterious love life of literary great William Shakespeare through the perspective of the illustrious “Dark Lady” for whom many of his famed sonnets were written. Based on the book by Nashville poet Caroline Randall Williams, the contemporary ballet explores themes of love, otherness, equality and beauty as the narrator embarks on a journey to discover her own power and worth. Featuring an original score by Grammy Award-winning artist and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Rhiannon Giddens with spoken word performed by Williams, Lucy is an imaginative drama brimming with wit and relevancy.

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Family Day at the Ballet
Mar
31
12:00 PM12:00

Family Day at the Ballet

At Nashville Ballet, every day is full of magic! Family Day at the Ballet invites the entire family to spend an engaging afternoon in Nashville Ballet’s extraordinary world. The day brings children’s book favorites to life with a wildly entertaining performance of Degas and the Little Dancer and a Dragons Love Tacos storytime. Interactive movement activities give little ones a chance to show off their moves, while arts and crafts allow kiddos to unleash their creative side.

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Modern Masters with Ben Folds
Apr
26
to Apr 28

Modern Masters with Ben Folds

Highlighting innovation and artistry, this season’s Modern Masters showcases choreographers that have challenged the bounds of the art form through big ideas and intriguing collaborations. The Ben Folds Project: Concerto makes its triumphant homecoming after Nashville Ballet’s critically acclaimed Kennedy Center debut in 2017. George Balanchine’s Duo Concertant delivers a rare look at the breadth of the father of American ballet’s magnificent repertory, while The Lottery keeps audiences and dancers both on edge with the promise of a thrilling climax—the ballet’s final soloist will be selected by a real lottery live on stage. Inspired by the beauty of Eastern rituals, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Bloom rounds out the program.

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Carmina Burana
May
31
to Jun 3

Carmina Burana

  • The Schermerhorn Symphony Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience Carmina Burana as never before in this multimedia sensation featuring updated choreography from Nashville Ballet and an original film that will bring this bawdy medieval text vividly to life. With its epic score for full orchestra, adult chorus and children’s chorus, Carmina Burana is a feast for the senses, and this is your chance to witness the debut of Nashville Ballet and Nashville Symphony’s exciting new production.

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FREE: DANCE ME A STORY: Degas and the Little Dancer
Oct
11
1:00 PM13:00

FREE: DANCE ME A STORY: Degas and the Little Dancer

Based on the children’s book of the same name by Laurence Anholt, Degas + The Little Dancer follows the story of young Marie, who dreams of becoming a prima ballerina, but cannot afford to take dance lessons. She gives up her dreams to support her family as an artist’s model and, in an ironic turn of events, becomes one of the most famous dancers in the world as the subject of French artist Degas’ bronze statue La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans.

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FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! The Story of a Prima Swanerina
Oct
8
10:30 AM10:30

FREE: STORYTIME: HONK! The Story of a Prima Swanerina

Based on the lighthearted 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!

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Swan Lake
Sep
21
to Sep 23

Swan Lake

A cherished favorite for ballet connoisseurs and an instant hit for novices, Swan Lake returns to Nashville Ballet to open the season with a dazzling fresh take on the classical masterpiece. Featuring choreographic updates from Artistic Director Paul Vasterling and striking new costumes, this enchanting romance attempts to answer the timeless question – can true love conquer all?

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Children's Division Free Trial Week
Aug
20
to Aug 25

Children's Division Free Trial Week

New students ages 2-7 are invited to try a Children's Division class for FREE Monday, August 20 - Saturday, August 25. View the schedule to pick your class and call us at (615) 297-2966 x910 or email school@nashvilleballet.com to reserve your spot. Free trial classes are subject to availability.

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School of Nashville Ballet Open House
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

School of Nashville Ballet Open House

Curious about what it's like to dance at School of Nashville Ballet? Visit our Nashville campus Open House to meet our Children's Division instructors, tour the facility and learn about dance offerings for ages 2-7. Light refreshments will be provided.

