AT L A N TA B A L L E T
2019|2020 Season production of
Atlanta Ballet 2 presents The Swan Princess
Department of DANCE
Photo: Bubba Carr | KSU Dance Company
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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Gennadi Nedvigin DEAN OF THE CENTRE FOR DANCE EDUCATION Sharon Story Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Conceived and Choreographed by Bruce Wells Lighting Design by Joseph R. Walls Costume Design by Atlanta Ballet Costume Shop Character Dances Choreography by Anna Penny Narrated by Amelia Fischer Performed by Atlanta Ballet 2 and Academy Students of Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education
Centre for Dance Education Faculty Serena Chu, Anna Penny, Abigail Tan-Gamino
CENTRE FOR DANCE EDUCATION STUDENTS
ATLANTA BALLET 2 Ramon Agnelli, Adrián Cruz Alvarez, Nadyne Bispo, Georgie Grace Butler, Anastasia Cheplyansky, Julia Crosby, María José Esquivel, Joseph Finklea, Charlotte Hermann, Reira Ikeda, Wyatt McConville–McCoy, Dominique Morel, Remi Nakano, Carraig New, Hui Wen Peng, Brian Warkentien, Spencer Wetherington, Sage Wilson
Atlanta Ballet 2 is an ensemble of students representing the highest level of the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education. The mission of Atlanta Ballet 2 is to provide top-tier students with opportunities to develop technically with intense training and artistically through extensive performance experience. Atlanta Ballet 2 dancers also serve the Atlanta community by participating in community engagement for organizations throughout the season. The goal is that after one or two years in Atlanta Ballet 2, these young dancers will begin their professional careers.
ACADEMY STUDENTS Margaret Adams, Sarah Frances Adams, Iyla Ansari, Sophie Antell, Kerrigan Ashburn, Emma Bastin, Sara Elisabeth Bethea, Grace Brawn, Ruby Brazzalotto, Leilani Burks, Jaya Canty, Christina Carlos, Lillian Dase, Catherine Decker, Avery Ehart, Nicole Essien, Xavier Ewing, Laurel Feagin, Emily Fleck, Chloe Ford, Sophia Gerdeman, Camilla Golden, Claire Gorham, Mikell Graf, Daniel Gray, Sky Gupta, Anna Jane Harben, Gabrielle Heard, Dagny Ingle, Camille Jackson, Holly Johnson, Lucy Johnson, Piper Lashley, Charlotte Laubmann, Julia McArthur, Jason McClung, Chloe Montooth, Eva Morris, Sophia Morro, Aiden O’Neil, Carolina Paz, Sophia Pham, Ava Price, Ava Redick, Radha Retnasaba, Emma Ricci, Kira Robinson, Kaitlin Roemer, Sloane Santos, Emma Shaw, Zoe Shepard, Neema Solomon, Gabriella Tehrani, Katherine Theriot, Madeline Theriot, Ella Tillman, Harper Tillman, Tara Tomori, Steven Tonnis, Luiza Turibio, Kali Underwood, Daniella Urdaneta, Sophia Wang, Covin Washington, Aidan Watson, Sasha West, Hunter Willis, Naya Wooldridge, Kahlen Wright, Nana Yajima, Naya Yara, Sofia Yoffe, Emma Cate Yungwirth
Dorothy Moses Alexander, Atlanta Ballet Founder, 1929-1960 Robert Barnett, Artistic Director Emeritus, 1961-1994 John McFall, Artistic Director, 1994-2016
ON THE COVER Atlanta Ballet 2 dancers Remi Nakano and Spencer Wetherington. Photo by Kim Kenney. ON THE TITLE PAGE The Swan Princess title art by Jade Orlando
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ATLANTA BALLET LEADERSHIP G ENNADI NEDVIGIN (Artistic Director), in February 2016, was named Atlanta Ballet’s fourth artistic director in the Company’s then 87-year history. Nedvigin, born in Rostov, Russia, began his training at age 5. At 10, he was accepted into the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Upon graduating, he joined Moscow Renaissance Ballet, as a soloist, before he was invited to dance with Le Jeune Ballet de France in Paris. In 1997, while on tour in the U.S., San Francisco Ballet (SFB) Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson offered Nedvigin a soloist contract. After three years, he was promoted to principal dancer. While at SFB, Nedvigin won the International Competition’s Erik Bruhn Prize (1999). He has also received three Isadora Duncan Dance Awards (2001, 2010 and 2017). Along the way, Nedvigin was fortunate to work with many world-renowned choreographers. In addition to his dancing career, Nedvigin also taught master classes and staged ballets in the U.S. and abroad before becoming an artistic director. Recently, Nedvigin sat on juried panels at the World Ballet Competition in Orlando, the International Ballet Competition held in Jackson, Mississippi, and the Youth America Grand Prix. Under Nedvigin’s guidance, Atlanta Ballet has established the Academy training program, which includes a top-tier performance ensemble, Atlanta Ballet 2, representing his commitment to training for the next generation of professional dancers. ARTURO JACOBUS (President & CEO) is in his 11th season with Atlanta Ballet. He was previously chief executive of Pacific Northwest Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, each for 10 years. He holds master’s degrees in business administration, arts administration and human resources management, and he has completed management certificate programs at the University of Washington and Harvard Business School. Jacobus has served on executive boards for such arts organizations as Dance/ USA, Washington State Arts Alliance, Northwest Development Officers’ Association and California Arts Advocates. He has stayed actively involved in arts strategy and advocacy by chairing and sitting on panels for the city of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. Before becoming an arts executive, Jacobus served for 20 years as a bandmaster for the U.S. Navy, leading ensembles in Villefranche, France; Gaeta and Naples, Italy; and San Francisco. While stationed in Naples, under the Commander in Chief Allied Forces Southern Europe (CincSouth), he founded a 50-member NATO ensemble from the armies, navies and air forces of Italy, Greece, Turkey, the U.K. and the U.S. 4
