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2 | welcome Dear Patrons of the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful holiday season and you are ready to join us in the new year for more great entertainment! We’re excited to start the new year with fantastic programming that includes something for everyone. The new year kicked off in January with the return of Shen Yun Performing Arts. Other highlights include Atlanta Ballet’s Heart/Beat, Gregory Porter + Ledisi, The Beach Boys and Blippi Live. Refer to the table of contents for the complete schedule. Check out the latest news from ArtsBridge Foundation including information on the 2020 Overture Gala on page 40. Be sure to check out our new photo booth/selfie station in the Grand Lobby where you can take a photo during your visit and share with your friends. Thank you and please… enjoy the show! Sincerely, Vickie Hubbard Managing Director
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February 7-15, 2020 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Gennadi Nedvigin
Elemental Brubeck Music by Dave Brubeck Choreography by Lar Lubovitch Lighting Design by Jack Mehler Costumes for Elemental Brubeck courtesy of San Francisco Ballet
Tuplet Music and Sound by Mikael Karlsson Choreography and Costume Design by Alexander Ekman Staging by Ana Maria Lucaciu Costume Design by Nancy Haeyung Bae Lighting Design by Amith Chandrashaker
Sunrise Divine A World Premiere
Arrangement and Original Music by Kevin Johnson Choreography by Dwight Rhoden Scenic and Lighting Design by Michael Korsch Costume Design by Christine Darch Featuring The Spelman College Glee Club and The Golden Gate Singers This world premiere project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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ARTISTIC STAFF COMPANY BALLET MASTERS Rory Hohenstein, Veronika Part, Roman Rykine
THE COMPANY Zachary Alden, Erica Alvarado, Jessica Assef, Jacob Bush, Stéphano Candreva, Emily Carrico, Taylor Ciampi, Dylan Clinard, Claire Coffman‡, Bret Coppa‡, Thomas Davidoff, Nikolas Gaifullin, Brooke Gilliam‡, Emma Guertin‡, Sujin Han, Jessica He, Airi Igarashi, Darian Kane, Saho Kumagai, Lucas Labrador‡, Jordan Leeper, Keaton Leier, Guilherme Maciel, Nadia Mara, Moisés Martín, Sergio Masero-Olarte, Juliana Missano, Miguel Angel Montoya, Jackie Nash, Jonathan Philbert, Keith Reeves, Mikaela Lauryn D. Santos, Anderson Souza, Fuki Takahashi‡, Ivan Tarakanov, Ashley Wegmann, Olivia Yoch ‡ – Denotes Atlanta Ballet apprentice
ADDITIONAL CREDITS Elemental Brubeck Assistant to the Choreographer, Katarzyna Skarpetowska Sunrise Divine Rehearsal Assistant, Clifford Williams
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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ATLANTA BALLET LEADERSHIP GENNADI NEDVIGIN (Artistic Director), in February 2016, was named
Atlanta Ballet’s fourth artistic director in the Company’s then 87year 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 worldrenowned choreographers. In addition to his dancing career, Nedvigin also taught master classes and staged ballets in the U.S. and abroad before becoming an artistic director. Recently, Nedvigin sat on juried panels at the World Ballet Competition in Orlando, the International Ballet Competition held in Jackson, Mississippi, and the Youth America Grand Prix. Under Nedvigin’s guidance, Atlanta Ballet has established the Academy training program, which includes a top-tier performance ensemble, Atlanta Ballet 2, representing his commitment to training for the next generation of professional dancers.
ARTURO JACOBUS (President & CEO) is in his 11th season with Atlanta Ballet. He was previously chief executive of Pacific Northwest Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, each for 10 years. He holds master’s degrees in business administration, arts administration and human resources management, and he has completed management certificate programs at the University of Washington and Harvard Business School. Jacobus has served on executive boards for such arts organizations as Dance/ USA, Washington State Arts Alliance, Northwest Development Officers’ Association and California Arts Advocates. He has stayed actively involved in arts strategy and advocacy by chairing and sitting on panels for the city of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. Before becoming an arts executive, Jacobus served for 20 years as a bandmaster for the U.S. Navy, leading ensembles in Villefranche, France; Gaeta and Naples, Italy; and San Francisco. While stationed in Naples, under the Commander in Chief Allied Forces Southern Europe (CincSouth), he founded a 50-member NATO ensemble from the armies, navies and air forces of Italy, Greece, Turkey, the U.K. and the U.S. 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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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. Hohenstein is very excited to join Atlanta Ballet this season as ballet master under the direction of Gennadi Nedvigin.
VERONIKA PART (Ballet Master) was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and began her early training in artistic gymnastics before entering the Vaganova Ballet Academy in 1988. Part graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1996 and joined the Mariinksy Ballet. In 1999, Part won the BALTIKA Prize. She joined American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in 2002 and was promoted to principal in May 2009. Her roles with ABT include Odette-Odile in Swan Lake; the Sylph in La Sylphide; the leading role in Les Sylphides and Symphonie Concertante; among others. Part originated the roles of Natalia in On the Dnieper and the Lilac Fairy in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty. In 2009, she performed Dying Swan with Yo-Yo Ma for A Celebration of Women in the Arts at the Kennedy Center. In 2012, Part performed Black Swan as part of the tribute to Natalia Makarova at the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors. She has been a master teacher at Greenwich Ballet Academy and has sat on the jury panel at the Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP). This season, Part joined Atlanta Ballet as ballet master. ROMAN RYKINE (Ballet Master) joined Atlanta Ballet from 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.
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ZACHARY ALDEN San Francisco, California
ERICA ALVARADO Tucson, Arizona
JESSICA ASSEF São Carlos, Brazil
JACOB BUSH Minneapolis, Minnesota Special thanks to Jacob’s Pas de Deux Society patrons Dr. Harold J. Brody & Mr. Donald E. Smith
STÉPHANO CANDREVA Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
EMILY CARRICO Lexington, Kentucky
TAYLOR CIAMPI Baltimore, Maryland
Special thanks to Stéphano’s Pas de Deux Society patron, Lynda Bradbury Courts
Special thanks to Emily’s Pas de Deux Society patron, James L. Jackson
Special thanks to Taylor’s Pas de Deux Society patron, the Yee Family Charitable Fund
CLAIRE COFFMAN‡ Houston, Texas
BRET COPPA‡ San Pedro, California
THOMAS DAVIDOFF Lincoln, England
NIKOLAS GAIFULLIN Sarasota, Florida
BROOKE GILLIAM‡ Boulder, Colorado
EMMA GUERTIN‡ Ontario, Canada
SUJIN HAN Seoul, South Korea
JESSICA HE Rancho Cucamonga, California
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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DYLAN CLINARD High Point, North Carolina
Special thanks to Jessica’s Pas de Deux Society patrons, Vanessa & Robin Delmer
SAHO KUMAGAI Sapporo, Japan
LUCAS LABRADOR‡ Cosquín, Argentina
JORDAN LEEPER Jamestown, New York
KEATON LEIER Saskatoon, SK, Canada
GUILHERME MACIEL São Paulo, Brazil
Special thanks to Jordan’s Pas de Deux Society patrons, Elaine & Erroll Davis
NADIA MARA Montevideo, Uruguay
MIGUEL ANGEL MONTOYA Cali, Colombia
MOISÉS MARTÍN Reus, Spain
JACKIE NASH Trumbull, Connecticut
SERGIO MASEROOLARTE Madrid, Spain
JONATHAN PHILBERT New York, New York
JULIANA MISSANO Lloyd Harbor, New York
KEITH REEVES Augusta, Georgia
Special thanks to Jackie’s Pas de Deux Society patrons, Kathleen & Kirk Knous
MIKAELA LAURYN D. SANTOS Manila, Philippines
ANDERSON SOUZA Santo Ângelo, RS, Brazil
FUKI TAKAHASHI‡ Yokohama, Japan
Special thanks to Anderson’s Pas de Deux Society patron, the Corps de Ballet.
IVAN TARAKANOV St. Petersburg, Russia
.ASHLEY WEGMANN Shamong, New Jersey
OLIVIA YOCH Richmond, Virginia
Special thanks to Ashley’s Pas de Deux Society patron, Jan Beaves
Special thanks to Olivia’s Pas de Deux Society patrons, Kathleen & Kirk Knous
Visit atlantaballet.com/about/dancers to learn more about the Company. Atlanta Ballet photos courtesy of Charlie McCullers and Kim Kenney.
