Hannah Locke

Hannah Locke began her classical training with Anna and Barry VanCura at VanCura Ballet Conservatory in Chattanooga, TN, then attended high school on scholarship at University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) under the direction of Ethan Stiefel. Ms. Locke spent summers at Ballet Tennessee, Joffrey Midwest, American Ballet Theatre, Kaatsbaan, and Boston Ballet. Upon graduation from UNCSA, she received a full scholarship to Richmond Ballet’s summer intensive where she began her professional career as a trainee. Under the direction of Anna Baker-VanCura, Ms. Locke served as Principal Dancer and Ballet Administrator for Ballet Tennessee. She also performed as a guest artist with The Pop-up Project Chattanooga. Focusing on nutrition, she earned an Associate of Science Degree, cum laude, from Chattanooga State Community College.

Currently, Ms. Locke is a professional dancer with Manassas Ballet Theatre (MBT) in Manassas, VA under the direction of Amy Grant Wolfe. Since joining MBT in 2018, she has performed principal and soloist roles in The Nutcracker and Les Sylphides, and has been featured in original works by Christina Franco, Vadim Slatvitskiy, and Pamela Waters. She is also an instructor with Manassas Ballet Academy and Russell School of Ballet. Ms. Locke received the 2020 "Emerging Choreographers Award" from the Virginia Dance Coalition for her piece titled Beyond the Within which was choreographed on the Fairfax Ballet Junior Company.


Founders: Anna Baker-VanCura & Barry VanCura

(423) 821-2055 ~ 3202 Kelly's Ferry Rd. Chattanooga, TN, 37419 

​Happy Audition Season!
Ballet Tennessee will host auditions for our nationally acclaimed Summer Intensive 2020 on Saturday, February 8! Bring your dancing shoes and audition materials to Ballet Tennessee studio at 3202 Kelly’s Ferry Road Chattanooga, TN 37419.

Our Summer Intensive is a unique 3-week program that offers a rigorous curriculum taught by instructors of the highest professional caliber. The schedule consists of daily ballet and pointe technique classes plus modern, jazz, improvisation, classical variations, student choreography, and faculty repertoire.

We are also excited to offer the New Adult program as part of the intensive for the 2nd year! The program is for adults of all ages and levels that are looking for serious training this summer! No audition required for the adult program 

Video auditions are accepted, please contact the office for more details on video audition.

See details below:
BTSI Program: July 6-24
BTSI Audtion: February 22
11:30 am-1:30 pm 
Levels: Intermediate/Advanced, ladies must be en pointe to audition. BT levels Jr. V & up

Audition materials:
-$35 Audition Fee (for non-BT dancers only)
-Proper Attire
-Signed and Completed Audition Form

(To Complete an Audition Form, CLICK HERE)
-3 5x7 photos: 1 headshot, 1 tendu a la seconde, & 1 1st arabesque (females should be en pointe unless not yet strong enough for this balance)