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November 30, 2022

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‘Cinderella’ & More for Nashville Ballet’s 2022-23 Season

Featuring Emmy award-winning choreographer Paul Vasterling’s 'Cinderella,' the world-premiere of 'Anthology' and more!

The Nashville Ballet 2022-23 season line up is here. Featuring star-studded collaborations and fan-favorites, the repertoire includes the return of the production that inspired the Emmy Award-winning film, Nashville’s Nutcracker. Also on deck are family favorites like Paul Vasterling’s Cinderella (Oct. 6 – 9) and The Sleeping Beauty (May 5 – 14, 2023) from the School of Nashville Ballet. In addition, world-premiere works by award-winning choreographers and new live musical collaborations with the Nashville Symphony are coming up.

“From renowned choreographers to award-winning musicians, we are honored to be sharing the stage with so many incredible creators next season,” says Artistic Director Paul Vasterling. “It’s our hope that our community embraces this unique opportunity to experience both new and beloved world-class art right here in Nashville,” he adds. 

The Nashville Ballet 2022-23 season packages are on sale now and can be purchased on the Ballet’s website, through their Box Office at 615-297-2966 x710, or by emailing tickets@nashvilleballet.com. Individual tickets go on sale in July. For more information, visit nashvilleballet.com.

Photo by Karyn Photography.

Nashville Ballet 2022-23 Season:

Cinderella
October 7 – 9, 2022
TPAC’s Polk Theater
Choreography by Paul Vasterling
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Music performed by the Nashville Symphony

The final stroke of midnight changes it all when a princess, prince and glass slipper come together on stage for Paul Vasterling’s Cinderella. Featuring live music by the Nashville Symphony, this production shows that with determination, anything is possible.

Live in Studio A:
An Immersive Dance Experience
(featuring live music by international violin sensation Yvette Kraft)
November 4 – 13, 2022
Studio A, The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet
Choreography by Paul Vasterling, Nick Mullikin, and George Balanchine
Music by Antonio Vivaldi, Max Richter and Paul Hindemith

See Nashville Ballet up-close at the Martin Center for Nashville Ballet. 

Nashville’s Nutcracker
December 9 – 24, 2022
TPAC’s Jackson Hall 
Concept, story treatment, and choreography by Paul Vasterling
Music composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Live music performed by The Nashville Symphony

The production that inspired the Emmy Award-winning film of Nashville’s Nutcracker. 

Anthology
(World Premiere)
February 10 – 12, 2023
TPAC’s Polk Theater
Choreography by Paul Vasterling, Shabaz Ujima, Mollie Sansone, Sidra Bell and Windship Boyd
Music by Morgxn, Allison Russell, Beethoven, Jordan Lehning and Chopin

An exploration of Nashville’s cultural tapestry. Similar to Vasterling’s nationally acclaimed Lucy Negro Redux, this new ballet blends music, spoken word and dance. 

New in Nashville 
April 21 – 23, 2023
TPAC’s Jackson Hall
Choreography by Donald Byrd, Cathy Marston, and Matthew Neenan
Music performed by the Nashville Symphony

New in Nashville brings you never-before-seen-in-Music-City works by many of the world’s most sought-after choreographers set to music performed live by the Nashville Symphony. This tour de ballet includes creative visionary Cathy Marston’s Snowblind, based on Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome, plus brand-new pieces by Matthew Neenan and Tony-Award winning choreographer Donald Byrd.

The Sleeping Beauty
(School of Nashville Ballet)
May 5 – 14, 2023
Studio A at The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet
Concept, story treatment, and choreography by Paul Vasterling
Music composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The tale of Princess Aurora, the villainous Carabosse, noble Lilac Fairy, and a dashing prince’s kiss. Performed by School of Nashville Ballet Professional Division and Academy students. 

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Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 3-year-old Ezra.