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ARTISTIC AND PRODUCTION TEAMS LAR LUBOVITCH (Choreographer, Elemental Brubeck) is one of America’s most versatile and widely seen choreographers. He founded the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company in 1968. Over 50 years, it has gained an international reputation as one of America’s top dance companies, produced more than 120 dances and performed before millions across the U.S. and over 40 countries. Many other major companies throughout the world have performed the company’s dances, including American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Joffrey Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, and more. Lubovitch has created ice-dancing works for Olympians John Curry, Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, Brian Orser, JoJo Starbuck and Paul Wylie, and he has created feature-length ice-dance specials for TV: “The Planets” for A&E (nominated for an International Emmy Award, a Cable AceAward and a Grammy Award) and “The Sleeping Beauty” for PBS and Anglia TV, Great Britain. His theater and film work includes Sondheim/Lapine’s Into the Woods (Tony Award nomination), The Red Shoes (Astaire Award), the Tony Award-winning revival of The King and I (on Broadway and in London’s West End), Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame in Berlin, and Robert Altman’s movie “The Company” (American Choreography Award). In 2016, he premiered The Bronze Horseman, based on the Pushkin poem, for the Mikhailovsky Ballet in Russia. In 1987, he conceived Dancing for Life, which took place at Lincoln Center. It was the first response by the dance community to the AIDS crisis, raising over $1 million. Together with Jay Franke, in 2007 Lubovitch created the Chicago Dancing Festival, in collaboration with the City of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art. It presented 10 seasons entirely free to the public. Recent awards: 2007 named Chicagoan of the Year by the Chicago Tribune; 2008 named similarly by Chicago Magazine; 2011 designated a Ford Fellow by United States Artists and received the Dance/ USA Honors Award; 2012 his dance Crisis Variations awarded the Prix Benois de la Danse for outstanding choreography at the Bolshoi Theatre; 2013 honored for lifetime achievement by the American Dance Guild; 2014 awarded an honorary doctorate by The Juilliard School; 2016 received the Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for lifetime achievement and the Dance Magazine Award, named one of America’s Irreplaceable Dance Treasures by the Dance Heritage Coalition and appointed a Distinguished Professor at UC/Irvine. In honor of his company’s 50th anniversary, in 2018 he was presented with the Martha Graham Award for lifetime achievement. (Photo by NYC Dance Project.) JACK MEHLER (Lighting Designer, Elemental Brubeck), based in New York for 25 years, designs a wide variety of live events. He received the 2013 Korean Musical Theatre Award (Korean Tony) for his lighting of Rebecca and the 2012 award for Elisabeth; 2019 Broadway World Connecticut awards for both scenery and lighting of Evita at ACT of Connecticut; and Independent Reviewers of New England Award (IRNE) nominations for A Christmas Carol, Jekyll & Hyde, Nine and Camelot, all at North Shore Music Theatre. Mehler has designed dozens of Lar Lubovitch dances for Austin Ballet, Ballet Florida, Hubbard Street, José Limón, Joffrey Ballet, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Martha Graham Dance Company, San Francisco Ballet and others. At Atlanta Ballet, he designed scenery and lighting for Yuri Possokhov’s Don Quixote. Other dance projects include Alvin Ailey, Ballet Memphis, BalletMet, Donald Byrd/ Spectrum Dance, Houston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, among many others. Theatre designs include Cleveland Play House, Manhattan Theatre Club, North Shore Music Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, Riverside Theatre, Seattle Rep, Syracuse Stage, Walnut Street Playhouse, The Working Theatre and the WPA Theatre, among many others. Mehler is a founding board member of ACT of Connecticut and provides owners’ representation for organizations building and renovating performance and rehearsal venues. DAVE BRUBECK (Composer, Elemental Brubeck), born December 6 1920 in California, is a jazz legend who is equally distinguished as composer and pianist. His studies at the College of the Pacific and with Darius Milhaud at Mills College led to the founding, with fellow students, of the experimental Jazz Workshop Ensemble, which recorded in 1949 as the Dave Brubeck Octet. Later, in 1958, the combination of Brubeck with drummer Joe Morello, double bassist Eugene Wright and alto saxophonist Paul Desmond quickly achieved an overwhelming popular success as the Dave Brubeck Quartet. The Quartet’s experimentation with time signatures unusual to jazz produced works like “Blue Rondo a la Turk” and “Take Five,” introducing millions of enthusiastic young listeners to unexplored regions of jazz. The group recorded and performed together continuously through 1967. Brubeck composed and, in some cases, recorded several large-scale works including two ballets, a musical, an oratorio, four cantatas, a Mass, works for jazz combo and orchestra, and many solo piano pieces. In recent decades, he organized several new quartets and continued to appear at the Newport, Monterey, Concord, and Kool Jazz Festivals. Brubeck performed at the White House in 1964 and 1981, and at
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the 1988 Moscow Summit honoring the Gorbachevs. His awards included several honorary degrees, the BMI Jazz Pioneer Award, the 1988 American Eagle Award presented by the National Music Council, and a lifetime achievement award from the Grammys. In 2009, he was a Kennedy Center Honors recipient. ALEXANDER EKMAN (Choreographer and Scenic and Video Designer, Tuplet) is an international choreographer and director creating pieces for opera houses, theatres and museums. He also directs films and music videos, as well as live performances in pop-up locations. Ekman is known for his fast-paced timing, witty humor and clever transitions. He aims to create work with which the majority can relate and connect. Since 2006, he has devoted his time to creating pieces that both entertain and question the observer. He aims to transform the atmosphere in the audience and to always surprise and entertain the audience. Around 50 dance companies worldwide have performed pieces by Ekman, such as Royal Swedish Ballet, Cullberg Ballet, Compania Nacional de Danza, Goteborg Ballet, Iceland Dance Company, Bern Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Dance, Ballet de l’Opera du Rhin, The Norwegian National Ballet, Boston Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Sydney Dance Company, The Royal Ballet of Denmark and Vienna Ballet. He has also created for festivals such as the French Europa Danse and the Athens International Dance Festival. To learn more about Ekman’s work, follow him on Instagram (@Ekman) or visit alexekman.com. (Photo by Ann Ray.) “A master of comic timing” - Financial Times “Playful and humane…humor, style, and charm” - The Village Voice “Silly, clever and knowing” - The Guardian “Brilliant!” – The New York Times “Witty, effervescent, playful, surreal and joyously physical” – The Australian ANA MARIA LUCACIU (Stager, Tuplet) is a freelance choreographer and performing artist based in New York City. Born in Bucharest, Romania, Ana Maria graduated from the National Ballet School of Canada and joined Canada’s National Ballet immediately after. She went on to dance with the Royal Danish Ballet (Denmark), Augsburg Ballet (Germany), The Portuguese Contemporary Dance Company (Lisbon), and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (New York), where she danced for seven years. Ana Maria has performed and created works with contemporary dance’s foremost choreographers, including Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Hofesh Shechter, Jiří Kylián, Jo Stromgren, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and many others. As a freelance performer she has collaborated with New Dialect, Zoe/Juniper, Bryan Arias and Aszure Barton & Artists. She assisted Crystal Pite on her Polaris project at New York City Center, and regularly assists Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman with new creations and stages his work around the world. Ana Maria’s own choreographic work has been presented by the Norwegian National Ballet, New Dialect and SUNY Purchase Dance Company. She created a full-evening duet with Nathan Griswold that has toured the US and Europe. She will create a new full evening on Terminus Modern Ballet Theater in Atlanta for their 2020 season, and is currently working on a new project with actor and NYU faculty member Zachary Fine. Holder of a BFA in dance from Empire State College in New York, Ana Maria teaches ballet, contemporary and improvisation workshops at professional programs and dance companies across the U.S., Europe and Asia. NANCY HAEYUNG BAE (Costume Designer, Tuplet), born and raised in New York and educated at Parsons School of Design, has designed for most of her life. She was co-founder of the brand aulle. and has held design positions at JCrew, Gap, Isabel Toledo and Theory, among others. She collaborated closely with the artistic director of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet for over seven years. Bae has worked with choreographers Benoit Swan Puffer, Crystal Pite and Alexander Ekman, and designed complete cast productions, such as the dance installations at the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum and the Giorgio Armani Young Artists Awards at the Guggenheim, New York. She has always been passionate about dance since a young age and believes that costuming requires a fundamental obligation to radical, expressive movement. This technical commitment provides structure to her process. With 20 years of experience in all aspects of design and construction, from concept to production, Bae works in both mass market retail and dance, simultaneously. Her creative dexterity illuminates her vision and blueprints itself into her designs. Bae is currently a senior director of design at Gap Inc. AMITH A. CHANDRASHAKER (Lighting Designer, Tuplet) has designed lighting for Wives (Playwrights Horizons); A Human Being, of A Sort (Williamstown); The Lucky Ones (Ars Nova); Boesman and Lena (DD & Hewes Award, The Signature); Blue Ridge (The Atlantic); Cardinal (2ST); Twelfth Night (The Public); Fairview (Soho Rep, Berkeley Rep, TFANA); Fire in Dreamland (The Public); Her Requiem (LCT3) and Seven Spots on the Sun (HH Nom., Atlanta Ballet | atlantaballet.com 13
