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 in the performing arts and humanities.
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 students to maximize their potential.
Our highly skilled dancers are able to adapt to a broad range of styles and genres. Our dancers are provided with in depth education on classical ballet, dance and it’s allied subjects.
Respecting our heritage...
We honor the knowledge passed down to us from generation to generation and ensure our students are educated in the history of classical ballet and dance.
Come relive the magic and majesty of The Nutcracker this December!
Performed by Collierville's civic youth ballet company, The Collierville Ballet, you will be entranced and delighted as we present the wonderful holiday story of young Clara, her Nutcracker doll, and their adventures!
Reserved Seating and group/senior/military discounts available!
While attending a summer intensive at Pacific Northwest Ballet, Abby was selected to join their Professional Division program and trained for two years with noted faculty such as Peter Boal, Marjorie Thompson, and Abbie Siegel. While there, she was fortunate to dance many company roles in productions such as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Jewels, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ballet Imperial, Sleeping Beauty, and Don Quixote. She also performed leading roles in PNB’s school productions, such as Pinocchio, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sylvia, and Le Corsaire. After completing the Professional Division Program, Abby joined Los Angeles Ballet Company where she has danced the past four seasons. She performed roles in ballets such as Romeo and Juliet, The Four Temperaments, Western Symphony, Divertimento No. 15, Who Cares, The Prodigal Son, and Serenade. She also danced a leading role in Aszure Barton’s contemporary piece, Untouched. During summers, Abby trained both nationally and internationally at renowned programs including Pacific Northwest Ballet, Boston Ballet, Ballet West, The Rock School, and American Ballet Theatre. Most recently, Abby trained at Estonian National Ballet where she performed in the Summer Nights International Gala.
Born in Seattle, Washington, Nathaniel Otto has been dancing with Huntsville Ballet since 2008. Having worked his way from a Huntsville Ballet School student to a notable Huntsville Ballet Company member, Nathaniel has received scholarships from schools around the country including Pacific Northwest Ballet School, American Ballet Theater, and the Rock School for Dance Education. At a recent summer intensive at The Rock School in Philadelphia, Nathaniel was asked by the School Directors, Bojan and Stephanie Spassoff, to choreograph and perform in the summer end workshop.
Since becoming a Huntsville Ballet Company member in 2017, he has been sought out by choreographers for his versatility in performing classical, contemporary, tap and strong character roles. Nathaniel has portrayed Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Sullivan Ballou in The Letter, the Phantom in Phantom of the Ballet, and Bugle Boy in Stage Door Canteen to name a few. He has performed choreography under the direction of professionals like Keith Cross, Bojan and Stephanie Spassoff, Justin Allen, Peter Boal, and more.