The Atlanta Ballet: Snow White April 2022

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Atlanta Ballet company dancer Juliana Missano and Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education student dancers. Photo by Kim Kenney.

C O N T E N T S Snow White. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Atlanta Ballet 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Synopsis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Leadership. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Faculty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Dancers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Artistic & Production Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Board of Trustees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Supporters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Cover illustration by Jade Orlando.



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April 15-17, 2022 Gas South Theater, Duluth, Georgia ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Gennadi Nedvigin DEAN OF THE CENTRE FOR DANCE EDUCATION Sharon Story

Choreography by Bruce Wells Costume Design by Atlanta Ballet Costume Shop Lighting Design by Ben Rawson Narration by Amelia Fischer Performed by Atlanta Ballet 2 Atlanta Ballet 2 courtesy of Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education

Centre for Dance Education Rehearsal Assistants Serena Chu, Ashley Gibson, Anna Penny, Abigail Tan-Gamino, Natalya Vyashenko Supported by


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ATLANTA BALLET 2 Pictured above, left to right:

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

Atlanta Ballet 2 dancers are selected from all over the world and represent the artistic vision of Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin. These young individuals are dancers who have arrived at a defining point in their transitions to becoming professional dancers. They receive individual classes and coaching from esteemed faculty mentors. The intense level of training, opportunities to rehearse with the Atlanta Ballet company, and the experiences of their own performances help mold the young artists’ awareness of the high expectations demanded of professional company members.

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




SYNOPSIS Once upon a time in midwinter, when the snowflakes were falling like feathers from heaven, a queen sat sewing at her window, which had a frame of black ebony wood. As she sewed she looked up at the snow and pricked her finger with her needle. Three drops of blood fell into the snow. The red on the white looked so beautiful that she thought to herself, “If only I had a child with, lips as red as blood, and hair as black as the wood in this frame.” Soon afterward she had a little daughter who had lips as red as blood and hair as black as ebony wood, and they called her little Snow White. But as soon as the child was born, the queen died. A year later, the king took another wife. She was a beautiful woman, but she was proud and arrogant, and she could not stand it if anyone might surpass her in beauty. She had a magic mirror. Every morning she stood before it, looked at herself, and said, “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who in this land is fairest of all?” To this the mirror answered: “You, my queen, are fairest of all.” Then she was satisfied, for she knew that the mirror spoke the truth. Snow White grew up and became ever more beautiful. When she was a teenager, she was as beautiful as the light of day, even more beautiful than the queen herself. One day, the queen asked her mirror: “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who in this land is fairest of all?” It answered: “You, my queen, are fair; it is true. But Snow White is a thousand times fairer than you.” From that hour on, whenever the queen looked at Snow White her heart turned over with envy. Then she summoned a huntsman and said to him, “Take Snow White out into the woods. I never want to see her again.” The huntsman obeyed and led Snow White into the enchanted forest. He took out his hunting knife and was about to stab her, but the huntsman could not bring himself to harm her and told her to flee. She ran as far as her feet could carry her, and, just as evening was about to fall, she came across a house. She went inside to rest and fell asleep. After dark, the masters of the house, seven dwarfs, returned home. She looked so peaceful that they decided to let her sleep. The next morning when Snow White woke up, the seven dwarfs startled her, but they were friendly. She told them that her stepmother had tried to kill her, that the huntsman had spared her life, and that she had run the entire day, finally coming upon their house. The dwarfs said, “You can stay with us and have everything you want.” Every morning the dwarfs went into the mountains looking for ore and gold, so she spent her days alone. The good dwarfs warned her to be wary of the evil queen and to not invite visitors inside the house. So she kept house for them. Now the queen,believing that she was again the most beautiful woman of all, asked her familiar question of the magic mirror. It answered: “You, my queen, are fair; it is true. But Snow White, beyond the mountains with the seven dwarfs, is still a thousand times fairer than you.” This startled the evil queen, for she knew that the mirror did not lie, and she realized that the huntsman had deceived her and that Snow White was still alive.


