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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, Gennadi Nedvigin

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 Decoration by Faye Armon-Troncoso Conductor, Ari Pelto with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra


6 | atlanta ballet COMPANY BALLET MASTERS Rory Hohenstein and Roman Rykine

Company Rehearsal Assistant Emily Carrico

CHOREOGRAPHER-IN-RESIDENCE Claudia Schreier

DEAN OF THE CENTRE FOR DANCE EDUCATION Sharon Story

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

2021 | 2022 THE COMPANY Erica Alvarado, Jessica Assef, Nadyne Bispo‡, Jacob Bush, Emily Carrico, Michael Caye, Anastasia Cheplyansky‡, Dylan Clinard, Catherine Conley, Georgia Dalton, Thomas Davidoff, María José Esquivel‡, Brock Fowler, Brooke Gilliam, Emma Guertin, Sujin Han, Jessica He, Airi Igarashi, Darian Kane, Erik Kim, Benjamin Kuefler, Saho Kumagai, SoJung Lee, Jordan Leeper, Keaton Leier, Guilherme Maciel, Sergio Masero, Juliana Missano, Miguel Angel Montoya, Denys Nedak, Carraig New‡, Jonathan Philbert, Ángel Ramírez‡, Mikaela Lauryn D. Santos, Anderson Souza, Fuki Takahashi, Kelsey Van Tine, Ashley Wegmann, Spencer Wetherington‡ ‡ – Denotes Atlanta Ballet apprentice

2021 | 2022 ATLANTA BALLET 2 Santiago Bedoya, Severin Brotschul, Georgie Grace Butler, Ephraim Fowler, Laura Gracia, Reira Ikeda, Avery Jarrard, Nae Kojima, Margaret Kuefler, Lucas Labrador, Emmanuel López, Jason McClung, Stephen Myers, Hui Wen Peng, Evelyn Robinson, Kaitlin Matree Roemer, Samantha Schuermann, Covin Washington

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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 Stahlbaum, 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.


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Remi Nakano portrays young Marie with Nikolas Gaifullin as Drosselmeier. Photo by Kim Kenney


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The Arabian Variation, featuring Monika Haczkiewicz and Keaton Leier. Photo by Gene Schiavone

Intended to make its Cobb Energy Centre debut last year, Atlanta Ballet found their performance of The Nutcracker postponed because of industry-wide venue shut-downs. But this season, it’s finally time to open the doors and let in Drosselmeier, the Mouse King, and of course the Nutcracker himself!

The Nutcracker goes to battle with the Mouse King as Marie looks on. Photo by Kim Kenney

The high-flying Russian variation. Photo by Kim Kenney


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Now, let’s slow down and take a closer look at the innovative, bold, and larger-than-life work of designers Tom Pye, Sandra Woodall, David Finn, and Finn Ross.

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Snowflakes usher in the Snow Scene. Photo by Gene Schiavone.


