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A CHRISTMAS DREAM COME TRUE Atlanta Ballet celebrates a rich tenure at the Fox Theatre STORY BY

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Snowflakes in Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Photo by Gene Schiavone.

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tlanta Ballet 2 A dancer Remi Nakano as young Marie. Photo by Kim Kenney.

The Christmas season carries a childlike theme in its core. It is the one time of year that our society collectively reminisces on the delights that childhood can hold, especially when toys, storybooks and magic factor into the equation. It’s hard to listen to even ten minutes of holiday tunes without hearing mention of the childlike wonder associated with the season. So it’s no surprise that a story about a child’s dream of fairy tales has served as a cornerstone of Atlanta’s holiday celebrations for the last sixty years. For many around the city, it’s just not Christmas until the

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Nutcracker defeats the Mouse King. And for more than twenty years, the battleground has been none other than here, Atlanta’s beloved Fox Theatre. Atlanta Ballet originally performed The Nutcracker in the Civic Center, until the ’70s and ’80s when it switched between there and the Fox Theatre. In 1995, the company adopted the Fox as The Nutcracker’s long-term home for multiple reasons, one of which being its unique architecture. Even with empty seats and a bare stage, the theatre has a way of telling its own story, and, because of this, it has not only served as a performance venue, but a panoramic backdrop of the enchanting world that is The Nutcracker. It has provided an atmosphere beyond the set, and has given audiences the opportunity to be completely immersed in the mystical tale.

arie (Airi Igarashi) M being taunted by the Mouse King and his mice. Photo by Gene Schiavone.

“When John McFall became artistic director in 1994, one of the first things he did was begin the creative process to make a new Nutcracker for the city of Atlanta,” shares Tricia Ekholm, Chief Marketing Officer for Atlanta Ballet. “Because he knew we were going to be at the Fox, he really played up the Russian, Moorish feel of the story to fit the ambiance of the Fox Theatre. In 1995, we

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acob Bush and J Jackie Nash performing the French variation alongside chicks. Photo by Gene Schiavone.

opened the McFall version, and we’ve been at the Fox Theatre ever since. A lot of the decision had to do with the aesthetics of the Fox over the Civic Center as a venue better suited for the experience of The Nutcracker experience,” Ekholm says. At the time of its move, Atlanta Ballet already had a rich history of presenting The Nutcracker, having performed the New York City Ballet’s adaptation since 1959. Thanks to Atlanta Ballet Artistic Director Emeritus Robert Barnett and his wife, Virginia Barnett, Atlanta Ballet was the first ballet company to be

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able to perform the Balanchine version of The Nutcracker outside of New York City Ballet. The two danced together at New York City Ballet under George Balanchine, and after being invited by Atlanta Ballet founder Dorothy Alexander to join as associate artistic directors and principal dancers, Balanchine gave them permission to stage any ballets of his that they could remember. Little did Balanchine know that Bobby and Virginia stood in the wings to learn the choreography of every variation, so they came to Atlanta and staged his version of The Nutcracker. Three of the four artistic directors who have lead the company throughout Atlanta Ballet’s 90-year history have brought or created a special version of The Nutcracker to the stage. Just last year, the third iteration made its highly anticipated debut. “When Gennadi Nedvigin joined Atlanta Ballet as artistic director in 2016, he knew it was time to create a new production for the next generation of Nutcracker-goers,” Ekholm explains. “Over its 25-year run, wear and tear had taken its toll

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onika Haczkiewicz M and Keaton Leier performing the Arabian variation in The Nutcracker.

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on the scenery and costumes, and it was time for a refreshed, modernized production that could sustain the times and continue to be relevant for the duration of its life span. Gennadi hired internationally acclaimed choreographer Yuri Possokhov to create this new version for Atlanta. The new production uses state-of-theart technology that is making its way into the worlds of theatre and dance. Advanced lighting techniques and video projections are used to enhance every element – from choreography to costumes to set pieces.”

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Possokhov’s version is set in Germany, hearkening back to the spirit of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s book, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. “Yuri tried to pull out more of the original elements of the story as he developed his vision of The Nutcracker, and was able to craft a full-sensory experience unlike anyone has ever done,” Ekholm shares. In this version, Marie falls asleep after her family’s holiday party, and finds herself in a magical dream world where she watches her dolls come to life and everything around her grows in size. An average chair and a toy cabinet become three stories high

close up of the A Christmas tree in Act I of The Nutcracker by set designer Tom Pye. Photo by Cardiff Theatrical Services, Ltd.

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16 | encore right before her eyes. In Act II, the pages of an enormous storybook take Marie and her Nutcracker Prince on a journey to fantastical places where they meet characters from different countries around the world. Part of the magic of this one-of-a-kind production rests in the visionary talents of the all-star creative team assembled by Possokhov and Nedvigin. All of them have won and been nominated for esteemed awards. The projection designer, Finn Ross, has won a Tony Award, and is well known for his Broadway designs. “We are proud to have been able to bring such a gifted group of innovative masterminds together to create a magical reimagining of this classic holiday tale,” said Atlanta Ballet Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin. “The combination of their specialties exquisitely enhance the ballet, and allows audiences to escape from reality and join us in this enchanting, new world that is The Nutcracker.” Not only has The Nutcracker facilitated arts patronage in children, but its inclusion of

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child performers has given many students the opportunity to dance with a professional company on an unforgettable stage. “There is a long, long history of Atlanta Ballet performing The Nutcracker in the city,” says Ekholm. “And for all those versions in all those years, we’ve always had children in the cast. So we have years of children in Atlanta who have grown up and had their first on stage experience as a part of The Nutcracker.