Atlanta Ballet company dancer Emma Guertin. Photo by Kim Kenney.

Then she went into her most secret room and made a poisoned apple. From the outside it was beautiful, and anyone who saw it would want it. But anyone who might eat it would die. The evil queen disguised herself as a peasant woman and headed straight to the seven dwarfs’ house. She knocked on the door. Snow White stuck her head out the window and said, “I am not allowed to let anyone in.” “That is all right with me,” answered the peasant woman. “I’ll easily get rid of my apples. Here, I’ll give you one of them.” Snow White stuck her hand out and unknowingly took the poisoned fruit. She barely had a bite in her mouth before she fell to the ground dead. When the dwarfs came home that evening, they found Snow White lying in bed. She was not breathing at all. As they mourned Snow White and prepared her coffin, a young prince passed by their cottage in the woods. He was so taken by her beauty that he fell instantly in love with Snow White. He leaned over and kissed her ruby lips. Magically, breath returned to Snow White’s body, and she awoke as if from a long slumber. The prince told her what had happened and then said, “I love you more than anything else in the world. Come with me to my father’s castle. You shall become my wife.” Snow White loved him too, so she went with him. They then lived happily ever after.


leadership 10 leadership 14 14 || leadership GENNADI NEDVIGIN NEDVIGIN (Artistic (Artistic Director), Director), in inFebruary February2016, 2016,was wasnamed named GENNADI Atlanta Ballet’s fourthartistic artisticdirector director the Company’s then 87-year GENNADI NEDVIGIN (Artistic Director), in February 2016, was named Atlanta Ballet’s fourth ininthe Company’s then 87-year history. Nedvigin, bornartistic Rostov, Russia, began histraining training age Atlanta Nedvigin, Ballet’s fourth director in began the Company’s then 87-year history. born ininRostov, Russia, his atat age 5. 5. AtAt 10,10, he was accepted accepted intothe the BolshoiRussia, BalletAcademy. Academy. Upongraduating, graduating, history. Nedvigin,into born in Rostov, began hisUpon training at age 5. he Athe 10, he was Bolshoi Ballet joined Moscow Renaissance Ballet, asaasoloist, soloist,before before was invited he wasMoscow accepted into the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Upon graduating, he joined Renaissance Ballet, as hehe was invited toto dance with Le LeJeune Jeune Balletde de France Paris.Inbefore In1997, 1997,while while tour in the joined with Moscow Renaissance Ballet, as in ain soloist, he was invited dance Ballet France Paris. onon tour into the U.S., San Francisco Ballet (SFB) Artistic Director Helgiwhile Tomasson offered dance with Le Jeune Ballet de France inDirector Paris. In Helgi 1997, on tour in the U.S., San Francisco Ballet (SFB) Artistic Tomasson offered Nedvigin soloistcontract. contract. After threeyears, years,he hewas waspromoted promoted to principal U.S., San Francisco Ballet (SFB) Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson Nedvigin aa soloist After three tooffered principal dancer. While atSFB, SFB, Nedvigin won the International Competition’s Erik Nedvigin a soloist contract. After three years, he was Competition’s promoted to principal dancer. While at Nedvigin won the International Erik Bruhn Prize (1999). HeNedvigin hasalso alsoreceived received threeIsadora Isadora Duncan Dance dancer.Prize While at SFB, won the International Competition’s Erik Bruhn (1999). He has three Duncan Dance Bruhn Prize (1999). has alsoAlong received three Isadora Duncan Dance toto Awards (2001, 2010He and 2017). Alongthe the way,Nedvigin Nedvigin was fortunate Awards (2001, 2010 and 2017). way, was fortunate Awards (2001, 2010 and 2017). Along the way, Nedvigin was fortunate to work with many world-renowned choreographers. addition dancing work with many world-renowned choreographers. InInaddition toto hishis dancing work with many also world-renowned choreographers. In addition to his dancing career, Nedvigin classes ballets inin the U.S. career, Nedvigin alsotaught taughtmaster master classesand andstaged staged ballets the U.S. career, Nedvigin also taught master classes and staged ballets in thesat U.S. and abroad before becoming an director. Recently, Nedvigin onon and abroad before becoming anartistic artistic director. Recently, Nedvigin sat and abroad an Competition artistic director. Recently, Nedvigin sat on juried panels at World ininOrlando, International juried panelsbefore atthe thebecoming WorldBallet Ballet Competition Orlando,the the International juried Competition panels at theheld World Ballet Competition inand Orlando, the International Ballet Mississippi, America Ballet Competition heldininJackson, Jackson, Mississippi, andthe theYouth Youth America Ballet Competition held in Jackson, Mississippi, and the Youth Americathe Grand Prix. guidance, Atlanta has established Grand Prix. Under UnderNedvigin’s Nedvigin’s guidance, AtlantaBallet Ballet has established the Grand Prix. Under program, Nedvigin’s guidance, Atlanta Balletperformance has established the Academy training includes a atop-tier Academy training program,which which includes top-tier performance Academy training program, which includes top-tier performance ensemble, Atlanta his commitment toto training forfor thethe ensemble, AtlantaBallet Ballet2,2,representing representing hisa commitment training ensemble, Atlanta Ballet 2, representing next generation of dancers. next generation ofprofessional professional dancers.his commitment to training for the next generation of professional dancers. TOM TOM WEST WEST (Executive (Executive Director) Director) assumed assumed his his role role as as Atlanta AtlantaBallet’s Ballet’s assumed his role as Atlanta Ballet’s TOM WEST (Executive Director) Executive Director at top 2021 Season. West’s career inin Executive Director atthe the topof ofthe the 2021| |2022 2022 Season. West’s career Executive Directorspans at thefor top of the 2021 | years 2022 Season. West’s career in arts management more than 20 leadership roles arts management spans for more than 20 yearsincluding including leadership roles arts management spansCenter for more 20 years including leadership roles at the John for the Arts, Segerstrom at the John F. F. Kennedy Kennedy Center forthan thePerforming Performing Arts,the the Segerstrom at the John F. Kennedy for Film the Arts, the Segerstrom Center for Arts American Institute. actor and theatre Center for the the Arts and andCenter American FilmPerforming Institute.An An actor and theatre Center for Arts and American Institute. An in actor and theatre