Arts and Entertainment: Dance Performance
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Appalachian Ballet Company
Contact: Amy Morton
The ballet, a non-profit, regional organization, has performed in the area for 29 years and gives three major shows per year.
Circle Modern Dance
Contact: Mark Lamb
The Circle performs in venues from Chattanooga to Jonesborough, but gives at least two major shows in Knoxville per year. Their performances range from traditional pieces to experimental and multi-media pieces.
The City Ballet
Contact: Ginger Cook
They hold four shows per year at the Civic Auditorium. These performances generally occur during December, February and March and include traditional ballets such as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Cinderella.
Dance Theatre of Knoxville
2902D Tazewell Pike * 689-8525
A pre-professional company based at the Knoxville School of Performing Arts, offering recreational and professional courses for beginners and advanced enthusiasts.
Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association
Contact: Teresa Yearwood
P.O. Box 6185, Oak Ridge * 37831-6185
Repertory Dance Theatre of Oak Ridge
102 Jefferson Court; * (865) 483-7469
Contact: Bruce Ewing
The repertory specializes in classical ballet and performs four shows per year at the Oak Ridge Community Playhouse.
Tennessee Children's Dance Ensemble
4216 Sutherland Ave. * 588-8842
Contact: Judy Robinson
TCDE has been in operation for 18 years and was voted Best Local Dance Company in the 1999 Metro Pulse Reader's Poll. The ensemble has traveled all over the country as well as internationally to perform, and is open to audition for children ages 8 to 14.
UT Dance Company
The company is affiliated with UT's dance minor degree program and gives one major performance per year at the Clarence Brown Theater.