ATLANTA BALLET :: SKYLINE SERIES :: ON THE HORIZON & SILVER LININGS :: APRIL & MAY 2021

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AT L A N TA B A L L E T

ON THE HORIZON

April 23–25

SILVER LININGS

April 30–May 9



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A tlanta Ballet company dancers Jessica Assef and Ben Kuefler with Ballet Master Rory Hohenstein during Zoom rehearsal for Pleiades Dances with Choreographer Claudia Schreier. Photo by Kim Kenney.

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ON THE HORIZON Friday, April 23, 2021 at 8:30pm Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 6:00pm Georgia Tech Campus, Atlanta, Georgia ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, Gennadi Nedvigin DEAN OF THE CENTRE FOR DANCE EDUCATION, Sharon Story

Napoli Act III Pas de Six

Choreography by August Bournonville Music by Evard Helsted and Holger Simon Paulli Staged by Serena Chu after The Royal Danish Ballet Variations Wyatt McConville-McCoy, Margaret Kuefler, William Woodward, Evelyn Robinson, Stephen Myers, Dominique Morel, Laura Gracia

No Ordinary Love

Choreography by Georgie Grace Butler Music by Labrinth "No Ordinary" Severin Brotschul, Reira Ikeda, Jason McClung, Wyatt McConville-McCoy, Hui Wen Peng, Kaitlin Matree Roemer

Fire and Silk

Choreography by William Woodward Music by Ezio Bosso "Exit, Run 44" Severin Brotschul, Reira Ikeda, Hui Wen Peng, Kaitlin Matree Roemer

Raymonda Act III Male Variation

Choreography by Marius Petipa Music by Alexander Glazunov Staged by Serena Chu Jason McClung and William Woodward

Breath

Choreography by William Woodward Music by Max Richter "Love Slave"

In the Midst of Existing

Laura Gracia, Margaret Kuefler, Dominique Morel, Stephen Myers, Evelyn Robinson, Samantha Schuermann

Laura Gracia, Margaret Kuefler, Dominique Morel, Stephen Myers, Samantha Schuermann, William Woodward

Choreography by Christina Carlos Music by W.H. Squire Miniatures for Cello and Piano (Oliver Gledhill, cello & Tadashi Imai, piano)

Raymonda Act I Pizzicato

Severin Brotschul, Georgie Grace Butler, Reira Ikeda, Jason McClung, Hui Wen Peng, Kaitlin Matree Roemer

Choreography by Evelyn Robinson Music by Adam Crystal “Dakini” Movement IV

Choreography by Marius Petipa Music by Alexander Glazunov Staged by Serena Chu

Passage

Evelyn Robinson Lighting for this evening's performances designed by Joseph R. Walls. Costume arrangement and special assistance for this evening’s performances courtesy of Atlanta Ballet Costume Shop.


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ON THE HORIZON Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 8:30pm Georgia Tech Campus, Atlanta, Georgia ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, Gennadi Nedvigin DEAN OF THE CENTRE FOR DANCE EDUCATION, Sharon Story

Napoli Act III Pas de Six

Raymonda Act I Pizzicato

Choreography by August Bournonville Music by Evard Helsted and Holger Simon Paulli Staged by Serena Chu after The Royal Danish Ballet

Choreography by Marius Petipa Music by Alexander Glazunov Staged by Serena Chu

Variations Jason McClung, Georgie Grace Butler, William Woodward, Samantha Schuermann, Stephen Myers, Reira Ikeda, Kaitlin Matree Roemer

Raymonda Act III Male Variation

No Ordinary Love

Choreography by Georgie Grace Butler Music by Labrinth "No Ordinary" Severin Brotschul, Margaret Kuefler, Dominique Morel, Jason McClung, Wyatt McConville-McCoy, Evelyn Robinson

Fire and Silk

Choreography by William Woodward Music by Ezio Bosso "Exit, Run 44" Severin Brotschul, Reira Ikeda, Hui Wen Peng, Kaitlin Matree Roemer

In the Midst of Existing

Choreography by Evelyn Robinson Music by Adam Crystal “Dakini” Movement IV

Hui Wen Peng

Choreography by Marius Petipa Music by Alexander Glazunov Staged by Serena Chu Severin Brotschul & Wyatt McConville-McCoy

Breath

Choreography by William Woodward Music by Max Richter "Love Slave" Laura Gracia, Margaret Kuefler, Dominique Morel, Stephen Myers, Evelyn Robinson, Samantha Schuermann

Passage

Choreography by Christina Carlos Music by W.H. Squire Miniatures for Cello and Piano (Oliver Gledhill, cello & Tadashi Imai, piano) Severin Brotschul, Georgie Grace Butler, Reira Ikeda, Jason McClung, Hui Wen Peng, Kaitlin Matree Roemer

Laura Gracia, Margaret Kuefler, Dominique Morel, Stephen Myers, Samantha Schuermann, William Woodward Lighting for this evening's performances designed by Joseph R. Walls. Costume arrangement and special assistance for this evening’s performances courtesy of Atlanta Ballet Costume Shop.


