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NashvilleBallet  We create, perform, teach and promote dance as an essential and inspiring element of our community.

Get ready to start dancing in the dark! Have a safe, happy #Eclipse2017. (Photo: Christopher Stuart's Under the Lights by @karynphotos)

The Sleeping Beauty (September 23-24 @tennesseepac) will feature sets and costumes never before seen in Nashville! These gorgeous frocks traveled 1,626 miles from @balletwest1 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Step inside our costume shop for an exclusive sneak peek in this video tour. #FridayFun

Pre-registration for this Sunday’s #NashvillesNutcracker youth cast audition will close at midnight! We’re looking for children ages 7 (must be born in 2009) to 11. No previous dance experience is required and walk-ups are also welcome. Save your spot and read our audition FAQs at (Photo: @karynphotos)

The benefits of dance are often so much more than physical. Tap for sound to hear School of Nashville Ballet parent Ginger Rose Krueck share her daughter’s transformational story. What will you do #BecauseOfBallet?

Do you think we're among the best in Nashville? Then we'd appreciate your vote for Best Nonprofit, Best Performing Arts Group, Best Charity Event (Ballet Ball), Best Place to Dance and Best Summer Camp! Visit to cast your ballot for the Best of Nashville 2017 Awards. (Photo: @karynphotos)

Are you ready to #TakeTheLeap? Head over to our Facebook page to download an admit-two pass to an advance screening of LEAP! at Regal Opry Mills this Saturday, August 19 at 10 a.m.! An orphaned girl (voiced by Elle Fanning) arrives in Paris with one big dream: to become a professional dancer. If you plan to attend, remember to arrive early for seating! Free screenings are overbooked to ensure capacity.

School of Nashville Ballet classes start Monday! We’re thrilled to introduce our new School Artistic Associate, Kathryn Crews Linsley, seen teaching a #NashvilleSI pointe class in this clip. Ms. Linsley was previously the Dance Department Chair at The Waterford School and the Director of the Waterford Dance Academy in Sandy, Utah. As a dancer, she was a soloist with Ballet West for 10 seasons and an artist with Kansas City Ballet before that. Ms. Linsley will be sharing her passion and expertise with dancers in the School, Professional Training Division and NB2.

Meet our new apprentice dancers, (left to right) Sarah Pierce, Jackson Bradshaw and Linnea Swarting! Linnea and Sarah have previously been seen as members of our second company, NB2. Congratulations on your promotions, ladies! Jackson was most recently a trainee at Boston Ballet. You'll see these three on stage in The Sleeping Beauty this September.

We’re looking for a few good Mice! Plus Soldiers, Fairies, Lambs and more. Children ages 7 (must be born in 2009) to 11 years old are invited to audition for #NashvillesNutcracker. Open auditions will be held Sunday August 20, August 27 and September 10. Training will be provided, so no previous dance experience is required! Mark your calendars and visit to sign up. (Photo: Tim Broekema)

We're welcoming back the company this week after summer break! We've missed the daily magic that happens in the studio with our company dancers, like this incredible clip of Katie Vasilopoulos that was caught on candid camera last season. #MondayMotivation

Congratulations to company apprentice Lauren Thompson and retired company dancer Kevin Terry! The real-life prince and princess tied the knot this summer. 🔔 Wishing you a lifetime of love, Lauren and Kevin! (Photo: Ryan Green @30mileswest)

#ThrowbackThursday to our 2012 production of The Sleeping Beauty! Considered to be the most technically challenging piece of classical choreography for the ballerina since its debut in 1890, Petipa's awe-inspiring classic returns September 23-24.

Click the link in our bio for $5 off select orchestra seats through August 23. (Photo: company dancers Kayla Rowser and Christopher Stuart by Marianne Leach)

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