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he Nutcracker T production team prepares for show time with an extensive tech rehearsal. Photo by Kim Kenney.

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“You think about all the ways that The Nutcracker connects to the community, whether it’s the people watching it and sitting in the seats, the students who have performed it for years, or our professional company dancers who work so very hard to bring The Nutcracker to life. It has many, many far-reaching fingers.”

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“Presenting The Nutcracker at the Fox has been a really special experience for so many people and such a part of the history of the city.� As a venue that has connected the Atlanta community ever since its founding, the Fox has been a fitting home for The Nutcracker.

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tlanta Ballet A dancers performing the flower variation in front of the oversized storybook. Photo by Gene Schiavone.


Charlotte-Marguerite de Montmorency, Princess of Condé, acrylic, ink, metallic powder and adhesive on paper, 2017


December 7-24, 2019 The Fox Theatre


Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography by Yuri Possokhov Scenic Design by Tom Pye Costume Design by Sandra Woodall Lighting Design by David Finn Video Design by Finn Ross Props and Set Dressing by Faye Armon-Troncoso Flying by Foy Conductor, Ari Pelto with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra

ARTISTIC STAFF Company Ballet Masters Rory Hohenstein, Veronika Part, Roman Rykine


Children’s Cast Rehearsal Assistants Serena Chu and Abigail Tan-Gamino

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

ATLANTA BALLET 2 Ramon Agnelli, Adrián Cruz Alvarez, Nadyne Bispo, Georgie Grace Butler, Anastasia Cheplyansky, Julia Crosby, María José Esquivel, Joseph Finklea, Charlotte Hermann, Reira Ikeda, Wyatt McConville–McCoy, Dominique Morel, Remi Nakano, Carraig New, Hui Wen Peng, Brian Warkentien, Spencer Wetherington, Sage Wilson Atlanta Ballet 2 and children’s cast courtesy of Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education

Georgia Youth Choir Artistic Director Alyssa Gangarosa Snow scene performance by Georgia Youth Choir

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


SYNOPSIS This staging of The Nutcracker ballet takes place in a charming German city on Christmas Eve and pulls in elements from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” set to the iconic Tchaikovsky score. This twoact ballet, a classic holiday story, uses elaborately crafted scenery combined with advanced techniques in lighting and video projection to enhance the story’s magic. ACT I It is Christmas Eve, and family and friends gather for holiday festivities at the Stahlbaum house. Guests arrive by sleds and skis and frolic outside. Young Marie tahlbaum, a shy bookworm, welcomes the arrival of the guests, including her mysterious godfather Drosselmeier, a clock worker who, with his magical abilities, makes Christmas presents for his nieces and nephews every year. This year, he brings a peculiar gift to Marie — a nutcracker doll. It is nearly midnight, the party has ended, and the guests have said their goodbyes. Marie returns to the cabinet to check on her new Nutcracker doll and suddenly finds herself surrounded by a horde of menacing mice. Magically, her beloved Nutcracker jumps to the rescue as she watches her dolls come to life and everything around her grows in size. After an exhausting, but yet unfinished battle, Drosselmeier reveals to Marie that the Nutcracker is a prince. Charmed with each other, they dance through a wonderland of snow before embarking on a magical journey. ACT 2 Drosselmeier enters in grand fashion and introduces a world of books, thousands flying in the air when he selects one particularly interesting book. It happens to be the very same book Marie used to fight off the mice and where the Mouse King hid after the battle. The Nutcracker Prince and Marie float back in together and dance among the flowers. Drosselmeier recalls the book, which has grown tremendously, and the Mouse King and his army appear. Drosselmeier arms the Nutcracker Prince for a battle, and the Nutcracker Prince defeats the Mouse King with his sword. Drosselmeier invites Marie and the Nutcracker Prince back into his mysterious world, taking them on a journey through the pages of a storybook to fantastical places where they meet characters from different countries around the world. Remarkably, they witness bullfights, snake charmers, and the most amazing flower garden dancing in the wind. On their way back after spending enchanted time together, the Nutcracker Prince wants Marie to stay with him. Drosselmeier separates them, holding onto Marie as the Nutcracker Prince departs. Marie finds herself dreaming and wakes up. She realizes that everything must come to an end and she is delighted by memories of a wonderful world filled with beautiful music, travel and adventure, evoking the timeless and magical spirit of the holidays that she will fondly remember for years to come.

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. ATLANTA BALLET | ATLANTABALLET. COM

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.


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.

DYLAN CLINARD High Point, North Carolina

STÉPHANO CANDREVA Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

EMILY CARRICO Lexington, Kentucky

TAYLOR CIAMPI Baltimore, Maryland

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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


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.


DARIAN KANE Lincoln, California

Special thanks to Jessica’s Pas de Deux Society patrons, Vanessa & Robin Delmer.

SAHO KUMAGAI Sapporo, Japan

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LUCAS LABRADOR‡ Cosquín, Argentina

JORDAN LEEPER Jamestown, New York

KEATON LEIER Saskatoon, SK, Canada


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NADIA MARA Montevideo, Uruguay

MOISÉS MARTÍN Reus, Spain Special thanks to Moisés’ Pas de Deux Society patron, Katherine Scott.

MIGUEL ANGEL MONTOYA Cali, Colombia Special thanks to Miguel’s Pas de Deux Society patrons, Bonnie & Terry Herron.