director by training, West received aaMaster ofofArts administration director bythe training, West receivedFilm Master Arts inarts arts administration director by training, West and received a Master of Arts in arts administration from American University his ininarts management atat the from American University andbegan began hiscareer career arts management the from American and began his career in arts management at the Kennedy Center in he to the asasVice ofof Kennedy CenterUniversity in 1997, 1997,where where herose rose to theserve serve VicePresident President Kennedy Center in 1997, where he rose toprograms the servefor as Vice President of Development, overseeing all Development, overseeing allfundraising fundraising programs forthe theNational National Development, overseeing all fundraising programs for theleading National Symphony Orchestra and Suzanne Ballet, and effort Symphony Orchestra andthe the SuzanneFarrell Farrell Ballet, and leadingthe the effort Symphony Orchestra and the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, andWest leading the effort to fund of Don InIn2007, asas to fund aa remount remount ofBalanchine’s Balanchine’s DonQuixote. Quixote. 2007, Westserved served 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 inin Vice President of Development for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts Vice President of Development for the Segerstrom Center for the AdvanceArts in Costa Mesa, From West asasthe Chief Costa Mesa, California. California. From2010-2021, 2010-2021, Westserved served the Chief CostaOfficer Mesa, California. 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West also for served on AFI’s leadership team, shaping in organizational strategy served on AFI’s senior leadership team, shaping organizational strategy for served on AFI’s senior leadership team, shaping organizational strategy for the Institute’s filmmaker training programs and working with major studios the Institute’s filmmaker training programs and working with major studios the Institute’s training programs working major developing on filmmaker targeted diversity initiatives, and as well as its with strategy forstudios developing on targeted diversity initiatives, as well as its strategy for developing the on targeted initiatives, as well as its for weathering COVID-19diversity pandemic. West established thestrategy AFI National weathering the COVID-19 COVID-19 pandemic. pandemic.West Westestablished establishedthe the AFINational National weathering the Council in 2011, a community of philanthropists from acrossAFI the United Council in 2011, 2011, aa community community of ofphilanthropists philanthropists fromacross acrossthe theUnited United Councilwho in States serve as champions for excellence infrom the art of film and States serve as champions champions forexcellence excellence theart artofoffilm filmand and States who who serve as for ininthe opportunities for the next generation of great storytellers. opportunities for the the next next generation generationof ofgreat greatstorytellers. storytellers.” opportunities for SHARON STORY (Dean of the Centre for Dance Education) joined of Dance Education) joined SHARON STORY (Dean of the the Centre Centre for Dance Education) joined Atlanta Ballet after(Dean a professional dancefor career that spanned more than 20 Atlanta Ballet aftertenures professional dance career that spanned more than Atlanta Ballet after aa professional dance career that spanned more than 20 years and included with Joffrey Ballet, the School of American Ballet, 20 years and included tenures with Joffrey Ballet, the School of American years of and included tenures with Joffrey Ballet, of American Ballet, Stars New York City Ballet, Atlanta Ballet andthe 10 School years with Boston Ballet. Ballet, Stars of New York City Ballet, Atlanta Ballet and 10 years with Boston Stars of New Yorktenure City Ballet, Atlanta Ballet andtours 10 years Boston Ballet. Her Boston Ballet included international withwith Rudolf Nureyev. In Ballet. Her Boston Ballet tenure included international tours with Rudolf Her Boston Ballet international tours with Rudolf Nureyev. In 1996, along with hertenure role asincluded ballet mistress, Story became dean of Atlanta Ballet Nureyev. In 1996, along with her role as ballet mistress, Story became dean 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 of Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education (Centre), which has grown to Centre dance for Dance Education (Centre), has to become one of the largest schools in the dance nation. Thewhich Centre is grown nationally recognized become one of the largest schools in the nation. The Centre isfor its largest dance community schools in the nation.Under The Centre isdirection, nationally recognized for its programs Story’s the CentreUnder achieved nationallyand recognized forinitiatives. its programs and community initiatives. programs and with community initiatives. Under Story’s direction, the achieved accreditation theCentre National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD). She Story’s direction, the achieved accreditation with theCentre National accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD). She serves on theof board of directors for NASD. In 2021, Story received Atlanta Association Schools of Dance (NASD). She serves on the board ofBallet’s serves onAlexander the boardAward. ofIndirectors for NASD. In2015 2021, Story received Atlanta Dorothy SheStory received the Women Making a Mark Ballet’s Award directors for NASD. 2021, received Atlanta Ballet’s Dorothy Dorothy Alexander Award. She the 2015 Women aSeries Mark Award from Atlanta Magazine and wasreceived featured inWomen the Arts ATLMaking Legacy 2018. Alexander Award. She received the 2015 Making a Mark Award from Atlanta Magazine and featured ininthe ATL Series 2018. Story is committed to providing noncompetitive atmosphere and access to from Atlanta Magazine andwas wasa featured theArts Arts ATLLegacy Legacy Series Story is committed noncompetitive atmosphere and access dance education thattoisproviding shaped bya the community’s needs,atmosphere is innovative andto 2018.Story is committed to providing a noncompetitive and dance education that is shaped byisthe community’s needs, is innovative and access to education shaped by the thetrademarks community’s needs, Ballet. is inspires thedance commitment and that excellence that are of Atlanta inspires the and commitment and commitment excellence thatand are excellence the trademarks Atlanta innovative inspires the thatofare the Ballet. | @ atlantaballet trademarks of Atlanta Ballet. | @ atlantaballet