4 | on the horizon choreographers GEORGIE GRACE BUTLER (Choreographer, No Ordinary Love) is 20 years old and is from Atlanta, Georgia. She began her training at the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance. In 2015, Butler moved to Boston, Massachusetts, to train at Boston Ballet School. She trained as a pre-professional student and trainee with the company. Butler danced roles in Miko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker, Raymonda, and Miko Nissinen’s The Sleeping Beauty. In 2018, Butler became a trainee at Pennsylvania Ballet. There she danced roles in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, and Angel Corella’s Giselle and The Sleeping Beauty. She joined Atlanta Ballet 2 in 2019. CHRISTINA CARLOS (Choreographer, Passage) is from Atlanta, Georgia. Entering at a young age, she grew up in Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education. Carlos cherishes her time training at Atlanta Ballet, and is grateful for the opportunities that it provided her. She studied at Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre with summers spent at Miami City Ballet, Washington Ballet, staibdance, and Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education’s Summer Intensive. Carlos debuted her first piece created on the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education’s Academy program students in 2015, and is honored to be debuting her second work, which she created on Atlanta Ballet 2. Passage will be her sixth choreographic piece for Atlanta Ballet. Carlos will be furthering her dance career and studies at the California Institute of the Arts from 2021-2025, in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in dance. SERENA CHU (Stager, Napoli Act III, Pas de Six and Raymonda Variations) 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, Chu 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. Kylián, W. Forsythe, V. Caniparoli, B. Stevenson, A. DeMille, P. Taylor, T. Tharp, C. Wheeldon and S. Welch. Some favorite ballets in Chu’s repertoire include Arenal, Without Words, Lambarena, Company B, Serenade, Nine Sinatra Songs, Remansos, Por Vos Muero, and SeAthrough, a piece created on her by Tony Fabre. Chu was a guest principal with Ballet Des Moines during its inaugural years and helped build a new regional company in the U.S. Chu has been seen in Dance Magazine, The New York Times, Newsday, and the covers of the Tulsa World and DM magazine. She is a YoungArts 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., Chu has taught in many notable schools around the country, including Tulsa, Oklahoma; Salt Lake City, Utah; Des Moines, Iowa; Las Vegas, Nevada; and now in Atlanta, Georgia, where she has staged works with Atlanta Ballet 2, including their family ballets of Beauty and the Beast and The Swan Princess.

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EVELYN ROBINSON (Choreographer, In the Midst of Existing) is from the small town of Tyler, Texas, where she began her training at age 7 at Tyler Junior College Academy of Dance, under Thereza Bryce-Cotes and Shurrell Wiebe. At the age of 15, Robinson began attending the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) high school dance program on full scholarship. There she trained under Susan Jaffe, Jennet Zerbe, Eva Draw, Angelina Sansone, Jared Redick, Laura Martin, and many other UNCSA dance faculty members. While at UNCSA from 2017 to 2020, Robinson danced principal roles in Ethan Steifel’s The Nutcracker, Frederick Ashton’s Symphonic Variations, Joseph Mazilier’s Paquita, Marius Petipa’s Harlequinade and Sleeping Beauty, and Ilya Kozadayev’s Dream(s)pace. During her training, Robinson attended Atlanta Ballet, Ballet West, UNCSA, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Houston Ballet and the Royal Ballet’s summer programs. In 2020, Robinson competed at the Prix de Lausanne and was one of 21 dancers who advanced to the finals. WILLIAM WOODWARD (Choreographer, Fire and Silk and Breath) is 20 years old, and was raised in New York City. He started training at Ballet Academy East. In 2018, Woodward moved to San Francisco to continue his training at the San Francisco Ballet School. There he performed in Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. Woodward joined Atlanta Ballet 2 in the 2020|2021 Season.

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SEVERIN BROTSCHUL Glen Arbor, Michigan

GEORGIE GRACE BUTLER Atlanta, Georgia

JOSEPH FINKLEA Columbus, Ohio

LAURA GRACIA Zaragoza, Spain

REIRA IKEDA Iwate, Japan

MARGARET KUEFLER Stow, Massachusetts

LUCAS LABRADOR Cosquín, Argentina

JASON MCCLUNG Houston, Texas

WYATT MCCONVILLE-MCCOY Portland, Oregon

DOMINIQUE MOREL Miami, Florida

STEPHEN MYERS Chesterfield, Virginia

HUI WEN PENG Taichung, Taiwan

EVELYN ROBINSON Tyler, Texas

KAITLIN MATREE ROEMER Highland, Michigan

SAMANTHA SCHUERMANN Cincinnati, Ohio

WILLIAM WOODWARD New York, New York

Visit centre.atlantaballet.com/atlanta-ballet-2 to learn more about Atlanta Ballet 2. Photos by Kim Kenney.


Friday, April 30, 2021 at 8:30pm Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 8:30pm Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 6:00pm Georgia Tech campus, Atlanta, Georgia ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, Gennadi Nedvigin

La Forme du Vent Choreography by Keaton Leier Music by Claude Debussy Two Arabesques, L.66: No.1 Petite Suite pour Piano (4 hands) L.65: 1. En bateau Pour le Piano, L.95: 3. Toccata Erica Alvarado, Airi Igarashi, Saho Kumagai

Dr. Rainbow’s Infinity Mirror Choreography by Darian Kane Music by Miracle Musical “Introduction to the Snow” Sujin Han

I Know Where It Is

Choreography by Carraig New Music by Franz Liszt Lieberstraum No. 3 Anastasia Cheplyansky and Spencer Wetherington

Rabten Numinous

Choreography by Bret Coppa Music by George Ivanovich Gurdjieff & Thomas de Hartmann Second Series, No. 36: Hymn to Our Endless Creator Music by Johann Sebastian Bach Flute Sonata in C Major, BWV 1033 (arr. mandolin and guitar): III. Adagio Music by George Ivanovich Gurdjieff "Prayer" (arr. G. Herbig for guitar)

Touchline

Choreography by Anderson Souza Music by Frédéric Chopin 12 Études Op. 25, No. 12 24 Preludes, Op.28, No. 20 24 Preludes, Op. 28, No. 4 Bret Coppa, Georgia Dalton, Miguel Angel Montoya, Carraig New, Fuki Takahashi, Sage Wilson

Teneo Integrum

Choreography by Sergio Masero Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky “Valse Sentimentale” Catherine Conley, Mikaela Lauryn D. Santos, Benjamin Kuefler, Jonathan Philbert

Pleiades Dances

Choreography by Claudia Schreier Music by Takashi Yoshimatsu Excerpts from "Pleiades Dances" and “Vignettes” Lighting Design by Joseph R. Walls Costume Design by Atlanta Ballet Costume Shop Jessica Assef, Jacob Bush, Emily Carrico, Sujin Han, Darian Kane, Jordan Leeper, Guilherme Maciel, Sergio Masero, Juliana Missano, Jackie Nash, Keith Reeves, Anderson Souza

María José Esquivel, Brock Fowler, Jessica He Lighting for this evening's performances designed by Joseph R. Walls. Costume arrangement and special assistance for this evening’s performances courtesy of Atlanta Ballet Costume Shop.