JACKIE NASH Trumbull, Connecticut



JULIANA MISSANO Lloyd Harbor, New York

KEITH REEVES Augusta, Georgia

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MIKAELA LAURYN D. SANTOS Manila, Philippines

ANDERSON SOUZA Santo Ângelo, RS, Brazil

FUKI TAKAHASHI‡ Yokohama, Japan

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IVAN TARAKANOV St. Petersburg, Russia

.ASHLEY WEGMANN Shamong, New Jersey

OLIVIA YOCH Richmond, Virginia

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ARTISTIC AND PRODUCTION TEAMS YURI POSSOKHOV (Choreographer) danced for 10 years with the Bolshoi Ballet, performing leading roles in the company’s classical and contemporary repertoire. While performing, Possokhov studied choreography and ballet pedagogy at the State College of Theatrical Arts. He was a principal dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet for two years before joining the San Francisco Ballet (SFB) as a principal dancer in 1994. During his 12 years dancing with SFB, he began choreographing. Upon retirement from dancing, he joined the artistic staff at SFB as choreographer in residence. He has created 14 ballets for SFB and continues to choreograph new works for the company each season. Possokhov choreographs ballets for companies worldwide. In 2015, his full-length for the Bolshoi Ballet, A Hero of Our Time, was met with critical acclaim, and the company invited him to stage a full-length ballet based on the life of Rudolf Nureyev that premiered in December 2017. For these two ballets, Possokhov received the prestigious Benois de la Danse Award, established by the International Dance Union. Learn more at TOM PYE (Scenic Designer) is involved in many upcoming projects, including returning as costume designer on the newly renewed second season of Sally Wainwright’s acclaimed BBC One and HBO series “Gentleman Jack.” Select Broadway credits include Long Day’s Journey Into Night, All My Sons, The Glass Menagerie, Fiddler on the Roof (Tony nomination), The Testament of Mary, Cyrano de Bergerac and Medea. Select West End credits include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Christmas Carol, Sinatra and Medea. Select opera credits include Cosi fan Tutte, The Death of Klinghoffer and Eugene Onegin (ENO and The Metropolitan Opera co-productions); Akhnaten (ENO, MET, LA Opera); and Anna Karenina (Joffrey Ballet). In film and television, Pye’s credits include “To Walk Invisible” by Sally Wainwright (BBC, PBS); “Gloriana,” “A Feast at Midnight,” “Christie Malry’s Own Double Entry,” “Richard II” and “Twelfth Night” (Channel 4). SANDRA WOODALL (Costume Designer), visual artist and a leading scenic and costume designer for dance, has designed sets and costumes at San Francisco Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Norwegian National Ballet, the State Opera Ballet of Austria, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Houston Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Project, Singapore Dance Theatre, National Ballet of Finland and companies around the world. Woodall’s artwork has been shown in exhibitions at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Connecticut, the San Francisco Museum of Performance and Design, and WearableArt in 2011 in Hong Kong. She has been a Fulbright scholar at Taiwan National University of the Arts and has designed many productions in Taiwan and China, including 2009’s stadium-scale opening for the Deaf Olympics and the 100th anniversary celebration of Taiwan National Day, Winter Journey by Wan Fang and an upcoming eight-hour production of AGO, directed by Stan Lai in Beijing. DAVID FINN (Lighting Designer) began his professional career as a lighting designer at age 16, working for puppeteer Burr Tillstrom — “Kukla, Fran and Ollie.” His design credits for dance include works for such renowned choreographers as Sasha Waltz, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Merce Cunningham, James Kudelka, José Limón, Helgi Tomasson, Liam Scarlett, Yuri Possokhov and Dana Reitz, as well as for leading international companies. Finn was the resident lighting designer for Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project from 1993 to 2000. His opera work includes projects for the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera, Paris Opera, La Scala Milan, Salzburg Festival and many others. Finn has designed the Cirque du Soleil shows ZED in Tokyo, and R.U.N. and Michael Jackson ONE in Las Vegas. Recent projects include the world premieres of The Nutcracker for Atlanta Ballet and Anna Karenina for the Joffrey Ballet. Upcoming plans include The Flying Dutchman for The Metropolitan Opera. FINN ROSS (Video Designer) has won two Oliviers, a Tony Award and three Drama Desk awards. Ross’ theater work includes Frozen (Broadway); Mean Girls (Broadway); Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (West End and Broadway); Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Broadway, West End and tour); Jagged Little Pill, In the Body of the World and Crossing (American Repertory Theatre and Broadway); American Psycho (Broadway and Almeida); Betrayal (Broadway); Chimerica (Almeida and West End); The Tempest (Royal Shakespeare Company and Barbican); and

