Dance Theatre of Tennessee | From the Ground Up

Ballet, despite its origins as the dance of royalty and not of the masses, is an art form that speaks to everyone. It is pure story-telling theatre but without words. Ballet is quite simply what feelings lo...
Paul Vasterling-Nashville Ballet Choreographer

Paul Vasterling | Dancing Out Loud

Paul Vasterling, artistic director of the Nashville Ballet, had a sense of where his life would take him. He would dance; he would create stunning choreographed movements that would speak volumes in the silent landscape of ballet.

Ballet to Burlesque

A faint quiver is threatening to give me away. I’m doing my best not to move until the time for this pose is up. All the artists here know I’m a trained dancer, so it’s a point of pride for me to remain p...

Audition! The Magic of Nutcracker

Finally, the day arrives. I have waited for what seemed like an eternity to audition for The Nutcracker. My ten-year-old mind is whirling with anticipation as we drive toward the large building of the School ...