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directed by Mary van dyke


In addition to Tennessee Ballet Theater's Company and Junior Company, its resident school, Children's Ballet Theater, along with Memphis Youth Musical Theater, offer classical ballet, pointe, variations, modern, and contemporary training as well as vast performing opportunities for children and teens.

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Tennessee Ballet Theater represents dancers who not only work tirelessly on their craft, but also care about their community, and legacy to the next generation of talent. Here is what people are saying about Children's Ballet Theater, comprised of dancers and faculty from TBT!

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"Hi Mary! I just wanted to let you know that Claire auditioned and got a part in Hutchison's Fall musical. She is the only 5th grader in the play and there are only 4 middle school girls in it, so it is a big honor for her to have been chosen. I know that she did so well in her audition because of her experience with you last spring in the Sound of Music! She even did a monologue and song from it at the audition. Thank You for your wonderful instruction and guidance!" -Jennifer Schneider

"Mary: First, thank you for all the work that you do in putting together an excellent program for children. The attention, patience and skill provided by your instructors, combined with the variety of schedule, make the program definitely worth the drive from Arkansas. Thanks again for all you do!" -Julie Dodd

"Each week my daughter can't wait to go to ballet class at Children's Ballet. She enjoys learning the dances and practicing the positions. I have been so pleased to see her coordination and confidence grow by leaps and grand jetes ! She's even decided that when she grows up she wants to be on stage just like Miss Mary." -Shana Efaw

"The Children's Ballet recital was wonderful. J.B. and I can't stop telling people about it. We were so proud of Claire and are so thankful for you teaching her." 

-Myra B.


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