Atlanta Ballet: Balanchine, September, 2022

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encoreatlanta.com2ATLANTA BALLET INSPIREDBALANCHINE SEPTEMBER 2022 CONTENTS Balanchine Inspired .... ........................................... 4 Atlanta Ballet ...................................................... 6 Leadership ......................................................... 8 Artistic Staff....................................................... 9 The Company..................................................... 10 Artistic and Production Teams .................................. 12 Board of Trustees ................................................. 17 Supporters .. 19 Administration .. ................................................. 25 Atlanta Ballet company dancer Darian Kane and Keaton Leier in Sum Stravinsky (2019). Photo by Kim Kenney On the cover: Rachel Van Buskirk, Anne Tyler Harshbarger and Nadia Mara in George Balanchine’s Serenade Photo by Charlie McCullers

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This performance is underwritten by Katherine Scott, with additional support from ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Gennadi Nedvigin Serenade Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography by George Balanchine* Staging by Viki Psihoyos Costume Design by Jean Lurçat (1935); Candido Portinari for American Ballet Caravan (1941); uncredited (1948); Karinska (1952)  Lighting Design by Ben Rawson Rehearsal Assistance by Serena Chu Sum Stravinsky Music by Igor Stravinsky Choreography by Kiyon Ross Staging by Paul Gibson Costume Design by Pauline Smith Lighting Design by Randall G. Chiarelli In Creases

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September 16-18, 2022

Atlanta Ballet Premiere Music by Philip Glass Choreography by Justin Peck Staging by Justin Peck and Michael Breeden Costume Design by Justin Peck Lighting Design by Mark Stanley

Live Piano Accompaniment by Western-Li Summerton and Dr. Hyunjung Rachel Chung George Balanchine Trust

Sharon Story THE COMPANY

atlanta ballet ARTISTIC STAFF COMPANY REPETITEURS

Robert Barnett - Artistic Director Emeritus, 1961 - 1994

Rory Hohenstein and Eduardo Permuy

ATLANTA BALLET 2 Santiago Bedoya, Marco Biella, Georgie Grace Butler, Ephraim Fowler, Avery Jarrard, Breanna Faith Justus, Lucas Labrador, Emmanuel López, Mayu Nakayama, Emma Sophia Robinson, Estefania Ontanilla, Samantha Schuermann, Gianna Horton-Sibble, Paxton Speight, Emmanuel Tolong, Covin Washington

John McFall – Artistic Director, 1994 - 2016 Scan QR Code to View Casting

Jessica Assef, Nadyne Bispo, Severin Brotschul, Jacob Bush, Emily Carrico, Michael Caye, Anastasia Cheplyansky, Dylan Clinard, Catherine Conley, Georgia Dalton, Thomas Davidoff, Darian Kane, Brooke Gilliam, Sujin Han, Jessica He, Airi Igarashi, Erik Kim, Benjamin Kuefler, Saho Kumagai, SoJung Lee, Jordan Leeper, Guilherme Maciel, Sergio Masero, Juliana Missano, Miguel Angel Montoya, Denys Nedak, Carraig New, Patric Palkens, Hui Wen Peng, Ángel Ramírez, Evelyn Robinson, Kaitlin Matree Roemer, Mikaela Santos, Anderson Souza, Fuki Takahashi, Kelsey Van Tine, Ashley Wegmann, Spencer Wetherington

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Dorothy Moses Alexander - Atlanta Ballet Founder, 1929 - 1960

CHOREOGRAPHER-IN-RESIDENCE

Atlanta Ballet 2 courtesy of Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education

Claudia Schreier DEAN OF THE CENTRE FOR DANCE EDUCATION

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SHARON 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 Atlanta Ballet 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 on the board of directors for NASD. In 2021, Story received Atlanta Ballet’s Dorothy Alexander Award. She received the 2015 Women Making a Mark Award from Atlanta Magazine and was featured in the Arts ATL Legacy Series 2018. Story 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. E N NADI NE DVIGIN ( Ar tistic Director), in Februar y 2016 , was named TOM WEST (Executive Director)

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Executive Director at the top of the 2021 | 2022 Season. West’s career in arts management spans for more than 20 years including leadership roles at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and American Film Institute. An actor and theatre director by training, West received a Master of Arts in arts administration from American University and began his career in arts management at the Kennedy Center in 1997, where he rose to the serve as Vice President of Development, overseeing all fundraising programs for the National Symphony Orchestra and the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and leading the effort to fund a remount of Balanchine’s Don Quixote. In 2007, West served as Vice President of Development for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California. From 2010-2021, West served as the Chief Advance ment Officer for the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, where he championed the development of new programs to provide bridges to the film industry for under-represented storytellers in Hollywood. West also served on AFI’s senior leadership team, shaping organizational strategy for the Institute’s filmmaker training programs and working with major studios developing on targeted diversity initiatives, as well as its strategy for weathering the COVID-19 pandemic. West established the AFI National Council in 2011, a community of philanthropists from across the United States who serve as champions for excellence in the art of film and opportunities for the next generation of great storytellers. assumed his role as Atlanta Ballet’s 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. S HARO N S TO RY (D ean of the C entre for D ance 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 Atlanta Ballet 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 on the board of directors for NASD. In 2021, Story received Atlanta Ballet’s Dorothy Alexander Award. She received the 2015 Women Making a Mark Award from Atlanta Magazine and was featured in the Arts ATL Legacy Series 2018. Story 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.

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.