Master and Margarita, All My Sons and Shun-kin (Complicite). His opera credits include The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Royal Opera House); Benvenuto Cellini, Death of Klinghoffer, Death in Venice, Eugene Onegin, Simon Boccanegra, Damnation of Faust and Don Giovanni (English National Opera); Hansel und Gretel, Zauberflöte and A Dog’s Heart (Dutch National Opera); La clemenza di Tito and The Adventures of Mr. Brouček (Opera North); Les Pecheurs de Perles, Turn of the Screw (Theatre an der Wien); and Rinaldo (Glyndebourne). Ross’ design work for dance includes Le Petit Prince (National Ballet of Canada) and Frankenstein (Royal Ballet). FAYE ARMON-TRONCOSO (Props and Set Dressing) was the first props/set dresser to have ever won an Obie Award — ever! Her Broadway credits include Linda Vista (Hayes); Head Over Heels (Hudson); The Terms of My Surrender (Belasco); Oslo (Lincoln Center); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Booth); The Gin Game (Golden); Fun Home (Circle in the Square, Tony Award nomination for Best Set); The River (Circle in the Square); Of Mice and Men (Longacre); MacBeth (Lincoln Center); Testament of Mary (Walter Kerr); Golden Boy (Belasco); Clybourne Park (Walter Kerr, Tony Award nomination for Best Set); Warhorse (Lincoln Center, Tony Award for Best Set); The Merchant of Venice (Broadhurst/Delacorte, Tony Award nomination for Best Set); Enron (Broadhurst) and Albee’s Seascape (Booth). Faye’s Off-Broadway credits include In the Heights (37 Arts) and Bug (Barrow Street Theater, Obie Award) and a million more OffBroadway productions at Lincoln Center Theater. For television, Faye was art director on “The Big Fib” and prop master on “The Good Fight.” ARI PELTO (Conductor), music director at Opera Colorado, conducts The Barber of Seville, I Pagliacci and Tosca for the company’s 2019-20 season. He travels to San Diego Opera to conduct Hänsel und Gretel and joins Atlanta Ballet for performances of The Nutcracker. Widely known for performances that have been called “poetic, earthy, vigorous” and “highly individual,” he is in demand in opera houses and with symphony orchestras throughout the United States. Appointed to Opera Colorado in 2015, Pelto has conducted acclaimed performances of La Traviata, Don Giovanni, Madama Butterfly, Aida, La Boheme, Falstaff, La Fanciulla del West, Le Nozze di Figaro and Lucia di Lammermoor. In contemporary repertoire, the company recently premiered Lori Laitman’s long-awaited work, The Scarlet Letter, a recording of which was released on the Naxos label, and the world premiere of Gerald Cohen’s new opera, Steal a Pencil for Me, based on a true love story set in a concentration camp during WWII.

ADDITIONAL CREDITS Projection Design Assistants, Matthew Houstle & Chet Miller Projection Engineers, Michael Commendatore & Joey Moro Lighting Assistant, Ben Rawson Lighting Programmer, Annemarie Mountjoy Costume Construction by Parkinson Gill Ltd. Scenic Construction by Cardiff Theatrical Services, Ltd. Lighting & Projection Equipment provided by 4Wall Entertainment, Inc. Flying Director, Ryan McAlpine Additional Costume Construction by Birgit Pfeffer, Mark Zappone, All-Stitch Masks & Mice Artisan, Robert Allsopp Additional Costumes, Scenery & Props Construction by Alliance Theatre Deck Crew Chief, Hank Collins Assistant Head Carpenters, Dani Dickinson, Christopher Stewart, T. McTigue Thompson Head Electrician, Brandon Polk Assistant Head Electricians, Phil Hutcheson & Justin Schwartz Head Props, Arlene Collins Lead Projectionist, Jay Holloway Acrobat Coaches, Christy Campbell, Lucy Eichelberger, Cary Jones Make Up by Blythe Tierney Dever Wigs by George Deavours


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ATLANTA BALLET ORCHESTRA 2019-2020 Ari Pelto, Conductor VIOLIN Lisa Morrison Concertmaster

CELLO Charae Krueger Principal

CLARINET Katherine White Principal

TROMBONE Robb Smith Principal

Sally GardnerWilson Assoc. Concertmaster

Hilary Glen Mary Kenney Alexis Lee

Greg Collins

Mark McConnell Richard Brady

Linda Pinner Principal Second Adelaide Federici Keiko Furness Martha Gardner Patti Gouvas Patrick Ryan Angele SherwoodLawless Lee Taylor Elonia Varfi Rafael Veytsblum Ying Zhuo VIOLA Joli Wu Principal Josiah Coe Shadwa Mussad* Sarah Park Kristeen Sorrells

BASSOON Amy Pollard Principal

CONTRABASS Lyn DeRamus Principal

TUBA Don Strand Principal

Dan Worley

PERCUSSION Mike Cebulski Principal

Adam Bernstein* Christina Ottaviano+

HORN Jason Eklund Principal

FLUTE Jeanne Carere Principal

Andrew Sehmann* Amy Trotz Richard Williams

Kelly Via

TRUMPET Kevin Lyons Principal

OBOE Erica Howard Principal Alexandra Shatalova Prior* Diana Dunn+

John Morrison Co-Principal Greg Holland

Karen Hunt Jeff Kershner TIMPANI Scott Douglas Principal HARP Nella Rigell Principal PERSONNEL MANAGER Mark McConnell * 1-Year Appointment + Leave of Absence

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 Dior dTox juice Electronic Theatre Controls

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ATLANTA BALLET ADMINISTRATION EXECUTIVE Arturo Jacobus, President & CEO Manda Wilhite, Board Relations & Major Gifts Officer 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 Steven B. Libman, Chief Advancement Officer Lauren Elliott, Donor Engagement & Individual Gifts Officer Lisa Moeller, Institutional Giving Officer Sherren Sandy, Special Events Manager 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 Angelina Pellini, Stage Manager Jane Kuipers, Assistant Stage Manager COSTUMES Colleen McGonegle, Costume Director Rehnuma Tajbin, Draper/Patternmaker Sophia Parrish, Wardrobe Supervisor Susan Carter, Costume Technician Shelby Narron, 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, Viviana Coronado, Eve Sorin, Katelyn Sweatman, Austin Walters 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.

