Jana Kramer, Tia Sillers Will Sing To Original Choreography At Ballet Ball

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• March 9, 2016
Jana Kramer

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Jana Kramer and songwriter Tia Sillers will perform at Nashville Ballet’s largest annual fundraiser, Ballet Ball, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Saturday (March 12).

Kramer will perform “I Got The Boy” from her latest album, Thirty One. Nashville Ballet company dancer Christopher Stuart will choreograph an original piece to be presented alongside Kramer’s live performance featuring Nashville Ballet dancers.

“This is the first time I’ve ever participated in an event like this,” Kramer said. “I grew up in the ballet world, and this makes me feel as though it’s all come full circle. I can’t wait to celebrate this wonderful evening in our city that I love.”

Also slated for the night’s entertainment, Nashville Ballet will bring a piece of The Bluebird Cafe to Ballet Ball following its acclaimed collaboration during February’s Attitude series. Soulful singer/songwriter Karla Davis (American Idol, The Voice) will perform “Dare to Dance Alone,” and Victoria Banks will perform “The Wheel.”

In honor of the organization’s 30th anniversary season, Sillers will be the inaugural recipient of the Nashville Ballet Synergy Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding creative contributions to inspire dance. Sillers will accept the award for her Grammy Award-winning song “I Hope You Dance.” She will perform the song live to original choreography by Stuart.

“Our 30th anniversary season is the perfect opportunity to honor the relationship between music and dance,” Paul Vasterling, Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO, said. “Our wonderful co-chairs Mary Morgan Ketchel and Sharon Sandahl came up with this metaphor that sums up the award: A songwriter is to music as a choreographer is to dance; neither can achieve full potential without the other. Music is an incredible inspiration for dance, and this award recognizes the way in which one art form inspires another.”

Tickets for Ballet Ball are by invitation only. The event provides the necessary funding for Nashville Ballet’s Outreach & Education program, which introduced the art of dance to more than 43,000 children and families throughout Nashville and the surrounding area last year.

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