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Executive Director at the top of the 2021 | 2022 Season. West’s career in arts management spans for more than 20 years including leadership roles at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and American Film Institute. An actor and theatre director by training, West received a Master of Arts in arts administration from American University and began his career in arts management at the Kennedy Center in 1997, where he rose to the serve as Vice President of Development, overseeing all fundraising programs for the National Symphony Orchestra and the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and leading the effort to fund a remount of Balanchine’s Don Quixote. In 2007, West served as Vice President of Development for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California. From 2010-2021, West served as the Chief Advance ment Officer for the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, where he championed the development of new programs to provide bridges to the film industry for under-represented storytellers in Hollywood. West also served on AFI’s senior leadership team, shaping organizational strategy for the Institute’s filmmaker training programs and working with major studios developing on targeted diversity initiatives, as well as its strategy for weathering the COVID-19 pandemic. West established the AFI National Council in 2011, a community of philanthropists from across the United States who serve as champions for excellence in the art of film and opportunities for the next generation of great storytellers. assumed his role as Atlanta Ballet’s 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. S HARO N S TO RY (D ean of the C entre for D ance 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 Atlanta Ballet 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 on the board of directors for NASD. In 2021, Story received Atlanta Ballet’s Dorothy Alexander Award. She received the 2015 Women Making a Mark Award from Atlanta Magazine and was featured in the Arts ATL Legacy Series 2018. Story 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. E N NADI NE DVIGIN ( Ar tistic Director), in Februar y 2016 , was named TOM WEST (Executive Director)

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Executive Director at the top of the 2021 | 2022 Season. West’s career in arts management spans for more than 20 years including leadership roles at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and American Film Institute. An actor and theatre director by training, West received a Master of Arts in arts administration from American University and began his career in arts management at the Kennedy Center in 1997, where he rose to the serve as Vice President of Development, overseeing all fundraising programs for the National Symphony Orchestra and the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and leading the effort to fund a remount of Balanchine’s Don Quixote. In 2007, West served as Vice President of Development for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California. From 2010-2021, West served as the Chief Advance ment Officer for the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, where he championed the development of new programs to provide bridges to the film industry for under-represented storytellers in Hollywood. West also served on AFI’s senior leadership team, shaping organizational strategy for the Institute’s filmmaker training programs and working with major studios developing on targeted diversity initiatives, as well as its strategy for weathering the COVID-19 pandemic. West established the AFI National Council in 2011, a community of philanthropists from across the United States who serve as champions for excellence in the art of film and opportunities for the next generation of great storytellers. assumed his role as Atlanta Ballet’s 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. S HARO N S TO RY (D ean of the C entre for D ance 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 Atlanta Ballet 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 on the board of directors for NASD. In 2021, Story received Atlanta Ballet’s Dorothy Alexander Award. She received the 2015 Women Making a Mark Award from Atlanta Magazine and was featured in the Arts ATL Legacy Series 2018.

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TOM WEST (Executive Director) assumed his role as Atlanta Ballet’s Executive Director at the top of the 2021 | 2022 Season. West’s career in arts management spans more than 20 years including leadership roles at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and American Film Institute. An actor and theatre director by training, West received a Master of Arts in arts administration from Amer ican University and began his career in arts management at the Kennedy Center in 1997, where he rose to the serve as Vice President of Develop ment, overseeing all fundraising programs for the National Symphony Orchestra and the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and leading the effort to fund a remount of Balanchine’s Don Quixote. In 2007, West served as Vice President of Development for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California. From 2010-2021, West served as the Chief Advancement Officer for the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, where he championed the development of new programs to provide bridges to the film industry for under-represented storytellers in Hollywood. West also served on AFI’s senior leadership team, shaping organizational strategy for the Institute’s filmmaker training programs and working with major studios developing on targeted diversity initiatives, as well as its strategy for weathering the COVID-19 pandemic. West established the AFI National Council in 2011, a community of philanthropists from across the United States who serve as champions for excellence in the art of film and opportunities for the next generation of great storytellers.

Story 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.

CLAUDIA SCHREIER (Choreographer-in-Residence) has choreographed, directed and produced for dance, opera and film across the U.S. and internationally. She has been commissioned by Boston Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Vail Dance Festival, Juilliard Opera, ABT Studio Company and New York Choreographic Institute and will premiere new works for San Francisco Ballet and Richmond Ballet in 2023. Schreier has created three works for Atlanta Ballet: First Impulse, named a 2019 Standout Performance by Pointe Magazine; Pleiades Dances (2021); and Fauna (2022). In October 2022, in collaboration with the Cathedral Choir Society, Atlanta Ballet will perform excerpts of Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette at the Washington National Cathedral, choreographed by Schreier. In 2021, she released Force of Habit, a film commissioned by Guggenheim Works & Process and co-presented by Atlanta Ballet. She has contributed to pro grams at the White House, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center, including the Kennedy Center Honors. Her work is the subject of two docu mentaries, including 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.

EDUARDO PERMUY (Company Repetiteur) was born in Cuba where he began his training at the age of 7 at Laura Alonso’s ballet school Per-Danza, later joining the National Ballet School of Cuba and finishing at Miami City Ballet School under the tutelage of Nancy Raffa. At the age of 17, Permuy started his professional career with Miami City Ballet as an apprentice and he went to enjoy a career of 18 years also dancing for American Ballet The atre Studio Company, Joffrey Ballet, Ballet West, Smuin Contemporary Bal let, Cincinnati Ballet, and appearing as guest artist with a few others. During this time, his repertoire included most of the classics and a vast number of ballets from the Balanchine repertoire, ranging from corps to principal roles. He also had the opportunity to perform ballets from Gerald Arpino, Robert Joffrey, Jiří Kylián, Kurt Joss, John Cranko, Frederick Ashton, Kenneth Mac Millan, Twyla Tharp, Helen Picket, Nicolo Fonte, Antony Tudor, Ulysses Dove, Michael Smuin, Val Caniparoli, Alberto Alonso, Benjamin Millepied, Leonide Massine, and Amy Seiwert. Throughout his career, Permuy feels blessed to have learned from figures like Nancy Raffa, Fernanado Bujones, Martha Bosh, Sir Anthony Dowell, Christopher Carr, Eddie Villella and Clinton Luckett. In 2021, he joined Cleveland Ballet as a director of repertoire, where he had the opportunity to not only perform ballet master duties but also was able to return to the stage as a character dancer, performing the roles of Don Quijote in the ballet by the same name and Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker. This is Permuy’s first season with Atlanta Ballet and he’s looking forward to bringing his experiences to the Company and to keep learning and growing under the direction of Gennadi Nedvigin and his team.

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RORY HOHENSTEIN (Company Repetiteur) 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 fourth season as company repetiteur at Atlanta Ballet.