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S HARON STORY (Dean of the Centre for Dance Education) joined Atlanta Ballet after a professional dance career that spanned more than 20 years and included tenures with Joffrey Ballet, the School of American Ballet, Stars of New York City Ballet, Atlanta Ballet and 10 years with Boston Ballet. Her Boston Ballet tenure included international tours with Rudolf Nureyev. In 1996, along with her role as ballet mistress, Story became dean of the Centre for Dance Education (Centre), which has grown to become one of the largest dance schools in the nation. The Centre is nationally recognized for its programs and community initiatives. Under Story’s direction, the Centre achieved accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD). She serves currently as president of the board of directors for NASD. Story received the 2015 Women Making a Mark Award from Atlanta Magazine and was featured in the ArtsATL Legacy Series 2018. She is committed to providing a noncompetitive atmosphere and access to dance education that is shaped by the community’s needs, is innovative and inspires the commitment and excellence that are the trademarks of Atlanta Ballet.
CENTRE FOR DANCE EDUCATION STAFF SERENA CHU (Faculty) was born in Long Beach, New York, where she received her early training at the School of American Ballet, performed in numerous productions with the New York City Ballet, and danced in the 1990 Workshop Performance of Puss in Boots by Robert LaFosse. After attending the Bolshoi Ballet program in Vail, Colorado, she went on to study as a scholarship student with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia, and was one of the first Americans to graduate from the school. She was a member of Sarasota Ballet before joining Tulsa Ballet, where she danced many featured rolls in works from renowned choreographers such as N. Duato, G. Balanchine, J. Kylian, W. Forsythe, V. Caniparoli, B. Stevenson, A. DeMille, P. Taylor, T. Tharp, C. Wheeldon and S. Welch. Some favorite ballets in her repertoire include Arenal, Without Words, Lambarena, Company B, Serenade, 9 Sinatra Songs, Remansos, Por Vos Muero, and SeAthrough, a piece created on her by Tony Fabre. Serena was a guest principal with Ballet Des Moines during its inaugural years and helped build a new regional company in the U.S. Ms. Chu has been seen in Dance Magazine, the New York Times, Newsday, the cover of the Tulsa World, and DM magazine. She is a NAFTA award winner, and was featured on “CBS Sunday Morning.” In addition to performing leading roles on the stages of the Joyce Theater in New York City and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Serena has taught in many notable schools around the country, including Tulsa, Oklahoma; Salt Lake City, Utah; Des Moines, Iowa; Las Vegas, Nevada; and now Atlanta, Georgia.
ANNA PENNY (Faculty, and Choreographer, Character Dances) has been dancing and performing since the age of four years old, starting with rhythmic gymnastics until the age of ten. She was accepted into the Belarusian State Choreography College where studied classical, character dance, modern and other styles of ballet. During this time, she traveled with the college all over Eastern and Western Europe and Asia. Anna performed in the international competition Prix De Lausanne, representing the country of Belarus. She performed many roles in ballets such as Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Corsair, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote and Raymonda. Anna performed for the Queen of the Netherlands and for Chelsea Clinton, and participated in the movie “Russian Arc,” which made the “Guinness Book of World Records” for non-stop taping in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. Being the valedictorian of her graduating class, Penny traveled to the United States with the International Group of Performers in 1998. She worked and performed with the Carolina Ballet and taught gymnastics and ballet for children. In 2000, she danced for the movie “A Parent’s Guide to Ballet.” In 2002, Anna started a professional teaching career at places like Cary Ballet Conservatory, Florida Dance Theater and Florida Southern College. During this time, she staged many classical ballets and choreographed original ballets, character dances and contemporary pieces. Anna had the opportunity to coach and take students to the Youth American Grand Prix. Some of her students now perform on stages such as NYC Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Carolina Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet and many others. ABIGAIL TAN-GAMINO (Faculty) started her 16-year professional career in Manila, Philippines, with Philippine Ballet Theater, then she joined American Repertory Ballet and, later, Atlanta Ballet. Upon retirement, she joined the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education as a faculty member and currently teaches in the Academy Division. She also serves as rehearsal master for Atlanta Ballet’s productions of The Nutcracker, which included assisting choreographer Yuri Possokhov with his 2018 world premiere, and the Atlanta Ballet 2 annual family ballet production. She served as children’s ballet master when the Company toured The Nutcracker at the Kennedy Center in 2019. She is a certified Progressing Ballet Technique instructor and is working towards certification as an instructor of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy of Moscow. In 2018, Ms. Tan-Gamino was included in the second edition of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’s CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art. Ms. Tan-Gamino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and arts from Angelicum College.