faculty SERENA CHU (Faculty) was born in Long Beach, New York, where she received her early training at the School of American Ballet, performed in numerous productions with the New York City Ballet, and danced in the 1990 Workshop performance of Puss In Boots by Robert LaFosse. After attending the Bolshoi Ballet program in Vail, Colorado, Chu went on to study as a scholarship student with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia, and was one of the first Americans to graduate from the school. She was a member of Sarasota Ballet before joining Tulsa Ballet, where she danced many featured rolls in works from renowned choreographers such as N. Duato, G. Balanchine, J. Kylián, W. Forsythe, V. Caniparoli, B. Stevenson, A. DeMille, P. Taylor, T. Tharp, C. Wheeldon and S. Welch. Some favorite ballets in Chu’s repertoire include Arenal, Without Words, Lambarena, Company B, Serenade, Nine Sinatra Songs, Remansos, Por Vos Muero, and SeAthrough, a piece created on her by Tony Fabre. Chu was a guest principal with Ballet Des Moines during its inaugural years and helped build a new regional company in the U.S. Chu has been seen in Dance Magazine, The New York Times, Newsday, and the covers of the Tulsa World and DM magazine. She is a YoungArts award winner and was featured on “CBS Sunday Morning”. In addition to performing leading roles on the stages of the Joyce Theater in New York City, and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Chu has taught in many notable schools around the country, including Tulsa, Oklahoma; Salt Lake City, Utah; Des Moines, Iowa; Las Vegas, Nevada; and now in Atlanta, Georgia, where she has staged works with Atlanta Ballet 2, including their family ballets of Beauty and the Beast, The Swan Princess and Snow White. ASHLEY GIBSON (Faculty) began her dance training at the age of five at Academy of Dance Arts in Canton, GA. She is a graduate of Kennesaw State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in dance with a concentration in classical ballet. During her time at KSU, she performed in a variety of classical and contemporary ballet works with the KSU Dance Company. As a dance instructor in the Atlanta area for the past nine years, Ashley has discovered an immense passion for dance pedagogy and working with kids of all ages. Ashley is now in her fifth season as an Atlanta Ballet faculty member. In 2021, Ashley premiered a new work, Châdash: REnew, REpair, REbuild, in the Spring for Spring Dance Festival. When she’s not dancing or teaching, Ashley enjoys hiking and being outdoors. She is also a freelance journalist and dance critic in the local Atlanta area. ANNA PENNY (Faculty) was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and at 10 years old was accepted into the Belarusian State Choreography College, where studied classical, character, modern and other styles of dance. During this time, Anna traveled with the college through Eastern and Western Europe and Asia. She performed in international competitions and Prix De Lausanne representing the country of Belarus. Anna performed in classical ballets, such as Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Corsair, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote and Raymonda. She performed for the Queen of the Netherlands and for Chelsea Clinton. Anna participated in the movie Russian Arc, which made the “Guinness Book of World Records” for non-stop taping in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. She danced for a movie, A Parent’s Guide to Ballet. While in United States, Anna performed at Carolina Ballet and was also teaching ballet to children at Cary Ballet Conservatory, Florida Southern College, Florida Dance Theater and many more. During this time, Anna was Children’s Ballet Mistress, staged many classical ballets, choreographed original ballets, character dances and contemporary pieces for all age groups. She had the opportunity to coach and take students to YAGP. Some of Anna’s students now perform on stages such as NYC Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Carolina Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet and many others.