Rattlestick). His opera credits include The Flying Dutchman (Houston Grand Opera), Falstaff (Opera Omaha), The Scarlet Letter (Opera Colorado) and Abduction from the Seraglio (The Atlanta Opera). Dance: Premieres by Alexander Ekman, Aszure Barton, Kate Weare, Liz Gerring, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Rennie Harris, Aalto Ballett Theatre Essen, Staatstheater Nürnberg, The National Dance Company of Wales and The Royal New Zealand Ballet. MIKAEL KARLSSON (Music and Sound Designer, Tuplet) writes music ranging from orchestral music, modern ballets at major opera houses to chamber music and operas. His music has been performed at Carnegie Hall, Paris Opera, Le Poisson Rouge, Vienna State Opera, Lincoln Center, MoMA, the Ecstatic Music Festival and the PROTOTYPE festival. His pieces with celebrated choreographer Alexander Ekman have premiered at Royal Swedish Opera (Eskapist, 2019; Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2015), the Oslo Opera (A Swan Lake, 2014), the Semperoper (COW, 2016) and the Paris Opera Ballet (Play, 2017). Karlsson’s many collaborators include ICE, ACME, Isabel Leonard, Mivos Quartet, Claire Chase, Callie Day, Anna von Hausswolff, Lykke Li, Mariam Wallentin, Alicia Keys and Lydia Lunch. www.mikaelk.com DWIGHT RHODEN (Director and Choreographer, Sunrise Divine) established a remarkably wide-ranging career, earning distinction from The New York Times as “one of the most sought out choreographers of the day.” In 1994, Rhoden co-founded Complexions Contemporary Ballet with legendary dancer Desmond Richardson. Rhoden has created over 80 ballets for Complexions, as well as pieces for numerous other companies, including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Arizona, The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, BalletMet, The Dance Theater of Harlem, Colorado Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, Miami City Ballet, New York City Ballet, Ballet Nice, The Pennsylvania Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet Principals, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Rome Opera Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, The Washington Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, among others. In addition, Rhoden has directed and choreographed performances for shows across a range of media including “So You Think You Can Dance,” E! Entertainment’s “Tribute to Style,” Amici Dance Theatre Company, Cirque Du Soleil’s Zumanity, “The Great Gatsby” and various feature films. He has collaborated with and created works for a number of celebrated artists, including Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Kelly Clarkson, ELEW, David Rozenblatt, Nicholas Payton, The Drifters, Paul Simon, Billy Strayhorn, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, U2, David Bowie and Stevie Wonder. Rhoden is a recipient of various honors and awards including the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Award and induction into the NYFA Hall of Fame, The Choo San Goh Award for Choreography and The Ailey School’s Apex Award. Rhoden recently received an honorary doctorate degree from the Boston Conservatory in recognition of his extensive contributions to the field of dance. CHRISTINE DARCH (Costume Designer, Sunrise Divine) has designed Dwight Rhoden’s ballets since 2006. She designs and builds costumes for choreographers Julia Adam, Jorma Elo, Nicolo Fonte, Jae Man Joo, James Kudelka, Gabrielle Lamb, Edwaard Liang, Matthew Neenan, Amy Seiwert, Merian Soto, Septime Webre and Yin Yue. Ms. Darch has been commissioned by Alvin Ailey, Astana Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Axis, Ballet Arizona, Ballet Hawaii, Ballet Memphis, Charlotte Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Houston Ballet, Imagery, Israel Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Madco, Marin Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Le Ballet Nice Mediterraneé, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Pennsylvania Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Post:Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Smuin Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Washington Ballet and BalletX. She is the resident costume designer for Complexions Contemporary Ballet. She lives in East Northport, New York, with acclaimed classical American ballet composer Matthew Pierce. Atlanta is her second home town; her father Henry Darch has lived in Atlanta for more than 30 years. MICHAEL KORSCH (Scenic and Lighting Designer, Sunrise Divine) is a lighting, projection and scenic designer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has worked with numerous directors and choreographers, creating hundreds of visual designs for dance, theatre and other live performances throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Korsch has been the resident lighting designer for Complexions Contemporary Ballet since 1998, Ballet Arizona since 2001, and the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center since its inception at the University of Southern California. He has also been the lighting/technical director for the Laguna Dance Festival since it began in 2005. In addition, Korsch has created designs for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Backhausdance, BalletMet, Ballet Nice Méditerranée, Ballet West, BalletX, Carolina Ballet, Charlotte Ballet (formerly North Carolina Dance Theatre), Cincinnati Ballet, Cleveland Play House, DanceBrazil, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Disney Creative Entertainment, English National Ballet, FELA! 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Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Royal Danish Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin and Washington Ballet, among others. KEVIN JOHNSON (Music Director, Sunrise Divine), associate professor of music at Spelman College, is a renowned musician, composer and active clinician. He has traveled throughout the United States and Europe providing choral workshops, master classes, seminars and retreats for music educators and churches. He is currently the minister of music at The Catholic Church of St. Gabriel in Fayetteville, Georgia. His works have resulted in performances for church and school choruses, all-state choral festivals, Catholic archdioceses nationwide, as well as international performances with The Spelman College Glee Club. In March 2016, Dr. Johnson led The Glee Club in performance for President Barack Obama at the White House and completed a 2019 performance with a glee club in Lisbon, Portugal. Dr. Johnson is an active composer, frequently writing for Catholic worship. He provides an extensive catalog, including seven Mass settings, over 300 psalm settings and many sacred songs. In 2013, he completed his second compact disc recording for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Atlanta titled, “Reap a Harvest in Due Season: A Treasury of African American Catholic Music.” This work includes his nine compositions and other favorite songs of the church. Under his direction, The Spelman College Glee Club has recorded six compact disc recordings and over twenty recording of the Christmas Carol Concert, which celebrated its 92nd year in December 2018. As a professional composer, Dr. Johnson has been commissioned to compose several works, including “A Choice to Change the World” and “We Are Christmas” (commissioned by Spelman College), “The Mass of Faith” (commissioned by Father John Adamski), “The Preacher’s Mass” (commissioned by the Dominican Friars), “The Mass of St. Benedict the African” (commissioned by the Archdiocese of Chicago) and “The Mass of St. Peter Claver” (commissioned by the Knights of Peter Claver). “The Mass of St. Peter Claver” premiered at an anniversary Mass where the Archbishop of Atlanta, Wilton D. Gregory, celebrated his performance. Dr. Johnson has been published under the Colla Voce, GIA Publications and Treble Clef Press. He continues to publish most of his music through his very own publishing company, Lion and Lamb Publishing. His publications include “We Are Christmas,” “Steal Away,” “Glory to God,” “Psalms for The Church Year” (Volumes I, II and III), and many more. THE GOLDEN GATE SINGERS (Guests Artists, Sunrise Divine) is an American vocal group founded in 2016 by Dr. Kevin P. Johnson. The repertoire consists of sacred and secular choral literature for soprano, alto, tenor and bass voices, with a particular focus on traditional spirituals, music by African-American composers, music from many cultures and commissioned works. The formation of The Golden Gate Singers was inspired by the 1930’s group, Golden Gate Quartet, a group in which Dr. Johnson’s father, Willie T. Johnson, was a founding member. The Golden Gate Quartet has been named the most successful African-American jubilee quartet. The group performs nationally and internationally, and has maintained a reputation for artistic excellence. THE SPELMAN COLLEGE GLEE CLUB (Guests Artists, Sunrise Divine) has maintained a reputation for choral excellence since 1925. The organization is open by audition to all students of the college community. Their repertoire consists of sacred and secular choral literature for women’s voices, with a particular focus on traditional spirituals, music by African American composers, music from many cultures and commissioned works. The Spelman College Glee Club has traveled throughout the United States and performed for a variety of audiences. Past performances include concert halls such as Faneuil Hall in Boston, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center and churches, high schools, colleges and universities nationwide. The group’s international travels took them to Brazil and Canada. The organization’s highlight was a March 2016 performance at the White House for President Barack Obama. The Spelman College Glee Club is the premier performance organization for the college and sings for most campus events. It has had the unique opportunity to perform with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, world renowned singer Jessye Norman, and historically in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. The Spelman College Glee Club recently celebrated the ninetieth year of their Annual Spelman-Morehouse Christmas Carol Concert. This event takes place in concert with the Morehouse College Glee Club. This concert is featured annually on “Performance Today” on National Public Radio and Georgia Public Broadcasting during the holiday season. Other major performances include the Annual Spring Tour during the college’s observation of spring break and an Annual Spring Concert at Spelman College. Past directors include the late Kemper Harreld, Willis Laurence James, Dr. Roland Allison and Dr. Norma Raybon. Over the years The Spelman College Glee Club has grown to a membership of 80 phenomenal students. The glee club is currently under the direction of Dr. Kevin Johnson, professor of the Spelman College Music Department.