New students are also invited to try a Children's Division class for FREE Monday, August 20 - Saturday, August 25. View the schedule to pick your class and call us at (615) 297-2966 x910 or email school@nashvilleballet.com to reserve your spot. Free trial classes are subject to availability.

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EMERGENCE
May
24
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 five performances May 24-June 3, 2018.

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FUTURE ARTISTS SHOWCASE
May
18
to May 19

FUTURE ARTISTS SHOWCASE

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

We are excited to announce our upcoming Future Artists Showcase happening on May 18th and 19th, which showcases the talents of our Professional Training Division students and our NB2 second company members. We will be having two performances: Friday evening May 18th at 7pm and Saturday evening May 19th at 7pm.

In this showcase we are especially excited to be including a piece by choreographer Colby Damon. This work was conceptualized, and created specifically for our NB2 dancers, and this performance. We invite the public, and highly encourage all of our School of Nashville Ballet families, to join us on May 18 or 19th in Studio A. This is a wonderful opportunity for our Academy students to see what their future can hold as students of Nashville Ballet, and hopefully future Professional Training Division students and eventually NB2 artists themselves.

This year ticketing will be done a bit differently; each of our school performances will be used to help support our School of Nashville Ballet’s scholarship programs. As part of this we are asking for a recommended donation of $10 per ticket, but the choice is ultimately yours. You are free to make a donation of any amount, and you may do so in the ticket reservation form. As Nashville Ballet is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your contribution will be tax deductible. Tickets can be reserved via an online form here

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ACADEMY SHOWCASE
May
11
to May 12

ACADEMY SHOWCASE

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

We are excited to announce our upcoming Academy Showcase happening on May 11th and 12th for our Academy Level 5 – Level 7 students. We will be having three performances: Friday evening May 11th at 7pm, Saturday matinee May 12th at 2pm, and Saturday evening May 12th at 7pm.

This year ticketing will be done a bit differently; each of our school performances will be used to help support our School of Nashville Ballet’s scholarship programs. As part of this we are asking for a recommended donation of $10 per ticket, but the choice is ultimately yours. You are free to make a donation of any amount, and you may do so in the ticket reservation form. As Nashville Ballet is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your contribution will be tax deductible. Tickets can be reserved via an online form here

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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.

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FREE STORYTIME: SWAN LAKE
Apr
26
4:30 PM16:30

FREE STORYTIME: SWAN LAKE

Based on Nashville Ballet's upcoming season opener, the quintessential fairytale Swan Lake, this program introduces children to the joy and boundless possibilities of movement. Guided by a teaching artist, children will learn how to create shapes and carve out space with their bodies. 

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Inside the Ballet with Mitchell Korn: Modern Masters
Apr
26
2:00 PM14:00

Inside the Ballet with Mitchell Korn: Modern Masters

Inside the Ballet with Mitchell Korn is a four-part lecture series beginning April 17.

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. The program will feature work by choreographers Christopher Wheeldon, Jiří Kylián and George Balanchine. During this series, Mitchell Korn and Nashville Ballet artistic staff members will illustrate the road to premiering this rare, limited engagement right here in Music City.

Registration is $40 per participant and includes admittance to the four-part lecture series as well as 15% off a ticket to Modern Masters (not applicable to previously purchased tickets).

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FREE STORYTIME: SWAN LAKE
Apr
25
10:30 AM10:30

FREE STORYTIME: SWAN LAKE

Based on Nashville Ballet's upcoming season opener, the quintessential fairytale Swan Lake, this program introduces children to the joy and boundless possibilities of movement. Guided by a teaching artist, children will learn how to create shapes and carve out space with their bodies. 

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Inside the Ballet with Mitchell Korn: Modern Masters
Apr
24
2:00 PM14:00

Inside the Ballet with Mitchell Korn: Modern Masters

Inside the Ballet with Mitchell Korn is a four-part lecture series beginning April 17.