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10 the company SEVERIN BROTSCHUL Glen Arbor, Michigan JESSICA ASSEF Sáo Carlos, Brazil NADYNE BISPO Santos Coast of Sáo 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 MICHAEL CAYE Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania CHEPLYANSKYANASTASIA Saratoga, California DYLAN CLINARD High Point, North Carolina CATHERINE CONLEY Chicago, Illinois GEORGIA DALTON Columbus, Ohio THOMAS DAVIDOFF Lincoln, England BROOKE GILLIAM Boulder, Colorado Special thanks to Brooke’s Pas de Deux Society patrons the Yee CharitableFamilyFund. SUJIN HAN Seoul, South Korea Special thanks to Sujin’s Pas de Deux Society patron, the Corps de Ballet. JESSICA HE RanchoCaliforniaCucamonga, Special thanks to Jessica’s Pas de Deux Society patrons, Vanessa & Robin Delmer. AIRI IGARASHI Gunma, Japan DARIAN KANE Lincoln, California Special thanks to Darian’s Pas de Deux Society patrons, Adrienne & Scott Hardesty. ERIC KIM Dallas, Texas BENJAMIN KUEFLER Stow, Massachusetts SAHO KUMAGAI Sapporo, Japan SOJUNG LEE Chungju, South Korea Visit atlantaballet.com/about/dancers/company to learn more about the Company.

the company 11 PATRIC PALKENS Boston, Massachusetts HUI WEN PENG Taichung, Taiwan EVELYN ROBINSON Tyler, Texas JORDAN LEEPER Jamestown, New York Special thanks to Jordan’s Pas de Deux Society patrons Elaine & Erroll Davis. KAITLINROEMERMATREE Highland, Michigan GUILHERME MACIEL Sáo Paulo, Brazil SERGIO MASERO Madrid, Spain Special thanks to Sergio’s Pas de Deux Society patron Katherine Scott JULIANA MISSANO Lloyd Harbor, New York MIGUELMONTOYAANGEL Cali, Columbia Special thanks to Miguel’s Pas de Deux Society patron’s Bonnie & Terry Herron. DENYS NEDAK Odessa, Ukraine CARRAIG NEW Juneau, Alaska ÁNGEL RAMÍREZ Trinidad, Cuba MIKAELA SANTOS Manila, Philippines Special thanks to Mikaela’s Pas de Deux Society patron Danna Sanders ANDERSON SOUZA Santo Angelo, RS, Brazil Special thanks to Anderson’s Pas de Deux Society patron the Corps de Ballet FUKI TAKAHASHI Yokohama, Japan Special thanks to Fuki’s Pas de Deux Society patron’s the Yee CharitableFamilyFund. KELSEY VAN TINE Naples, Florida ASHLEY WEGMAN Shamong, New Jersey Special thanks to Ashley’s Pas de Deux Society patron Ms. Jan P. Beaves. WETHERINGTONSPENCER Bridgeton, New Jersey Atlanta Ballet photos courtesy of Charlie McCullers and Kim Kenney.

Photo: Tanaquil Le Clercq.

Photo: Louie Psihoyos.

VIKI PSIHOYOS (Stager, Serenade) was accepted into George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet at age eight. She trained with the Dance Masters International team of teachers; Felia Doubrovska, Alexandra Danilova, Muriel Stuart, Helene Dudin, Antonina Tumkovsky, Andre Eglevsky, and of course the beloved Stanley Williams who cast her as La Sylphide in the annual Workshop performance. Balanchine then invited Psihoyos to join the New York City Ballet at age 17. Psihoyos performed for 13 years, appearing in over 70 works by Balanchine, Robbins, and others. Her television appearances include The Cage, Four Temperaments, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stravin sky’s Violin Concerto, The Merry Widow, Chaconne and other works. Since leaving the stage, Psihoyos has been teaching widely on faculties and as a guest teacher for academies, universities and professional companies in the US and abroad. She specializes in the refined technique and musicality that the Balanchine repertoire demands. She has taught, staged and choreo graphed in Florence, Budapest, Paris, Estonia and Trinidad, West Indies, in addition to working with Orlando Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Ballet West, Cincinnati University, University of Western Michigan, Brigham Young Uni versity, The Flint School of Performing Arts in Michigan, and Boulder Ballet. In 2013, Psihoyos launched a Dance for Parkinson’s program in Colorado.”

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GEORGE BALANCHINE (Choreographer, Serenade) transformed the world of ballet. He is widely regarded as the most influential choreographer of the 20th century, and he co-founded two of ballet’s most important institu tions: New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet. Balanchine was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1904, studied at the Imperial Ballet School in St. Petersburg, and danced with the Maryinsky Theatre Ballet Company, where he began choreographing short works. In the summer of 1924, Balanchine left the newly formed Soviet Union for Europe, where he was invited by impresario Serge Diaghilev to join the Ballets Russes. For that company, Balanchine choreographed his first important ballets: Apollo [1928] and Prodigal Son [1929]. After Ballets Russes was dissolved following Diaghilev’s death in 1929, Balanchine spent his next few years on a variety of projects in Europe and then formed his own company, Les Ballets 1933, in Paris. There, he met American arts connoisseur Lincoln Kirstein, who persuaded him to come to the United States. In 1934, the pair founded the School of American Ballet, which remains in operation to this day, training students for companies around the world. Balanchine’s first ballet in the U.S., Serenade, set to music by Tchaikovsky, was created for SAB students and premiered on June 9, 1934, on the grounds of an estate in White Plains. Balanchine and Kirstein founded several short-lived ballet companies before forming Ballet Society in 1946, which was renamed New York City Ballet in 1948. Balanchine served as the company’s ballet master from that year until his death in 1983, building it into one of the most important performing arts institutions in the world, and a cornerstone of the cultural life of New York City. He choreographed 425 works over the course of 60-plus years, and his musical choices ranged from Tchaikovsky [one of his favorite composers] to Stravinsky [his compatriot and friend] to Gershwin [who embodied the choreographer’s love of America]. Many of Balanchine’s works are con sidered masterpieces and are performed by ballet companies all over the world. Courtesy of New York City Ballet. Balanchine is a trademark of the George Balanchine Trust.