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Celebrating Atlanta Balletâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 90th Anniversary Season and honoring Atlanta Ballet President & CEO Arturo Jacobus for his passion, accomplishments and leadership over the past ten years.
AT L A N TA BA L L ET
Saturday, February 22, 2020 The St. Regis Atlanta Silent Auction | Dinner | Live Auction | After Party | Atlanta Ballet performance
HONOR EE Arturo Jacobus, President & CEO HOST COM M I T T EE Atlanta Ballet Board of Trustees Elizabeth Adams Ginny Brewer Lynn Cochran-Schroder Lynda Courts Cynthia Crain-Lee Ray Donato Jorge Fernandez Barbara Joiner E V EN T SPONSOR S
Chris Carlos & Family Photo by Kimberly Evans.
R ESERVAT IONS To become a patron or for more information, contact Sherren Sandy, Special Events Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.873.5811 x1208
ATLANTA BALLET ADMINISTRATION EXECUTIVE Arturo Jacobus, President & CEO ARTISTIC Gennadi Nedvigin, Artistic Director Rory Hohenstein, Ballet Master Veronika Part, Ballet Master Roman Rykine, Ballet Master FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION Pamela Whitacre, Chief Operating Officer Thomas Fowlkes, General Manager Hana Miller, Accounting Manager Aminah Walton, Bookkeeper/Office Manager Dana Hylton Calabro, Tessitura Manager DEVELOPMENT & FUNDRAISING Lauren Elliott, Donor Engagement & Individual Gifts Officer Sherren Sandy, Special Events Manager Manda Wilhite, Board Relations & Major Gifts Officer MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS Tricia Ekholm, Chief Marketing Officer Julia Berg, Director of Public Relations Brian Wallenberg, Videographer Julie Sharpe, Graphic Design Manager Aine Imbach, Social Media Manager/Graphic Designer Myredith Momongan, Group Sales Manager Toni C. Vacinek, Communications Manager TICKETING & PATRON SERVICES Lindsay Smith, Associate Director of Ticketing & Patron Services Desiree Houston, Patron Services Assistant Jasmine Martinez, Patron Services Assistant PRODUCTION Dave Smith, Production Manager & Technical Director Joseph R. Walls, Lighting Supervisor Sicily Palms, Company Manager Nicole Walters, Stage Manager Jane Kuipers, Assistant Stage Manager COSTUMES Colleen McGonegle, Costume Director Rehnuma Tajbin, Draper/Patternmaker Sophia Parrish, Wardrobe Supervisor Susan Carter, Costume Technician Jane Kuipers, Costume Technician Ashleigh Dobrin, Finisher Abby Parker, Costume Technician/Company Shoe Manager
CENTRE FOR DANCE EDUCATION Gennadi Nedvigin, Artistic Director Sharon Story, Dean Kelly Tonina Cooper, Centre Administrative Director Diane Caroll Sales, Community Partnerships Director Nicole Adams, Virginia-Highland Centre Principal Kate Gaul, Buckhead Centre Principal Ansilla Bearden, Satellite Manager Ann Heard, Centre Education Associate Faculty Ramatu Afegbua-Sabbatt, Ansilla Bearden, Taylor Benion, Shirley Bennett, Britt Brown, Serena Chu, Harmony Clair, Kelly Tonina Cooper, Viviana Coronado, Kameron Davis, Lonnie Davis, Rebekah Diaddigo, Hillary Drawe, Vershion Funderburk, Pedro Gamino, Ashley Gibson, Brooke Gilliam, Nell Heflin Goza, Nathan Griswold, Alera Harrison, Nathan Hites, Aaron James, Jelani Jones, Caroline Kraehe, Sergio Masero-Olarte, Rosemary Miles, Anna Penny, Joy Stephanie Pigg, Terese Reynolds-Thomas, Chantia Robinson, Diane Caroll Sales, Roscoe Sales, Jasmine Stevenson, Carol Szkutek, Abigail Tan-Gamino, Calla Vaughn Accompanists Romero Beverly, Elizabeth Grimes, Aleksandra Korshunova, Yulia Rice, Gretel Rodriguez, Kyla Zollitsch Centre Education Associates Dixie Boston, Jessica Browder, Soledad Charles, Bandeja Munir, Katelyn Sweatman, Austin Walters, Tiara Whitfield Atlanta Ballet Boutique Leslie Campbell Judge, General Manager Kate LaFoy, Midtown Boutique Manager Nardja el-Shabazz, Buckhead Boutique Coordinator
Atlanta Ballet is an American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Company.
Atlanta Ballet is an American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Company.
Atlanta Ballet is an International Alliance of Theatrical Stage (IATSE) Employees Company.
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ATLANTA BALLET 2019-2020 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Officers Elizabeth Adams, Chair Barbara S. Joiner, Vice Chair Kristen Manion Taylor, Vice Chair Juan Carlos Urdaneta, Treasurer Kathleen Knous, Secretary Allen W. Nelson, Immediate Past Chair Trustees Emily C. Baker Jan Beaves Ron Breakstone Ginny Brewer Kelly C. Cannon Chris Carlos Dr. Meria Carstarphen Lynn CochranSchroder Lynda Courts Cynthia Crain Lavona Currie Vanessa Delmer Yelena Epova, CPA
Nancy Field Jacqueline Flake Amy Gerome Lindsay R. Hill Joyce Houser, Ph.D Arturo Jacobus* Ceci Johnson* Edward B. Krugman Linda Morris Gennadi Nedvigin* Stanley Rose III Joni Santos* Katherine Scott Sharon Silvermintz* Stephanie Thomas Stephens Pam Wakefield Jon S. Wright Dr. Vonda Wright Advisory Council David M. Barnett Mark R. Bell, D.Phil Barbara Bing Harvey Coleman Elaine E. Davis Erroll B. Davis William De Baets F. Javier Diaz Raoul â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rayâ&#x20AC;? Donato
Jorge Fernandez Robert L. Green Vincent Hommeril Susan S. Kettering Allen Maines Santiago Marquez Juan Mejia Carl Pascarella Eric Robbins Laura Turner Seydel Rebecca Christian Smith Andrew Staunton Anat Sultan-Dadon Kazuyuki Takeuchi Nadia Theodore Dov Wilker Allen Yee Sonjia Waller Young Kim Young-jun
Honorary Board Margaret Carton David Crosland Kenneth R. Hey Wade Hooper J. David Hopkins Bill Huber, CPA Michael Jones Sloan Kennedy-Smith Amanda Shailendra Michelle Sullivan Trustees Emeriti Lynda Courts Lavona Currie Stanley Rose III Karen Vereb Patti Wallace Lifetime Board Jane Dean Carole Goldberg Joseph Prendergast Deen Day Sanders *Ex-Officio
ATLANTA BALLET SUPPORTERS PAS DE DEUX SOCIETY Members of the Pas de Deux Society have made an extra gift of $5,000 to artistically support an individual dancer for the 19|20 season. Jan P. Beaves Dr. Harold J. Brody & Mr. Donald E. Smith Atlanta Ballet Corps de Ballet (2 dancers) Lynda Bradbury Courts Elaine & Erroll Davis Vanessa & Robin Delmer
Adrienne & Scott Hardesty Bonnie & Terry Herron James L. Jackson Kathleen & Kirk Knous (2 dancers) Katherine Scott The Yee Family Charitable Fund
THE DOROTHY ALEXANDER LEGACY SOCIETY Honoring our Past, Stewarding our Present, and Planning for Our Future Individuals who have included Atlanta Ballet in their long-term estate plans through bequests and other deferred-giving arrangements. Madeline & Howell Adams, Jr. C.D. Belcher Cynthia Crain Mrs. Lynn Cochran-Schroder Patty & Marc Dash Mrs. Daphne Moore Eitel Melodi Ford
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Brad Foresythe Joyce Houser, Ph.D. Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Morgan Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel John K. Palmisano & Stephen A. Williams, III Katherine Scott
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, 2018 – November 30, 2019. If you find that you are listed incorrectly or we did not recognize you appropriately, we apologize and want to include you. Please contact Individual Gifts Officer, Lauren Elliott at email@example.com or 404.873.5811 x1222. INDIVIDUAL DONORS THE DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE $100,000+ Anonymous Chris Carlos & Family Katherine Scott $50,000-$99,999 Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Courts II Mrs. Susan Nardelli Mr. Jon S. Wright $20,000 - $49,999 Anonymous (2) Ms. Jan P. Beaves Ginny & Charles Brewer Mrs. Lynn Cochran-Schroder & Mr. Bill Schroder Lavona Currie Ms. Nancy Field & Mr. Michael Schulder Sarah Kennedy Kathleen & Kirk Knous $15,000 - $19,999 Anonymous James J. Andrews Cynthia Crain, Ed. D. & Dwight Lee, Ph. D. Elaine & Erroll Davis Jacqueline Flake & David Dase Vanessa & Robin Delmer Barbara & Eric Joiner Mr. William F. Snyder Mr. Dante S. Stephensen Mr. & Mrs. Juan Carlos Urdaneta Dr. Vonda Wright & Mr. Peter Taglianetti $10,000 - $14,999 Anonymous Elizabeth & Howell Adams III Emily C. Baker Lucinda W. Bunnen Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen & Mr. David Heleniak Yelena Epova Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Gagliano Ms. Amy Gerome-Acuff & Mr. Daniel Acuff Sue & Duane Gibbs Bonnie & Terry Herron Lindsay Hill Beth & Tommy Holder Joyce Houser, Ph.D. Edward Krugman & Jill Pryor Mr. J. Allen Maines & Ms. Pam Yarbrough Kristen Manion Taylor & Jason Taylor Linda & Don Morris Allen W. Nelson & Caroline B. Gottschalk Delphine Podsiadlo Stanley H. Rose III Stephanie & Austin Stephens Carol & Ramon Tomé Pam Wakefield THE ENCORE CIRCLE $7,500 - $9,999 Dr. Harold J. Brody & Mr. Donald E. Smith Kelly & Joseph Cannon Adrienne & Scott Hardesty James L. Jackson Mariana Laufer