faculty ABIGAIL TAN-GAMINO (Faculty) began her classical training at the Halili Cruz School of Dance in the Philippines, before continuing her studies at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Dance School on full scholarship. She quickly rose through the ranks at Philippine Ballet Theatre (PBT) to principal artist. Leading roles included Kitri in Don Quixote; Odette/Odile in Swan Lake; Nikya in La Bayadère; title character in Giselle; Cio Cio San in Tom Pazik’s Madame Butterfly; Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker; Principal Woman in Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, Who Cares? and Concerto Barocco; and Russian Girl and Waltz Girl in Serenade. During this time, Ms. Tan-Gamino won first place in the senior division of the NAMCYA ballet competition. She later joined American Repertory Ballet under the direction of Graham Lustig for one year before dancing with Atlanta Ballet until retiring from the stage in 2014. Ms. Tan-Gamino worked with and performed the works of world-acclaimed choreographers such as Twyla Tharp, Gina Patterson, Helen Pickett, Juel Lane, Jorden Morris, Michael Pink, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Christopher Wheeldon, Alexei Ratmansky, David Bintley, Val Cariparoli and Ohad Naharin. Upon retirement, she joined Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education as a faculty member and currently teaches in the Academy. She also serves as rehearsal master for Atlanta Ballet’s productions of The Nutcracker, which included assisting choreographer Yuri Possokhov with his 2018 world premiere, and the Atlanta Ballet 2 annual family ballet production. She is a certified Progressing Ballet Technique instructor and is working towards certification as an instructor of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy of Moscow. In 2018, Ms. Tan-Gamino was included in the second edition of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’s CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art. Ms. Tan-Gamino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and arts from Angelicum College. NATALYA VYASHENKO (Faculty) born in Russia, began her professional performing career as a dancer with the Bolshoi Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Tashkent after graduating from the National Academy. Natalya was accepted into Tashkent University in 2002, where she earned a degree in Classical Ballet Choreography and Pedagogy. Natalya began her teaching career in 2002, when she was hired as a classical ballet and character dance pedagogue at the Tashkent National Academy. Natalya relocated to Ohio in 2005 and was named artistic director of the Ohio Youth Ballet in 2007. Natalya then started a ballet school, which she and her husband, Nurzhan, ran for 10 years. In 2017, Natalya became an ABT fellow instructor, and in 2019, she joined the ABT NTC team, as a certification examination proctor. Natalya and her husband, Nurzhan, were invited to join the Fort Wayne Ballet in 2019. Natalya joined Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education’s Academy faculty in the fall of 2021, and she could not be more excited!




