Friday, May 7, 2021 at 8:30pm Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 8:30pm Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 6:00pm Georgia Tech campus, Atlanta, Georgia ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, Gennadi Nedvigin

Teneo Integrum

Choreography by Sergio Masero Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky “Valse Sentimentale” Sujin Han, Guilherme Maciel, Juliana Missano, Anderson Souza

Bodies in Motion

Choreography by Keith Reeves Music by Ptar “Bodies in Motion” Jessica Assef and Jordan Leeper

Rabten Numinous

Choreography by Bret Coppa Music by George Ivanovich Gurdjieff & Thomas de Hartmann Second Series, No. 36: Hymn to Our Endless Creator Music by Johann Sebastian Bach Flute Sonata in C Major, BWV 1033 (arr. mandolin and guitar): III. Adagio Music by George Ivanovich Gurdjieff "Prayer" (arr. G. Herbig for guitar) Dylan Clinard, Georgia Dalton, Airi Igarashi

Touchline

Choreography by Anderson Souza Music by Frédéric Chopin 24 Preludes, Op.28, No. 20

Dr. Rainbow’s Infinity Mirror Choreography by Darian Kane Music by Miracle Musical “Introduction to the Snow” and “Stranded Lullaby” Jacob Bush, Jackie Nash, Ashley Wegmann

This Bitter Earth

Choreography by Guilherme Maciel Music by Max Richter & Clyde Lovern Otis “This Bitter Earth/In the Nature of Daylight” Nadyne Bispo, Jessica He, Mikaela Lauryn D. Santos

Pleiades Dances

Choreography by Claudia Schreier Music by Takashi Yoshimatsu Excerpts from "Pleiades Dances" and “Vignettes” Lighting Design by Joseph R. Walls Costume Design by Atlanta Ballet Costume Shop Erica Alvarado, Emily Carrico, Anastasia Cheplyansky, Emma Guertin, Saho Kumagai, Keaton Leier, Sergio Masero, Miguel Angel Montoya, Carraig New, Fuki Takahashi, Spencer Wetherington, Sage Wilson

Brooke Gilliam and Brock Fowler

Lighting for this evening's performances designed by Joseph R. Walls. Costume arrangement and special assistance for this evening’s performances courtesy of Atlanta Ballet Costume Shop.


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BRET COPPA (Choreographer, Rabten Numinous) is from San Pedro, California. He danced with Atlanta Ballet 2 for one season before joining Atlanta Ballet as a Company apprentice. This is Coppa’s first season as a Company member. Some of his roles with Atlanta Ballet include Gaston, The Beast, Rat King, Russian, Nephew, Arabian and Red Man. He is a graduate of University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he has performed many principal roles; including Solor in La Bayadere, Principal Male in Donizzeti Variations, Waltz Boy in Serenade, The Poet in Les Sylphides and Cavalier in The Nutcracker. Coppa got his start at San Pedro City Ballet, then moving to Peninsula School of Performing Arts under the artistic direction of Roberto Almageur. During his training in the Los Angeles area, he performed as a guest artist in California, and danced roles throughout the country. He has also competed in the Prix de Lausanne twice, and he was a finalist in 2015. In 2017, Coppa went to St. Petersburg, Russia, where he received his teaching certification in the Vaganova method. DARIAN KANE (Choreographer, Dr. Rainbow's Infinity Mirror) is from Northern California, and has been a Company member of Atlanta Ballet for three seasons. This is her first year choreographing. She has been drawing for as long as she has been dancing, so she imagines her dances as fluid sequences of individual drawings in which any one moment could stand alone. Kane is influenced by pop composer Joe Hawley and film composer Danny Elfman, and by film directors Wes Anderson, Tim Burton and Quentin Tarantino. She begins with her classical dance training and builds upon it, imbuing her pieces with the whimsy and quirkiness of her cinematic influences. KEATON LEIER (Choreographer, La Forme du Vent), originally from Canada, grew up in the small city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Leier started studying ballet at a later age, and he joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School in 2013. After graduation from the school in 2016, he then moved on to dance with Houston Ballet’s second company for one year. Joining the ranks of Atlanta Ballet for the 2017|2018 Season, Leier is now commencing his fourth season with the Company. His most recent highlight was premiering The Nutcracker Prince at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Some more highlights include dancing Gurn in La Sylphide, as well as the lead in Liam Scarlett's Vespertine. Dancing with the Company over the years, Leier has enjoyed performing works from Alexander Ekman, Johan Kobborg, Liam Scarlett, Yuri Possokhov, Dwight Rhoden, Ricardo Amarante, Yury Yanowsky and Craig Davidson. Though he experimented with choreographing some in school, this is Leier's first time choreographing professionally, and he is looking forward to exploring this opportunity. GUILHERME MACIEL (Choreographer, This Bitter Earth) reconciles his career as a dancer and choreographer since 2014, when he assumed the position of resident choreographer of the Grupo Jovem Paulista in Brazil, his native country, where he created amateur projects and choreographies for competitions. In 2016, after winning the Outstanding Choreographer Award in the Youth America Grand Prix final in New York, he was invited to participate in the 2017 edition of the "Creative Workshop for Young Choreographers" at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he created For a Sweeter Look and performed his award-winning work Shelter. Maciel joined Atlanta Ballet as a dancer in the 2019|2020 season and his creation for the Silver Linings program is his first work as a choreographer for the Company.