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


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, Ed.D 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 Kevin Brown Elaine E. Davis Erroll B. Davis William De Baets F. Javier Diaz Raoul “Ray” Donato Jorge Fernandez Robert L. Green 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. Atlanta Ballet Corps de Ballet (2 dancers) Jan P. Beaves Dr. Harold J. Brody & Mr. Donald E. Smith 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, Ed.D Lynn Cochran-Schroder Patty & Marc Dash Mrs. Daphne Moore Eitel Melodi Ford

Brad Foresythe Joyce Houser, Ph.D Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Morgan Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel John K. Palmisano & Stephen A. Williams, III Katherine Scott

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 – September 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 or 404.873.5811 x1222. INDIVIDUAL DONORS THE DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE $100,000+ Anonymous Chris Carlos & Family $50,000-$99,999 Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Courts II Katherine Scott $20,000 - $49,999 Anonymous (2) Ms. Jan P. Beaves Ginny & Charles Brewer Mrs. Lynn Cochran-Schroder & Mr. Bill Schroder Lavona Currie Sarah Kennedy Kathleen & Kirk Knous Mr. Jon S. Wright $15,000 - $19,999 Anonymous James J. Andrews Cynthia Crain, Ed. D. & Dwight Lee, Ph. D. Elaine & Erroll Davis Jacqueline Flake & David Dase Vanessa & Robin Delmer Barbara & Eric Joiner Mr. William F. Snyder Mr. Dante S. Stephensen Mr. & Mrs. Juan Carlos Urdaneta Dr. Vonda Wright & Mr. Peter Taglianetti $10,000 - $14,999 Anonymous Elizabeth & Howell Adams III Emily C. Baker Lucinda W. Bunnen Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen & Mr. David Heleniak Yelena Epova Ms. Nancy Field & Mr. Michael Schulder 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 Angela & Kirk Clinard Mrs. Daphne Moore Eitel Mr. Daniel E. Gaylord & Ms. Marilyn Altman Joanne & Alex Gross Julie & Paul Hagedorn Marius Hechter Mr. Douglas Hopkins Amy Nelson 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 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 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

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Allan & Vaneesa Little Mr. William McClain Jean & Robert McColl Mr. & Mrs. Eugene F. Meany Terri & Stephen Nagler Miho & Gennadi Nedvigin 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 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 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

FOUNDATION, CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT DONORS $100,000+ 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 Zeist Foundation, Inc. $50,000 - $99,999 Bobbie Bailey Foundation, Inc. Holder Construction Company Neiman Marcus Northside Hospital REPAY The Bucherati Group, LLC The Pittulloch Foundation, Inc. The Shubert Foundation, Inc. $25,000 - $49,999 Anonymous City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Fulton County Arts Council The Imlay Foundation, Inc. The Kettering Family Foundation WarnerMedia Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

$10,000 - $24,999 Anonymous Anne Cox Chambers Foundation Aprio Bell Family Foundation for Hope, Inc. Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. Dior Georgia Council for the Arts Georgia Dermatology Center Georgia Power Foundation HBO Services, Inc. JBS Foundation Lenox Square Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation Merrill Lynch Morgan Family Fund National Endowment for the Arts Price Gilbert, Jr. Charitable Fund Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. The Elster Foundation The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. Wells Fargo Foundation $5,000 - $9,999 Anonymous (2) 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 The Fraser-Parker Foundation Worldpay

$2,500 - $4,999 Anonymous Atlantic Capital Bank City National Bank Denise Newton Memorial Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation Mark A. Jardina Foundation $1,000 - $2,499 La Fête Chocolat Lois & Lucy Lampkin Foundation Publix Super Markets The Roderick Seward, Flossie Radcliffe and Helen M. Galloway Foundation, Inc. Thomas H. Lanier Family Foundation MATCHING GIFT CORPORATIONS ADP Avandale Comcast Google Illinois Tool Works JPMorgan Chase Microsoft Norfolk Southern Novartis SAP America SunTrust The Coca-Cola Company The Home Depot Foundation Varian Medical Systems

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.


The Carlos Family in Honor of Thalia N. Carlos Presents

Atlanta Ballet gratefully acknowledges the extraordinary commitment of all our donors who provided generous support for the creation of The Nutcracker, as well as the tour to the Kennedy Center.

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FRIEND ($1,000 – $4,999)

The Thalia N. Carlos & Chris M. Carlos Foundation

Cynthia Crain, Ed.D. & Dwight Lee, Ph.D. Helen & Howard Elkins Florida & Doug Ellis Carol Lanier Goodman Joyce Houser, Ph.D. K&K Investments, LLC Jamila & Whitcliff A. McKnight, Jr. Mrs. William A. Parker, Jr. Stanley H. Rose III Danna & Mike Sanders Thays & Juan Carlos Urdaneta Karen Vereb & Bud Blanton Dr. Vonda Wright & Peter Taglianetti

GOLD ($500,000- $999,999) PNC Sarah Kennedy

SAPPHIRE ($250,000-$499,999) Jones Day Foundation

SILVER ($100,000- $249,999) Arrow Exterminators Erroll & Elaine Davis The Home Depot Foundation The Sara Giles Moore Foundation The Zeist Foundation

BRONZE ($50,000- $99,999) Anonymous Atlanta Ballet Corps de Ballet Ginny & Charles Brewer Family Foundation The Elster Foundation The Imlay Foundation Linda & Don Morris Stephanie & Austin Stephens

SUPPORTER ($25,000- $49,999) Elizabeth & Howell Adams Jan Beaves Bonnie & Terry Herron Barbara & Eric Joiner Pam Wakefield