$5,000 - $7,499 Mrs. Daphne Moore Eitel Mr. Daniel E. Gaylord & Ms. Marilyn Altman Joanne & Alex Gross Julie & Paul Hagedorn Marius Hechter K&K Investments Amy Nelson Mark McConnell Doug & Ginger (Brill) Pisik Asif & Lisa Ramji Danna & Mike Sanders Mr. & Mrs. James E. Stueve Pam & Paul Whitacre Karen Vereb & Bud Blanton Kenneth R. Hey Christopher Wilbanks & Karl Fielden Yee Family Charitable Fund $2,500 - $4,999 William Bishop Mr. and Mrs. Richard B Cavallo & Caroline Cavallo Mr. & Mrs. Jerome M Cooper Mr. Richard Delay & Ms. Francine Dykes Nigel Ferguson Steve, Susan & Grace Hauser Mr. Douglas Hopkins J. David Hopkins Laurie & John Hopkins Elvira & Arturo Jacobus Dr. Leslie & Mrs. Marilyn Kelman Sloan Kennedy Smith & John Smith Gino & Belinda Massafra The Mortimer Family Drs. Christine & Michael Murphy Denise Newton Memorial Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation Debby & Baker Smith Johannah Smith Dr. & Mrs. Peter J. Sones Sharon Story, Julien & Kim Kenney Dr. John Trimble & Ms. Marianne Stribling Mr. Tarek Takieddini Heather ten Broeke Allen W. Yee Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Yellowlees $1,000 - $2,499 Anonymous (2) Sarah & Corey Babb Dr. Florence C. Barnett Hope Barrett Barbara Bastin & Children Drs. Mark & Bianca Bell Lindsay & Evan Borenstein Jeanne Bracken Michael Bracken James A. Brennan, M.D. Dr. & Mrs. William Brinkman Camille & David Brinkman Sara & Alex Brown Lucy & Henry Bush Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence W. Davis Robert Paul Dean & Robert Epstein Morli Desai & Jim Schroder Mr. & Mrs. Howard F. Elkins Brad Foresythe Elizabeth & Thomas Fowlkes Stacy Galan Shailendra Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Goddard
Dr. Marvin Goldstein Mrs. Carol Lanier Goodman Denise & Matthew Halkos Lisa & Forrest Hibbard Ben & Rachel Hunter Lee Kapner Noel Khalil Leigh Anna & Steven Lang Melanie & Chris Leeth Ms. Doreen M. Lewis Mrs. Vaughn Linder Ms. Linda Lively & Mr. James Hugh Carole & Nelson Marchioli Margaret P. McCamish Mr. & Mrs. Guy W. Millner Doug & Dawn Mullins Ms. Sandra Noecker Mrs. William A. Parker, Jr. Tonya & Steve Paro Mr. & Mrs. Larry Pelletier Stuart Pliner & Barbara Bing Pliner Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ratonyi Margery & Dan Reason Family Fund Sharon & David Schachter Toreya Shea Sharon & Howard Silvermintz Dr. & Mrs. Mark Silverstein Matt Simon Mr. & Mrs. Perry Taylor Dr. Peter & Mrs. Beverly Thomas Mrs. Julie Turner-Davis & Mr. John Davis Dr. Kirsten Travers-UyHam & Mr. John J. UyHam Harriet H. Warren Andrea Weyermann & Tim Goodwin Kara & Brian Williamson Paula & Mike Wilson Ted & Whitney Woodward THE PATRON CIRCLE $500 - $999 Mrs. George C. Blount, Jr. Suzanne & Rob Boas Jim Carpenetti & Lara Ghavami Liz & Charlie Cohn Mr. & Mrs. Henry M. Colvin Carol Comstock & Jim Davis Kelly Tonina Cooper James Datka & Nora DePalma Cynthia & Mike Davison Mr. Philip A. Delanty Ashleigh Dobrin Kevin & Demi Doyle Antoinette J. Earley & William L. Green Tricia & Chris Ekholm Doug & Florida Ellis Sarah Segrest Emerson Cole & Zachary Ferguson-Cogdill Danny Futrell Kathryn & Patrick Gaul Ms. Marguerite Hallman The Hendon Family Helen & Jeff Herbert Dorothea & Robert Jeffrey Mr. Charles A. Johnston, Jr. Mrs. Peter G. Kessenich, Sr. Steven Libman & Carol Killworth Allan & Vaneesa Little Mr. William McClain Jean & Robert McColl Mr. & Mrs. Eugene F. Meany Terri & Stephen Nagler Miho & Gennadi Nedvigin
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Darryl Payne & Lisa Richardson Dr. & Mrs. William M. Scaljon Dr. Barbara Simmons Teena Stern Roberta Taylor & James Hill Charlotte & David Terrell Ms. Karen Trujillo William Walker Alan & Marcia Watt Jody Collins Weatherly Marion Williams Naya & Sue Wooldridge $250 - $499 Anonymous Donna Adams Hall Judith & Aaron Alembik Mark & Belinda Anderson Rodney Baker Mr. and Mrs. Brian D. Beem Katie Benson Kristin A. Birkness Ms. Martha Bobo Carolyn & Wayne Champion Dr. Alexis E. Chase Jennifer and Andy Coppa
John DeRoo Terrence R. Dimter & Alain Mallette Mr. Mark du Mas Elaine Eaton Dytre Fentress & Stephen Rann The Fisk Family Michelle Flake Morgan Mrs. Susan Fleck Louise B. Franklin Alexandra & Rick Gilliam Christine A. Gilliam Richard Goodjoin & Kelvin Davis Sandra D. Haisten Andrew Hamilton Avery Hammonds Eve Haumschild James Honkisz & Catherine Binns Mark & Pat Jackson Rebecca T. Jarrett Natalie & Jason Jones Graham Kerr Eric A. Larson Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Mager Jeanie & Albert Marx Bridget Matarrese Debia & Robert McCulloch
Jennifer & Virginia McGuffey Carol & Ben Mitchell Henrietta & Cory Muller Mr. & Mrs. George T. Munsterman Dick & Dixie Olson Christopher Omueti Donald & Helen O’Shea Mrs. Debby Overstreet Terrill A. Parker Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Perkowitz Lawrence F. Pinson Chongkolni J. Potitong Grace Pownall & Ron Harris Donna and Dan Reed Dr. Robert & Gail Riesenberg Roman Rykine Crista & Glenn Schaab Beverly & Milton Shlapak Dr. and Mrs. Edward F. Sugarman Mr. & Mrs. Michael H. Swanger Barbara & Jon Swann Dr. Michael & Mrs. Francoise Szikman Kris Taylor Dr. James Wallace Mr. and Mrs. Mark C. West Sylvia Wrobel & Robert Nichols
FOUNDATION, CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT DONORS $100,000+ Anonymous Arrow Exterminators Atlanta Ballet Corps de Ballet Jones Day Foundation PNC The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation The Coca-Cola Foundation The Home Depot Foundation The Molly Blank Fund of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation The Rich Foundation The Sara Giles Moore Foundation The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc. The Thalia N. Carlos and Chris M. Carlos Foundation The Thalia N. & Michael C. Carlos Foundation The Zeist Foundation, Inc. $50,000 - $99,999 Bobbie Bailey Foundation, Inc. Holder Construction Company Neiman Marcus REPAY The Bucherati Group, LLC The Pittulloch Foundation, Inc. The Shubert Foundation, Inc. $25,000 - $49,999 Anonymous City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Fulton County Arts Council The Imlay Foundation, Inc. The Kettering Family Foundation
WarnerMedia Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation
The Fraser-Parker Foundation Worldpay
$10,000 - $24,999 Anonymous Anne Cox Chambers Foundation Aprio Bell Family Foundation For Hope, Inc. Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. Dior Georgia Council for the Arts Georgia Dermatology Center Georgia Power Foundation HBO Services, Inc. JBS Foundation Lenox Square Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation Merrill Lynch Morgan Family Fund National Endowment for the Arts Price Gilbert, Jr. Charitable Fund Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. The Elster Foundation The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. Wells Fargo Foundation
$2,500 - $4,999 Anonymous Atlantic Capital Bank City National Bank Denise Newton Memorial Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation Mark A. Jardina Foundation
$5,000 - $9,999 Anonymous (2) Cushman & Wakefield Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation, Inc. Ida Alice Ryan Charitable Trust John & Mary Franklin Foundation JPMorgan Chase Lafayette 148 New York Massey Charitable Trust
$1,000 - $2,499 La Fête Chocolat Lois & Lucy Lampkin Foundation Publix Super Markets The Roderick Seward, Flossie Radcliffe and Helen M. Galloway Foundation, Inc. Thomas H. Lanier Family Foundation MATCHING GIFT CORPORATIONS ADP Avandale Comcast Google Illinois Tool Works JPMorgan Chase Microsoft Norfolk Southern Novartis SAP America SunTrust The Coca-Cola Company The Home Depot Foundation Varian Medical Systems WarnerMedia
Atlanta Ballet is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also received support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts. Major funding is provided by the Fulton County Commission under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council, and major support is provided by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Additional funding has been provided by our individual donors, corporate sponsors and foundations.