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10 | silver linings choreographers SERGIO MASERO (Choreographer, Teneo Integrum) is originally from Madrid, Spain. He received his ballet training from Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza “Mariemma” and San Franciso Ballet School. Since early in his career, the world of choreography has always appealed to Masero and he has seized every opportunity that has presented itself. His works include, La Follia and At the Ballet, for Ballet Memphis; Annie, a full-length ballet commissioned by the Dance Academy of Bartlett; and Forced Perspective and Tintinare, for galas with Northwest Florida Ballet. Masero is looking forward to growing his career as a choreographer and is thrilled to be able to create a work for Atlanta Ballet. CARRAIG NEW (Choreographer, I Know Where It Is) was born in Juneau, Alaska. He is a graduate of the Moscow State Academy of Choreography where he studied classical Russian technique with Bolshoi Theatre first soloist Denis Medvedev. He performed on the New Stage of the Bolshoi Theater in Yuri Grigorovich’s staging of La Fille Mal Gardée, dancing in the Gypsy Dance as one of the four friends, as well as being featured as a demi-soloist. He also performed as a soloist in La Bayadère's Dance of the Drum. New performed on the Bolshoi Historical Stage in A Tribute to Marius Petipa, which included Danse des Forbans from Le Corsaire. He was invited to dance as the guest artist at the premier performances of the Ballet de Barcelona, in Spain and France. New joined Atlanta Ballet 2 in 2018-19. He has performed Arabian, Russian, Mice and Skier in Yuri Possokhov's reimagined production of The Nutcracker; the Beast in Bruce Wells’ Beauty and the Beast; Von Rothbart and Benno in Bruce Wells’ The Swan Princess; Dance of the Wedding Guests in La Sylphide; and a leading role in Volar, a contemporary ballet choreographed by Nadia Mara. KEITH REEVES (Choreographer, Bodies in Motion) is a mixed media artist that focuses on dance and choreography. As a choreographer, he creates movement that pulls from different dance genres. To Reeves, dance is universal. Connecting to an audience through movement is his main goal. In his practice, he believes in highlighting different human experiences as a narrative. Reeves was inspired by conversations of family history with his grandmother during this time of COVID-19. Atlanta producer, Ptar’s music spoke to Reeves because of his many levels in one track. When choosing music, Reeves uses tracks with a wide variety of elements. Ptar’s music was an incredible landscape to build on. Reeves' movement is developed through research and understanding of the dancers with whom he works. Creating this piece, he wanted to play with choreographing moving architecture. In a situation where we can't touch, experimenting with how he can create a visual idea or essence of being able to touch was a challenge, but it gave him the liberty to think out of the box. With this particular piece, it's almost like Reeves saw his life unfolding. The more he started to see the complete vision, it was clear to him that Bodies in Motion is his love letter to culture and the ever-evolving beauty of diversity. ANDERSON SOUZA (Choreographer, Touchline) was born in Santo Ângelo, Brazil. Anderson received his training at the Conservatório Brasileiro de Dança under Jorge Teixeira. After graduating, he joined the Cia Brasileira de Ballet in Rio de Janeiro, dancing principal and soloist roles and competing in national and international competitions, including the Beijing International Ballet Competition. Souza traveled with the Company to perform in Colombia, China, Israel and France. In 2013, he joined Gelsey Kirkland Ballet. Under the unique guidance of Kirkland, Anderson matured his artistry and received praise from national critics, including those at The New York Times. He has enjoyed dancing roles in The Nutcracker (by Yuri Possokhov), La Sylphide as Gurn atlantaballet.com | @atlantaballet


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(staged by Johan Kobborg), Sum Stravinsky (by Kiyon Ross), Sandpaper Ballet (by Mark Morris), Tuplet (by Alexander Ekman) and the world premiere of Catch (by Liam Scarlett). Anderson is excited to be joining Atlanta Ballet for his fourth season! This is Anderson's first time choreographing and he is very excited for this additional step of his career. JOSEPH R. WALLS (Lighting Designer, Pleiades Dances) most recently designed the lighting for Orlando Ballet’s production of Moulin Rouge. Additionally, he has designed original works for The Washington Ballet and a list of choreographers including Jessica Lang, Trey McIntyre, Ethan Stiefel, John Heginbotham, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Dana Genshaft. Internationally, Walls regularly works with STEPS of Panama and recently designed Marlyn Attie’s Crush at the National Theatre of Panamá with support from the United States Embassy. Walls holds a nomination 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. Other design collaborations include those with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Ballet West, Utah Metropolitan Ballet, staibdance, Inland Pacific Ballet, Chautauqua Dance, Ballet Spartanburg, The Charlotte Ballet, Roswell Dance Theatre and Komasnsé Dance Theater, as well as with Sundance Mountain Resort productions. www.jwallsdesign.com ATLANTA BALLET COSTUME SHOP (Costume Designer, Pleiades Dances) is currently comprised of five people: Colleen McGonegle – costume director; Susan Carter – costume technician and construction supervisor; Chloé Gervais – costume technician; Abby Parker – costume technician and shoe manager; and Abby Dupree Polston – costume technician and patternmaker. Collectively they bring over 70 years of costuming experience to Atlanta Ballet, with each person bringing their own unique and valuable skill set. During Gennadi Nedvigin’s tenure with Atlanta Ballet, the Costume Shop has supervised costumes for 35 ballets for the Company, building 14 of those shows from scratch. Given Nedvigin’s vision to bring new works to Atlanta, the Costume Shop has also constructed costumes from brand new designs for three to four world premieres a season. Last March, when the season was suspended, the Costume Shop saw that there was an urgent need for people who could sew. Within a week, they switched from making tutus to making masks, beginning their months-long production of personal protective equipment (PPE). During the spring and early summer, the Costume Shop provided 3290 masks, 250 scrub caps and 1457 gowns to 26 local hospitals, including Grady, Emory, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Wellstar. The Costume Shop has recently designed the costumes for Bruce Wells’ Atlanta Ballet 2 presents Beauty and the Beast and The Swan Princess, and has been working on refreshing Wells' Snow White. Having had the opportunity to work with Claudia Schreier on the build of the costumes for First Impulse, the Costume Shop was excited to get the opportunity to collaborate with her on not only the build, but also the design of her new piece Pleiades Dances.