14 | leadership GENNADI NEDVIGIN (Artistic Director), in February 2016, was named Atlanta Ballet’s fourth artistic director in the Company’s then 87-year history. Nedvigin, born in Rostov, Russia, began his training at age 5. At 10, he was accepted into the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Upon graduating, he joined Moscow Renaissance Ballet, as a soloist, before he was invited to dance with Le Jeune Ballet de France in Paris. In 1997, while on tour in the U.S., San Francisco Ballet (SFB) Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson offered Nedvigin a soloist contract. After three years, he was promoted to principal dancer. While at SFB, Nedvigin won the International Competition’s Erik Bruhn Prize (1999). He has also received three Isadora Duncan Dance Awards (2001, 2010 and 2017). Along the way, Nedvigin was fortunate to work with many world-renowned choreographers. In addition to his dancing career, Nedvigin also taught master classes and staged ballets in the U.S. and abroad before becoming an artistic director. Recently, Nedvigin sat on juried panels at the World Ballet Competition in Orlando, the International Ballet Competition held in Jackson, Mississippi, and the Youth America Grand Prix. Under Nedvigin’s guidance, Atlanta Ballet has established the Academy training program, which includes a top-tier performance ensemble, Atlanta Ballet 2, representing his commitment to training for the next generation of professional dancers. TOM WEST (Executive Director) assumed his role as Atlanta Ballet’s Executive Director at the top of the 2021 | 2022 Season. West’s career in arts management spans for more than 20 years including leadership roles at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and American Film Institute. An actor and theatre director by training, West received a Master of Arts in arts administration from American University and began his career in arts management at the Kennedy Center in 1997, where he rose to the serve as Vice President of Development, overseeing all fundraising programs for the National Symphony Orchestra and the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and leading the effort to fund a remount of Balanchine’s Don Quixote. In 2007, West served as Vice President of Development for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California. From 2010-2021, West served as the Chief Advancement Officer for the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, where he championed the development of new programs to provide bridges to the film industry for under-represented storytellers in Hollywood. West also served on AFI’s senior leadership team, shaping organizational strategy for the Institute’s filmmaker training programs and working with major studios developing on targeted diversity initiatives, as well as its strategy for weathering the COVID-19 pandemic. West established the AFI National Council in 2011, a community of philanthropists from across the United States who serve as champions for excellence in the art of film and opportunities for the next generation of great storytellers. SHARON STORY (Dean of the Centre for Dance Education) joined Atlanta Ballet after a professional dance career that spanned more than 20 years and included tenures with Joffrey Ballet, the School of American Ballet, Stars of New York City Ballet, Atlanta Ballet and 10 years with Boston Ballet. Her Boston Ballet tenure included international tours with Rudolf Nureyev. In 1996, along with her role as ballet mistress, Story became dean of Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education (Centre), which has grown to become one of the largest dance schools in the nation. The Centre is nationally recognized for its programs and community initiatives. Under Story’s direction, the Centre achieved accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD). She serves on the board of directors for NASD. In 2021, Story received Atlanta Ballet’s Dorothy Alexander Award. She received the 2015 Women Making a Mark Award from Atlanta Magazine and was featured in the Arts ATL Legacy Series 2018. Story is committed to providing a noncompetitive atmosphere and access to dance education that is shaped by the community’s needs, is innovative and inspires the commitment and excellence that are the trademarks of Atlanta Ballet. atlantaballet.com | @ atlantaballet


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| 17 RORY HOHENSTEIN (Ballet Master) was born in Washington D.C., where he began dancing at the age of 6. Hohenstein furthered his training, from the age of 12, at the Kirov Academy of Ballet. At 17, he joined Le Jeune Ballet de France in Paris. In 2000, he joined San Francisco Ballet as a member of the corps, being promoted to soloist in 2006. In 2008, he moved to New York joining Christopher Wheeldon’s company, Morphoses, performing in its home seasons at New York City Center and at Sadler’s Wells in London. He spent a season dancing with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company before joining the Joffrey Ballet in 2011, where he continued to be a leading artist with the company through the 2018/19 season. Some personal highlights include dancing the roles of Romeo in Krzysztof Pastor’s Romeo & Juliet, Riff in Jerome Robbins’ West Side Story Suite, Levin in Yuri Possokhov’s Anna Karenina and in Wayne McGregor’s Eden/Eden. This is Hohenstein's third season as ballet master at Atlanta Ballet.

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.

CLAUDIA SCHREIER (Choreographer-in-Residence ) is the Choreographer-in-Residence at Atlanta Ballet and has choreographed, directed and produced for dance, opera and film across the U.S. and internationally. She has been commissioned by Miami City Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Vail Dance Festival, Juilliard Opera, ABT Studio Company and New York Choreographic Institute and will premiere a new work for Boston Ballet in 2022. In March 2021, Schreier released Force of Habit, a film commissioned by Guggenheim Works & Process and co-presented by Atlanta Ballet. Her first work for the Company, First Impulse, was named a 2019 Standout Performance by Pointe Magazine. Her second work commissioned by the Company, Pleiades Dances, premiered in March 2021, and will be featured on the May 2022 program. Schreier’s third new work for Atlanta Ballet will premiere in February 2022. She has contributed to programs at the White House, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center, including the Kennedy Center Honors. Her work is the subject of two documentaries, most recently PBS’s Emmy Award-winning "Dancing on the Shoulders of Giants" (Capital Region). She is a recipient of the Princess Grace Award, Toulmin Fellowship at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU, Lotos Prize, and Suzanne Farrell Dance Prize.

