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Friends of Nashville Ballet


Nashville Ballet relies on the support of Friends of Nashville Ballet to share our passion for dance with the community by hosting social events prior to company performances.


Through the relationships formed with Nashville Ballet and other young professionals who are excited about the thriving Nashville arts scene, Friends of Nashville Ballet helps inspire thousands through the art of dance.


For a $75 membership to Friends of Nashville Ballet, you will receive:

  • Name recognition on Nashville Ballet’s website
  • Exclusive access to the Friends of Nashville Ballet Season Kick-Off Celebration

Featuring a behind-the-scenes look at Swan Lake rehearsal
Tuesday, October 14 from 6-8 p.m.
TPAC’s Jackson Hall

 Admission to the Friends Kick-Off Party at TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall on Tuesday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m. is FREE when you purchase a Friends of Nashville Ballet Membership. No further action is required to RSVP. Purchase your Friends of Nashville Ballet Membership by clicking HERE

  • Access to an Exclusive Pre-Sale for Spring Tea reservations (available only to Friends of Nashville Ballet members)

o   Friends of Nashville Ballet Spring Tea
Details available by October 17, 2014

  • $10 discount code on tickets to Bourbon at the Ballet

o   Discount code will be distributed via email to members when tickets go on sale

o   Bourbon at the Ballet
Saturday, April 25 at 5 p.m.
Waller Law
511 Union Street, Penthouse, Downtown Nashville

  • Custom ticket services, including discounted tickets to all Nashville Ballet performances at Tennessee Performing Arts Center (this discount does not include performances that take place at The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet).

o   $8 off single tickets (price levels P, A and B only) to the following performances:

  •   Swan Lake – discounted tickets available during Kick-Off Celebration
  •   Nashville’s Nutcracker – discounted tickets available through November 3, 2014
  •   Attitude – discounted tickets available through January 19, 2015
  •   A Midsummer Night’s Dream – discounted tickets available through March 16, 2015

o   Special Friends of Nashville Ballet member seating area for season ticket package holders

  •   Two (2) complimentary drink tickets valid at Nashville Ballet performances held at TPAC
  •   Admission for two (2) to an annual “behind-the-scenes” look into the inner workings of Nashville Ballet
  •   One (1) free drop-in Adult Community Division class at School of Nashville Ballet
  •   Exclusive discount on purchases at The Shop at Nashville Ballet
  •   Automatic addition to our e-newsletter recipient list


As a member of Friends of Nashville Ballet, you enjoy these exclusive benefits. By donating to Nashville Ballet’s Annual Fund, you can receive further benefits beginning at the $250 level, such as the opportunity to observe Nashville Ballet Company Dancers in class twice per year.

2014-2015 Friends of Nashville Ballet

Board Executive Leadership
Kindy Hensler, President
Courtney Necessary, Treasurer

Committee Chairs
Kate Abrams, Fall Kickoff Co-Chair and Bourbon at the Ballet Co-Chair
Allison Cotton,
 Membership Co-Chair
Jewel Dedmon, Dancer Dinners Chair
Emily Hastings, Fall Kickoff Co-Chair
Adelaide Ness, Membership Co-Chair
Sarah Nickoloff, Spring Tea Co-Chair
George Ritzen, Bourbon at the Ballet Co-Chair
Rachel Schneider, Spring Tea Co-Chair
Amy Shepard, Spring Tea Co-Chair

Friends of Nashville Ballet Official Beverage Sponsor