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BRUCE WELLS (Choreographer) is an internationally acclaimed choreographer who began his career with George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet. Following this, he was the resident choreographer for Connecticut Ballet, Boston Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. In addition, Mr. Wells’ ballets appear in the repertories of The Australian Ballet, Dance Theater of Harlem, Atlanta Ballet, Alberta Ballet, Ballet Idaho, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet Chicago, Milwaukee Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Nevada Dance Theater and Kansas City Ballet. Mr. Wells has taught for the schools of Boston Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theater, City Ballet School of San Francisco, the Vancouver Ballet Society in British Columbia, Jacob’s Pillow, Kansas City Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet. ATLANTA BALLET COSTUME SHOP (Costume Designer) is currently comprised of five people: Colleen McGonegle – costume director; Susan Carter – costume technician and construction supervisor; Chloé Gervais – costume technician; Abby Parker – costume technician, shoe, and wardrobe manager; and Abby Dupree Polston – costume technician and patternmaker; Maddie Simmons - costume technician. Collectively they bring over 75 years of costuming experience to Atlanta Ballet, with each person bringing their own unique and valuable skill set. During Gennadi Nedvigin’s tenure with Atlanta Ballet, the costume shop has supervised costumes for 40 ballets for the Company, building 15 of those shows from scratch. Given Nedvigin’s vision to bring new works to Atlanta, the costume shop has also constructed costumes from brand new designs for three to four world premieres a season. Recently the costume shop has designed costumes for Claudia Schreier’s Pleiades Dances, for Bruce Wells’ Atlanta Ballet 2 presents Beauty and the Beast and The Swan Princess, and has been working on new costumes for Paquita this spring. AMELIA FISCHER (Narrator) is a professional actor, director and fight choreographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. She has worked for theatres in Washington, D.C. to Washington state, including seasons with Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Georgia Shakespeare, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Classical Theatre Company, Shakespeare Walla Walla and Houston Shakespeare Company. Here in Atlanta, Fischer has performed with Theatrical Outfit, Alliance Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Theatre Buford, Essential Theatre and Theatre Emory. As a voiceover artist, she has voiced several anime characters for Sentai Filmworks, including Jibril in “No Game No Life.” Fischer is proud to have earned her M.F.A. from the University of Houston’s Professional Actor Training Program and her B.A. from Coastal Carolina University, and to have trained with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance. BEN RAWSON (Lighting Designer) is an Atlanta-based lighting designer for theatre, opera and dance, member USA 829. Theatrical/Opera design work can be seen at The Alliance Theatre, Michigan Opera Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Atlanta Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Theatrical Outfit, Actors Express, Aurora Theatre, Atlanta Lyric Theatre, 7 Stages and Synchronicity Theatre. Dance design work includes collaborations with choreographers Ana Maria Lucaciu, Troy Schumacher and Danielle Agami, as well as with Atlanta Ballet, Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, Fly on a Wall, staibdance, Bluebird Uncaged, Proia Dance Project and Emily Cargill and Dancers. Ben has also worked across the country as an associate and assistant lighting designer for San Diego Opera (CA), The Alliance Theatre (GA), Berkshire Theatre Festival (MA), Atlanta Opera (GA), Utah Opera (UT), Atlanta Ballet (GA) and Playmakers Repertory Company (NC).