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ERICA ALVARADO Tucson, Arizona

JESSICA ASSEF São Carlos, Brazil

Special thanks to Erica's Pas de Deux Society patron Lynda Bradbury Courts

NADYNE BISPO‡ Santos Coast of São Paulo, Brazil

JACOB BUSH Minneapolis, Minnesota Special thanks to Jacob’s Pas de Deux Society patrons Dr. Harold J. Brody & Mr. Donald E. Smith

EMILY CARRICO Lexington, Kentucky

ANASTASIA CHEPLYANSKY‡ Saratoga, California

DYLAN CLINARD High Point, North Carolina

CATHERINE CONLEY Chicago, Illinois

BRET COPPA San Pedro, California

GEORGIA DALTON Columbus, Ohio

THOMAS DAVIDOFF Lincoln, England

MARÍA JOSÉ ESQUIVEL‡ Stamford, Connecticut

BROCK FOWLER Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

BROOKE GILLIAM Boulder, Colorado

EMMA GUERTIN Ontario, Canada

JESSICA HE Rancho Cucamonga, California Special thanks to Jessica’s Pas de Deux Society patrons, Vanessa & Robin Delmer

SUJIN HAN Seoul, South Korea Special thanks to Sujin’s Pas de Deux Society patron, the Corps de Ballet

AIRI IGARASHI Gunma, Japan

DARIAN KANE Lincoln, California Special thanks to Darian’s Pas de Deux Society patrons, Adrienne & Scott Hardesty

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BENJAMIN KUEFLER Stow, Massachusetts

SAHO KUMAGAI Sapporo, Japan

JORDAN LEEPER Jamestown, New York

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KEATON LEIER Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Special thanks to Jordan’s Pas de Deux Society patrons, Elaine & Erroll Davis

GUILHERME MACIEL São Paulo, Brazil

MOISÉS MARTÍN Reus, Spain

SERGIO MASERO Madrid, Spain

JULIANA MISSANO Lloyd Harbor, New York

Special thanks to Moisés' Pas de Deux Society patron Katherine Scott

MIGUEL ANGEL MONTOYA Cali, Colombia

JACKIE NASH Trumbull, Connecticut

Special thanks to Miguel's Pas de Deux Society patrons Bonnie & Terry Herron

KEITH REEVES Augusta, Georgia

CARRAIG NEW‡ Juneau, Alaska

Special thanks to Jackie’s Pas de Deux Society patrons, Kathleen & Kirk Knous

MIKAELA LAURYN D. SANTOS Manila, Philippines

ASHLEY WEGMANN Shamong, New Jersey Special thanks to Ashley’s Pas de Deux Society patron, Ms. Jan P. Beaves

JONATHAN PHILBERT New York, New York Special thanks to Jonathan's Pas de Deux Society patrons Kathleen & Kirk Knous

ANDERSON SOUZA Santo Ângelo, RS, Brazil

FUKI TAKAHASHI Yokohama, Japan

Special thanks to Anderson’s Pas de Deux Society patron, the Corps de Ballet

SPENCER WETHERINGTON‡ Bridgeton, New Jersey

SAGE WILSON‡ South Hadley, Massachusetts

Atlanta Ballet photos courtesy of Charlie McCullers and Kim Kenney.


14 | leadership GENNADI 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 12th 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.

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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.

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16 | artistic staff ARTISTIC STAFF RORY HOHENSTEIN (Ballet Master) was born in Washington