PATRON ($10,000- $24,999) Bobbie Bailey Foundation Gayle & Ron Breakstone Lynn Cochran-Schroder & Bill Schroder Lynda & Richard Courts II Vanessa & Robin Delmer Adrienne & Scott Hardesty Kathleen & Kirk Knous Margaret P. McCamish Dante S. Stephensen

CONTRIBUTOR ($5,000-$9,999) Dr. Meria Carstarphen Nancy Field & Michael Schulder Douglas Hopkins Susan S. Kettering Carole & Nelson Marchioli Mr. William F. Snyder Southern Company

DONOR (Up to $1,000) Anonymous Ken & Laurie Borick Susan Carter Lavona Currie Arrington Davies Yelena Epova Eve Eckardt Kevin & Paige Feagin Elizabeth & Thomas Fowlkes Caroline Gottschalk & Allen W. Nelson Elizabeth Hamrick Brian & Amy Howell Mark & Pat Jackson Ceci & Holland Johnson Mariana Laufer VyVy & Lawrence Lee Melanie & Chris Leeth Farris Lewis Jeanie & Albert Marx Elizabeth & Chris Morris Melissa & Thespi Mortimer Donald & Helen O’Shea Sara & Cody Partin Lys & Michael Paulhus The Peacock Family Susan & Richard Pershing Jonathan & Amelia Poplar Jill Pryor & Edward Krugman Manda & Jeremy Shankel Kristen Manion Taylor & Jason Taylor Roberta Taylor & James Hill Judie & Tom Wilhite Pam Yarbrough & J. Allen Maines Yee Family Charitable Fund

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foryourinformation THE THEATER A fully restored 1929 “movie palace,” the Fox Theatre, with 4,665 seats, is a multipurpose facility, housing Broadway shows, ballets, comedies, concerts, movies and private corporate events. PRIVATE EVENTS The Fox Theatre has three private rental spaces, accommodating 25 to 1,200 guests. Our Egyptian Ballroom and Grand Salon are beautifully decorated and can be set up to your specifications. The Landmarks Lounge is adjacent to the lobby and is perfect for a small pre-show and intermission event. To book your “Fabulous Fox” evening, please call 404-881-2100 or visit us at TICKET OFFICE The Fox Theatre Ticket Office is in the arcade entrance to the theater. It is open for walk-up ticket sales 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. It is not open on Sundays unless there is a performance. On event days, the Ticket Office opens two hours before show time. Doors to the Fox open one hour before show time. Tickets for all performances may be purchased online at, at all Ticket Alternative outlets and at all Atlanta-area Whole Foods Markets, by calling 855-285-8499 or visiting the Fox Theatre Ticket Office in person during regular box-office hours. GROUP SALES The Fox Theatre Group Sales Department offers discounts to groups for most Broadway shows. It is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 404-881-2000 or email CONCESSIONS Concession stands are located in the Spanish Room, main lobby and on the mezzanine lobby level. RESTROOMS Restrooms are located off the main lobby (downstairs), mezzanine lobby levels and the Gallery level. Accessible restroom facilities are in the Spanish Room; accessible/ Family restrooms are located through the office door in the main lobby. TOURS Fox Theatre Tours are conducted at 10 a.m., 1 1 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Saturday tours are at 10 and 11 a.m. Tours are guided by Fox employees wellversed in the Fox’s history, current events, awards and upcoming shows. Tour tickets are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office or online at Special tours can range from backstage to architectural to a school or college group. Please call 404-881-2100 to schedule your group tour. LOST AND FOUND Lost and found items are turned in to the event staff’s office. To check on lost items, please call 404-881-2119. Lost and found items will be retained for 30 days. EMERGENCY INFORMATION In the event of an emergency, and for your safety, please follow the directions provided by the Fox Theatre staff.

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SMOKING In accordance with the Fulton County Clean Air Ordinance, the Fox Theatre is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas. ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY The Fox Theatre strives to make events accessible to all guests. If you need assistance during your visit please ask for one of our Event Staff members. The Fox Theatre offers the use of wheelchairs, listening devices and booster seats at no additional charge. Our ambassadors will assist you to special restroom accommodations. Note: Steep steps lead to all seats on the upper levels. For assistance or more information, please call the Event Staff’s office at: 404-881-2100. TICKETS To purchase accessible seating at the Fox Theatre please call 404-881-2016 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday or 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. A Ticket Office associate will be happy to help you. Ticket buyers may also visit the ticketing site at ELEVATORS Elevators are at the north end of each lobby and are available during all performances. They make it possible to access each lobby without using the stairs. Patrons should be aware that access to upper seating areas do involve stairs. PARKING Parking is available within a four-block radius in all directions of the Fox Theatre. Advanced reserved parking is available for sale at the Fox Ticket Office or by calling 855-285-8499. The Fox Theatre assumes no responsibility for vehicles parked in any of the privately owned lots operating in the Fox Theatre district. PERFORMANCE NOTES All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted to the theater. Not all events are suitable for children. Infants will not be admitted to adult programs/ performances. Parents will be asked to remove children who create a disturbance. •L atecomers will be seated at the discretion of management in conjunction with the wishes of the producers. • Please turn off all pagers and cellphones before each performance. • Camera and recording devices are strictly prohibited. Backstage employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) MARQUEE CLUB PRESENTED BY LEXUS A stunning 10,000 square feet of exclusive space located on the northeast side of the theatre, the Marquee Club has access to the fabulous rooftop terrace overlooking the iconic Fox marquee and Peachtree Street. The Marquee Club is the perfect way to elevate your experience at the Fox. The club can be accessed through one of the annual membership options or on a per-event basis, as space allows. Entry to the club must accompany a ticket to the proceeding performance. For more information on club access, visit or call 404-881-2127.