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ERICA ALVARADO Tucson, Arizona

JESSICA ASSEF São Carlos, Brazil

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

NADYNE BISPO‡ Santos Coast of São Paulo, Brazil

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

EMILY CARRICO Lexington, Kentucky

MICHAEL CAYE Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

ANASTASIA CHEPLYANSKY‡ Saratoga, California

DYLAN CLINARD High Point, North Carolina

CATHERINE CONLEY Chicago, Illinois

GEORGIA DALTON Columbus, Ohio

THOMAS DAVIDOFF Lincoln, England

MARÍA JOSÉ ESQUIVEL‡ Stamford, Connecticut

BROCK FOWLER Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

BROOKE GILLIAM Boulder, Colorado

EMMA GUERTIN Ontario, Canada

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

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

AIRI IGARASHI Gunma, Japan

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

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BENJAMIN KUEFLER Stow, Massachusetts

SAHO KUMAGAI Sapporo, Japan

SOJUNG LEE Chungju, South Korea

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JORDAN LEEPER Jamestown, New York Special thanks to Jordan’s Pas de Deux Society patrons, Elaine & Erroll Davis

KEATON LEIER Saskatoon, SK, Canada

GUILHERME MACIEL São Paulo, Brazil

SERGIO MASERO Madrid, Spain

MIGUEL ANGEL MONTOYA Cali, Colombia

DENYS NEDAK Odessa, Ukraine

CARRAIG NEW‡ Juneau, Alaska

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

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

ÁNGEL RAMÍREZ‡ Trinidad, Cuba

JULIANA MISSANO Lloyd Harbor, New York

MIKAELA LAURYN D. SANTOS Manila, Philippines Special thanks to Mikaela’s Pas de Deux Society Patron Danna Sanders

KELSEY VAN TINE Naples, Florida

ANDERSON SOUZA Santo Ângelo, RS, Brazil

FUKI TAKAHASHI Yokohama, Japan

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

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

SPENCER WETHERINGTON‡ Bridgeton, New Jersey

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20| artistic and production team 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 choreographed 14 ballets for SFB and continues to create new works for the company. 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. His Anna Karenina, premiered in 2019 as a co-production between Chicago's Joffrey Ballet and The Australian Ballet. His most recent full-length ballet, The Seagull, premiered with the Bolshoi Ballet in the summer of 2021. Possokhov is a frequent guest with Atlanta Ballet. Learn more at yuripossokhov.com. TOM PYE (Scenic Designer) has worked with a diverse range of directors around the world in theatre, TV, film, opera and dance. After being nominated for a Craft & Design Award for his work on season one, Pye has now completed two seasons as costume designer on Sally Wainwright’s acclaimed BBC One and HBO series “Gentleman Jack.” Pye served recently as Designer on the Bolshoi Theatre debut of The Seagull. Upcoming projects include The Hours (The Metropolitan Opera) and My Neighbor Totoro, as well as "The Ballad of Renegade Nell" for Disney +, and Messiah for the Châtelet Theatre in Paris and the Lyon Opera. 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). (Costume Designer), visual artist and a leading designer for dance, has designed sets and costumes at San Francisco 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 other 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 at WearableArt, 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 in Beijing and the 2019 premiere in Shanghai of Stan Lai’s 8-hour epic, AGO.

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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 Flying Dutchman for the Metropolitan Opera,The Seagull for The Bolshoi Ballet, and Anna Karenina for the Joffrey Ballet. Upcoming plans include Lohengrin for The Bolshoi Opera & the Metropolitan Opera, Antony & Cleopatra for the San Francisco Opera, and Symphonie MMXX for Sasha Waltz and The Berlin Ballet. FINN ROSS (Video Designer) has won two Oliviers, a Tony Award and three Drama Desk awards. Ross’ theater work includes Frozen (International); Back to the Future (West End); Spring Awakening (Alemdia); Mean Girls (Broadway); Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (West End and Broadway); The 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, Eugine 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. Brouèek (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 Decorator) was the first Props/Set Decorator 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); War Horse (Lincoln Center, Tony Award for Best Set); The Merchant of Venice (Broadhurst/Delacorte, Tony Award nomination for Best Set); Enron (Broadhurst) and Edward 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 Off-Broadway 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 Tosca, The Shining and Carmen for the company’s 2021-22 season. Guest engagements include Sacramento Philharmonic (Brahms) and Detroit Symphony Orchestra (Ravel, Prokofiev, Boccherini). 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 soon to be recorded, Steal a Pencil for Me, based on a true love story set in a concentration camp during WWII.

