Ballet Arts is excited to announce our registration is now open for auditions for the 2022-2023 season! 

Summer Intensive

Ballet Arts is excited to announce our summer intensive for 2022! We will host two intensives on June 13th-17th and June 20th-24th. During our two weeks, Ballet Arts hires out professional dancers and instructors from around the world. Dancers will be trained in many dance forms with an emphasis on ballet technique. Dancers will be encouraged to grow their artistry in a nurturing environment.

Ballet Arts Proudly Presents

Ballet Arts is thrilled to continue your favorite holiday tradition with an in-person performance of The Nutcracker on December 10-12 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. Come experience the magic of The Nutcracker with Clara, Mouse Queen and Sugarplum Fairy as they go on an enchanting adventure on Christmas Eve.

“This will be a very special Nutcracker season as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the longest running Nutcracker in Tennessee,” said Caroline Meinert, Artistic Director Ballet Arts. “If you’ve ever danced in Ballet Arts’ Nutcracker, we’d like to invite you back to relive our favorite Christmas story. We will recognize former dancers at the beginning of each performance and thank them for helping make this beloved holiday tradition a reality.”

Tickets will be available for purchase at on November 8. The Nutcracker will have three performances on Friday, December 10 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, December 11 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 12 at 2 p.m. The Arabian Tea Party will be Saturday, December 11 at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 12 at 12:30 p.m. 

Select seating is $20, choice seating is $25 and premium seating is $30.

In addition to selecting your preferred seating you can also add on the Tea Party option.

Before entering the land of sweets come and enjoy some delectable treats at the Arabian Tea Party. Party goers will visit with some of their favorite characters from the Nutcracker while enveloped in an atmosphere of mystery. Don’t miss the event of the season! Little ones who attend get a special gift for their Christmas tree.

The Arabian Tea Party will be held before two shows, Saturday, December 11 at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 12 at 12:30 p.m.

We hope you’ll join us for this special production of The Nutcracker! For more information on the performance, or for any questions regarding ticket sales, please contact us at:

Tickets are available for purchase at Special Occasions, 118 Commerce Center Circle, Jackson TN during normal business hours

Fly through a starlit London night  and dive headfirst into a magical adventure in Neverland in Ballet Arts’ Peter Pan. First the movie, then the musical, and now the ballet, this full-length production will be filled with pixie dust and all of your favorite characters; from Tinker Bell and the Lost Boys to Captain Hook and his swashbuckling pirates! With all its energy, humor, and poignant movement Peter Pan will delight the child in us all.

We hope you’ll join us for this special production of Peter Pan! 

For an extra special treat, add on Tinker Bell’s Tea Party Tickets! Must be purchased by March 17th at 5pm.

For more information on the performance, or for any questions regarding ticket sales, please contact us at:

Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.


Caroline Purcell Meinert- Artistic Director of Ballet Arts 

Caroline Purcell Meinert is a Jackson native and a Ballet Arts alumna. From the young age of four years old Caroline began dancing, wanting to be trained in all forms of dance offered at Pat Brown School of Dance. She was trained in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop, and musical theatre. She received other training with Joffery Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Orlando Ballet, Kirov Academy of Ballet, and the Radio City Rockettes. Wanting to immerse herself more in the art of dance, she attended the conservatory at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, where she received a bachelor of fine arts degree in dance performance and choreography in 2017.

While at UMKC Caroline was blessed to be a part of many professional opportunities as a dancer, such as her performance with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City. Caroline has performed many lead roles in ​The Nutcracker, Peter Pan, Paquita, Dorothy in the Emerald City, Sweet Lips, Pas de Quatre, ​Deanna Hiett’s ​3 Play 4 Play, ​Madison Cannon’s ​And Then There Were Five, ​Ronald Tice’s ​Mata Hari, ​and many more​.

Caroline has continued her love for dance by performing professionally, choreographing, and teaching. As a teacher Caroline trained dancers and choreographed pieces for the Youth American Grand Prix. There, her contemporary choreography qualified for the finals in NYC.

Caroline is humbled and grateful to be named the Artistic Director of Ballet Arts where she can be a part of their legacy and look forward to strengthening the company for many years to come. 

Sponsor Ballet Arts!

Ballet Arts, Inc. depends greatly upon the generosity of the community not only through attending our performances, but also through sponsorships and donations. Please help fund Ballet Arts’ performances in West Tennessee! Your dollars bring the joy of dance to thousands of adults and children each year including: two productions, performances for local school children, and other community outreach opportunities.

Whether your support is financial, in kind, or by volunteering your time, there are numerous ways to support Ballet Arts, Inc. We would be more than happy to assist you or answer any questions that you may have about a contribution to our company.  

Ballet Arts, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 agency and is also listed in IRS publication 78. Your contribution is tax-deductible!  To make a donation, you may mail a check to: Ballet Arts Inc of Jackson PO BOX 3751 Jackson TN 38303