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ARTISTIC AND DESIGN TEAM BRUCE WELLS (Choreographer) is an internationally acclaimed choreographer who began his career with George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet. Following this, he was the resident choreographer for Connecticut Ballet, Boston Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. In addition, Mr. Wells’ ballets appear in the repertories of The Australian Ballet, Dance Theater of Harlem, Atlanta Ballet, Alberta Ballet, Ballet Idaho, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet Chicago, Milwaukee Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Nevada Dance Theater and Kansas City Ballet. Mr. Wells has taught for the schools of Boston Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theater, City Ballet School of San Francisco, the Vancouver Ballet Society in British Columbia, Jacob’s Pillow, Kansas City Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet. JOSEPH R. WALLS (Lighting Designer) most recently designed the lighting for Ballet West productions of Snow White and Giselle. This past year, he designed Trey McIntyre’s Teeming Waltzes, Ethan Stiefel’s Wood Work, John Heginbotham’s Racecar, Jessica Lang’s Reverence, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Delusional Beauty and Dana Genshaft’s Shadow Lands for the Washington Ballet and their performances at Fall for Dance in New York City. Internationally, Walls works often with STEPS of Panama and recently designed Marlyn Attie’s Crush at the National Theatre of Panama with support from the United States Embassy. He has also been nominated for the prestigious Premios Escena award for best lighting in Panama City, Panama. In 2019, Walls designed the weeklong celebration with Pope Francis The World Youth Day. With Atlanta Ballet, Walls has designed several world premieres over the past five years. Additionally, he has collaborated with staibdance, Inland Pacific Ballet, Chautauqua Dance, Ballet Spartanburg, Charlotte Ballet, Roswell Dance Theatre, Komasnsé Dance Theater, and Complexions, as well as on Sundance Mountain Resort Summer Theatre productions. www.jwallsdesign.com AMELIA FISCHER (Narrator) is a professional actor, director and fight choreographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. She has worked for theatres in Washington, D.C. to Washington state, including seasons with Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Georgia Shakespeare, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Classical Theatre Company, Shakespeare Walla Walla and Houston Shakespeare Company. Here in Atlanta, Fischer has performed with Theatrical Outfit, Alliance Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Theatre Buford, Essential Theatre and Theatre Emory. As a voiceover artist, she has voiced several anime characters for Sentai Filmworks, including Jibril in “No Game No Life.” Fischer is proud to have earned her M.F.A. from the University of Houston’s Professional Actor Training Program and her B.A. from Coastal Carolina University, and to have trained with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance.
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SYNOPSIS ACT ONE
Long ago, in a far off land by a beautiful lake, there lived an evil magician named Count Von Rothbart. He put a spell on the young princesses who wandered by the lake, turning them into swans. Also living by the lake, there was a young prince named Siegfried. It is his 21st birthday. As his friends celebrate, his mother, the Queen, arrives with six princesses. The Queen suggests he pick one of the princesses to marry. Soon he finds himself attracted to the princess, Odette. As the party ends, all depart except Prince Siegfried and Princess Odette who share a moment before Prince Siegfried is summoned to go hunting with his court men. Now, alone by the lake, Princess Odette reflects upon her meeting with Prince Siegfried. Her presence observed by the evil Count Von Rothbart who captures her and turns her into a swan. Not long after, Prince Siegfried returns with his hunting party. When he takes aim, Princess Odette, in swan form, arrives and pleads with him not to shoot. Enchanted, Prince Siegfried is captivated by the Swan Princess. Next, the evil Count Von Rothbart appears and makes clear the rules of the curse. “Only true love in the face of death can break the spell,” he declared.
It is the evening of Prince Siegfried’s 21st birthday, and time for him to select which princess he will marry. Trumpets announce the arrival of Count Von Rothbart, whose plan is to deceive Prince Siegfried. Count Von Rothbart will present Princess Odette’s evil twin sister, Odile, as Princess Odette, and trick him into believing she is his true love. Prince Siegfried pledges his love for her. Immediately, but still too late, Princess Odette flies into the scene revealing Odile’s true identity and confirming Prince Siegfried has been deceived. Count Von Rothbart captures Princess Odette and flees the scene leaving Prince Siegfried devastated. Princess Odette, heartbroken at Prince Siegfried’s apparent desertion, rushes to the lake. Prince Siegfried pursues her and pleads for her forgiveness. Next, all of Prince Siegfried’s court men arrive and unite with the swans to battle against Count Von Rothbart. At the end of the battle as Count Von Rothbart weakens, Prince Siegfried recites Von Rothbart’s curse back to him, “only a true love in the face of death can break the spell.” As Count Von Rothbart dies, Prince Siegfried pledges his love to Princess Odette and the curse is broken, allowing Princess Odette and the swans to transform back into their human forms, to unite with their princes.
