Nutcracker Ballet - Nashville (TN)

Ryman Auditorium
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Nashville Ballet Partnership: Middle Tennessee Youth Ballet

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Nashville children from Middle Tennessee Youth Ballet. The Middle Tennessee Youth Ballet is a pre-professional, 501c(3) nonprofit dance training and scholarship program dedicated to the growth and development of dance students. MTYB is committed to providing cultural enrichment and arts education to the Middle Tennessee community. Its purpose is to provide highly-motivated dance students with the technical training, artistic development, practical experience, and performance opportunities needed to excel in dance. The MTYB Academy is a private, comprehensive performing arts school that combines an individualized, college preparatory education with focused training in ballet, contemporary dance, and the fine arts. The academic curriculum is offered in a nurturing, value-centered environment utilizing one of our online partners and lead by a certified teacher. Middle Tennessee Youth Ballet and MTYB Academy are comprised of students ranging from age eight to eighteen from the Middle Tennessee area. Many of these students have attended prestigious summer intensive programs and gone on to pursue dance at the collegiate level.

About The Ryman at the Grand Ole Opry

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in Nashville! Ryman Auditorium is the most famous former home of the Grand Ole Opry shows and is also host to numerous concerts and events throughout the year. It is a 2,362-seat live performance venue, located at 116 5th Avenue North, in Nashville. From 1943 to 1974 it was best known as the home of the Grand Ole Opry. Ryman Auditorium was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and was further designated a National Historic Landmark on June 25, 2001, for its pivotal role in the popularization of country music.