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Nashville Ballet Performs Excerpt from Nashville’s Nutcracker at The Mall at Green Hills


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 23, 2012) – Good boys and girls from the Nashville area are invited to The Mall at Green Hills on Saturday, November 10 at 9:30 a.m. as Santa comes to town, bringing with him a mini-performance of Nashville’s Nutcracker from Nashville Ballet.

Taking place on the lower level outside of Macy’s, the performance will feature some of the traditional ballet’s favorite characters including Clara, the Italian Ballerina Doll, Sugar Plum Fairy, the Dancing Bear and Andrew Jackson. 
“I cannot think of a more fitting way to welcome the holiday season than with our own local fairytale favorite,” says Jessica Roberts, marketing and sponsorship director for The Mall at Green Hills. “To be able to provide that experience for Nashville families is something The Mall at Green Hills is thrilled to be able to offer.”
Following the performance, select characters from the show will be available for meet and greet photos at Santa’s Village located on the mall’s upper level outside of Tiffany & Co.
“Ringing in the holiday season with The Mall at Green Hills gives our characters from Nashville’s Nutcracker a wonderful opportunity to come off of the performance stage and interact directly with members of the community to spread their holiday magic,” Nashville Ballet Director of Sales and Marketing Jim Johnson said. “Seeing these beloved characters in person offers attendees a rare glimpse at the intricate costumes and customized pointe shoes used by the dancers on stage.” 
About The Mall at Green Hills
Located south of downtown Nashville on Abbott Martin Rd., The Mall at Green Hills is one of the area’s premier shopping destinations.  Anchored by Nordstrom, Dillard's and Macy's, The Mall at Green Hills features some of Nashville's most distinctive specialty shops and eateries, including Tiffany & Co, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Sephora, Brooks Brothers, The Cheesecake Factory, Lacoste, True Religion Brand Jeans, 7 For All Mankind, Omega Boutique, Free People, David Yurman, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Absolution, The Container Store and more than 80 other lifestyle retailers.  For information about stores, restaurants, events and hours, call 615-298-5478 or visit www.shopgreenhills.com.
About The Nashville Ballet
Nashville Ballet is the largest professional ballet company in Tennessee. Nashville Ballet presents a varied repertoire of classical ballet and contemporary works by noted choreographers, including original works by Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling. Nashville Ballet and the second company NB2 (a pre-professional training company) serve nearly 50,000 adults and children annually through performances and our outreach and community engagement programming. Curriculum-based outreach programs bring dance education to community centers, colleges, public libraries and public elementary, middle and high schools across the state. The School of Nashville Ballet provides world-class instruction in ballet and other forms of dance for dancers of all ages. 
Nashville Ballet is funded in part from grants made available through the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Ingram Charitable Trust. Additional funding is also provided by Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund, Caterpillar Financial, ELAN, The Memorial Foundation and Publix Super Markets Charities.
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