D.C., where he began dancing at the age of 6. Hohenstein furthered his training, from the age of 12, at the Kirov Academy of Ballet. At 17, he joined Le Jeune Ballet de France in Paris. In 2000, he joined San Francisco Ballet as a member of the corps, being promoted to soloist in 2006. In 2008, he moved to New York joining Christopher Wheeldon’s company, Morphoses, performing in its home seasons at New York City Center and at Sadler’s Wells in London. He spent a season dancing with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company before joining the Joffrey Ballet in 2011, where he continued to be a leading artist with the company through the 2018/19 season. Some personal highlights include dancing the roles of Romeo in Krzysztof Pastor’s Romeo & Juliet, Riff in Jerome Robbins’ West Side Story Suite, Levin in Yuri Possokhov’s Anna Karenina and in Wayne McGregor’s Eden/Eden. This is Hohenstein's second season as ballet master at Atlanta Ballet. OMAN RYKINE (Ballet Master) joined Atlanta Ballet from R Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School in 2016. He graduated from the Rudolph Nureyev State Ballet Academy in his hometown of Ufa, Russia, and he was a principal dancer with Boston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, English National Ballet and the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theatre. Rykine won the gold medal and first prize at the International Ballet Competition in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1993, and the bronze medal at both the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1994, and the Rudolph Nureyev International Ballet Competition in Budapest, Hungary, in 1993. He holds the honorary title of Artist of Merit of the Republic from the Government of Ufa, Russia. During his career, Rykine toured extensively in Europe, Asia and the United States and was a guest artist with various ballet companies. He retired from the stage in 2010 and began teaching. Rykine was a guest faculty member at the Boston Ballet School before joining the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School in January 2012. CLAUDIA SCHREIER (Choreographer, Pleiades Dances) is the Choreographer-in-Residence at Atlanta Ballet and has choreographed, directed and produced for dance, opera and film across the U.S. and internationally. She has been commissioned by Miami City Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Vail Dance Festival, Juilliard Opera, ABT Studio Company and New York Choreographic Institute and will premiere a new work for Boston Ballet in 2022. Schreier recently released Force of Habit, a film commissioned by Guggenheim Works & Process and co-presented by Atlanta Ballet. Her first work for the Company, First Impulse, was named a 2019 Standout Performance by Pointe Magazine. She has contributed to programs at the White House, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center, including the Kennedy Center Honors. Her work is the subject of two documentaries, most recently PBS’s Emmy Award-winning "Dancing on the Shoulders of Giants" (Capital Region). She is a recipient of the Princess Grace Award, Toulmin Fellowship at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU, Lotos Prize, and Suzanne Farrell Dance Prize.

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COMPANY BALLET MASTERS Rory Hohenstein and Roman Rykine

CHOREOGRAPHER-IN-RESIDENCE Claudia Schreier

2020 | 2021 COMPANY Erica Alvarado, Jessica Assef, Jacob Bush, Nadyne Bispo‡, Emily Carrico, Anastasia Cheplyansky‡, Dylan Clinard, Catherine Conley, Bret Coppa, Georgia Dalton, Thomas Davidoff, María José Esquivel‡, Brock Fowler, Brooke Gilliam, Emma Guertin, Sujin Han, Jessica He, Airi Igarashi, Darian Kane, Benjamin Kuefler, Saho Kumagai, Jordan Leeper, Keaton Leier, Guilherme Maciel, Moisés Martín, Sergio Masero, Juliana Missano, Miguel Angel Montoya, Jackie Nash, Carraig New‡, Jonathan Philbert, Keith Reeves, Mikaela Lauryn D. Santos, Anderson Souza, Fuki Takahashi, Ashley Wegmann, Spencer Wetherington‡, Sage Wilson‡ ‡ – Denotes Atlanta Ballet apprentice

FACULTY REHEARSAL ASSISTANT Serena Chu

2020 | 2021 ATLANTA BALLET 2 Georgie Grace Butler, Severin Brotschul, Joseph Finklea, Laura Gracia, Reira Ikeda, Margaret Kuefler, Lucas Labrador, Jason McClung, Wyatt McConville-McCoy, Dominique Morel, Stephen Myers, Hui Wen Peng, Evelyn Robinson, Kaitlin Matree Roemer, Samantha Schuermann, William Woodward Atlanta Ballet 2 courtesy of Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education

Dorothy Moses Alexander, Atlanta Ballet Founder, 1929-1960 Robert Barnett, Artistic Director Emeritus, 1961-1994 John McFall, Artistic Director, 1994-2016

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18 | administration EXECUTIVE Arturo Jacobus, President & CEO ARTISTIC Gennadi Nedvigin, Artistic Director Rory Hohenstein, Ballet Master Roman Rykine, Ballet Master Claudia Schreier, Choreographer-in-Residence FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION Pamela Whitacre, Chief Operating Officer Thomas Fowlkes, General Manager Hana Miller, Accounting Manager Aminah Walton, Bookkeeper/Office Manager Dana Hylton Calabro, Director, Data Services ADVANCEMENT Mary Grace Herrington, Chief Advancement Officer Sherren Sandy, Director of Advancement, Donor Engagement Manda Wilhite, Senior Director of Advancement, Major Gifts and Board Liaison Katherine Ude, Advancement Associate MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS Tricia Ekholm, Chief Marketing Officer Julia Berg, Director of Public Relations Brian Wallenberg, Video Content Producer Julie Sharpe, Design Director Myredith Momongan, Group Sales Manager Toni C. Vacinek, Communications Manager Shayla Clay, Social Media Manager/Graphic Designer TICKETING & PATRON SERVICES Lindsay Smith, Associate Director of Ticketing & Patron Services Desiree Houston, 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 Susan Carter, Costume Construction Supervisor Chloe Gervaise, Costume Technician Abby Parker, Costume Technician/ Shoe Manager Abby Polston, Draper Ashleigh Dobrin, Finisher

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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, Taylor Benion, Shirley Bennett, Britt Brown, Serena Chu, Harmony Clair, Kelly Tonina Cooper, Kameron Davis, Lonnie Davis, Rebekah Diaddigo, Christine Dunn, Ashley Gibson, Nell Heflin Goza, Alera Harrison, LaToya Princess Jackson, Aaron James, Jelani Jones, Caroline Kraehe, Vershion Lee, Sergio Masero, Anna Penny, Stephanie Joy Pigg, Terese Reynolds-Thomas, Chantia Robinson, Diane Caroll Sales, Roscoe Sales, Jasmine Stevenson, Abigail Tan-Gamino, Calla Vaughn Accompanists Elizabeth Grimes, Aleksandra Korshunova, Yulia Rice, Gretel Rodriguez, Kyla Zollitsch Centre Education Associates Soledad Charles, Brittney Flowers, Hunter Richardson, Katelyn Sweatman, Anyssa Tucker Atlanta Ballet Boutique Leslie Campbell Judge, General Manager Kate LaFoy, Midtown Boutique Manager Nardja el-Shabazz, Buckhead Boutique Coordinator