ATLANTA BALLET 2
Ramon Agnelli Milan, Italy
Adrián Cruz Alvarez Zaragoza, Spain
Nadyne Bispo Santos, Brazil
Georgie Grace Butler Atlanta, Georgia
Anastasia Cheplyanksy San Francisco, California
Julia Crosby Germantown, Maryland
María José Esquivel Stamford, Connecticut
Charlotte Hermann Atlanta, Georgia
Reira Ikeda Iwate, Japan
Wyatt McConville-McCoy Boston, Massachusetts
Dominique Morel Miami, Florida
Remi Nakano Tokyo, Japan
Carraig New Juneau, Alaska
Hui Wen Peng Taichung, Taiwan
Brian Warkentien San Diego, California
Spencer Wetherington Bridgeton, New Jersey
Sage Wilson South Hadley, Massachusetts
Joseph Finklea Columbus, Ohio
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ATLANTA BALLET ADMINISTRATION EXECUTIVE Arturo Jacobus, President & CEO ARTISTIC Gennadi Nedvigin, Artistic Director Rory Hohenstein, Ballet Master Veronika Part, Ballet Master Roman Rykine, Ballet Master FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION Pamela Whitacre, Chief Operating Officer Thomas Fowlkes, General Manager Hana Miller, Accounting Manager Aminah Walton, Bookkeeper/Office Manager Dana Hylton Calabro, Tessitura Manager DEVELOPMENT & FUNDRAISING Rahel Bizuwork, Institutional Giving Officer Monika Eisenheim, Development Assistant Lauren Elliott, Donor Engagement & Individual Gifts Officer Sherren Sandy, Special Events Manager Manda Wilhite, Board Relations & Major Gifts Officer MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS Tricia Ekholm, Chief Marketing Officer Julia Berg, Director of Public Relations Brian Wallenberg, Videographer Julie Sharpe, Graphic Design Manager Aine Imbach, Social Media Manager/Graphic Designer Myredith Momongan, Group Sales Manager Toni C. Vacinek, Communications Manager TICKETING & PATRON SERVICES Lindsay Smith, Associate Director of Ticketing & Patron Services Desiree Houston, Patron Services Assistant Jasmine Martinez, Patron Services Assistant PRODUCTION Dave Smith, Production Manager & Technical Director Joseph R. Walls, Lighting Supervisor Sicily Palms, Company Manager Nicole Walters, Stage Manager Jane Kuipers, Assistant Stage Manager COSTUMES Colleen McGonegle, Costume Director Abby Polston, Draper Sophia Parrish, Wardrobe Supervisor Susan Carter, Costume Construction Supervisor Jane Kuipers, Costume Technician Ashleigh Dobrin, Finisher Abby Parker, Costume Technician/Company Shoe Manager Chloe Gervase, Costume Technician
CENTRE FOR DANCE EDUCATION Gennadi Nedvigin, Artistic Director Sharon Story, Dean Kelly Tonina Cooper, Centre Administrative Director Diane Caroll Sales, Community Partnerships Director Nicole Adams, Virginia-Highland Centre Principal Kate Gaul, Buckhead Centre Principal Ansilla Bearden, Satellite Manager Ann Heard, Centre Education Associate Faculty Ramatu Afegbua-Sabbatt, Ansilla Bearden, Taylor Benion, Shirley Bennett, Britt Brown, Serena Chu, Harmony Clair, Kelly Tonina Cooper, Viviana Coronado, Kameron Davis, Lonnie Davis, Rebekah Diaddigo, Hillary Drawe, Sarah Emery, Vershion Funderburk, Pedro Gamino, Ashley Gibson, Brooke Gilliam, Nell Heflin Goza, Nathan Griswold, Alera Harrison, Nathan Hites, Aaron James, Jelani Jones, Caroline Kraehe, Sergio Masero-Olarte, Rosemary Miles, Anna Penny, Joy Stephanie Pigg, Terese Reynolds-Thomas, Chantia Robinson, Diane Caroll Sales, Roscoe Sales, Jasmine Stevenson, Carol Szkutek, Abigail Tan-Gamino, Calla Vaughn Accompanists Yulia Rice, Gretel Rodriguez Centre Education Associates Dixie Boston, Jessica Browder, Soledad Charles, Bandeja Munir, Katelyn Sweatman, Austin Walters, Tiara Whitfield Atlanta Ballet Boutique Leslie Campbell Judge, General Manager Kate LaFoy, Midtown Boutique Manager Nardja el-Shabazz, Buckhead Boutique Coordinator
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ATLANTA BALLET 2019-2020 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Officers Elizabeth Adams, Chair Barbara S. Joiner, Vice Chair Kristen Manion Taylor, Vice Chair Juan Carlos Urdaneta, Treasurer Kathleen Knous, Secretary Allen W. Nelson, Immediate Past Chair Trustees Emily C. Baker Jan Beaves Ron Breakstone Ginny Brewer Kelly C. Cannon Chris Carlos Dr. Meria Carstarphen Lynn Cochran-Schroder Lynda Courts Cynthia Crain Lavona Currie Vanessa Delmer Yelena Epova, CPA Nigel Ferguson