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 Matthew Hartnett Lindsay R. Hill Joyce Houser, Ph.D. Tharon Johnson Kathleen Knous Araya Mesfin, CFP Taylor Meyer, CFA Linda Morris Gennadi Nedvigin* Allen W. Nelson Rachel Lee Phipps 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 Jorge Fernandez Robert L. Green Vincent Hommeril Susan S. Kettering Allen Maines Santiago Marquez Juan Mejia Eric Robbins Laura Turner Seydel Rebecca Christian Smith Andrew Staunton Anat Sultan-Dadon Kazuyuki Takeuchi 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 Edward Krugman Amanda Shailendra Michelle Sullivan Trustees Emeriti Lynda Courts Lavona 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

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 – February 3, 2022. If you find that we did not recognize you appropriately, we apologize. For corrections, please contact us at


*Designates donors who also generously contributed to the Back to the Stage Campaign BENEFACTOR $10,000+ Anonymous (5)* Elizabeth & Howell Adams III* James J. Andrews Emily C. Baker* Ms. Jan P. Beaves* Ginny & Charles Brewer* Dr. Harold J. Brody and Mr. Donald E. Smith* Lucy & Henry Bush 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.* Lavona S. Currie* Elaine & Erroll Davis* Vanessa & Robin Delmer* Mr. Tomislav Dizdar Yelena Epova Nigel Ferguson* Ms. Nancy Field & Mr. Michael Schulder* Jacqueline Flake & David Dase* Ms. Amy Gerome-Acuff & Mr. Daniel Acuff Adrienne & Scott Hardesty* Steve & Marjorie Harvey 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 Doug & Ginger (Brill) Pisik Delphine Podsiadlo Heather & Bill Preston Karen L. Rose Danna Sanders* Katherine Scott* Mr. William F. Snyder Kristen Manion Taylor & Jason Taylor The Rogers Family Foundation* Mr. & Mrs. Juan Carlos Urdaneta* Pam Wakefield*