BEN RAWSON (Lighting Designer, Serenade) is an Atlanta-based Lighting Designer for Theatre, Opera, and Dance, member USA 829. Theatrical/ Opera design work can be seen at The Alliance Theatre, Michigan Opera Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Atlanta Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Theat rical Outfit, Actors Express, Aurora Theatre, Atlanta Lyric Theatre, 7 Stages, and Synchronicity Theatre. Dance design work includes choreographers Ana Maria Lucaciu, Troy Schumacher, Danielle Agami, and Claudia Schreier, as well as with Atlanta Ballet, Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, BalletCol lective, Fly On A Wall, Staibdance, Bluebird Uncaged, Proia Dance Project, and Emily Cargill and Dancers. Ben has also worked across the country as an Associate & Assistant Lighting Designer for San Diego Opera (CA), The Alliance Theatre (GA), Berkshire Theatre Festival (MA), Atlanta Opera (GA), Utah Opera (UT), Atlanta Ballet (GA), and Playmakers Repertory Company (NC). www.benrawsondesign.com

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SERENA CHU (Rehearsal Assistant, Serenade) 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 roles in works from renowned choreogra phers 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 Mag azine, 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, The Swan Princess and Snow White KIYON ROSS (Choreographer, Sum Stravinsky) has devoted his career to ballet—as a dancer, choreographer, stager, faculty member, and administra tor. He started his training at the Baltimore School of the Arts and finished at Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) School, joining the company in 2001 and retiring as a soloist in 2015. Mr. Ross has choreographed works for PNB, New York City Ballet Choreographic Institute, Spectrum Dance Theater, and was resident choreographer at Ballet Arkansas from 2015-2018. Mr. Ross serves on the PNB leadership team as Director of Company Operations and will debut a world premiere on the PNB stage in June of 2023.

PAUL GIBSON (Stager, Sum Stravinsky), former principal dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet, joined Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) in 1994 as a soloist and was promoted to the rank of principal mid-season in 1996. He was then named rehearsal director and master scheduler for PNB compa ny, and all school students involved with company productions immediate ly upon retirement from the PNB company in June 2004. From Altoona, Pennsylvania, Mr. Gibson began ballet training at the Allegheny Ballet Academy, and later supplemented his studies with summer programs at the School of American Ballet in New York. He won a scholarship at San Francisco Ballet (SFB) School and joined the company in 1988, where he rose to the rank of soloist. His six-year tenure at SFB brought exposure to a vast and varied repertoire ranging from Russian classics to the innovative works of Mark Morris, William Forsythe, Jerome Robbins, James Kudelka and Jiří Kylián. During his performing career with PNB, Mr. Gibson was known for his many roles in the Balanchine repertory, including Agon, The Four Temperaments, Chaconne, Mozartiana and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon, in the BBC’s HDTV filming at the Sadler’s Well’s Theatre in London), as well as his mastery of contemporary pieces by a variety of choreographers such as Nacho Duato, José Limón, Paul Taylor and Lynne Taylor-Corbett. He has also enjoyed considerable success as a touring art ist, highlighted by his April 1997 performance of Val Caniparolli’s Lambare na at the Benois Prize gala at the National Theatre of Warsaw in Poland.

PAULINE SMITH (Costume Designer, Sum Stravinsky) has worked as a first hand in the Pacific Northwest Ballet costume shop since 1991. In addition, she has also acted as supervisor for specialty shoes and wigs for such pro ductions as Sleeping Beauty, Merry Widow, Swan Lake, Cinderella and Don Quixote; assistant to costume designers Martin Pakledinaz (A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Ballet Imperial), David Murin (Silver Lining) and Roberta Guidi di Bagno (Coppelia); and assistant to the production stage manager for PNB’s tours to Istanbul and Hong Kong in 2000. Ms. Smith will be col laborating again with Kiyon Ross on a world premiere for Pacific Northwest Ballet set for June 2023. Ms. Smith received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in costume design from Cornish College of the Arts and has studied theatre criticism in London through the University of Oregon. Ms. Smith’s design experience includes dance, theatre, opera, and two short films, “The Claim” and “Immaculate Perceptions.” Ms. Smith is also a fine art photographer whose work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions in the greater Seattle area since 2002. She was selected as a participating artist for the 2017 King County Metro and PCNW City Panorama public art project.

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RANDALL G. CHIARELLI (Lighting Designer, Sum Stravinsky) has devoted a career to lighting for dance, much of it with Pacific Northwest Ballet. He has also done works for American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, among other companies. Mr. Chiarelli has designed lighting for two programs with Atlanta Ballet. He designed light ing for Kiyon Ross’ Sum Stravinsky at the end of the 18|19 Season, and for Giselle in the 21|22 Season. His collaborators include choreographers Glen Tetley, Kent Stowell, Susan Stroman, Justin Peck and Christopher Wheel don. In addition to lighting for dance, Mr. Chiarelli has created lighting for musical artists Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles.

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MARK STANLEY (Lighting Designer, In Creases), Resident Lighting Design er for New York City Ballet, has designed over 225 premieres for their reper toire including Paul McCartney’s Ocean’s Kingdom. He has worked with choreographers around the world including Peter Martins, Alexei Ratman sky, Susan Stroman, Christopher Wheeldon, Justin Peck, William Forsythe, Kevin O’Day, Susan Marshall, and many others. His designs are in the rep ertoire of nearly every major ballet company in North America and Europe. He has also worked extensively in opera, previously serving as resident designer for New York City Opera, and designing for opera companies

JUSTIN PECK (Choreographer, Stager and Costume Designer, In Creases), acting resident choreographer of New York City Ballet, is a Tony Award-win ning choreographer, director, filmmaker and dancer based in New York City. Peck began choreographing in 2009 at the New York Choreographic Institute. In 2014, after the creation of his acclaimed ballet Everywhere We Go, he was appointed as resident choreographer of New York City Bal let. He is the second person in the institution’s history to hold this title. After attending the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center from 2003-2006, Peck was invited to join the New York City Ballet as a dancer in 2006. Peck has danced a vast repertoire of works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Alexei Ratmansky, Lynn Taylor-Corbett, Benjamin Millepied, Chris topher Wheeldon, and many others. In 2013, Peck was promoted to soloist, performing full-time through 2019 with the company. Peck has created over 50 dances—more than 20 for New York City Ballet. His works have been performed by Paris Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Dresden Semperoper Ballet, Hong Kong Ballet, Boston Ballet, Juilliard, National Ballet of Canada, Miami City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and more. Peck’s collaborators include numerous composers, visual artists, fashion designers and filmmak ers, including Sufjan Stevens, Shepard Fairey, Raf Simons, Steven Spielberg, and more, respectively. In 2014, Peck was the subject of the documentary Ballet 422, which presents Peck’s craft and creative process as a choreog rapher in detail, as he creates New York City Ballet’s 422nd commissioned dance. Peck choreographed the feature films Red Sparrow (2016) and West Side Story (2021) in collaboration with director Steven Spielberg. Peck’s work as a director-choreographer for music videos include: The Dark Side of the Gym (2017) for The National; Thank You, New York (2020) for Chris Thile; and The Times Are Racing (2017) for Dan Deacon. Peck choreo graphed the 2018 Broadway revival of Carousel. directed by Jack O’Brien and stars Jessie Meuller, Joshua Henry, & Renée Fleming. Peck has been awarded the National Arts Award (2018), the Golden Plate Honor from the Academy of Achievement (2019), the Bessie Award for his ballet Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes (2015), the Gross Family Prize for his ballet Every where We Go (2014), and the Tony Award for his choreography on Broad way’s Carousel (2018). www.Justin-Peck.com.