Nancy Field Jacqueline Flake Amy Gerome Lindsay R. Hill Joyce Houser, Ph.D Arturo Jacobus* Ceci Johnson* Edward B. Krugman Taylor Meyer Linda Morris Gennadi Nedvigin* Stanley Rose III Joni Santos* Katherine Scott Sharon Silvermintz* Stephanie Thomas Stephens Pam Wakefield Jon S. Wright Dr. Vonda Wright Advisory Council David M. Barnett Mark R. Bell, D.Phil Barbara Bing Harvey Coleman Elaine E. Davis Erroll B. Davis William De Baets F. Javier Diaz
Raoul â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rayâ&#x20AC;? Donato Jake Evans Jorge Fernandez Robert L. Green Vincent Hommeril Susan S. Kettering Allen Maines Santiago Marquez Juan Mejia Carl Pascarella Eric Robbins Laura Turner Seydel Rebecca Christian Smith Andrew Staunton Anat Sultan-Dadon Kazuyuki Takeuchi Nadia Theodore Dov Wilker Allen Yee Sonjia Waller Young Kim Young-jun
Honorary Board Margaret Carton David Crosland Kenneth R. Hey Wade Hooper J. David Hopkins Bill Huber, CPA Michael Jones Sloan Kennedy-Smith Amanda Shailendra Michelle Sullivan Trustees Emeriti Lynda Courts Lavona Currie Stanley Rose III Karen Vereb Patti Wallace Lifetime Board Jane Dean Carole Goldberg Joseph Prendergast Deen Day Sanders *Ex-Officio
ATLANTA BALLET SUPPORTERS PAS DE DEUX SOCIETY Members of the Pas de Deux Society have made an extra gift of $5,000 to artistically support an individual dancer for the 19|20 season. Jan P. Beaves Dr. Harold J. Brody & Mr. Donald E. Smith Atlanta Ballet Corps de Ballet (2 dancers) Lynda Bradbury Courts Elaine & Erroll Davis Vanessa & Robin Delmer
Adrienne & Scott Hardesty Bonnie & Terry Herron James L. Jackson Kathleen & Kirk Knous (2 dancers) Katherine Scott The Yee Family Charitable Fund
THE DOROTHY ALEXANDER LEGACY SOCIETY Honoring our Past, Stewarding our Present, and Planning for Our Future Individuals who have included Atlanta Ballet in their long-term estate plans through bequests and other deferred-giving arrangements. Madeline & Howell Adams, Jr. C.D. Belcher Cynthia Crain Mrs. Lynn Cochran-Schroder Patty & Marc Dash Mrs. Daphne Moore Eitel Melodi Ford
Brad Foresythe Joyce Houser, Ph.D. Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Morgan Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel John K. Palmisano & Stephen A. Williams, III Katherine Scott
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Atlanta Ballet gratefully acknowledges the following individuals, businesses, foundations, and volunteer groups, whose generous annual contributions were received during the period of August 1, 2018 – January 31, 2020. If you find that you are listed incorrectly or we did not recognize you appropriately, we apologize and want to include you. Please contact Individual Gifts Officer, Lauren INDIVIDUAL DONORS THE DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE $100,000+ Anonymous Chris Carlos & Family Katherine Scott $50,000-$99,999 Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Courts II Mrs. Susan Nardelli $20,000 - $49,999 Anonymous (2) Ms. Jan P. Beaves Ginny & Charles Brewer Mrs. Lynn Cochran-Schroder & Mr. Bill Schroder Lavona Currie Ms. Nancy Field & Mr. Michael Schulder Sarah Kennedy Kathleen & Kirk Knous Mr. Jon S. Wright $15,000 - $19,999 Anonymous James J. Andrews Cynthia Crain, Ed. D. & Dwight Lee, Ph. D. Elaine & Erroll Davis Jacqueline Flake & David Dase Vanessa & Robin Delmer Barbara & Eric Joiner Mr. William F. Snyder Mr. Dante S. Stephensen Mr. & Mrs. Juan Carlos Urdaneta Dr. Vonda Wright & Mr. Peter Taglianetti $10,000 - $14,999 Anonymous Elizabeth & Howell Adams III Emily C. Baker Lucinda W. Bunnen Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen & Mr. David Heleniak Yelena Epova Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Gagliano Ms. Amy Gerome-Acuff & Mr. Daniel Acuff Sue & Duane Gibbs Bonnie & Terry Herron Lindsay Hill Beth & Tommy Holder Joyce Houser, Ph.D. Edward Krugman & Jill Pryor Mr. J. Allen Maines & Ms. Pam Yarbrough Kristen Manion Taylor & Jason Taylor Linda & Don Morris Allen W. Nelson & Caroline B. Gottschalk Delphine Podsiadlo Stanley H. Rose III Stephanie & Austin Stephens Carol & Ramon Tomé Pam Wakefield THE ENCORE CIRCLE $7,500 - $9,999 Dr. Harold J. Brody & Mr. Donald E. Smith Kelly & Joseph Cannon Adrienne & Scott Hardesty James L. Jackson Mariana Laufer