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Projection Design Assistant, Chet Miller Projection Engineers, Michael Commendatore & Joey Moro Lighting Supervisor, Ben Rawson Lighting Assistant, Jaime Mancuso Lighting Programmer, Colleen Shannon Make Up Design, Blythe Tierney Dever Costume Construction by Parkinson Gill Ltd. Scenic Construction by Cardiff Theatrical Services, Ltd. Lighting & Projection Equipment provided by 4Wall Entertainment, Inc. 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, T. McTigue Thompson Co-Head Electricians, Matthew Peddie & Justin Schwartz Head Props, Arlene Collins Lead Projectionist, Jay Holloway Acrobat Coaches, Christy Campbell, Cary Jones Make Up by Tati Hayton Wigs by George Deavours

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28 | orchestra ATLANTA BALLET ORCHESTRA 2021-2022 Ari Pelto, Conductor Henry Cheng, Guest Conductor VIOLIN Lisa Morrison Concertmaster

CONTRABASS Adam Bernstein Principal

TRUMPET Kevin Lyons Principal

Sally Gardner-Wilson Assoc. Concertmaster

Sam Dugo

John Morrison Co-Principal

FLUTE Jeanne Carere Principal

Linda Pinner Principal Second Adelaide Federici+ Martha Gardner Patti Gouvas Ashley Odom Patrick Ryan Angèle Sherwood-Lawless Lee Taylor Elonia Varfi Rafael Veytsblum Ying Zhuor

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CLARINET Katherine White Principal Greg Collins+ BASSOON Amy Pollard Principal

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2021-2022 board of trustees Officers Nancy Field, J.D., Chair Barbara S. Joiner, Vice Chair Kristen Manion Taylor, Vice Chair Juan Carlos Urdaneta, Treasurer Jan Beaves, Secretary Elizabeth Adams, Immediate Past Chair Lynda B. Courts, Chair Emeritus Trustees Emily C. Baker Ron Breakstone Ginny Brewer Chris Carlos Dr. Meria Carstarphen Lynn Cochran-Schroder Cynthia Crain Lavona S. Currie Vanessa Delmer Yelena Epova, CPA Nigel Ferguson Jacqueline Flake Amy Gerome Lindsay R. Hill Joyce Houser, Ph.D Tharon Johnson Kathleen Knous Araya Mesfin, CFP Taylor Meyer, CFA Linda Morris Gennadi Nedvigin* Allen W. Nelson Katherine Scott Pam Wakefield Tom West* Jon S. Wright Advisory Council David M. Barnett Mark R. Bell, Ph.D Harvey Coleman Elaine E. Davis Erroll B. Davis F. Javier Diaz Raoul “Ray” Donato Jake Evans Jorge Fernandez Robert L. Green Vincent Hommeril Ceci Johnson Susan S. Kettering Allen Maines Santiago Marquez Juan Mejia Eric Robbins Joni Santos Laura Turner Seydel

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Rebecca Christian Smith Andrew Staunton Anat Sultan-Dadon Kazuyuki Takeuchi Doug Weiss Dov Wilker Allen Yee Sonjia Waller Young 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 S. Currie Karen Vereb Patti Wallace Lifetime Board Jane Dean Carole Goldberg Joseph Prendergast Deen Day Sanders Corps de Ballet Board Doug Weiss, Chair Kimberlyn Daniel Jane Dean Michelle Edwards Jacqueline Flake Joanne Chesler Gross Marius Hechter Caroline Jeffords Corrie Johnson Amy Nelson Gailen Rosenberg Sharon Silvermintz Dottie Smith Marsha Taylor Preston Wilson, Jr. *Ex-Officio

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| supporters ANNUAL FUND DONORS

Atlanta Ballet gratefully acknowledges the following individuals, corporations, foundations, and government organizations whose generous annual contributions were received during the period of August 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021. If you find that we did not recognize you appropriately, we apologize. For corrections, please contact us at advancement@atlantaballet.com.

INDIVIDUAL DONORS BENEFACTOR $10,000+ Anonymous (4)* Elizabeth & Howell Adams III* James J. Andrews Ms. Jan P. Beaves* Ginny & Charles Brewer* Dr. Harold J. Brody and Mr. Donald E. Smith* Chris Carlos & Family* Mr. and Mrs. John A. Carlos* Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen & Mr. David Heleniak Mrs. Lynn Cochran-Schroder & Mr. Bill Schroder* Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Courts II* Cynthia Crain, Ed. D. & Dwight Lee, Ph. D.* Elaine & Erroll Davis* Vanessa & Robin Delmer* Yelena Epova Nigel Ferguson* Ms. Nancy Field & Mr. Michael Schulder* Jacqueline Flake & David Dase* Ms. Amy Gerome-Acuff & Mr. Daniel Acuff Adrienne & Scott Hardesty* Bonnie & Terry Herron Beth & Tommy Holder Joyce Houser, Ph.D.* Mr. and Ms. Tharon Johnson Barbara & Eric Joiner* Kathleen & Kirk Knous* Edward Krugman & Jill Pryor* Mariana Laufer* Mr. and Ms. Araya Mesfin Taylor and Brad Meyer* Linda & Don Morris* Allen W. Nelson & Caroline B. Gottschalk Ms. Brenna O'Connor* Danna & Mike Sanders* Katherine Scott* Mr. William F. Snyder Mr. & Mrs. Juan Carlos Urdaneta* Pam Wakefield*