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GIFTS IN HONOR & MEMORIAM In Honor of Iris Antley Hensley Dr. Florence C. Barnett In Honor of Robert Barnett James J. Andrews Lucinda Bunnen Mr. and Mrs. Richard B Cavallo & Caroline Cavallo In Memory of Virginia Barnett Mary Lou & Robert Berghel Mr. and Mrs. Richard B Cavallo & Caroline Cavallo Teena Stern
In Honor of Dylan Clinard Angela & Kirk Clinard In Honor of Lynda & Richard W. Courts II Mrs. Vaughn Linder In Honor of Lynda Courts The Fraser-Parker Foundation Kathi & Robert Goddard
In Honor of Hannah Morris Elizabeth & Chris Morris In Honor of Kristine Nardelli & Savannah Nardelli Mrs. Susan Nardelli In Memory of William A. Parker, Jr. The Fraser-Parker Foundation
In Honor of Lavona S. Currie Lucy & Henry Bush
In Memory of Peppi Perdue Savanna Jax In Memory of Vaughn Nixon Player Mrs. Vaughn Linder
In Honor of Louisa Basarrate Jeff Carrico
In Honor of Vonetta Daniels Shari Blalock Terence Hooks Julia Houston
In Honor of Sophie Basarrate Bridget Grant
In Memory of Bernadette Datka James Datka & Nora DePalma
In Honor of Amelia Popler Jonathan Popler
In Honor of Barbara Bastin Lisa & Herb Bastin
In Honor of Darcy & Rachel Denneen Marilyn & Leslie
In Honor of Julianne Spratlin Anne M. Spratlin
In Honor of Anne Burton Avery James J. Andrews
In Memory of Mel Dobrin Ashleigh Dobrin
In Honor of Michelle Sullivan Betsy West
In Honor of Margaret Carton Annette & Steven McBrayer
In Honor of Sarah DuBignon Denise & Michael Wilbert
In Honor of Lorraine Champion & Rosemary Finney Carolyn Champion
In Honor of Patti Gouvas Charles Griffin
In Memory of Edwin Story Sandra Noecker Judith Story
In Honor of the Clark & Whitaker Families Mary French In Honor of Chris Carlos Julie & David Abes Roland Gordon Susanna Mees Richard Scalesse Alexa Zambetti
In Memory of Bob Podsiadlo Delphine Podsiadlo
In Honor of Sharon Story Cynthia Crain, Ed.D. & Dwight Lee, Ph.D.
In Honor of Jamila Hall Clover Hall Jonathan Karron
In Honor of Ella & Harper Tillman Ashley & Terry Tillman
In Honor of Steven Libman Eric & Ana Robbins
In Honor of Doug Weiss Hamilton & Marion Williams
In Memory of Louis Molino Michael Bracken In Memory of Edward Mortimer The Mortimer Family
ATLANTA BALLET IS GRATEFUL TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR IN-KIND SUPPORT Active Production & Design Affairs to Remember Caterers Britt Wood Designs Cool & Fit Corporate Sports Unlimited, Inc. David Yurman dTox juice Electronic Theatre Controls
Georgia Dermatology Center Jean Padberg & Associates La Fête Chocolat Margot McKinney & Neiman Marcus Mathews Furniture + Design National Video Monitoring Co, LLC Parties to Die For Peachtree Tents & Events
Rayo Events SOULCYCLE Sweat Cheats The Bucherati Group, LLC The Atlantan Tony Brewer & Company
ATLANTA BALLET IS GRATEFUL TO THE FOLLOWING PARTNERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT Atlantic Capital The Preferred Bank of Atlanta Ballet Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters The Official Coffee Provider of Atlanta Ballet Publix Super Markets The Preferred Supermarket of Atlanta Ballet Ryder Truck Rental Systems Inc. The Official Set Transporter of Atlanta Ballet
Frank A. Sinkoe, DPM, podiatric medicine Kara Pepper, MD, internal medicine, Laureatte Medical Group Laura Gandy, MD, internal medicine, Laureatte Medical Group Nadine Kaslow, Ph.D, ABPP, Psychologist, Emory University School of Medicine Mandy Blackmon, PT, DPT, OCS, physical therapy Emma Faulkner, PT, DPT, OCS, physical therapy
Val Schonberg, MS, RD, nutrition and dietetics Courtney Gleason, MD, sports medicine, Emory Healthcare Candice Thompson, Pilates, GYROTONIC® & Redcord® certified, CORE Buckhead Smith & Howard, Audit Firm Doyle Law, LLC, Immigration Counsel Jones Day, Attorneys Kim Kenney Photography
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Department of DANCE
Photo: Bubba Carr | KSU Dance Company
February 13-16, 2020 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Gennadi Nedvigin DEAN OF THE CENTRE FOR DANCE EDUCATION Sharon Story Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Conceived and Choreographed by Bruce Wells Lighting Design by Joseph R. Walls Costume Design by Atlanta Ballet Costume Shop Narrated by Amelia Fischer Performed by Atlanta Ballet 2 Atlanta Ballet 2 and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cast courtesy of Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education
Centre for Dance Education Faculty Serena Chu, Anna Penny, Abigail Tan-Gamino
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Long ago, in a far off land by a beautiful lake, there lived an evil magician named Count Von Rothbart. He put a spell on the young princesses who wandered by the lake, turning them into swans. Also living by the lake, there was a young prince named Siegfried. It is his 21st birthday. As his friends celebrate, his mother, the Queen, arrives with six princesses. The Queen suggests he pick one of the princesses to marry. Soon he finds himself attracted to the princess, Odette. As the party ends, all depart except Prince Siegfried and Princess Odette who share a moment before Prince Siegfried is summoned to go hunting with his court men. Now, alone by the lake, Princess Odette reflects upon her meeting with Prince Siegfried. Her presence observed by the evil Count Von Rothbart who captures her and turns her into a swan. Not long after, Prince Siegfried returns with his hunting party. When he takes aim, Princess Odette, in swan form, arrives and pleads with him not to shoot. Enchanted, Prince Siegfried is captivated by the Swan Princess. Next, the evil Count Von Rothbart appears and makes clear the rules of the curse. “Only true love in the face of death can break the spell,” he declared.
It is the evening of Prince Siegfried’s 21st birthday, and time for him to select which princess he will marry. Trumpets announce the arrival of Count Von Rothbart, whose plan is to deceive Prince Siegfried. Count Von Rothbart will present Princess Odette’s evil twin sister, Odile, as Princess Odette, and trick him into believing she is his true love. Prince Siegfried pledges his love for her. Immediately, but still too late, Princess Odette flies into the scene revealing Odile’s true identity and confirming Prince Siegfried has been deceived. Count Von Rothbart captures Princess Odette and flees the scene leaving Prince Siegfried devastated. Princess Odette, heartbroken at Prince Siegfried’s apparent desertion, rushes to the lake. Prince Siegfried pursues her and pleads for her forgiveness. Next, all of Prince Siegfried’s court men arrive and unite with the swans to battle against Count Von Rothbart. At the end of the battle as Count Von Rothbart weakens, Prince Siegfried recites Von Rothbart’s curse back to him, “only a true love in the face of death can break the spell.” As Count Von Rothbart dies, Prince Siegfried pledges his love to Princess Odette and the curse is broken allowing Princess Odette and the swans to transform back into their human forms, to unite with their princes.
