This season we've invited you to dance the evening away at our Sugar Plum Fairy Tea and bring the whole family to enjoy our full-length holiday classic - The Nutcracker with fabulous professional guest artists dancing the leading roles. Finally, our Spring Concert will feature a delightful mixed repertoire of ballet favorites audience members of all ages will enjoy. And the best part is it's all right here in Collierville, TN at your local Harrell Theatre.
As a premier regional youth ballet company, the Collierville Ballet offers excellent training and performing opportunities for dancers ages 9-17 years of age.
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This timeless holiday classic features professional guest artists dancing the leading roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier Prince. Join us at the Harrell Theatre in Collierville for this timeless holiday favorite for all ages.
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Join us for a Collierville Ballet Spring Concert performance featuring Peter & The Wolf and a wonderful assortment of classical repertoire and contemporary works that will entertain all ages.
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This beloved holiday classic was performed on December 17th and 18th at the Collierville Harrell Theatre. The Collierville Ballet, Collierville's pre-professional regional youth ballet company, presented the full-length Nutcracker ballet with professional guest artists dancing the leading roles of the Snow Queen and Snow King and the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier Prince.
The Act I Victorian-style Party Scene introduced our audience to Drosselmeyer, the local clock and toy maker who happened to be closing his shop early to go visit his niece Clara at her family's Christmas Party. We meet Clara, her family and a whole cast of characters. Our exciting Battle Scene was filled with fanciful, sword-fighting mice, dancing toy soldiers, and a larger-than-life Nutcracker Prince that escorted Clara through the Land of Snow where swirling Snowflakes were conjured by the sparkling Snow Queen and Snow King of the Winter Forest.
As the curtain rose on Act II, Angels poised on clouds heralded the arrival of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince to the Kingdom of the Sweets. Twirling Chocolates, graceful Ribbons Candies, leaping Candy Canes, Marzipan Mirlitons and dancing Gingerbreads performed for Clara and her attendants.
Lastly, The Waltz of the Flowers announced the arrival of the radiant Sugar Plum Fairy and her elegant Cavalier as they danced their Grand Pas de Deux before bidding Clara a fond farewell. Clara drifted across a glittering night sky and awoke from her deep winter sleep to discover her beloved Nutcracker gifted to her by Drosselmeyer. Was this simply a magical dream or did this winter wonderland actually exist?
Want to see it for yourself? Purchase the digital download of our 2022 presentation of The Nutcracker!
Our mission at Collierville Ballet is to provide our community with quality arts and humanities education, cultural outreach events and performance opportunities; and to encourage, challenge and inspire individuals to achieve their own personal best through the performing art of dance.
It is our holistic approach to the arts and humanities that helps to provide our company dancers with the necessary lifeskills to pursue a professional career in dance as well as in other areas outside of dance and the related arts fields. We believe that training should not just be confined to the performing arts but should encompass experiences that encourage each dancer to be a well-rounded individual. So we instill in our dancers - etiquette, discipline, mutual respect, confidence, the ability to work as a team and to encourage one another as individuals.
We support each other, creating a warm, nurturing environment for our company members to maximize their potential and reach their personal goals. Our company dancers can be found in some of the most prestigious dance companies and arts organizations in the world - including the American Ballet Theatre, The Julliard School, and on Broadway.
Our dancers are provided with professional instruction in classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, modern dance styles which allows our dancers to quickly adapt to a broad range of styles and genres. Our dancers are given wonderful performance opportunities to learn and perform classical repertoire, hold leading roles in productions, and to learn the craft of theatre.
Respecting our heritage...
We honor the knowledge of the arts and humanities passed down to us from generation to generation. We ensure that our dancers are educated in the history of classical ballet and grow to understand and appreciate all forms of dance from a wide variety of cultures as a artistic treasure for all people to enjoy.