About Nashville Ballet
The company is comprised of 25 professional dancers from around the world who perform in all seven main stage productions during Nashville Ballet's performance season, which runs September through June. The pre-professional second company, NB2, offers more than 20 young dancers the chance to hone their technique and artistry in preparation for a dance career with intensive training and performance opportunities.
School of Nashville Ballet has grown significantly over the past several years. After years of tremendous enrollment growth and wait-lists for training, the organization was able to expand the facility to accommodate the increased demand.
In 2014, the Nashville Ballet launched a capital campaign and raised $5.5 million to expand and renovate facilities, which nearly doubled the artistic space and also added administrative space. Since the expansion, the School of Nashville Ballet is experiencing unprecedented growth. Artistic Director Paul Vasterling leads an outstanding faculty and artistic staff and provides the highest-quality training for children and adults of all ages.
Nashville Ballet’s Community Engagement Program promotes dance as an essential and inspiring element of the Nashville community with wide-reaching and innovative educational dance programming for schools and community groups throughout Middle Tennessee. Nashville Ballet travels to schools, libraries, parks and community centers to introduce new audiences of all ages to the artistry, beauty and athleticism of dance.
The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet serves as home for Nashville Ballet’s professional dancers, school students and administrative offices; Nashville Ballet owns the customized, 44,000-square-foot facility. Though some performances are held at the Martin Center for Nashville Ballet, most performances are held at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in downtown Nashville.