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ARTISTIC AND DESIGN TEAM
BRUCE WELLS (Choreographer) is an internationally acclaimed choreographer who began his career with George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet. Following this, he was the resident choreographer for Connecticut Ballet, Boston Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. In addition, Mr. Wells’ ballets appear in the repertories of The Australian Ballet, Dance Theater of Harlem, Atlanta Ballet, Alberta Ballet, Ballet Idaho, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet Chicago, Milwaukee Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Nevada Dance Theater and Kansas City Ballet. Mr. Wells has taught for the schools of Boston Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theater, City Ballet School of San Francisco, the Vancouver Ballet Society in British Columbia, Jacob’s Pillow, Kansas City Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet. JOSEPH R. WALLS (Lighting Designer) most recently designed the lighting for Ballet West productions of Snow White and Giselle. This past year, he designed Trey McIntyre’s Teeming Waltzes, Ethan Stiefel’s Wood Work, John Heginbotham’s Racecar, Jessica Lang’s Reverence, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Delusional Beauty and Dana Genshaft’s Shadow Lands for the Washington Ballet and their performances at Fall for Dance in New York City. Internationally, Walls works often with STEPS of Panama and recently designed Marlyn Attie’s Crush at the National Theatre of Panama with support from the United States Embassy. He has also been nominated for the prestigious Premios Escena award for best lighting in Panama City, Panama. In 2019, Walls designed the weeklong celebration with Pope Francis The World Youth Day. With Atlanta Ballet, Walls has designed several world premieres over the past five years. Additionally, he has collaborated with staibdance, Inland Pacific Ballet, Chautauqua Dance, Ballet Spartanburg, Charlotte Ballet, Roswell Dance Theatre, Komasnsé Dance Theater, Complexions, as well as on Sundance Mountain Resort Summer Theatre productions. www.jwallsdesign.com AMELIA FISCHER (Narrator) is a professional actor, director and fight choreographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. She has worked for theatres in Washington, D.C. to Washington state, including seasons with Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Georgia Shakespeare, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Classical Theatre Company, Shakespeare Walla Walla and Houston Shakespeare Company. Here in Atlanta, Fischer has performed with Theatrical Outfit, Alliance Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Theatre Buford, Essential Theatre and Theatre Emory. As a voiceover artist, she has voiced several anime characters for Sentai Filmworks, including Jibril in “No Game No Life.” Fischer is proud to have earned her M.F.A. from the University of Houston’s Professional Actor Training Program and her B.A. from Coastal Carolina University, and to have trained with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance.
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2019|2020 ATLANTA BALLET 2 DANCERS
Ramon Agnelli, Adrián Cruz Alvarez, Nadyne Bispo, Georgie Grace Butler, Anastasia Cheplyansky, Julia Crosby, María José Esquivel, Joseph Finklea, Charlotte Hermann, Reira Ikeda, Wyatt McConville–McCoy, Dominique Morel, Remi Nakano, Carraig New, Hui Wen Peng, Brian Warkentien, Spencer Wetherington, Sage Wilson
Atlanta Ballet 2 is an ensemble of students representing the highest level of the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education. The mission of Atlanta Ballet 2 is to provide top-tier students with opportunities to develop technically with intense training and artistically through extensive performance experience. Atlanta Ballet 2 dancers also serve the Atlanta community by participating in community engagement for organizations throughout the season. The goal is that after one or two years in Atlanta Ballet 2, these young dancers will begin their professional careers.
Visit centre.atlantaballet.com/atlanta-ballet-2 to learn more about Atlanta Ballet 2. The Swan Princess title art by Jade Orlando. Atlanta Ballet 2 photo by Kim Kenney.
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IL VOLO February 17 8 p.m.
Piero Barone, Gianluca Ginoble, and Ignazio Boschetto of Il Volo began their careers at very young ages in 2009. The music created by their three unique voices has crossed national borders, sold millions of records, and climbed rankings worldwide. In celebration of their 10-year anniversary, the group has embarked on a world tour in conjunction with the global release of their new album 10 Years – The Best of. In addition, Il Volo: Ten Years – a live recording of their June performance in Matera, Italy – will premiere on PBS stations nationwide beginning November 30.
Tickets start at $39.50 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.
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GORDON LIGHTFOOT February 18 8 p.m. *rescheduled from October 9.
Gordon Lightfoot has been making hit songs for more than 50 years. The accomplished musician is celebrating his 80th birthday with his 80 Years Strong tour across the United States. Honored in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Lightfoot is an indelible part of the Canadian national spirit and is widely regarded as one of the most prolific and greatest Canadian singer-songwriters of all time.
Tickets start at $48 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.
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BLIPPI LIVE February 19 6 p.m.
Blippi Live brings the energetic and loveable character Blippi off the screen and onto the stage with world-class production, audience engagement, and amazing music. Children across the world from the ages 2 to 7 have quickly taken a liking to Blippiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charismatic personality and innovative teaching lessons. In the live show, they will continue to learn about the world around them while singing and dancing along with this unique, lovable character.
Tickets start at $30 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.
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SET IT OFF February 21 - 22
Back by popular demand! Award winning writer/ director Jeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Caryous Johnson takes audiences beyond the movie screen and brings to life the bank heist movie that shook the country. Join Stoney, Cleo, Frankie, and Titi as their strength, loyalty, and ultimately friendships are tested when they fight their way out of poverty by doing the unthinkable: banding together as four black women to rob a bank. Critics and fans continue to rave about the action packed yet heart felt theatrical experience.
Tickets start at $39.50 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.
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THE BEACH BOYS February 26 7:30 p.m.
As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s musical history. The Beach Boys have become an American icon to fans around the world. Today, the group is led by Mike Love, who, along with longtime member Bruce Johnston, musical director Scott Totten, Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher, and Randy Leago, continue the legacy of the iconic band. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, or David Marks.
Tickets start at $51 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.
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BEYOND THE PERFORMANCE At Galloway, students are inspired to be fearless learners, to embrace challenges, and to discover more about themselves and the world around them.
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36 | theatreinformation THEATRE INFORMATION ATM: An ATM is located in the Grand Lobby. Concessions: Concession stands are located in the center of the lobbies. Coat check: Available at the concierge desk. Emergency information: In the event of an emergency, please locate the nearest usher who will direct you to the appropriate exit. Elevators: Elevators are located on each side of the lobbies on all levels. Lost and found: Items are turned into the concierge desk on the day of a performance. To inquire about a lost item, please call Public Safety at 770.916.2911. Parking: PREPAID PARKING AVAILABLE. Cobb Energy Centre offers prepaid parking for performances. On each performance page on the Cobb Energy Centre website there is now a button to purchase parking in advance for $12. Dayof parking is still available for $10 (cash or credit). There are 1,000 on-site parking
spaces; 700 in a four-level deck and 300 more in a surface lot. Valet parking is available for The Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet only. $10 day of park fee; $12 prepay option; $15 valet (cash or credit card). Restrooms: Located on house right and house left of all three lobbies. Family restrooms are located on house right of all three lobbies. Mobility-impaired patrons may use any of our restrooms. Smoking: Smoking, vaping and e-cigarettes are prohibited inside the building. Please use the terrace exit to step outside and smoke. Special assistance: Persons requiring access assistance are asked to contact the box office at 770.916.2852 for advance arrangements. Audio clarification devices are available to our hearing-impaired guests at no charge. This is on a firstcome, first-served basis. Wheelchairs are available upon request. All items require a form of identification to be held until the item is returned.
COBB ENERGY CENTRE REQUESTS: •A ll patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted to the performance. Please be aware that not all events are suitable for children. Infants will not be admitted to adult programs. Parents will be asked to remove children who create a disturbance. •P lease turn off all cellphones before each performance. Please limit conversation during the performance. •A udio & video recording devices are permitted or restricted at the discretion of the artist(s). •P lease unwrap all candies and cough drops before the performance.
•T his policy applies to The Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet only: We know that patrons make every effort to be on time for events out of respect for the performers and other theatergoers. However, there are times when traffic or weather problems cause late arrivals. Latecomers may watch the beginning of a show on flat-screen TVs in our lobby until the theater has reopened to allow guests into the auditorium. In addition, touring companies set the policy for allowing those who arrive past curtain time into the theater. We ask late patrons to wait until the approved time and we reopen the theater doors. Please plan ahead to arrive early and relax before the performance begins.
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For the most up-to-date list of performances, please visit cobbenergycentre.com. Tickets sold at the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre, Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-982-2787.
