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  Tennessee Youth Ballet • About Us

Mission Statement

To inspire a lasting love and appreciation for dance through artistic excellence, inspiring performances of classical and contemporary works, leading edge choreography, and superior educational programs.

Teaching Statement:

Tennessee Youth Ballet is committed to classical ballet technique as the foundation for all dance. In combination with ballet, and to excelerate versatility in all dancers, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Modern, Contemporary, as well as conditioning, are also incorporated. Tennessee Youth Ballet nurtures dancers to become their best self with group and private instruction. Dance lessons teach the excellence life demands. Tennessee Youth Ballet dancers may audition for the Tennessee Youth Ballet Company which enriches our community with multiple performances annually.

Artistic Statement:

Tennessee Youth Ballet develops the unique artistry of each dancer as they find their true path in dance, whither dancing recreationally or professionally. We are committed to every student having a professional performance experience which is achieved through professional standards in dance class, rehearsals, costuming, music and the development of original choreography for the stage. Exploration and development of dance is encouraged through workshops, performance opportunities open to the public, lecture demonstrations, choreographers setting new works, and guest artists performing with the the Tennessee Youth Ballet.