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VISIONARY $7,500 - $9,999 Deborah Dalton* Mr. Richard Delay & Ms. Francine Dykes* INVESTOR $5,000 - $7,499 Mr. Robert J. Barnett* Lucinda W. Bunnen* Joanne & Alex Gross Mary Grace Herrington & Richard Clark* Kenneth & Colleen Hey Dr. Leslie & Mrs. Marilyn Kelman* Doug & Ginger (Brill) Pisik Delphine Podsiadlo Stephanie & Austin Stephens Karen Vereb & Bud Blanton Pam & Paul Whitacre* AMBASSADOR $2,500 - $4,999 Emily C. Baker* Mr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Cooper Lavona S. Currie* Suzanne M. Dansby Julie & Paul Hagedorn Laurie & John Hopkins Gino & Belinda Massafra* Melinda J. McClung* Tonya & Steve Paro Mr. Wade Rakes and Mr. Nicholas Miller* Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ratonyi* Stacy Galan Shailendra Debby & Baker Smith Johannah Smith Dr. & Mrs. Peter J. Sones Sharon Story, Julien & Kim Kenney Greer & Alex Taylor* The Mortimer Family* The Yee Family Charitable Fund* Allen W. Yee* Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Yellowlees



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ADVOCATE $1,000 - $2,499 Anonymous (2)* Diana & Miguel Arteche Mr. & Mrs. Daniel S. Baldwin Dr. Florence C. Barnett* Patty Slick Beem Matthew & Natalie Bernstein Lindsay & Evan Borenstein James A. Brennan, M.D. Dr. & Mrs. William Brinkman Sara & Alex Brown Harvey & Paquita Coleman* Jennifer & Andy Coppa* Mrs. Julie Turner-Davis & Mr. John Davis Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence W. Davis* Cynthia & Mike Davison* Mr. Tomislav Dizdar Mr. and Mrs. Raoul Donato* Mr. & Mrs. Howard F. Elkins* Lauren & Rick Elliott* Robert Paul Dean & Robert Epstein Brad Foresythe Elizabeth & Thomas Fowlkes Sue & Duane Gibbs Richard Goodjoin & Kelvin Davis* Mary Hester* Lisa & Forrest Hibbard Dr. Lorie Hughes Mr. and Mrs. William C. Humphreys, Jr. Holland & Ceci Johnson* Jean Gatton Jones Mrs. Vaughn Linder Linda L. Lively & James E. Hugh III* Mr. and Mrs. Chris Mangum* Ms. Sandra Noecker Heather & Bill Preston Gajan and Lila Retnasaba Mr. Shouky A. Shaheen Lawrence Sharp Dr. & Mrs. Mark Silverstein Anne M. Spratlin Judith Story Mr. & Mrs. James E. Stueve Mr. & Mrs. Perry Taylor Dr. Kirsten Travers-UyHam & Mr. John J. UyHam Eric & Chan Voiles* Harriet H. Warren Betsy Wash Alan & Marcia Watt* Doug Weiss & Chris Casey* Jeffrey & Kathleen Wetherington* Mr. Norman Zapien