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etiquette 1. Please arrive early. Latecomers may not be seated until intermission.

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2. Take care of personal needs (water, restroom use) before the performance begins.


3. Please silence or turn off all electronic devices, including cellphones, beepers and watch alarms. We encourage you to share your experience via social media but please refrain from doing so or texting during performances. The glow from your device is distracting. 4. Most shows do not allow photography of any kind. Flash photography inside the theater is never allowed. It distracts those around you and endangers the performers. 5. The overture is part of the performance. Please cease talking at this point. 6. Dear lovebirds, when you lean your heads together, you block the view of those behind you. Please consider those seated behind you when choosing whether to wear a hat or what hairstyle you choose. 7. Please refrain from talking, humming or singing along with the show, except when encouraged to do so by the artists or show. 8. Please wait for an appropriate moment to dig something out of your pocket or bag. 9. Go easy with the perfume and cologne, many people are highly allergic. 10. I f you need assistance during the show, please go to your nearest volunteer usher. If additional assistance is needed, the usher will get the appropriate person to further help you. 11. Yes, the parking lot gets busy and public transportation is tricky, but leaving while the show is in progress or before the actors have taken their final bows is discourteous. Please wait until the bows are over and exit with the rest of the audience.

Allan C. Vella. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President & C.E.O. Adina Alford Erwin. . . . . . . Vice President & C.O.O. William Renshaw. . . . . . . . . Vice President & C.F.O. Jamie Vosmeier. . . . . . . . . . VP of Sales and Marketing Nancy Lutz. . . . . . . . . . . Director of Special Events Lucy Lawler-Freas. . . . . . Director of Programming Shelly Kleppsattel. . Booking & Contract Manager Faustina Brooks. . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Finance Rachel Bomeli. .Director of Events & Public Safety David Simpson. . . Director of Ticket Sales & Service Craig Phillips. . . . . . . . Director of Food & Beverage Shelby Moody. . . . Corporate Group Sales Manager Aly Knight Grubb. . . . . . . . . . Director of Marketing Andrew Chatwood . . . . . . . . . . Marketing Manager Amanda Blank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media Manager Lauralyn Mustaki​. . . . Corporate Partnership Manager Leigh Burns. . . . . . Director of Fox Theatre Institute Andy Arnold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Security Manager Amy Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Production Lisa Marie Malovoz . . . . . . . . . Production Manager Gary Hardaway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Carpenter Larry Watson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Flyman Scott Hardin. . . . . . . . . . . Head Props/Projectionist Ray T. Haynie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Electrician Cary Oldknow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Electrician Rodney Amos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Audio

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Edward L. White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chairman Keith O Cowan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice Chairman Clara Axam, Robyn Barkin, Renee Dye, Sheffield Hale, Ryan Halpern, John Holder, Walt Huntley, Edward Hutchison, Craig Jones, Jay Myers, Glen Romm, Howard Smith, Scott Taylor

EMERITUS MEMBERS Tony Aeck, John Busby Jr., Beauchamp Carr, Anne Cox Chambers, Rodney Cook, Ada Lee Correll, Richard Courts, Jere Drummond, Richard Flinn, Julia Grumbles, Steve Koonin, Charles Lawson, Starr Moore, Joseph Myers, Edgar Neiss, Carl Patton, Sylvia Russell, Nancy Simms, Preston Stevens, Clyde Tuggle, Carolyn Wills

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FRIENDS OF THE FOX Members of the Fox Theatre’s Friends of the Fox program help support the Fox Theatre Institute, the theater’s community engagement arm. The Fox Theatre’s legend lives on through their generosity, supporting the theater, the city of Atlanta and communities across Georgia. To learn more about the Friends of the Fox membership program, please visit, email, or call 404.881.2023.

The Fox Theatre would like to thank the following Friends of the Fox who have given at the Legend ($10,000), Marquee ($5,000), Encore ($2,500) and Entourage ($1,000) levels: LEGEND The Allard Family The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Mr. James Dougherty Drew Eckl & Farnham

Diana Blank Teresa Dau & Amanda McMillan Mr. & Mrs. Gary Martin Hays


Jessica & Royce Pedersen Ripple IT Janice & Gary Sloan

Jamie Medalie Longhurst Margaret Ross

ENCORE Alliance Fire Protection Services, LLC Ira & Talmer Curry Jr. Blake’s on the Park Joy & Ritchie Dickey Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Borenstein Julie & George Lott Budget Rent a Car Atlanta Michelle Love & Matt Chambless Mary Ann & John Busby Lowery & Associates Land Surveying, LLC George Butler Adam Malone Cathy & Mayson Callaway Carole Cole Musarra Citizen Lanier Holdings Janet & Jerel F. Rush Colgate Crib Mattress Anne Taber & John R. Adams Concierge Services of Atlanta Nicole & Allan Vella Michael Crew ZIBEX, Inc.

ENTOURAGE Allied International Cleaning Services, Inc. Broadway in Atlanta Harold Brody & Donald Smith David M. Green

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Holder Properties Marsha & Jan Spector Dorothy B. Ziemer


EMPOWERING LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN GEORGIA CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020 GRANT RECIPIENTS ART Station | Stone Mountain, GA Grove Theatre | Atlanta, GA Pex Theatre | Eatonton, GA Plaza Theatre | Atlanta, GA Roosevelt Theatre | Jefferson, GA Rose Theatre | Forsyth, GA Rylander Theatre | Americus, GA

Southside Theatre Guild | Fairburn, GA Winterville Auditorium | Winterville, GA Sandersville School Building Authority | Sandersville, GA Earl & Rachel Smith Strand Theatre | Marietta, GA Holly Theatre Community Center | Dahlonega, GA Liberty Theatre Cultural Center | Columbus, GA

$500,000 IN GRANTS The Fox Theatre Institute is a catalyst for positive change in the community as it pays it forward, helping other artistic and cultural institutes renew, reinvigorate, and restore. Offering financial, operations, and restoration mentoring is at the heart of our efforts to stimulate Georgia and the region’s local economies.

