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We are sad to announce that we will not be performing
The Nutcracker this year. If you would like to continue your support of the Appalachian Ballet Company in lieu of purchasing tickets, please consider making a donation today. When the show can't go on, your support matters!
We look forward to returning to the stage
in 2021 for our 50th Anniversary!
Thank you for investing in our future.
Who We Are
The Appalachian Ballet Company is the resident dance company of the Clayton Center for the Arts. Making its home at Van Metre School of Dance in Maryville, Tennessee, ABC is East Tennessee's premier classical performing company and a well-respected honor company in the Regional Dance America/Southeast organization. Chartered in 1972, ABC's talented company of dancers performs an annual three-program season, providing the region with the highest quality dance performances. ABC offers a wide repertory from traditional classics to creative contemporary ballets and regularly performs with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. The company also collaborates with other area performing arts groups and is active in educational outreach.