Radio Show: New Ballet Ensemble and School

New Ballet's mission is to provide equitable access to a professional standard of training, regardless of ability to pay, through rigorous training, holistic support, and innovative performances.

New Ballet's 17th Annual Nut Remix: Nov. 15-17 at the Cannon Center:

  • Modern reinvention of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, set on Beale Street.
  • Diverse styles of dance: Ballet, Hip Hop, Flamenco, Memphis Jookin, West African Dance and Drumming, Jazz, Tap, and more!
  • Featuring former "King of Memphis Jookin" 'Spider' Alexander, and over 200 performers!
  • Live music: Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Big Band, Flamenco musicians, and African drummers New Ballet's Newest Production, José! Premiere's Oct. 30 at Kingsbury


  • Based on life and work of the great modern dance master José Limón.
  • Multidisciplinary and multicultural performance.
  • Since 2003, New Ballet has been performing in schools across Shelby

County and surrounding areas to bring the performing arts to diverse audiences. These in-school performances bring dance to life for students and youth, many times serving as their first introduction to live dance, music, and theater.

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