NFB Opens 48th Season with World Ballet Stars 

Fort Walton Beach, Fla. – The Northwest Florida Ballet (NFB) opens its forty-eighth season at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on Sat., Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. with World Ballet Stars, featuring eleven dancers representing five different countries.

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The Northwest Florida Ballet (NFB) announces programming for its 48th season and welcomes back the Northwest Florida Ballet Symphony Orchestra led by renowned conductor and composer, David Ott.

The 2017-2018 season includes World Ballet Stars, a FREE outdoor performance of Giselle, the full-length production of The Nutcracker with live music by the NFB Symphony Orchestra, Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas and Peter Pan with live music by the NFB Symphony Orchestra. In addition, this season we have two different subscription packages to choose from.

To learn more about the season, visit the Performances page. For details on our orchestra and NFB Music Director David Ott, visit our Orchestra page.

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Courtney Enchanted: One of NFB’s Own in the Big Apple
By SAVANNAH EVANOFF | Daily News
Published: August 7, 2017

FORT WALTON BEACH — Enchanted seems like the best word to describe Courtney Shealy. At 19, she has explored underwater caves in Oman, risen through ranks at the United States’ most prestigious ballet company and danced in front of thousands at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

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World Ballet Stars 7:30 pm
World Ballet Stars @ Mattie Kelly Arts Center
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
World Ballet Stars @ Mattie Kelly Arts Center | Niceville | Florida | United States
NFB opens the 2017-2018 season on Saturday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m. with World Ballet Stars featuring some of the world’s best classical ballet dancers performing both classical and contemporary works at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. World Ballet Stars will feature international guest artists Joseph Gatti and Danielle Diniz; Cervilio Amador and Chisako Oga of Cincinnati Ballet; Arian Molina and Dayesi ... Read More