2023-24 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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Nashville Ballet's FirebirdFirebird

September 22-24, 2023

Experience world-class dance with your Nashville Ballet. The Tony Award-winning choreographer behind Steven Spielbergs’s 2021 West Side Story, Justin Peck’s Year of the Rabbit will make its Nashville debut. Hailed as “thrilling,” “poetic,” and “brilliant” by The New York Times, Year of the Rabbit blends the athleticism of classical ballet with boundary breaking movement for a performance that is both visually stunning and physiologically intriguing. Year of the Rabbit will be accompanied by Jirí Kylián’s moving Un Ballo, and Artistic Director Emeritus Paul Vasterling’s full length Firebird, performed to Stravinsky’s iconic score live with the Nashville Symphony!

Nashville Ballet's Nashville NutcrackerNashville’s Nutcracker

December 8-24, 2023

Inspired by the 2020 Emmy Award-winning film and named the Best Dance Production of 2022 by Broadway World Nashville, this is Nashville’s can’t-miss holiday event. A uniquely Nashville Ballet rendition of the timeless classic, Nashville’s Nutcracker features original choreography by Artistic Director Emeritus, Paul Vasterling, stunning costumes and sets, live music by the Nashville Symphony, and plenty of holiday magic for the whole family to enjoy!

Nashville Ballet's AttitudeAttitude

February 9-11, 2024

Known for its groundbreaking choreography, original music, and cross-disciplinary collaborations, Nashville Ballet’s Attitude program returns to TPAC February 9–11, 2024. Featuring three world premiere works by fan-favorite and flourishing choreographers, this compelling sampling of contemporary movement will include pieces by Resident Choreographer Mollie Sansone, Jermaine Spivey, and Yusha-Marie Sorzano set to music performed live by local Nashville musicians.

Carnival of the Animals

March 23, 2024

Join us for a day filled with family-friendly fun! An annual treat for dance-loving little ones and new movers alike, Family Day at the Ballet features an exciting array of dance-inspired activities the whole family can enjoy. Experience a performance of Carnival of the Animals by the artists of NB2, engaging story times, up-beat movement activities, creative crafts, games, and so much more at this uniquely Nashville Ballet event!

Nashville Ballet's Romeo & JulietRomeo and Juliet

April 20-21, 2024

William Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers return to the stage in Paul Vasterling’s beloved rendition of Romeo and Juliet. Inspired by one of the world’s most famous love stories, Vasterling’s Romeo and Juliet sweeps audiences away in a whirlwind of forbidden passion and swoon-worthy romance. Featuring action-packed fight scenes and lush period costumes, this timeless, full-scale theatrical production whisks audiences to the streets of fair Verona as the Bard’s famous tragedy unfolds.


May 3-5, 2024

Indulge yourself in the enchanting and charming family ballet, Coppélia. Presented by the upper-level students of School of Nashville Ballet, this timeless masterpiece is suitable for all ages and will transport you to a world of elegance and amazement. From the magical storyline, exquisite costumes, and beautiful choreography, Coppélia is a true visual treat.

Nashville Ballet's Live in Studio ALive in Studio A: Five Short Stories

May 17-23, 2024

Nashville Ballet’s immersive dance program, Live in Studio A, returns by popular demand! Designed to give audiences an up-close look at the beauty and athleticism of dance, this year’s Live in Studio A production will feature five brand-new works by Nashville Ballet artists both past and present, including Julia Eisen, Aeron Buchanan, Anneliese Guerin, and Imani Sailers, plus a world premiere by Artistic Director Nick Mullikin!

Tennessee Performing Arts Center continues to adjust health and safety protocols according to recommendations of health and government officials. At this time, our Patron Entry Policy no longer requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test or vaccination, and masks are recommended for Theatre Series performances.

Find the latest event-specific entry policies at TPAC.ORG/ShowUpdates.

All visitors must follow TPAC’s health protocols which are designed to protect the safety and well-being of our artists, patrons, educators, students, staff, and volunteers. TPAC protocols are developed from recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), local health officials, and TPAC’s official health and safety partner, HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health. They may be modified according to current public health and government directives. By visiting TPAC, you voluntarily assume all risks of exposure to COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. We encourage all TPAC guests to take precautions, as recommended by the CDC, to protect themselves and others in public spaces. Please help keep each other safe.