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CONTRIBUTOR $500 - $999 Anonymous (3)* Amy B. Nelson, Style Design LLC A Rebel In Prada Barbara Bastin & Children Mr. & Mrs. Sean Bowen* Kerry Bryan* Sandra & David Burgess* Elizabeth Carlson Mr. Michael E. Carroll and Mr. Paul Alberto David Cofrin & Christine Tryba-Cofrin Lawrence M. Cohen Carol Comstock & Jim Davis Robert Crutchfield* Mrs. and Mr. Heather Davis* Ashleigh Dobrin Tricia & Chris Ekholm Danny Futrell Kathryn & Patrick Gaul Patricia Geis Carol Glover* Mr. and Mrs. John Grieb* Joy Hambrick Mr. and Mrs. Tim Harben* Steve, Susan & Grace Hauser* Mr. Douglas Hopkins Steffi & Bill Huber Mrs. Peter G. Kessenich, Sr. Allan & Vaneesa Little* Kristen Manion Taylor & Jason Taylor Mr. William McClain Gregory McDonald Mr. & Mrs. Eugene F. Meany Mrs. and Mr. Emily Mills* Mary B. Munnell Terri & Stephen Nagler Miho & Gennadi Nedvigin* Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Perkowitz Deanna & Robert Pham* Silpa Reddy* Dr. Robert & Gail Riesenberg* Teena Stern Beth Talbert Roberta Taylor & James Hill* The Estate of Margaret P. McCamish The Peacock Family Dr. Peter & Mrs. Beverly Thomas* Sara Ann Whiteside Fruechtenicht

*Designates donors who also generously contributed to the Back to the Stage Campaign

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supporters FOUNDATION, CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT DONORS

$100,000+ Arrow Exterminators Jones Day Foundation Lettie Pate Evans Foundation PNC The Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation The Thalia N. Carlos & Chris M. Carlos Foundation The Thalia N. & Michael C. Carlos Foundation $50,000 - $99,999 Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc.* The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation The Field/Schulder Family Charitable Fund The Home Depot Foundation* The Sara Giles Moore Foundation The Shubert Foundation, Inc. The Zeist Foundation, Inc.* $25,000 - $49,999 AT&T Foundation Bobbie Bailey Foundation, Inc. City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Corporate Sports Unlimited, Inc. Fulton County Arts Council Morgan Family Fund Neiman Marcus The Kettering Family Foundation $10,000 - $24,999 Aprio Georgia Council for the Arts Goldman Sachs* JBS Foundation Livingston Foundation, Inc.* Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation National Philanthropic Trust* National Endowment for the Arts Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Southern Company Gas* The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. The Coca-Cola Foundation* The Elster Foundation* The Ray M. & Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. The Rogers Family Foundation, Inc.* WarnerMedia*

$5,000 - $9,999 Atlantic Capital Bank Georgia Dermatology Center Georgia Power Foundation* Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation, Inc. John & Mary Franklin Foundation* Massey Charitable Trust Nordson Corporation Foundation Schwab Charitable Fund The Robert & Polly Dunn Foundation, Inc. $2,500 - $4,999 Benevity Causes $500 - $2,499 Bank of America Charitable Foundation Charities Aid Foundation Charles Henry Bush Charitable Fund Charles Schwab Creative Planning Foundation* Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Fred Taylor Company, Inc. Goddard Foundation* Hagedorn Family Charitable Fund Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta Lois & Lucy Lampkin Foundation Network for Good The Roderick Seward, Flossie Radcliffe & Helen M. Galloway Foundation MATCHING GIFT CORPORATIONS ADP Comcast Goldman Sachs Microsoft Norfolk Southern SAP America SunTrust Bank The Coca-Cola Foundation* The Home Depot Foundation Vanguard 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 Robert Barnett James J. Andrews

In Honor of Miguel Angel Montoya Dona & William Humphreys

In Honor of Anne Burton Avery James J. Andrews

In Memory of Thespina Mortimer Diane Sarayiotes Filler & Al Verilee Vasilakos, Gamal & Gabriel Salem

In Honor of Lynda & Richard W. Courts II Mrs. Vaughn Linder In Honor of Lynda Courts Kathi & Robert Goddard

In Memory of Bob Podsiadlo Delphine Podsiadlo In Memory of Beverly Pounds Dee Ann & Raymond Cobb

In Honor of Lavona S. Currie Lucy & Henry Bush

In Memory of Stanley H. Rose III Lynda Courts

In Memory of Bernadette Datka James Datka & Nora DePalma In Honor of Vanessa Delmer Chris Casey & Doug Weiss In Honor of Darcy & Rachel Denneen Marilyn & Leslie Kelman In Honor of Lauren Elliott James J. Andrews

In Memory of Edwin Story Sandra & David Burgess Patricia Franklin Sandra Noecker Judith Story In Honor of Sharon Story Lynda Courts In Honor of Doug Weiss Rife Hughey

In Honor of Kathleen Knous The Roderick Seward, Flossie Ratcliffe and Helen M. Galloway Foundation

THE 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. These gifts reflect support for both the 20 | 21 and 21 | 22 seasons. 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 Kathleen & Kirk Knous (2 dancers) Danna Sanders Katherine Scott