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The Fox Theatre had its grand opening on a snowy Christmas Day in 1929, just two months after the stock market crash that led to the Great Depression. The crowd stretched around the block. Atlantans saw the theater as an escape from worry about their futures. Here are a few other facts and figures from that day 90 years ago. • Opening day tickets for shows cost 15 cents to 75 cents. • The bejeweled “Aladdin” curtain commissioned by Eve Leo Fox, movie mogul William Fox’s wife, sparkled with rhinestones and sequins. It depicts a mosque and Moorish riders, and cost $30,000 to make (more than $400,000 today). • Iris Vining Wilkins, a tiny woman, played the Mighty Mo organ. Enrico Leide, a concert cellist and conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (1920-30) led the Fox Grand Orchestra in “This Shrine of Beauty.” • Opening night patrons saw a Fox Movietone News clip, the Walt Disney cartoon Steamboat Willie, and the feature film Salute, a story about the famous ArmyNavy football game, starring George O’Brien and Helen Chandler. Master of ceremonies Don Wilkin led a sing-along. • Snowflakes, aka bleached cornflakes, fell from the ceiling at the end of the screening. Read more about Fox Theatre’s opening day on

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ROB SECKEL Congratulations to our newest Master of the Moment, Rob Seckel! Rob has been a part of the Fox Family for one year. He was hired as a Maintenance Technician before quickly being promoted to Lead Facilities Maintenance Technician. Rob was recognized for his superior work ethic and his ability to flawlessly step into his new leadership role. He has an outstanding working relationship with all departments and his work performance definitely “speaks Fox.” Thank you for going above and beyond, Rob!

Master of the Moment is awarded to Fox Theatre staff members who “Speak Fox” by showing up and showing out every day, going above and beyond the duties of their daily job. Master of the Moment recipients are nominated by their peers.

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RAISE THE CURTAIN MARKS RELAUNCH OF ENCORE At Raise the Curtain, hosted by the Atlanta History Center, Encore proudly debuted our new look, feel, and vision amongst clients, partners, and friends. It was a night to remember! Clockwise from top: Encore Publisher and President Brantley Manderson; Broadway in Atlanta Vice President Russ Belin with BRAVE PR Vice President Jennifer Walker; Atlanta Ballet’s Toni Vacinek, Communications Manager, and Tricia Ekholm, Chief Marketing Officer. Photos by Jack Tuszynski.

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Looking past our era of technology-driven detachment, this award-winning musical imagines a magical and bittersweet reawakening to the things that make us human. | JAN 21 - FEB 16

The Atlanta Opera’s psychological thriller Salome, a tale of lust, power, and incest, will transport audiences to the palace of Herod in biblical Galilee circa 30 A.D. | JAN 25 - FEB 2



This dazzling one-night performance will take you from the most celebrated of Italian Baroque composers to the passionate rhythms of Argentina. | JAN 4

This 10-time Tony Award winner celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing, and laughter can connect us all. | JAN 21 - 26 THE BAND’S VISIT

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Located in the heart of Midtown, midway between The Fox Theatre and Atlantic Station, CITY TAP HOUSE is an elevated American pub, specializing in large group dining, corporate and milestone events. City Tap is ideal for game watching sporting events and pre and post show meals & meetups. With free parking and covered outdoor dining, City Tap offers brick oven pizzas, over 40 beers on draught and a full bar. Serving lunch and dinner daily and brunch on the weekends, reservations are appreciated. For questions, details, or reservations, email Info.Atlanta@

THE MELTING POT – Atlanta’s exclusive fondue restaurant – where dining becomes a memorable four-course experience. Dip into something different and discover delectable entrées served with our unique dipping sauces. You’ll also enjoy creamy cheese fondues, lively salads, fine wines and mouthwatering chocolate fondue desserts. Four Atlanta locations: 754 Peachtree St. NE, 404-389-0099, 3610 Satellite Blvd., Duluth,770-623-1290, 2500 Cobb Place Ln., NW, Kennesaw 770-4251411 and 1055 Mansell Rd., Roswell 770-518-4100.


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some are downright decadent and require several margaritas or beers to chase down. | 1186 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, Ga. (404) 8734656. SOUTH CITY KITCHEN specializes in contemporary Southern cuisine with a sophisticated twist. Dine on local specialties such as shrimp and grits, buttermilk fried chicken, shecrab soup, fried green tomatoes and banana pudding while enjoying the view of the exhibition kitchen. | Buckhead, 3350 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 140, Atlanta, Ga. (404) 8156677; Midtown, 1144 Crescent Ave. NE, Atlanta, Ga. (404) 873-7358; Vinings, 1675 Cumberland Pkwy. SE, Smyrna, Ga. (770) 435-0700.

THE ORIGINAL EL TACO is inspired by bold Tex-Mex flavors and by the sunny street markets of Mexico. The menu is simple cuisine with interesting garnishes and fresh ingredients. Some items are snacks designed to be enjoyed with a cocktail, others are generously portioned and perfect for sharing and

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