MICHAEL BREEDEN (Stager, In Creases) is a Kentucky native and began studying ballet at the age of 7. He moved to NYC to train at the School of American Ballet and upon graduating joined Boston Ballet II. Shortly thereafter he joined Miami City Ballet, where he danced soloist and principal roles in dozens of works by George Balanchine, as well as ballets by Alexei Ratmansky, Twyla Tharp, Jerome Robbins, Paul Taylor and many others. He has also danced for Pennsylvania Ballet and the Suzanne Farrell Ballet. Upon retiring in 2017, he started ‘Conversations On Dance,’ the most popu lar podcast centering dance, which has enjoyed residences at the Kennedy Center, Vail Dance Festival and San Francisco Ballet. He has staged the works of Justin Peck since 2018, for companies that include Hong Kong Ballet, Miami City Ballet and Ballet Arizona, as well as Princeton University, University of Southern California and Indiana University.

HYUNJUNG RACHEL CHUNG (Pianist, In Creases), Korean-American pianist, is celebrated for being the 2020 top prize winner of the Ernest Beacon Memorial Award of the American Prize, and has paved a multi faceted path as a performer, educator, adjudicator, recording artist, and avocational composer. She made her New York solo debut at Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall in 1996 as a winner of the Artist International Audition. Since then, her solo and collaborative recitals have taken her throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Dedicated to the music of our time, as well as the neglected and forgotten music, she has performed and recorded various piano solo works by women composers in her two award-winning albums on the Studio Jeeb label: “My Cherished Garden: Piano Works by American Women Composers” (2017) and “Three Piano Sonatas by Women Composers” (2018). Additionally, her most recent album “Burleigh, Coleridge-Taylor & Dett: Piano Suites” (2022) won a Gold Star in the Best Piano Solo CD category at the Music & Stars Awards. As a collaborative pianist, she has frequently shared a stage with her husband and a tenor Dr. Sungbae Kim. Chung is an associate professor and the chair of the De partment of Music at Spelman College, where she has been teaching since 2006. Steinway & Sons recognized her outstanding endeavors with the 2020 Top Music Teacher Award. Chung earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Seoul National University, a Master of Music degree and a Pro fessional Study Diploma from the Mannes College of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

WESTERN-LI SUMMERTON (Pianist, In Creases) is a pianist based in Atlanta, Georgia. Born in Bellingham, Washington, Summerton has studied with renowned pianists throughout the Pacific Northwest including Judith Widrig, Ralph Markham, Kenneth Broadway, Anita King, Jean-David Coen, and Hwakyu Lee; as well as compositional studies with Renee Favand-See and Kenji Bunch. Summerton has performed in various solo, chamber, cho ral, and orchestral settings, including Mendelsohn’s two piano arrangement of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Bodyvox, and The Portland Ballet’s production of Stravinsky’s The Firebird. Summerton has an extensive history in collaboration between music and dance. He has played for many companies across the country, including The Portland Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, NW Dance Project, Alonzo King LINES Ballet and United Ballet Theatre. In 2021, Summerton was invited to play classes for Royal Danish Ballet and Hungarian National Ballet. In 2022, he made his debut perfor mance with Atlanta Ballet, performing in Claudia Schreier’s Pleiades Dances He currently serves as the Company Accompanist/Music Administration Coordinator for Atlanta Ballet. Summerton holds a Bachelor of Music in piano performance with a minor in business from Portland State University.

artistic & production teams across the US. His opera and ballet designs have been seen nationally on “Great Performances” and “Live From Lincoln Center.” Mr. Stanley heads the Lighting Design Program at Boston University’s School of Theatre, is co-founder of the Studio School of Design and is on the board of directors of the Hemsley Lighting Programs.

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Officers Nancy Field, J.D., Chair Barbara S. Joiner, Vice Chair

Kimberlyn Daniel Jane JacquelineDean Flake Joanne Chesler Gross Caroline Jeffords Corrie Johnson Amy

Trustees Emeriti Lynda PattiKarenLavonaCourtsCurrieVerebWallace Lifetime Board Jane DeenJosephCaroleDeanGoldbergPrendergastDaySanders Corps de Ballet Board Marius Hechter, Chair Doug Weiss, Immediate Past Chair

*Ex-OfficioPrestonMarshaDottieSharonGailenNelsonRosenbergSilvermintzSmithTaylorWilson,Jr. of

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Trustees Emily C. Baker Jan Beaves Ron JonTomPamKatherineRachelAllenGennadiLindaTaylorArayaTharonJoyceLindsayMatthewAmyJacquelineNigelYelenaVanessaLavonaCynthiaLynnDr.ChrisGinnyBreakstoneBrewerCarlosMeriaCarstarphenCochran-SchroderCrainS.CurrieDelmerEpova,CPAFergusonFlakeGeromeHartnettR.HillHouser,Ph.DJohnsonMesfin,CFPMeyer,CFAMorrisNedvigin*W.NelsonLeePhippsScottWakefieldWest*S.Wright

Advisory Council David M. Barnett Mark R. Bell, Ph.D. Harvey Coleman Elaine E. Davis Erroll B. Davis F. Javier Diaz Raoul “Ray” Donato Jake JuanSantiagoAllenSusanCeciVincentRobertJorgeEvansFernandezL.GreenHommerilJohnsonS.KetteringMainesMarquezMejia

Lynda B. Courts, Chair Emeritus

Seydel Rebecca Christian Smith Andrew Staunton Anat SonjiaAllenDovDougKazuyukiSultan-DadonTakeuchiWeissWilkerYeeWallerYoung Honorary Board Margaret Carton David