$5,000 - $7,499 Mrs. Daphne Moore Eitel Mr. Daniel E. Gaylord & Ms. Marilyn Altman Joanne & Alex Gross Julie & Paul Hagedorn Marius Hechter K&K Investments Amy Nelson Marjorie & Mark McConnell Doug & Ginger (Brill) Pisik Asif & Lisa Ramji Danna & Mike Sanders Pam & Paul Whitacre Karen Vereb & Bud Blanton Kenneth R. Hey Christopher Wilbanks & Karl Fielden Yee Family Charitable Fund $2,500 - $4,999 William Bishop Mr. & Mrs. Richard B Cavallo & Caroline Cavallo Mr. & Mrs. Jerome M Cooper Mr. Richard Delay & Ms. Francine Dykes Denise Newton Memorial Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation Nigel Ferguson Steve, Susan & Grace Hauser Mr. Douglas Hopkins J. David Hopkins Laurie & John Hopkins Elvira & Arturo Jacobus Dr. Leslie & Mrs. Marilyn Kelman Sloan Kennedy Smith & John Smith Gino & Belinda Massafra The Mortimer Family Drs. Christine & Michael Murphy Stacy Galan Shailendra Debby & Baker Smith Johannah Smith Dr. & Mrs. Peter J. Sones Sharon Story, Julien & Kim Kenney Dr. John Trimble & Ms. Marianne Stribling Mr. Tarek Takieddini Heather ten Broeke Allen W. Yee Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Yellowlees $1,000 - $2,499 Anonymous (2) Sarah & Corey Babb Dr. Florence C. Barnett Hope Barrett Barbara Bastin & Children Drs. Mark & Bianca Bell Lindsay & Evan Borenstein Jeanne Bracken Michael Bracken James A. Brennan, M.D. Dr. & Mrs. William Brinkman Camille & David Brinkman Sara & Alex Brown Lucy & Henry Bush Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence W. Davis Robert Paul Dean & Robert Epstein Morli Desai & Jim Schroder Mr. & Mrs. Howard F. Elkins Brad Foresythe Elizabeth & Thomas Fowlkes Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Goddard Dr. & Mrs. Marvin Goldstein Mrs. Carol Lanier Goodman
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Denise & Matthew Halkos Lisa & Forrest Hibbard Ben & Rachel Hunter Lee Kapner Noel Khalil Leigh Anna & Steven Lang Melanie & Chris Leeth Ms. Doreen M. Lewis Mrs. Vaughn Linder Ms. Linda Lively & Mr. James Hugh Carole & Nelson Marchioli Margaret P. McCamish Mr. & Mrs. Guy W. Millner Doug & Dawn Mullins Ms. Sandra Noecker Mrs. William A. Parker, Jr. Tonya & Steve Paro Mr. & Mrs. Larry Pelletier Stuart Pliner & Barbara Bing Pliner Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ratonyi Margery & Dan Reason Family Fund Sharon & David Schachter Toreya Shea Sharon & Howard Silvermintz Dr. & Mrs. Mark Silverstein Matt Simon Mr. & Mrs. James E. Stueve Mr. & Mrs. Perry Taylor Dr. Peter & Mrs. Beverly Thomas Mrs. Julie Turner-Davis & Mr. John Davis Dr. Kirsten Travers-UyHam & Mr. John J. UyHam Harriet H. Warren Andrea Weyermann & Tim Goodwin Kara & Brian Williamson Paula & Mike Wilson Ted & Whitney Woodward THE PATRON CIRCLE $500 - $999 Mrs. George C. Blount, Jr. Suzanne & Rob Boas Jim Carpenetti & Lara Ghavami Liz & Charlie Cohn Mr. & Mrs. Henry M. Colvin Carol Comstock & Jim Davis Kelly Tonina Cooper James Datka & Nora DePalma Cynthia & Mike Davison Mr. Philip A. Delanty Ashleigh Dobrin Kevin & Demi Doyle Antoinette J. Earley & William L. Green Tricia & Chris Ekholm Doug & Florida Ellis Sarah Segrest Emerson Cole & Zachary Ferguson-Cogdill Danny Futrell Kathryn & Patrick Gaul Ms. Marguerite Hallman The Hendon Family Helen & Jeff Herbert Dorothea & Robert Jeffrey Mr. Charles A. Johnston, Jr. Mrs. Peter G. Kessenich, Sr. Steven Libman & Carol Killworth Allan & Vaneesa Little Mr. William McClain Jean & Robert McColl Mr. & Mrs. Eugene F. Meany Terri & Stephen Nagler Miho & Gennadi Nedvigin
Robert W. Parris & Bradley W. Renner Darryl Payne & Lisa Richardson Dr. & Mrs. William M. Scaljon Dr. Barbara Simmons Teena Stern Roberta Taylor & James Hill Charlotte & David Terrell Ms. Karen Trujillo William Walker Alan & Marcia Watt Jody Collins Weatherly Marion Williams Naya & Sue Wooldridge $250 - $499 Anonymous Donna Adams Hall Judith & Aaron Alembik Mark & Belinda Anderson Rodney Baker Mr. & Mrs. Brian D. Beem Katie Benson Kristin A. Birkness Ms. Martha Bobo Carolyn & Wayne Champion Dr. Alexis E. Chase Jennifer & Andy Coppa
