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Nashville Ballet to Open Nashville’s Nutcracker at TPAC this Week

Nashville Ballet to Open Nashville’s Nutcracker at TPAC this Week

Nashville Ballet will kick-off their annual holiday tradition of Nashville’s Nutcracker on Friday, Dec. 9. The stage production that inspired the Emmy Award-winning film, this fan-favorite event will feature elaborate costumes, immersive sets, live music by the Nashville Symphony, and a brand-new snow scene created by renowned designer Campbell Baird. In addition to the performance, audiences will be able to enjoy pre-performance photo ops and story times led by Nashville Ballet teachings artists. The performance will feature Nashville Ballet company dancers, members of NB2 and their Professional Division,  a Youth Cast of students from School of Nashville Ballet, Rejoice School of Ballet, and the Hispanic Family Foundation, and music by the Nashville Symphony.

Fresh off an Emmy Award-win for the film adaptation earlier this year, Nashville Ballet is thrilled to bring Music City’s favorite holiday tradition back to TPAC this December. Inspired by the rich history and cultural tapestry of our city, Nashville’s Nutcracker is the story audiences know and love with a uniquely-Music City Twist. The one-of-a-kind production features stunning costumes and sets by renowned designer Campbell Baird, including a brand-new snow scene this year, plus a holiday photo booth presented by the Tennessee Titans, free pre-performance story times with Nashville Ballet teaching artists, and Tchaikovsky’s iconic score performed by the Nashville Symphony.

For more information on Nashville’s Nutcracker or to purchase tickets, please visit

Nashville Ballet’s production of Nashville’s Nutcracker is sponsored by the Tennessee Titans and PNC Bank

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About Nashville Ballet

Nashville Ballet is the largest professional ballet company in Tennessee. Nashville Ballet presents a varied repertoire of classical ballet and contemporary works by noted choreographers, including original works by Artistic Director Paul Vasterling. Nashville Ballet and the second company, NB2 (a pre-professional training company), provide more than 55,000 arts experiences to adults and children annually through season performances and its Community Engagement programming. Curriculum-based Community Engagement programs bring arts education opportunities to community centers, colleges, public libraries, and elementary, middle, and high schools across the state. School of Nashville Ballet brings world-class dance instruction to students ages 2 and up. To learn more about Nashville Ballet, please visit