The Atlanta Opera Porgy & Bess March 7, 8, 10, 13 & 15
Justin Moore & Tracy Lawrence March 19
Black Violin March 20
Jay Leno March 21
Atlanta Ballet Giselle March 27-29
Terry Fator April 2
The Temptations & The Four Tops April 3
16th Annual ATL Blues Festival April 4
Franco Escamilla April 5
Bill Burr April 10
Bert Kreischer April 19
RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles April 22
The Atlanta Opera Madame Butterfly May 2, 5, 8 & 10
Atlanta Ballet Firebird May 15-17
Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour October 3
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VENUE STAFF MANAGING DIRECTOR Vickie Hubbard
DIRECTOR OF SAFETY & SECURITY Larry Green
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Barbara Kiss
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Jon Summers PRODUCTION MANAGER Sarah Panozzo
PUBLIC SAFETY MANAGER Jamie Wheeler
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, SPONSORSHIPS, & PROGRAMMING Tom Rowland
PUBLIC SAFETY SUPERVISOR Carlyle Roberts CULINARY DIRECTOR/ EXECUTIVE CHEF Nicholas Walker
MARKETING COORDINATOR Laura Sullivan RECEPTIONIST Beryl Bernier
DIRECTOR OF FACILITY SERVICES Arthur McDowell
BANQUET MANAGER Abol Ghoreishi
ASSISTANT BOX OFFICE MANAGER Russel Kennedy
HOUSEKEEPING MANAGER Jeri Wallis
BOX OFFICE SUPERVISOR Dianna Cassin-Khoury
HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST Lorena Dominguez
HOUSE MANAGER Ellie Clark
HEAD ELECTRICIAN Julia Jordan HEAD CARPENTER/RIGGER Mark Newman
DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE Susan Burchell
BOX OFFICE MANAGER Richard Scholla
HEAD AUDIO ENGINEER David Young
CHIEF ENGINEER Marty Taylor ENGINEERING SUPERVISOR Joseph DeSoto DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING Brian Duncan
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Jessica Coale COBB-MARIETTA COLISEUM & EXHIBIT HALL AUTHORITY CHAIRMAN Jerry Nix | Post 6 SECRETARY Johnny Gresham | Post 4
Derek Norton | Post 2
Steve “Thunder” Tumlin | Post 1
Mike Boyce | Post 5
Robert P. Voyles | Post 3
Connie Engel | Post 7
GENERAL MANAGER & CEO Michele L. Swann
ARTSBRIDGE FOUNDATION PRESIDENT Clare Richardson
DIRECTOR Helen S. Carlos
DIRECTOR Barbarella Diaz
DIRECTOR Sam Olens
VICE PRESIDENT Joanne Truffelman
DIRECTOR Mary Staley Clark
DIRECTOR Fran Friedrich
DIRECTOR Samit Roy
SECRETARY/ TREASURER Larry M. Dingle
DIRECTOR Shan Cooper
DIRECTOR Jerry Nix
DIRECTORS EMERITI Kessel D. Stelling Percy Vaughn Jack Ward Barbara E. Williams
ARTSBRIDGE FOUNDATION STAFF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Jennifer D. Dobbs
DIRECTOR OF ARTS EDUCATION Angela Farr Schiller
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PROGRAM COORDINATOR Audine Crosse
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Audience $1 - 249 (cont.) Mary C. Jackson Linda L. Johnson Carolyn J. Johnston Shea Jones Florrie Kelley Delores Kennedy Kennesaw State University Foundation, Inc. Walter Kiley Beverly Kinsey Mike Knowles Susan Krull Emma Lankford Phyllis P. Lea Robert S. Lederman Diane Levere Barbara Lewitt Deborah Lundquist Michelle Mahoney Hope Ho Martin Sheree H. Martin Dr. Liss Maynard Greg McAlvin Christopher C. McCoy Ollie McCoy Pat McGinnis McKinsey & Company Atlanta Leslie McLeod Craig McMahon Stephanie Meeboer William Miles Deborah Minor Donna Misra David Nadler Sandi C. Nelson Kinsey O’Lee Rochelle Oms Sunnah & Tara Pasha John Patton Alyce Paul Wendy Pero Lisuan Poh Margaret L. Pope Diggs Henry Quillian Mike Quinlan Linda Randall Gregory A. Randell Rosalind Reiss Lizzy A. Rhodes Elizabeth H. Roper Barkley Russell Barbara Russy Francis H. Russy Carla Sessions Collin M. Siedor Ann Sisk Bonnie Smith Linda Smith Alisa Smith-McMahon Pat & Bob Snider Jeannie Speed Donna Stembridge Richard Stevens Marilyn & Jim Sustrich Lenora Tanner Tama Tanowitz Lynn Walley Mary Wellington The Westminster School Pauline & Gregory Wilson Nancy Merrell Woodyard
Audience $1 - 249 Anonymous (2,843) Angela Amichia Jo Ann P. Ard Susan & Robert Arko Julie Arnold Dani & Chris Benner Debbie & Irwin Berman Ann Blair Marty Bohan James A. Bohart Brenda Bookman Jo Ann Boyd Rose Briglevich Dan Britt Casey Brown Jeﬀery Brown Diane Caldwell Director $10000 - 24999 Presenter $1000 - 2499 Lynn Camp Terry Chandler Judith M. Alembik Cantigny Research Sylvia & Bruce Dick Andrew Blaisdell Foundation, Inc. Ed Voyles Automotive Group Mike Boyce Megan-Claire Chase Emerson Climate Technologies Children’s Healthcare of Patricia Claus Genuine Parts Company Atlanta Ellie Clark Georgia Power Deborah Lee Wachsman Alan Clarke Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Goldstein Trust Cobb Energy Centre Floor The Imlay Foundation Randy Donaldson Captains John & Mary Franklin Judith & Fred Keith Gretchen Corbin Foundation Mrs. Peter G. Kessenich, Sr. Audine Crosse Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Patricia T. & Gene Hennsler Joan M. Davey Company Billy R. Lyde Gillon David The Martha & Wilton Looney Lisa & Sam Olens Tom Davis Foundation, Inc. Renasant Bank Patti Dickey National Endowment for the Kathleen E. Rios Dillehay Management Group Arts Bennie Shaw Sondra Dillon Cheryl & Jerry Nix Earl Smith Jennifer D. Dobbs Regions Bank Subaru of Kennesaw Embassy Suites Centennial Park Clare Richardson The Vinings Rotary Charity Fund Randall Farmer Sartain Lanier Family Belle & Bob Voyles Georgianna Ferrero Foundation Anna Filardi Jean & Jack Ward Lead Actor $500 - 999 Delbert & Faye Flack Total Wine & More Anonymous Fran & Bruce Friedrich The Zeist Foundation, Inc. Susan & David Abee Gail & Lyons Heyman Carole Brooks Philanthropic Fund of the Designer $5000 - 9999 Cobb Travel & Tourism Jewish Federation Abney Family Foundation Melissa Gilbert Bennett Thrasher Foundation, Inc. Bruce Cohen The Cumberland Mall Paul Goggin Cobb Community Foundation Maryanne Elliott Andrew Guerrasio Lynn Cochran-Schroder Forsyth Academy of Christine Guerrasio Barbarella & René Diaz Performing Arts Joseph Gursky Jo The Kendeda Fund Teena & Rob Garcia Jermaine Gurvin Publix Super Markets Charities G ay Construction Company Dale Gustafson Smiley Smil for Kylie Foundation Susan M. Levy Matthew Hand Michele & David Swann Vicki D. Palefsky Cyndi Hinesley Ticketmaster Alex Paulson Dave Herman Tyler Perry Studios Josh Pike Greg Holliday Valery Voyles Karen & John Spiegel Deborah Hooper Luci Sunshine Listing reﬂects gifts made between Ray Horihan James Jam Wall October 1, 2017 and December 4, 2019. Arlyn B. Huntzicker If you do not see your name or are listed Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre | cobbenergycentre.com Producer $25000+ Bobbie Bailey Foundation Helen & Jimmy Carlos Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority Delta Community Credit Union Georgia Council for the Arts Ge Georgia Lottery Lettie Pate Evans Foundation The Molly Blank Fund (Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation) Scicom Infrastructure Services, Inc. Synovus Foundation Walton Communities Wells Fargo Foundation
Playwright $2500 - 4999 Atlanta Braves Foundation, Inc. Elaine & John Carlos Susana Chavez Larry Dingle Fisher & Phillips, LLP Goode Goo Van Slyke Architecture Margaret Kleiman McKenney’s, Inc. The Morgan Fund Carol & Jim Ney Michelle Quinones RISPA Performing Arts School Taylor English Joanne Truﬀelman Tull Charitable Foundation
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Skill development for both students and educators in the performing arts Classes taught by Broadway professionals in partnership with
January 25, 2020 Performance Technique Class in Style of The Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Visit
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Performance Technique Class in the style of Hello, Dolly! Class Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
High-quality, educational performances that connect to Georgia Standards of Excellence
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