Kristen Manion Taylor, Vice Chair Juan Carlos Urdaneta, Treasurer Kathleen Knous, Secretary Elizabeth Adams, Immediate Past Chair

MichelleAmandaEdwardSloanMichaelBillJ.WadeKennethCroslandR.HeyHooperDavidHopkinsHuber,CPAJonesKennedy-SmithKrugmanShailendraSullivan

Eric Robbins Joni LauraSantosTurner

INDIVIDUAL GIVING

CIRCLE recognizes exceptional gifts of $10,000 and above

The Yee Family Charitable Fund

Joanne & Alex Gross Kenneth & Colleen Hey Dr. Leslie & Mrs. Marilyn Kelman, in honor of Darcy & Rachel Denneen Mariana Laufer Allegra Lawrence-Hardy & Timothy Hardy

Mr. Mark du Mas Matthew & Brittany Hartnett Steve, Susan & Grace Hauser, in memory of Armantine Groshong

The CHOREOGRAPHER’S

Rachel & Corey Phipps Heather & Bill Preston Danna Sanders Greer & Alex Taylor Pam Wakefield Pam & Paul Whitacre

Lindsay Hill Mr. & Ms. Tharon Johnson Kristen Manion Taylor & Jason Taylor Mr. & Ms. Araya Mesfin Taylor & Brad Meyer Linda & Don Morris

$100,000+ ChrisAnonymousCarlos & Family Steve & Marjorie Harvey Katherine Scott $75,000+ Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Courts II Elaine & Erroll Davis Ms. Nancy Field & Mr. Michael Schulder $50,000+ Anonymous $25,000+ Ms. Jan P. Beaves Ginny & Charles Brewer Vanessa & Robin Delmer Nigel Ferguson Ms. Amy Gerome-Acuff & Mr. Daniel Acuff Karen L. Rose $20,000+ BarbaraEmilyAnonymousC.Baker&Eric Joiner Kathleen & Kirk Knous $15,000+ Lavona S. Currie Bonnie & Terry Herron Joyce Houser, Ph.D. Mr. William F. Snyder Allen W. Yee $10,000+ ElizabethAnonymous&Howell Adams III James J. Andrews Mr. Robert J. Barnett Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen & Mr. David Heleniak Mrs. Lynn Cochran-Schroder & Mr. Bill CynthiaSchroderCrain, Ed. D. & Dwight Lee, Ph.D. Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence W. Davis Mr. Tomislav Dizdar Yelena JacquelineEpovaFlake & David Dase

Atlanta Ballet gratefully acknowledges the following individuals whose generous annual contributions were received during the period of August 1, 2021 – July 31, 2022. If you find that we did not recognize you appropriately, we apologize. For corrections, please contact us at advancement@atlantaballet.com.

The DANCER’S CIRCLE recognizes generous gifts up to $10,000

GRAND JETÉ $7,500+ Adrienne & Scott Hardesty TOUR JETÉ $5,000+ Anonymous (2) Dr. Harold J. Brody & Mr. Donald E. Smith Deborah Dalton Mr. Richard Delay & Ms. Francine Dykes Mr. Daniel E. Gaylord & Ms. Marilyn Altman

Julianne Belaga William & Eve Bishop Dr. & Mrs. William Brinkman Mr. & Mrs. Jerome M. Cooper Robert Paul Dean & Robert Epstein

Delphine Podsiadlo, in memory of Bob KarenPodsiadloVereb & Bud Blanton Mr. Robert A. Yellowlees ASSEMBLÉ $2,500+ Diana & Miguel Arteche Mr. & Mrs. Daniel S. Baldwin

The Mortimer Family Doug & Ginger (Brill) Pisik

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GLISSADE $1,000+ Anonymous (2) Mr. & Mrs. Martin P. Bennett Kali & Raheem Beyah Mr. & Mrs. Robert K. Boltax Lindsay & Evan Borenstein Peter JamesBoucherA.Brennan, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Bromenschenkel Lucy & Henry Bush Mrs. Helen S. Carlos Mr. Michael E. Carroll & Mr. Paul Alberto Cecilia Cheeks David Cofrin & Christine Tryba-Cofrin Harvey & Paquita Coleman Susan Mrs.SuzanneCurrieM.DansbyJulieTurner-Davis & Mr. John Davis Kate & James Denny Kevin & Demi Doyle Antoinette J. Earley & William L. Green Eve LaurenEckardt&Rick Elliott

Nancy Lewis

supporters John Hopkins The Kang Family Ms. Sojung Lee Vaughn Linder, in honor of Richard & Lynda Courts Gino & Belinda Massafra Mr. & Mrs. Larry Pelletier Anthony & Judith Ragunas Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ratonyi John Richardson Mrs. Shayla Rumely Timothy & Anne Sheehan Dr. & Mrs. Mark Silverstein Dr. & Mrs. Peter J. Sones Mrs. Marguerite Taylor The Tillman Family Irma J. Turnipseed Sonia P. Witkowski Jeffery Wright

Doug & Florida Ellis Brad KathrynForesythe&Patrick Gaul Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Goddard Dr. Marvin Goldstein Richard Goodjoin & Kelvin Davis Julie & Paul Hagedorn Doug & Judy Hamilton Lisa & Forrest Hibbard Michal & Jack Hillman James Honkisz & Catherine Binns Chet & Dara Hosch

Mr. & Mrs. William C. Humphreys, Jr. Caroline Jeffords Holland & Ceci Johnson Jean Gatton Jones Mrs. Peter G. Kessenich, Sr. Elena & Serguei Kouzmina Edward Krugman & Jill Pryor Leigh Anna & Steven Lang Ms. Doreen M. Lewis

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Dr. & Mrs. William M. Scaljon Amanda & Paul Shailendra Manda & Jeremy Shankel Beverly & Dianne Shlapak Anne M. Spratlin Judith Story, in memory of Edwin Story Sharon Story, Julien & Kim Kenney Mr. Robert J. Taylor IV, in honor of Kathleen Dr.KnousPeter & Mrs. Beverly Thomas

Dr. Kirsten Travers-UyHam & Mr. John J. UyHam Mrs. Dawn Tresh Eric & Chan Voiles Kristann M. Voyles Betsy Wash Tom JeffreyWest&Kathleen Wetherington Tom & Judie Wilhite Doug Weiss & Chris Casey Ted & Whitney Woodward

