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Nashville Ballet to host second annual Nashville Dance Festival next month

Nashville Ballet to host second annual Nashville Dance Festival next month

Dynamic Dance Showcase Slated for July 19th at The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Belmont University

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – June 12, 2024 – Nashville Ballet proudly announces the second annual Nashville Dance Festival is slated to take place on Friday, July 19, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Belmont University will serve as the enchanting backdrop for this community-centric celebration that will showcase a dynamic range of classic and contemporary live performances.

The 2024 event features special performances by Nashville Ballet company dancers who will take the stage to present a rich mosaic of dance. In addition, members of NB2, Nashville Ballet’s official second company, will join dancers across the nation including esteemed guests from Lines Ballet and Collage Dance Collective, alongside students from School of Nashville Ballet’s Choreographic Intensive.

“The Nashville Dance Festival is an ideal opportunity to showcase the range of artists Nashville Ballet has to offer, and innovative works by some of today’s most talented artists,” said Nashville Ballet Artistic Director and CEO Nick Mullikin. “We will not only celebrate the vast creativity within our dance community, but fully engage audiences by providing a unique insight into the art of dance itself. We want attendees to witness the passion and collaboration our choreographers bring to each distinct piece of work.”

Festival attendees will also get a sneak peek of Nashville Ballet’s upcoming 2024-25 Season through the performances on stage, a pre-performance conversation with Artistic Director Nick Mullikin and a stunning display of costumes and accessories. Witness the future of dance in Nashville this July, where tradition meets innovation, in an unforgettable celebration of movement, creativity and community.

Nashville Dance Festival is sponsored in part by Polsinelli Law Firm. Tickets

for the event start at $30 and are on sale now at

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Nashville Ballet, the largest professional ballet company in Tennessee, presents a varied repertoire of classical ballet and contemporary works by noted choreographers, including original works by Artistic Director and CEO Nick Mullikin and other guest artists.

Nashville Ballet has announced its 2024-25 season lineup that includes the beloved classics like Dracula with George Balanchine’s Serenade, Nashville’s Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty, all choreographed by Artistic Director Emeritus Paul Vasterling. Season ticket holders’ support helps to sustain Nashville Ballet’s artistic and educational excellence, accessible arts education to children and adults throughout the Nashville area and beyond, contributing to the city’s vibrant arts and cultural landscape. Season tickets and packages including select performances are on sale now for purchase, with single ticket sales for Nashville’s Nutcracker beginning in July and all other shows August 5. Tickets are available through or by calling 615-297-2966 ext. 710.

Nashville Ballet and the second company, NB2, provides more than 55,000 arts experiences to adults and children annually through virtual and in-person season performances and Community Engagement programming. Nashville Ballet curriculum-based Community Engagement and Education Programs bring dance education to over 12,000 students in over 25 schools across 21 council districts in Middle Tennessee. School of Nashville Ballet provides exceptional dance training to students ages two and up.

Nashville Ballet receives public funding from Metro Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. Contributions from local, regional, and national institutional funders, community partners and hundreds of generous individuals provide ongoing support for Nashville Ballet’s mission-critical programs.