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Kingsport Ballet

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Kingsport Ballet has been providing arts education and ballet programming for over thirty years. The school provides instruction in a variety of dance forms, with a full ballet curriculum based in the Vaganaova Method, summer intensives, which include pas de deux instruction with professional teachers, and a varied teaching repertoire, year-round.

Artistic Director, Valeria Sinyavskaya, former Prima Ballerina with Novosibirsk Ballet in Russia, has been at the artistic helm since 2002. She has staged full-length classics for Kingsport Ballet, such as Giselle, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, among smaller works such as Les Sylphides and Paquita. Eight other instructors round out the faculty, including choreographer Odoardo Bordoni, recruited from Rome, Italy. Maestro Bordoni trained and performed with the Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg and has performed and taught internationally. Ballet Instructor/Modern Choreographer, Erika Ballard, and several other instructors round out the faculty.

The organization is under the management of Executive Director, Bertina Dew. It receives funding for general operations from the Tennessee Arts Commission, and outreach support from the City of Kingsport. The Kingsport Ballet facility is housed in an arts center located in downtown Kingsport with 13,000 square feet of space featuring four dance studios with sprung floors, rotating art exhibits, a dance supply store, and arts partners subletting space. Its downtown location makes it a perfect stop for adults seeking fitness classes in an inspiring environment.  

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Kingsport Ballet Contemporary Photo 1
Kingsport Ballet Contemporary Photo Shoot in Downtown Buildings - Photo Credit: Tina Wilson
Kingsport Ballet Contemporary Photo 2
Kingsport Ballet Contemporary Photo Shoot in Downtown Buildings - Photo Credit: Tina Wilson
Kingsport Ballet's Nutcracker 2016 - Harlequin
Nutcracker 2016
Kingsport Ballet's Contemporary Ballet - Seeds of Change
Seeds of Change 2017
Kingsport Ballet's Nutcracker 2016 - Clara
Clara and Drosselmeyer
Kingsport Ballet's Swan Lake
Swan Lake 2016
Kingsport Ballet's Don Quixote
Don Quixote - Dream
Kingsport Ballet

For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact Kingsport Ballet directly.


201 Cherokee Street
Kingsport, TN 37660


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Admission Rates

Adult Reserved Seats: $20
Seniors and Students: $16
Groups of 15+: $15 ea.
Children 5 yrs and under: $10
College Students: $10


Studio Hours:
9am to 8pm Monday-Thursday
9am to 5pm Friday
9:30am to 3pm Saturday
Dates Closed
Thanksgiving weekend: Thursday through Sunday
Christmas: Closed two weeks (per Kingsport City School Holidays)
New Years
Fall Break and Spring Break yearly
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Payment Methods Accepted

  • AMEX
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Discounts Given

  • Student Discount
  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Other Discounts
  • AARP Discount
  • Group Discount

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