John DeRoo Terrence R. Dimter & Alain Mallette Mr. Mark du Mas Elaine Eaton Dytre Fentress & Stephen Rann The Fisk Family Michelle Flake Morgan Mrs. Susan Fleck Louise B. Franklin Judy & Edward Garland Alexandra & Rick Gilliam Christine A. Gilliam Richard Goodjoin & Kelvin Davis Sandra D. Haisten Andrew Hamilton Avery Hammonds Eve Haumschild Michal & Jack Hillman James Honkisz & Catherine Binns Mark & Pat Jackson Rebecca T. Jarrett Natalie & Jason Jones Barbara Keon & Donald Dalton Graham Kerr Eric A. Larson Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Mager Jeanie & Albert Marx Bridget Matarrese
Debia & Robert McCulloch Daniel J. McDaniel Jennifer & Virginia McGuffey Carol & Ben Mitchell Henrietta & Cory Muller Mr. & Mrs. George T. Munsterman Dick & Dixie Olson Christopher Omueti Donald & Helen O’Shea Mrs. Debby Overstreet Terrill A. Parker Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Perkowitz Lawrence F. Pinson Chongkolni J. Potitong Grace Pownall & Ron Harris Donna & Dan Reed Dr. Robert & Gail Riesenberg Roman Rykine Crista & Glenn Schaab Beverly & Milton Shlapak Dr. & Mrs. Edward F. Sugarman Mr. & Mrs. Michael H. Swanger Barbara & Jon Swann Dr. Michael & Mrs. Francoise Szikman Kris Taylor Dr. James Wallace Mr. & Mrs. Mark C. West Sylvia Wrobel & Robert Nichols
FOUNDATION, CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT DONORS $100,000+ Anonymous Arrow Exterminators Atlanta Ballet Corps de Ballet Jones Day Foundation PNC The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation The Coca-Cola Foundation The Home Depot Foundation The Molly Blank Fund of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation The Rich Foundation The Sara Giles Moore Foundation The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc. The Thalia N. Carlos and Chris M. Carlos Foundation The Thalia N. & Michael C. Carlos Foundation The Zeist Foundation, Inc. $50,000 - $99,999 Bobbie Bailey Foundation, Inc. Holder Construction Company Neiman Marcus REPAY The Bucherati Group, LLC The Pittulloch Foundation, Inc. The Shubert Foundation, Inc. $25,000 - $49,999 Anonymous City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Fulton County Arts Council The Imlay Foundation, Inc. The Kettering Family Foundation WarnerMedia Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation
$10,000 - $24,999 Anonymous Anne Cox Chambers Foundation Aprio Bell Family Foundation For Hope, Inc. Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. Dior Georgia Council for the Arts Georgia Dermatology Center Georgia Power Foundation HBO Services, Inc. JBS Foundation Lenox Square Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation Merrill Lynch Morgan Family Fund National Endowment for the Arts Price Gilbert, Jr. Charitable Fund Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. The Elster Foundation The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. Wells Fargo Foundation $5,000 - $9,999 Anonymous (2) Atlantic Capital Bank Cushman & Wakefield Goldman Sachs Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation, Inc. Ida Alice Ryan Charitable Trust John & Mary Franklin Foundation Jones Day JPMorgan Chase Lafayette 148 New York Massey Charitable Trust Smith & Howard Sojitz Corporation of America Southern Company Gas The Fraser-Parker Foundation Worldpay
$2,500 - $4,999 Anonymous City National Bank Denise Newton Memorial Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation Mark A. Jardina Foundation $1,000 - $2,499 La Fête Chocolat Lois & Lucy Lampkin Foundation Publix Super Markets The Roderick Seward, Flossie Radcliffe and Helen M. Galloway Foundation, Inc. Thomas H. Lanier Family Foundation MATCHING GIFT CORPORATIONS ADP Avandale Comcast Google Illinois Tool Works JPMorgan Chase Microsoft Norfolk Southern Novartis SAP America SunTrust The Coca-Cola Company The Home Depot Foundation Varian Medical Systems WarnerMedia
Atlanta Ballet is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also received support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts. Major funding is provided by the Fulton County Commission under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council, and major support is provided by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Additional funding has been provided by our individual donors, corporate sponsors and foundations.