2020-2021 board of trustees

OFFICERS Nancy Field, J.D., Chair Barbara S. Joiner, Vice Chair Kristen Manion Taylor, Vice Chair Juan Carlos Urdaneta, Treasurer Kathleen Knous, Secretary Elizabeth Adams, Immediate Past Chair Lynda Courts, Chair Emeritus TRUSTEES Emily C. Baker Jan Beaves Ron Breakstone Ginny Brewer Chris Carlos Dr. Meria Carstarphen Lynn Cochran-Schroder Cynthia Crain Lavona Currie Vanessa Delmer Yelena Epova, CPA Nigel Ferguson Jacqueline Flake Amy Gerome Lindsay R. Hill Joyce Houser, Ph.D Arturo Jacobus* Edward B. Krugman Araya Mesfin Taylor Meyer Linda Morris Gennadi Nedvigin* Allen W. Nelson Stanley Rose III Katherine Scott Pam Wakefield Jon S. Wright Dr. Vonda Wright ADVISORY COUNCIL David M. Barnett Mark R. Bell, D.Phil Harvey Coleman Elaine E. Davis Erroll B. Davis F. Javier Diaz Raoul “Ray” Donato Jake Evans

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Jorge Fernandez Robert L. Green Vincent Hommeril Ceci Johnson Susan S. Kettering Allen Maines Santiago Marquez Juan Mejia Carl Pascarella Eric Robbins Joni Santos Laura Turner Seydel Rebecca Christian Smith Andrew Staunton Anat Sultan-Dadon Kazuyuki Takeuchi Nadia Theodore Doug Weiss 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

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20 | supporters ANNUAL FUND DONORS Atlanta Ballet gratefully acknowledges the following individuals, businesses, foundations, and volunteer groups, whose generous annual contributions were received during the period of August 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021. If you find that we did not recognize you appropriately, we apologize and want to include you. Please contact Advancement Associate Katherine Ude at kude@atlantaballet.com.

FOUNDATION, CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT DONORS $100,000+ PNC $50,000 - $99,999 The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Thalia N. & Michael C. Carlos Foundation The Home Depot Foundation $10,000 - $24,999 Aprio Arrow Exterminators Bobbie Bailey Foundation, Inc. JBS Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Publix Super Markets

$5,000 - $9,999 Georgia Power Foundation Goldman Sachs & Co. Massey Charitable Trust Nordson Corporation Foundation Southern Company Gas $1,000 - $4,999 Anonymous Consulate General of Israel Lois & Lucy Lampkin Foundation

MATCHING GIFT CORPORATIONS ADP AT&T Avandale Bank of America Comcast Corporation Google Illinois Tool Works JPMorgan Chase Microsoft

Norfolk Southern Novartis SAP America The Coca-Cola Company The Home Depot Foundation Truist 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.

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supporters INDIVIDUAL DONORS THE ENCORE CIRCLE $100,000+ Anonymous (2) Chris Carlos and Family John and Elaine Carlos Katherine Scott $50,000 - $99,999 Ms. Nancy Field and Mr. Michael Schulder $20,000 - $49,999 Ms. Jan P. Beaves Dr. Harold J. Brody and Mr. Donald E. Smith Vanessa and Robin Delmer Jacqueline Flake and David Dase Ms. Amy Gerome-Acuff and Mr. Daniel Acuff Barbara and Eric Joiner Kathleen and Kirk Knous Linda and Don Morris The Rogers Family Foundation Pam Wakefield $15,000 - $19,999 Anonymous Cynthia Crain, Ed. D. and Dwight Lee, Ph. D. Mrs. Lynn Cochran-Schroder and Mr. Bill Schroder Adrienne and Scott Hardesty Edward Krugman and Jill Pryor Taylor and Brad Meyer $10,000 - $14,999 Anonymous Elizabeth and Howell Adams III James J. Andrews Ginny and Charles Brewer Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Courts II Lavona Currie Yelena Epova Lindsay Hill Beth and Tommy Holder Joyce Houser, Ph.D. Allen Nelson and Caroline Gottschalk Danna and Mike Sanders Mr. and Mrs. Juan Carlos Urdaneta $5,000 - $7,499 Lucinda W. Bunnen Deborah Dalton Elaine and Erroll Davis John and Mary Franklin Foundation Mr. Daniel E. Gaylord and Ms. Marilyn Altman Mary Grace Herrington and Richard Clark Bonnie and Terry Herron Kenneth and Colleen Hey Dr. Leslie and Mrs. Marilyn Kelman Mariana Laufer Doug and Ginger (Brill) Pisik Delphine Podsiadlo Stephanie & Austin Stephens Allen W. Yee $2,500 - $4,999 Christopher Bly and Emily Baker Mr. and Mrs. Jerome M Cooper Mr. Richard Delay and Ms. Francine Dykes Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Elkins Stacy Galan Shailendra Laurie and John Hopkins Gino and Belinda Massafra Melinda Julianne McClung The Mortimer Family Tonya and Steve Paro Wade Rakes and Nicholas Miller Johannah Smith Dr. and Mrs. Peter J. Sones Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Yellowlees