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. The program will feature work by choreographers Christopher Wheeldon, Jiří Kylián and George Balanchine. During this series, Mitchell Korn and Nashville Ballet artistic staff members will illustrate the road to premiering this rare, limited engagement right here in Music City.

Registration is $40 per participant and includes admittance to the four-part lecture series as well as 15% off a ticket to Modern Masters (not applicable to previously purchased tickets).

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FREE STORYTIME: SWAN LAKE
Apr
23
10:30 AM10:30

FREE STORYTIME: SWAN LAKE

Based on Nashville Ballet's upcoming season opener, the quintessential fairytale Swan Lake, this program introduces children to the joy and boundless possibilities of movement. Guided by a teaching artist, children will learn how to create shapes and carve out space with their bodies. 

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Inside the Ballet with Mitchell Korn: Modern Masters
Apr
19
2:00 PM14:00

Inside the Ballet with Mitchell Korn: Modern Masters

Inside the Ballet with Mitchell Korn is a four-part lecture series beginning April 17.

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. The program will feature work by choreographers Christopher Wheeldon, Jiří Kylián and George Balanchine. During this series, Mitchell Korn and Nashville Ballet artistic staff members will illustrate the road to premiering this rare, limited engagement right here in Music City.

Registration is $40 per participant and includes admittance to the four-part lecture series as well as 15% off a ticket to Modern Masters (not applicable to previously purchased tickets).

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FREE STORYTIME: SWAN LAKE
Apr
19
10:30 AM10:30

FREE STORYTIME: SWAN LAKE

Based on Nashville Ballet's upcoming season opener, the quintessential fairytale Swan Lake, this program introduces children to the joy and boundless possibilities of movement. Guided by a teaching artist, children will learn how to create shapes and carve out space with their bodies. 

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FREE STORYTIME: SWAN LAKE
Apr
18
10:30 AM10:30

FREE STORYTIME: SWAN LAKE

Based on Nashville Ballet's upcoming season opener, the quintessential fairytale Swan Lake, this program introduces children to the joy and boundless possibilities of movement. Guided by a teaching artist, children will learn how to create shapes and carve out space with their bodies. 

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Inside the Ballet with Mitchell Korn: Modern Masters
Apr
17
2:00 PM14:00

Inside the Ballet with Mitchell Korn: Modern Masters

Inside the Ballet with Mitchell Korn is a four-part lecture series beginning April 17.

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. The program will feature work by choreographers Christopher Wheeldon, Jiří Kylián and George Balanchine. During this series, Mitchell Korn and Nashville Ballet artistic staff members will illustrate the road to premiering this rare, limited engagement right here in Music City.

Registration is $40 per participant and includes admittance to the four-part lecture series as well as 15% off a ticket to Modern Masters (not applicable to previously purchased tickets).

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FREE STORYTIME: SWAN LAKE
Apr
16
10:30 AM10:30

FREE STORYTIME: SWAN LAKE

Based on Nashville Ballet's upcoming season opener, the quintessential fairytale Swan Lake, this program introduces children to the joy and boundless possibilities of movement. Guided by a teaching artist, children will learn how to create shapes and carve out space with their bodies. 

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Family Day at the Ballet
Apr
15
12:00 PM12:00

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.

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FREE STORYTIME: SWAN LAKE
Apr
12
10:30 AM10:30

FREE STORYTIME: SWAN LAKE

Based on Nashville Ballet's upcoming season opener, the quintessential fairytale Swan Lake, this program introduces children to the joy and boundless possibilities of movement. Guided by a teaching artist, children will learn how to create shapes and carve out space with their bodies. 

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FREE STORYTIME: SWAN LAKE
Apr
10
10:15 AM10:15

FREE STORYTIME: SWAN LAKE

Based on Nashville Ballet's upcoming season opener, the quintessential fairytale Swan Lake, this program introduces children to the joy and boundless possibilities of movement. Guided by a teaching artist, children will learn how to create shapes and carve out space with their bodies. 

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