Founders: Anna Baker-VanCura & Barry VanCura
(423) 821-2055 ~ 3202 Kelly's Ferry Rd. Chattanooga, TN, 37419
2019-20 Youth Ensemble
Isabelle Alpers, Elinor Davenport, Mesha Dockery, Lillimarie Ferguson, Will Freeman, Elisabeth Graeber,
Keslea Holland, Kathryn-Grace Kyle, Madeline Claire Stefaniuk, Eric Sumner
Committed to artistic excellence and programming, the company of Ballet Tennessee has presented a blend of classical and contemporary ballets by the artistic directors and guest choreographers since 1987.
Performance, outreach, education and professional training are hallmarks of the company. The result is a unique regional ballet company made up of professional and dedicated professional-track students.
The company has brought distinction to Chattanooga in professionally-produced full length ballets such as Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Swan Lake, The Millennium Nutcracker, Dracula, Les Sylphides, Paquita, and A Christmas Carol. In addition to the full length ballets, the company performs original classical and contemporary works by resident and guest choreographers. Performances take place annually at Memorial Auditorium, Tivoli Theater, Roland Hayes Concert Hall at UTC Fine Arts Center and other community venues.
Ballet Tennessee Youth Ensemble is a group comprised of young dancers that are given opportunities to learn the expectations and training that goes into being a company member. This may include performance and outreach opportunities.
Professional Dancers - Lauren Day, Jenison Owens
Company- Caroline Avery, Sadie Burhman, Phoeba Heinzer, Lovest Hogstrom, Sophia Ledford, Addison McMullin, Gabriella Meadows, Cara Paty, Skylan Sapere, Makenzie Smith
Apprentice- Caroline Badenoch