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$1,000 - $2,499 Anonymous Dr. Florence C. Barnett Robert Barnett Hope Barrett Brian and Patty Beem Lindsay & Evan Borenstein Dr. and Mrs. William Brinkman Lucy and Henry Bush Harvey and Paquita Coleman Suzanne Mott Dansby Raoul and Margaret Donato Lauren and Rick Elliott Nigel Ferguson Brad Foresythe Sue and Duane Gibbs Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Goddard Richard Goodjoin and Kelvin Davis Mary Hester Lisa and Forrest Hibbard Mr. Douglas Hopkins Mr. and Mrs. William C. Humphreys, Jr. Holland and Caroline Johnson Mrs. Alison Womack Jowers Allegra Lawrence-Hardy Mrs. Vaughn Linder Chris and Susan Mangum Ms. Sandra Noecker Heather and Bill Preston Mr. Shouky A. Shaheen Lawrence Sharp Anne M. Spratlin Judith Story Mr. & Mrs. Perry Taylor Harriet H. Warren Betsy Wash Jeffrey and Kathleen Wetherington Sonia P Witkowski Yee Family Charitable Fund Mr. Norman Zapien $500 - $999 Anonymous Suzanne and Rob Boas Ms. Kerry Bryan Sandra and David Burgess David Cofrin and Christine Tryba-Cofrin Lawrence Cohen Carol Comstock & Jim Davis Jennifer and Andy Coppa Robert Crutchfield Heather and Stephen Davis Robert Paul Dean and Robert Epstein Ashleigh Dobrin Mr. Cole Ferguson Elizabeth and Thomas Fowlkes Sara Ann Whiteside Fruechtenicht Danny Futrell Patricia Geis Alexandra and Rick Gilliam Mr. and Mrs. John Grieb Joy Hambrick Steve, Susan and Grace Hauser Mr. J. David Hopkins Steffi and Bill Huber Jean Gatton Jones Mrs. Peter G. Kessenich, Sr. Allan and Vaneesa Little *Margaret P. McCamish Mr. William McClain Jean and Robert McColl Mary Bennett Munnell Mary Nakashige Miho and Gennadi Nedvigin Ms. Keisha Z. Noel The Peacock Family

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22 | supporters Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Perkowitz Deanna and Robert Pham Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ratonyi Dr. Robert and Gail Riesenberg Teena Stern Eric and Chan Voiles Alan and Marcia Watt

Steven Libman and Carol Killworth Jeanie and Albert Marx Doreen Massell and Bernard Adams Bridget Matarrese Mr. and Mrs. John C. McAfee Emily and Austin Mills Mr. Dan Molino Patrick and Jennifer Moore Mr. Alan Morelli Jessica and Ryan Newth Mrs. Ellen Oatmeyer-Guertin Marina Ovchinnikov Mrs. Debby Overstreet Scott Parker Mrs. Polly N. Pater Ms. Elvie A Philbert David and Martha Pierce Cassandra Puyear Daniel Quigley Mr. Pawan Raina Roman Rykine Robert and Susan Saudek Pauline Schreier Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shufeldt Mr. Peter Stacho Sharon Story, Julien and Kim Kenney Dr. and Mrs. Edward F. Sugarman Charlotte and David Terrell Dr. Peter and Mrs. Beverly Thomas Brandon and Regina Tonnis Ms. Carolyn Zeman

$250 - $499 Anonymous Donna Adams Hall Matthew Baxter Shirley and Martin Bennett Ms. Janet L. Bozeman Cynthia Brant Diane Callahan Cynthia Carns Doug Weiss and Chris Casey Liz & Charlie Cohn Kelly Tonina Cooper Meredith Cole Denise and Cas D'Angelo Ms. Ann Danuser Tricia & Chris Ekholm Suzanne and Donald Foy Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Herd Louise and Bob Hoff Dorothea and Robert Jeffrey Natalie and Jason Jones Barbara Keon and Donald Dalton Eva Koca

PAS DE DEUX SOCIETY Members of the Pas de Deux Society have made an additional gift of $5,000 to artistically support an individual dancer for the 20|21 season. Ms. Jan P. Beaves Dr. Harold J. Brody and Mr. Donald E. Smith Lynda Bradbury Courts Elaine and Erroll Davis Vanessa and Robin Delmer

Adrienne and Scott Hardesty Bonnie and Terry Herron Kathleen and Kirk Knous (2 dancers) Katherine Scott

THE DOROTHY ALEXANDER LEGACY SOCIETY Honoring our Past, Stewarding our Present, and Planning for Our Future Individuals who have included Atlanta Ballet in their 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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GIFTS IN HONOR & MEMORIAM In honor of Mrs. Anne Burton Avery James J. Andrews

In honor of Mrs. Lauren Elliott James J. Andrews

In honor of Mr. Robert J. Barnett, Sr. James J. Andrews

In honor of Mr. Miguel Angel Montoya Mr. and Mrs. William C. Humphreys, Jr.

In memory of Mrs. Virginia R. Barnett Teena Stern

In memory of Mrs. Vaughn Nixon Player Mrs. Vaughn Linder

In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Courts II Mrs. Vaughn Linder

In memory of Mrs. Beverly Pounds Mr. and Mrs. Harley Ekholm

In honor of Vanessa Delmer Doug Weiss and Chris Casey

In memory of Mr. Edwin J. Story Sandra and David Burgess Judith Story

In honor of Miss Darcy Denneen and Miss Rachel Denneen Dr. Leslie and Mrs. Marilyn Kelman

ATLANTA BALLET IS GRATEFUL TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR IN-KIND SUPPORT Active Production & Design Atlanta Magazine Corporate Sports Unlimited, Inc. Electronic Theatre Controls Full Circle Lighting & Production

Georgia Dermatology Center Georgia Public Broadcasting JD French and Associates Margot McKinney & Neiman Marcus Microsoft Corporation

National Video Monitoring Co, LLC Neiman Marcus Outfront Media Star 94 The Atlantan

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 Val Schonberg, MS, RD, nutrition and dietetics

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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 J.D. French & Assoc.



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