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THE DOROTHY ALEXANDER LEGACY SOCIETY Individuals who have included Atlanta Ballet in their long-term estate plans through bequests and other deferred-giving arrangements. Madeline & Howell Adams, Jr. C.D. Belcher Cynthia Crain Mrs. Lynn Cochran-Schroder Patty & Marc Dash Mrs. Daphne Moore Eitel Melodi Ford Brad Foresythe

Joyce Houser, Ph.D. Mrs. Audrey B. Morgan Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Morgan Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel John K. Palmisano & Stephen A. Williams, III Katherine Scott Marianne Stribling

ATLANTA BALLET IS GRATEFUL TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR IN-KIND SUPPORT Active Production & Design Agave Restaurant Blast Brooks & Black Fine Framing, Inc. Consulate General of Mexico Dior Duxiana Earth's Nectar Hair Care Full Circle Lighting & Design Georgia Dermatology Center

Jada Loveless JD French & Associates Legendary Events Microsoft Neiman Marcus New York Prime Outfront Media The Atlantan The St. Regis Atlanta Veronica Beard

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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 Corporate Sports Unlimited, Inc., The Official Fitness Partner for Atlanta Ballet Doyle Law, LLC, Immigration Counsel Jones Day, Attorneys Kim Kenney Photography Publix Super Markets, The Preferred Supermarket of Atlanta Ballet Frank A. Sinkoe, DPM, podiatric medicine Kara Pepper, MD, internal medicine, Laurette Medical Group Laura Gandy, MD, internal medicine, Laurette Medical Group Nadine Kaslow, Ph.D, ABPP, Psychologist, Emory University School of Medicine Bryn Chafin, LCSW, Brookwood Center for Psychotherapy Brandon Nguyen, B-Right Atl Sports Massage Dr. Cliff Willimon, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Dr. Dominic Carreira, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Peachtree Orthopedics Dr. Jason Bariteau, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Emory Healthcare Dr. Ched Garten II, MD, Paragon Sports Medicine Dr. Rayden Cody, MD, Peachtree Spine and Sports Physicians Mandy Blackmon, PT, DPT, OCS, physical therapy, Atlanta Dance Medicine Emma Faulkner, PT, DPT, OCS, physical therapy, Atlanta Dance Medicine Mark Nimmo, PT, DPT, physical therapy, BenchMark Physical Therapy Ami Kirollos, PT, DPT, CSCS, physical therapy, One on One Physical Therapy Susan Bush, PT, DPT, CMTPT, physical therapy, Atlanta Dance Medicine Anzika Tuliva, PT, physical therapy, On-Site Solutions Physical Therapy Ali Hoegel, DPT, physical therapy, Atlanta Sport & Spine Physical Therapy Liz Chesarek, PT, DPT, SCS, physical therapy, Atlanta Dance Medicine Maggie Schessele, PT, DPT, OCS, physical therapy, Druid Hills Physical Therapy Lauren Alesch, PT, physical therapy, PT Solutions Val Schonberg, MS, RD, nutrition and dietetics Courtney Gleason, MD, sports medicine, Emory Healthcare Nova Medical Centers, Occupational Medicine Clinic American Family Care, Family Practice Dr. Hal Silcox, MD; Dr. David Schiff, MD; Dr. Ashok Reddy, MD; & Dr. Ezequiel Cassinelli, MD, Peachtree Orthopedics Dr. Howard Krone, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Dopson, MD, Resurgens Orthopedics Dr. Stephanie Hsu, MD, Northside Hospital Ortho Institute Dr. Christopher Potts, MD, Northside Hospital Ortho Institute Dr. Mark Sakr, MD, Northside Hospital Ortho Institute Dr. Alonzo Sexton, MD, Northside Hospital Ortho Institute Dr. John Andrachuk, MD, Northside Hospital Ortho Institute Smith & Howard, Audit Firm Ryder Truck Rental Systems, Inc., The Official Set Transporter of Atlanta Ballet Epitome Risk Solutions, Inc.