GIFTS IN HONOR & MEMORIAM In Honor of Iris Antley Hensley Dr. Florence C. Barnett
In Honor of Dylan Clinard Angela & Kirk Clinard
In Honor of Hannah Morris Elizabeth & Chris Morris
In Honor of Robert Barnett James J. Andrews Lucinda Bunnen Mr. & Mrs. Richard B Cavallo & Caroline Cavallo
In Honor of Lynda & Richard W. Courts II Mrs. Vaughn Linder
In Honor of Kristine Nardelli & Savannah Nardelli Mrs. Susan Nardelli
In Honor of Lynda Courts The Fraser-Parker Foundation Kathi & Robert Goddard
In Memory of William A. Parker, Jr. The Fraser-Parker Foundation
In Memory of Virginia Barnett Mary Lou & Robert Berghel Mr. & Mrs. Richard B Cavallo & Caroline Cavallo Teena Stern In Honor of Louisa Basarrate Jeff Carrico In Honor of Sophie Basarrate Bridget Grant In Honor of Barbara Bastin Lisa & Herb Bastin In Honor of Anne Burton Avery James J. Andrews In Honor of Margaret Carton Annette & Steven McBrayer In Honor of Lorraine Champion & Rosemary Finney Carolyn Champion
In Honor of Lavona S. Currie Lucy & Henry Bush In Honor of Vonetta Daniels Shari Blalock Terence Hooks Julia Houston
In Memory of Peppi Perdue Savanna Jax In Memory of Vaughn Nixon Player Mrs. Vaughn Linder In Memory of Bob Podsiadlo Delphine Podsiadlo
In Memory of Bernadette Datka James Datka & Nora DePalma
In Honor of Amelia Popler Jonathan Popler
In Honor of Darcy & Rachel Denneen Marilyn & Leslie
In Honor of Julianne Spratlin Anne M. Spratlin
In Memory of Mel Dobrin Ashleigh Dobrin
In Honor of Michelle Sullivan Betsy West
In Honor of Sarah DuBignon Denise & Michael Wilbert
In Memory of Edwin Story Sandra Noecker Judith Story
In Honor of Patti Gouvas Charles Griffin
In Honor of the Clark & Whitaker Families Mary French
In Honor of Steven Libman Eric & Ana Robbins
In Honor of Chris Carlos Julie & David Abes Roland Gordon Susanna Mees Richard Scalesse Alexa Zambetti
In Memory of Edward Mortimer The Mortimer Family
In Memory of Louis Molino Michael Bracken
In Honor of Sharon Story Cynthia Crain, Ed.D. & Dwight Lee, Ph.D. In Honor of Ella & Harper Tillman Ashley & Terry Tillman In Honor of Doug Weiss Hamilton & Marion Williams
ATLANTA BALLET IS GRATEFUL TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR IN-KIND SUPPORT Active Production & Design Affairs to Remember Caterers Britt Wood Designs Cool & Fit Corporate Sports Unlimited, Inc. David Yurman dTox juice Electronic Theatre Controls
Georgia Dermatology Center Jean Padberg & Associates La Fête Chocolat Margot McKinney & Neiman Marcus Mathews Furniture + Design National Video Monitoring Co, LLC Parties to Die For Peachtree Tents & Events
Rayo Events SOULCYCLE Sweat Cheats The Bucherati Group, LLC The Atlantan Tony Brewer & Company
ATLANTA BALLET IS GRATEFUL TO THE FOLLOWING PARTNERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT Atlantic Capital The Preferred Bank of Atlanta Ballet Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters The Official Coffee Provider of Atlanta Ballet Publix Super Markets The Preferred Supermarket of Atlanta Ballet Ryder Truck Rental Systems Inc. The Official Set Transporter of Atlanta Ballet
Frank A. Sinkoe, DPM, podiatric medicine Kara Pepper, MD, internal medicine, Laureatte Medical Group Laura Gandy, MD, internal medicine, Laureatte Medical Group Nadine Kaslow, Ph.D, ABPP, Psychologist, Emory University School of Medicine Mandy Blackmon, PT, DPT, OCS, physical therapy Emma Faulkner, PT, DPT, OCS, physical therapy
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Val Schonberg, MS, RD, nutrition and dietetics Courtney Gleason, MD, sports medicine, Emory Healthcare Candice Thompson, Pilates, GYROTONIC® & Redcord® certified, CORE Buckhead Smith & Howard, Audit Firm Doyle Law, LLC, Immigration Counsel Jones Day, Attorneys Kim Kenney Photography
A festive evening to provide scholarships for the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education and Community Engagement programs.
2020 DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED To learn more, visit centre.atlantaballet.com/celebration
Photo by Kim Kenney.
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