Linda L. Lively & James E. Hugh III Mr. & Mrs. Chris Mangum Carole & Nelson Marchioli Jeanie & Albert Marx Miho & Gennadi Nedvigin Amy Nelson Ms. Sandra Noecker, in memory of Edwin Story Ms. Keisha Z. Noel Ms. Margaret Painter Sara & Cody Partin Hunter & Leslie Pierson Mr. Wade Rakes & Mr. Nicholas Miller Gajan & Lila Retnasaba Zakiya & William Rice Dr. Robert & Gail Riesenberg Ms. LaKesha Robinson Leron LovetteRogersRussell, in honor of Maddie Hardy

Joli Wu & Marius Hechter Stephen Yarbrough RELEVÉ $500+ Anonymous (2) Nina Allen

Gaertner Dr. Jess A. Gardner & Mr. Fabricio Moraes Christine A. Gilliam Carol MarshaGlover&Ryan Glover Ms. Marguerite Hallman Angelle & Art Hamilton Mr. & Mrs. Tim Harben

supporters 21 Ms. Tracie Arnold Hope BarbaraBarrettBastin & Children Patty Slick Beem Ms. Kate Bell Mr. & Mrs. Sean Bowen Jerry SandraBuckner&David Burgess Cynthia Carns Mrs. Carolyn Champion Lawrence M. Cohen Carol Comstock & Jim Davis John JamesTonyaCondoCreekmoreDatka&Nora

Roberta Taylor & James Hill Sineet Tesfay Marie Tetzlaff

Mrs. Caroline Hardin Virginia Hepner & Malcolm Barnes Helen & Jeff Herbert Mr. Douglas Hopkins Mr. J. David Hopkins Ms. Katherine Horton Dorothea & Robert Jeffrey Angela Johnson Mr. Charles A. Johnston, Jr., in honor of Tricia Ekholm Alison Womack Jowers Eric AllanLarson&Vaneesa Little Mimi Maslia Mr. William McClain Mr. & Mrs. Eugene F. Meany Caroline Montojo Terri & Stephen Nagler Dick & Dixie Olson Esosa DonaldOsa&Helen O’Shea Mrs. Debby Overstreet Ms. Swati Patel Erin GracePerezPownall & Ron Harris Margery & Dan Reason Family Fund Robert Riley Sharon & David Schachter

Stacy Galan Shailendra Dr. Barbara Simmons Teena Stern Mr. Tarek Takieddini Lisa Cannon Taylor

DePalma Cynthia & Mike Davison Mr. Joseph Dawsey III Mr. & Mrs. Anthony DeLuca Ashleigh Dobrin, in loving memory of Mel Dobrin Mr. & Ms. Rolston A. Dyer Elaine Eaton Tricia & Chris Ekholm Dytre Fentress & Stephen Rann Cole & Zachary Ferguson-Cogdill Mrs. Nancy K. Flaherty Elizabeth & Thomas Fowlkes Danny ConstanzeFutrell&Mathias

Corporate Sports Unlimited Fulton County Arts Council Georgia Council for the Arts National Endowment for the Arts

$100,000+ Arrow CommunityExterminatorsFoundation

The Dante S. Stephensen Fund $2,500 McMaster-CarrBloomingdale’sSupply Company

for Greater Atlanta Jones Day Foundation Lettie Pate Evans Foundation PNC Financial Services Group

Charities Southern Company Gas Charitable TheFoundationRogersFamily Foundation TSR Network Services, LLC $5,000 Massey Charitable Trust Price Gilbert, Jr. Charitable Fund

South Fulton Institute $1,000+ Lindsey Treadaway, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

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The Thalia N. Carlos & Chris M. Carlos Foundation $75,000 The Shubert Foundation $50,000 John H. & Wilhelmi Harland Charitable TheTheFoundationImlayFoundationMorganFamilyFund

INSTITUTIONAL GIVING

The Elster Foundation The Kettering Family Foundation Warner Brothers Discovery $20,000 Benevity Causes JBS Foundation The Home Depot Foundation $15,000 The Coca-Cola Foundation $10,000 CommunitiesAprio Foundation of Texas Kelin PublixFoundationSuperMarkets

Lois & Lucy Lampkin Foundation $500+ Blackbaud Giving Fund Charities Aid Foundation of America Community Foundation of West Georgia WellsPulteGroupFargo Foundation

Atlanta Ballet gratefully acknowledges the following corporations, foundations, and government agencies whose generous annual contributions were received during the period of August 1, 2021 – July 31, 2022.

The Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation The Thalia & Michael C. Carlos Foundation

$25,000 Bobbie Bailey Foundation City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs

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.

Jan P. Beaves

THE DOROTHY ALEXANDER LEGACY SOCIETY

Atlanta Ballet Corps de Ballet (2 dancers)

Madeline & Howell Adams, Jr. C.D. CynthiaBelcherCrain Mrs. Lynn

THE PAS DE DEUX SOCIETY

John K. Palmisano & Stephen A. Williams, III Katherine Scott Marianne Stribling

Danna KatherineSandersScott Yee Family Charitable Fund

Members of the Pas de Deux Society have made an extra gift of $5,000 to artistically support an individual dancer.

Individuals who have included Atlanta Ballet in their long-term estate plans through bequests and other deferred-giving arrangements.

Dr. Harold J. Brody & Mr. Donald E. Smith

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Joyce Houser, Ph.D. Mrs. Audrey B. Morgan Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Morgan Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel

Lynda Bradbury Courts Elaine & Erroll Davis Vanessa & Robin Delmer Adrienne & Scott Hardesty Bonnie & Terry Herron Kathleen & Kirk Knous (2 dancers)

Mrs.PattyCochran-Schroder&MarcDashDaphneMooreEitelMelodiFordBradForesythe

Abby Polston, Draper Susan Carter, Costume Construction Supervisor

Pamela Whitacre, Chief Operating O cer Thomas Fowlkes, General Manager

CENTRE FOR DANCE EDUCATION

Eduardo Permuy, Company Repetiteur Claudia Schreier, Choreographer-in-Residence

Juliana Han Witt, Chief Advancement Officer

Atlanta Ballet is an American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Company

