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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.


As a member of Friends of Nashville Ballet, you will receive:

• Free admission to the Friends of Nashville Ballet Season Kickoff Celebration

• Exclusive pre-sale opportunity for Spring Tea reservations

• DISCOUNT tickets to Bourbon at the Ballet

• Custom ticket services and DISCOUNTS to all Nashville Ballet TPAC performances

• Complimentary drink tickets for Nashville Ballet TPAC performances

• …and more!

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
Ashley Goldman, Bourban at the Ballet Co-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

Volunteer and Involvement Opportunities:

Special Events

Friends Season Kick-off Party: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Friends Happy Hours 
Children's Spring Tea: Sunday, April 12, 2015
Bourbon at the Ballet: DATE TBD

Dancer Dinners & Hospitality

Enjoy getting to know Nashville Ballet's artists by helping with company meals and guest hospitality. Our Friends provide a delicious meal for the dancers before dress rehearsal of each Nashville Ballet series (4 company meals per season) and also provide hospitality for visiting choreographers, designers and guest artists. You'll be loved and adored! For our second company dancers, we also welcome those interested in serving as “in-town parents” to help these young adults navigate Nashville.

The Shop At Nashville Ballet

Nashville Ballet's shop is open during all performances at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and features unique gifts and apparel sure to delight any age group. Help work the booth and promote Nashville Ballet's brand new collection of logo items and ballet treats.


Elected officials want to be seen and heard throughout our community. Help them do this by inviting them to Nashville Ballet outreach programs in your area. It's a small task that makes a big difference!

Ongoing Administrative Needs

Mailings, editing, writing, designing, planning, supervising… we could always use an extra hand or two in the administrative offices. Ballet staff would love to have some "on call" volunteers who can help with marketing, development, school and other administrative needs.