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Nashville Ballet Announces New Season

"Peter Pan" returns to kick off Nashville Ballet's 35th season!

Nashville Ballet celebrates its 35th season this fall, and it just announced its 2020 – 2021 lineup featuring options for both family and adult audiences, that includes new works as well as new additions to its holiday tradition and more.


Peter Pan
Sept. 26 – 27, 2020
TPAC’s Polk Theater

Adaptation, choreography and flight choreography by Paul Vasterling
Music arranged by Paul Vasterling
Live music performed by The Nashville Symphony

Experience a high-flying adventure into Neverland as fairies, pirates, mermaids and everyone's favorite boy who never grows up brings J.M. Barrie's timeless tale to whimsical life.

Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2020
TPAC’s Polk Theater

Choreography by Paul Vasterling
Music composed by Bohuslav Martinů
Score arranged by Paul Vasterling

Man or monster? Paul Vasterling’s reimagined adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic horror is newly expanded tale poses the question, "Man or monster?" This retelling of the notorious bloodsucker’s tale promises audiences an evening of death-defying dance among the undead.

Nashville’s Nutcracker
Nov. 28 – Dec. 23, 2020
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

It's one of the city's favorite holiday traditions, and this year's production comes with updated choreography. The inclusions of several children from the community makes this a family favorite.

Attitude: New Works by Women
Feb. 12 – 14, 2021
TPAC’s Polk Theater

Orange choreography by Gabrielle Lamb
Music composed by Caleb Burhans
NEW! Choreography by Mollie Sansone
Music composed by Larissa Maestro
Live music performed by Lockeland Strings
NEW! Choreography by Suzanne Haag
Music composed by Fanny Mendelssohn
Superstitions choreography by Jennifer Archibald
Music composed by Cristina Spinei

This popular series known for unique musical collaborations and shedding light on important cultural themes brings female perspectives to the forefront with a production featuring new works exclusively from women.

Family Day at the Ballet
March 28, 2021
Nashville Ballet in Sylvan Park

Ferdinand and the Bull choreography by Paul Vasterling
Music composed by Mario DaSilva

Fun for all ages, this outing at the ballet includes movement activities, engaging games, imaginative arts and crafts, and a performance of the beloved children’s classic, Ferdinand the Bull in a celebration of the transformative power of dance.

April 23 – 25, 2021
TPAC’s Polk Theater

Four Temperaments choreography by George Balanchine
Music composed by Paul Hindemith
There is a Time choreography by José Limón
Music composed by Norman Dello Joio
Dances for Lou by Val Caniparoli
Music composed by Lou Harrison
Live music performed by The Nashville Symphony

Showcasing neoclassical to contemporary works, this program features something for every ballet enthusiast. 

Emergence: A Choreographic Workshop
May 20 – 23, 2021
Nashville Ballet in Sylvan Park

Choreography by Paul Vasterling

Here's a rare opportunity to see the beginnings of a ballet. Through this workshop, audiences will get an intimate first look at the early stages of Anthology, set to premiere in 2022.


Season tickets are now on sale. Individual show tickets will go on sale Monday, June 1.  Call 615-297-2966, ext. 710 or visit

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