2022-23 Nashville Ballet Season

Featuring star-studded collaborations and blockbuster fan favorites, the robust repertoire includes the return of the magical production that inspired the Emmy Award-winning film, Nashville’s Nutcracker, Paul Vasterling’s sparkling adaptation of Cinderella, world-premiere works by Tony and Emmy award-winning choreographers, and live musical collaborations with the Nashville Symphony, MORGXN, and more.

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dancers in a forest with cinderella's carriageCinderella

October 6-9, 2022

A final stroke of midnight changes it all when a beautiful princess, handsome prince, and glass slipper come together on stage for Paul Vasterling’s sparkling rendition of Cinderella. Inspired by the beloved fairytale classic, this delightfully whimsical tale blends beauty, humor, and of course, a little bit of magic to tell a story that transcends generations and never grows old. Featuring live music by the Nashville Symphony, this enchanting production will have you laughing, dreaming, and convinced that, with a little determination, anything is possible.

male and female dancer arms raised on a blue backgroundLive in Studio A

November 4-13, 2022

See your Nashville Ballet up-close at the Martin Center for Nashville Ballet! An immersive dance experience hosted right in our studios, this captivating selection of world-class performances will feature Balanchine’s quintessential masterpiece, The Four Temperaments, the highly-anticipated return of Paul Vasterling’s Seasons, set to the music of Antonio Vivaldi, plus the world-premiere of a brand-new piece by Associate Artistic Director Nick Mullikin.

little girl gazing into ball of light held by a gentlemanNashville’s Nutcracker

December 9-24, 2022

The greatest gift to give or get, the holiday season simply isn’t complete without the magic of Nashville’s Nutcracker– LIVE at TPAC this December! Experience the unforgettable magic of Music City’s favorite holiday tradition and rediscover your favorite characters like Clara, Drosselmeyer, the Sugar Plum Fairy, Madam Bonbon, and more! With stunning choreography by Paul Vasterling, dreamy costumes, and glittering sets, Nashville’s Nutcracker is a can’t-miss holiday event.

male and female dancers on a green backgroundAttitude: Anthology

February 10-12, 2023

A world premiere by Artistic Director Paul Vasterling, Anthology is a poignant exploration of Nashville’s rich cultural tapestry. Similar to his nationally acclaimed Lucy Negro Redux, this brand-new production will blend music, spoken word, and dance to tell stories of Music City’s past. Featuring an array of voices and experiences from diverse artists, Anthology will leave audiences mesmerized, transfixed, and yearning for more.

male and female dancer embracingNew in Nashville

April 21-23, 2023

Curated by Nashville Ballet Artistic Staff just for you, New in Nashville brings you never-before-seen-in-Music-City works by some of the world’s most sought-after choreographers set to musical masterworks performed live by the Nashville Symphony. A dazzling and dynamic sampling of dance, this tour de ballet will include creative visionary Cathy Marston’s Snowblind, based on Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome, plus brand-new pieces by Tony-Award winning choreographer Donald Byrd and Matthew Neenan. Available for one weekend only, you won’t want to miss this iconic event.

The Sleeping Beauty

May 5-14, 2023

School of Nashville Ballet is proud to present The Sleeping Beauty, featuring the Academy and Professional Division students. Brimming with enchantment, romance and charm, all ages will be swept away with 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. Considered to be the most technically challenging piece of classical choreography for the ballerina since its debut in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty takes place in Studio A at the Martin Center for Nashville Ballet located in Sylvan Park.

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