Western-Li Summerton Accompanists Elizabeth Grimes, Aleksandra Korshunova, Yulia Rice, Kyla Zollitsch Centre Education Associates Severin Brotschul, Imani Austin-Edwards, Jeanette Estrella, Allegra Fasshauer, Shannon Geary, Christiana Horn, Hui Wen Peng, Bryony Whitelaw Atlanta Ballet Boutique Leslie Campbell Judge, General Manager Louise Gordon, Boutique Associate

PRODUCTION

EXECUTIVE

Jane Kuipers, Assistant Stage Manager

Tom West, Executive Director Nathan Jones, Executive Assistant

Hana Miller, Controller Dana Hylton Calabro, Director, Data Services

Brittney Flowers,  Centre Education Associate Faculty Nicole Adams, Alice Balhatchet, Ansilla Bearden, Shirley Bennett, Haley Brink, Darby Burgess, Serena Chu, Harmony Clair, Kelly Tonina Cooper, Kameron Davis, Nardja el-Shabazz, Kate Gaul, Ashley Gibson, Nell Heflin Goza, Jennifer Inman, LaToya Princess Jackson, Aaron James, Malik Jenkins, Caroline Kraehe, Sergio Masero, Loren McFalls, Arneshuia Nelson, Anna Penny, Chantia Robinson, Diane Caroll Sales, Roscoe Sales, Erin Smith, Jasmine Stevenson, Abigail Tan-Gamino, Grace Thompson, Jennifer Van Meter, Calla Vaughn, Natalya Vyashenko, Martine Weber Accompanists Elizabeth Grimes, Aleksandra Korshunova, Yulia Rice, Gretel Rodriguez, Kyla Zollitsch Centre Education Associates

Gennadi Nedvigin, Artistic Director

Toni C. Vacinek, Associate Director of Marketing Communications

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PRODUCTION

Rory Hohenstein, Company Repetiteur

Abby Polston,  Draper Susan Carter, Costume Construction Supervisor Abby Parker, Company Shoe Manager/Wardrobe Supervisor/Costume Technician  Chloe Gervais,  Costume Technician Maddie Simmons, Costume Technician Ashleigh Dobrin,  Finisher

Allison Kang, Director of Public Relations Alane Marco, Design Director Myredith Momongan, Associate Director of Group Sales

Kristin Kelley , Assistant Stage Manager

Colleen McGonegle,  Costume Director

Diane Caroll Sales,  Community Partnerships Director Kate Gaul,  Buckhead Centre Principal Nicole Adams,  Virginia-Highland Centre Principal Ansilla Bearden,  Satellite Manager

Zoey Fleck, Social Media Manager/Graphic

Francesca Frederick, Director of Advancement, Institutional Gifts

Ashleigh Dobrin, Finisher

Designer PATRON SERVICES Lindsay Smith, Associate Director of Patron Services Desiree Houston, Patron Services Manager Mallory Hazen , Patron Services Assistant Jasmine Martinez , Patron Services Assistant Josh Reynolds , Patron Services Assistant

Kelly Criss, Director of Annual Fund

Colleen McGonegle, Costume Director

MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS

Toni C. Vacinek, Associate Director of Marketing Communications

Gennadi Nedvigin,  Artistic Director Sharon Story,  Dean Kelly Tonina Cooper , Centre Administrative Director

Dave Smith, Production Manager & Technical Director

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Hana Miller, Controller Amani Hill, Accounts Payable & Benefits Manager Dana Hylton Calabro, Director, Data Services

COSTUMES

Dave Smith, Production Manager & Technical Director Nicole Walters, Production Stage Manager

Abby Parker, Company Shoe Manager/Wardrobe Supervisor/Costume Technician

Pamela Whitacre, Chief Operating Officer

PATRON SERVICES Lindsay Smith, Associate Director of Patron Services

CENTRE FOR DANCE EDUCATION

Imani Austin-Edwards, Shannon Geary, Flora Mangio, Hui-Wen Peng, Kaitlin Roemer, Jada Russell, Samantha Schuermann, Emma Seif

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Atlanta Ballet is an International Alliance of Theatrical Stage (IATSE) Employees Company

Francesca Frederick, Director of Institutional Giving

Tricia Ekholm, Chief Marketing Officer

EXECUTIVEadministration

Chloe Gervais, Costume Technician Maddie Simmons, Costume Technician

Tom West, Executive Director Nathan Jones, Executive Assistant

Manda Wilhite, Senior Director of Advancement, Major Gifts and Board Liaison

Myredith Momongan, Associate Director of Group Sales

Kate Gaul, Buckhead Centre Principal Nicole Adams, Virginia-Highland Centre Principal Ansilla Bearden, Satellite Manager Brittney Flowers, Centre Education Associate Faculty Nicole Adams, Shirley Bennett, Shannon Beshears, Darby Burgess, Diane Caroll, Serena Chu, Harmony Clair, Kelly Tonina Cooper, Kameron Davis, Sophia Dixon, Nardjael-el-Shabazz, Allegra Fasshauer, Kate Gaul, Ashley Gibson, Mia Givens, Jennifer Inman, LaToya Princess Jackson, Aaron James, Sergio Masero, Loren McFalls, Amelia Murren, Arneshuia Nelson, Anna Penny, Chantia Robinson, Roscoe Sales, Erin Smith, Anderson Souza, Jasmine Stevenson, Jennifer Van Meter, Calla Vaughn, Natalya Vyashenko, Martine Weber Company AdministrativeAccompanist/MusicCoordinator

ADVANCEMENT

MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS

ADVANCEMENT

Sherren Sandy, Director of Special Events

Sherren Sandy, Director of Advancement, Donor Engagement Kelly Criss, Director of Advancement, Leadership Gifts

Sharon Story, Dean Kelly Tonina Cooper, Centre Administrative Director Diane Caroll, Community Partnerships Director

Sicily Palms, Company Manager Nicole Walters, Production Stage Manager

Atlanta Ballet Boutique Leslie Campbell Judge, General Manager Nardja el-Shabazz,  Asst. General Manager, Atlanta Ballet Boutique

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

ARTISTIC Gennadi Nedvigin, Artistic Director Sicily Palms, Director of Artistic Operations

Tricia Ekholm, Chief Marketing O cer Allison Kang, Director of Public Relations Taylor Graves, Interim Graphic Designer Brian Wallenberg, Video Content Producer

Desiree Houston, Patron Services Manager

COSTUMES

Allison Cash, Artistic Operations Coordinator/ Assistant Stage Manager

Atlanta Ballet is an American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Company

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

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