Performance Opportunities

Our students have many wonderful opportunities to perform. From our year- end performance productions to The Nutcracker, our student performing opportunities set the Academy at DTT apart.

End of the Year Performance (Recital) May 24, 2014, Father Ryan HS Auditorium

All students are invited to perform for friends and family in a celebration of their accomplishments at the end of the season. The performance is a professionally produced production at the end of the season. More than just a recital, the production gives students invaluable experience in a professional production environment. Our youngest performers gain their first back-stage and on-stage experiences while our older performers showcase their technical accomplishments and performing skills.

The Nutcracker November 22 – December 22, 2013

Students ages 6 and older who meet training requirements may audition for roles in DTT’s annual production of The Nutcracker. Students have an unforgettable experience performing alongside DTT’s professional company in Middle Tennessee’s only touring holiday production that has won rave reviews from critics and audiences. Auditions for the 2013 production of The Nutcracker are held September; rehearsals begin 2 weeks there after. Outside and Community students are invited to audition. Contract required.

Nutcracker Youth Cast Auditions – Saturday, September 21, 11am – 2pm. · Youth Cast Info (pdf)

Other Productions

As the official school of Dance Theatre of Tennessee, the Academy at DTT presents many advantages for the students of our school, including opportunities to participate in professional productions. As outlined above, students 6 and older may audition to perform in The Nutcracker and Spring productions. Advanced students may be invited by the Artistic Director to dance roles in additional shows. In addition, younger students may be invited to dance minor roles where needed in specific productions.