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administration

EXECUTIVE Tom West, Executive Director Nathan Jones, Executive Assistant FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION Pamela Whitacre, Chief Operating Officer Thomas Fowlkes, General Manager Hana Miller, Controller Amani Hill, Accounts Payable & Benefits Manager Dana Hylton Calabro, Director, Data Services ADVANCEMENT Manda Wilhite, Senior Director of Advancement, Major Gifts and Board Liaison Sherren Sandy, Director of Advancement, Donor Engagement Kelly Criss, Director of Advancement, Leadership Gifts Francesca Frederick, Director of Advancement, Institutional Gifts MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS Tricia Ekholm, Chief Marketing Officer Allison Kang, Director of Public Relations Taylor Graves, Interim Graphic Designer Brian Wallenberg, Video Content Producer Myredith Momongan, Associate Director of Group Sales Toni C. Vacinek, Associate Director of Marketing Communications Zoey Fleck, Social Media Manager/Graphic Designer PATRON SERVICES Lindsay Smith, Associate Director of Patron Services Desiree Houston, Patron Services Manager Mallory Hazen, Patron Services Assistant Jasmine Martinez, Patron Services Assistant Josh Reynolds, Patron Services Assistant

CENTRE FOR DANCE EDUCATION Gennadi Nedvigin, Artistic Director Sharon Story, Dean Kelly Tonina Cooper, Centre Administrative Director Diane Caroll Sales, Community Partnerships Director Kate Gaul, Buckhead Centre Principal Nicole Adams, Virginia-Highland Centre Principal Ansilla Bearden, Satellite Manager Brittney Flowers, Centre Education Associate Faculty Nicole Adams, Alice Balhatchet, Ansilla Bearden, Shirley Bennett, Haley Brink, Darby Burgess, Serena Chu, Harmony Clair, Kelly Tonina Cooper, Kameron Davis, Nardja el-Shabazz, Kate Gaul, Ashley Gibson, Nell Heflin Goza, Jennifer Inman, LaToya Princess Jackson, Aaron James, Malik Jenkins, Caroline Kraehe, Sergio Masero, Loren McFalls, Arneshuia Nelson, Anna Penny, Chantia Robinson, Diane Caroll Sales, Roscoe Sales, Erin Smith, Jasmine Stevenson, Abigail Tan-Gamino, Grace Thompson, Jennifer Van Meter, Calla Vaughn, Natalya Vyashenko, Martine Weber Accompanists Elizabeth Grimes, Aleksandra Korshunova, Yulia Rice, Gretel Rodriguez, Kyla Zollitsch Centre Education Associates Imani Austin-Edwards, Shannon Geary, Flora Mangio, Hui-Wen Peng, Kaitlin Roemer, Jada Russell, Samantha Schuermann, Emma Seif Atlanta Ballet Boutique Leslie Campbell Judge, General Manager Nardja el-Shabazz, Asst. General Manager, Atlanta Ballet Boutique

PRODUCTION Dave Smith, Production Manager & Technical Director Sicily Palms, Company Manager Nicole Walters, Production Stage Manager Jane Kuipers, Assistant Stage Manager Kristin Kelley, Assistant Stage Manager COSTUMES Colleen McGonegle, Costume Director Abby Polston, Draper Susan Carter, Costume Construction Supervisor Abby Parker, Company Shoe Manager/Wardrobe Supervisor/Costume Technician Chloe Gervais, Costume Technician Maddie Simmons, Costume Technician Ashleigh Dobrin, Finisher

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45| theatreinformation THEATRE INFORMATION Concessions Concession stands are located in the center of the lobbies All sales are cashless – credit or debit card only 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 Synovus Box O ce on the day of a performance To inquire about a lost item please call Public Safety at Parking PREPAID PARKING AVAILABLE Cobb Energy Centre o ers 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 Day (credit of parking is still available for on-site or debit card only) There are parking spaces in a four-level deck and more in a surface lot day of park fee

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 Special assistance Persons requiring access assistance are asked to contact the Ticketmaster at for advance arrangements Audio clarification devices are available to our hearingimpaired guests at no charge This is on a first-come first-served basis These are available at the Synovus Box O ce Wheelchairs are available upon request All items require a form of identification to be held until the item is returned

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COBB ENERGY CENTRE REQUESTS • All 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 • Please turn o all cellphones before each performance Please limit conversation during the performance • Audio & video recording devices are permitted or restricted at the discretion of the artist(s) • Please unwrap all candies and cough drops before the performance

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• This policy applies to The Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet only We know that patrons make every e ort to be on time for events out of respect for the performers and other theatregoers However there are times when tra c or weather problems cause late arrivals Latecomers may watch the beginning of a show on flat-screen TVs in our lobby until the theatre 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 theatre We ask late patrons to wait until the approved time and we reopen the theatre doors Please plan ahead to arrive early and relax before the performance begins


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