VISIONARY $7,500 - $9,999 Mr. Richard Delay & Ms. Francine Dykes* Dr. Leslie & Mrs. Marilyn Kelman* Dr. & Mrs. Peter J. Sones The Mortimer Family* Pam & Paul Whitacre* Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Yellowlees INVESTOR $5,000 - $7,499 Marilyn Altman & Daniel Gaylord Mr. Robert J. Barnett* Matthew & Natalie Bernstein Lucinda W. Bunnen* Mr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Cooper Deborah Dalton* Marilyn Altman & Daniel Gaylord Joanne & Alex Gross Allegra Lawrence-Hardy & Timothy Hardy Mary Grace Herrington & Richard Clark* Kenneth & Colleen Hey Laurie & John Hopkins Gino & Belinda Massafra* Stephanie & Austin Stephens Sharon Story, Julien & Kim Kenney The Dante S. Stephenson Fund Karen Vereb & Bud Blanton AMBASSADOR $2,500 - $4,999 Anonymous (2) William & Eve Bishop Suzanne M. Dansby Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence W. Davis* Julie & Paul Hagedorn Steve, Susan & Grace Hauser* Melinda J. McClung* Tonya & Steve Paro Mr. & Mrs. Larry Pelletier Mr. Wade Rakes and Mr. Nicholas Miller* Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ratonyi* Stacy Galan Shailendra Debby & Baker Smith Johannah Smith Greer & Alex Taylor* The Tillman Family Irma J. Turnipseed The Yee Family Charitable Fund* Sonia P. Witkowski Allen W. Yee*




ADVOCATE $1,000 - $2,499 Anonymous (3)* Diana & Miguel Arteche Mr. & Mrs. Daniel S. Baldwin Hope Barrett Patty Slick Beem Mr. and Mrs. Martin P. Bennett Mr. & Mrs. Robert K. Boltax Lindsay & Evan Borenstein James A. Brennan, M.D. Dr. & Mrs. William Brinkman Sara & Alex Brown Mrs. Helen S. Carlos Lawrence M. Cohen Harvey & Paquita Coleman* Jennifer & Andy Coppa* Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy Mrs. Julie Turner-Davis & Mr. John Davis Cynthia & Mike Davison* Ashleigh Dobrin Mr. and Mrs. Raoul Donato* Kevin & Demi Doyle Eve Eckardt Mr. & Mrs. Howard F. Elkins* Lauren & Rick Elliott* Doug & Florida Ellis* Robert Paul Dean & Robert Epstein Cole & Zachary Ferguson-Cogdill Mrs. Susan Fleck Brad Foresythe Elizabeth & Thomas Fowlkes Danny Futrell Sue & Duane Gibbs Christine A. Gilliam* Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Goddard* Richard Goodjoin & Kelvin Davis* Dr. Marvin Goldstein Mary Hester* Lisa & Forrest Hibbard James Honkisz & Catherine Binns Mr. Douglas Hopkins Mr. J. David Hopkins Dr. Lorie Hughes Mr. and Mrs. William C. Humphreys, Jr. Dorothea & Robert Jeffrey Holland & Ceci Johnson* Jean Gatton Jones Mrs. Peter G. Kessenich, Sr. Mrs. Vaughn Linder Allan & Vaneesa Little* Linda L. Lively & James E. Hugh III* Mr. and Mrs. Chris Mangum* Carole & Nelson Marchioli Mr. William McClain Ms. Sandra Noecker Ms. Keisha Z. Noel

Sara & Cody Partin* Gajan & Lila Retnasaba Dr. Robert & Gail Riesenberg* Mr. Shouky A. Shaheen Lawrence Sharp Dr. & Mrs. Mark Silverstein Anne M. Spratlin Judith Story Mr. & Mrs. James E. Stueve Mr. & Mrs. Perry Taylor The Estate of Dr. Florence C. Barnett* Dr. Peter & Mrs. Beverly Thomas* Dr. Kirsten Travers-UyHam & Mr. John J. UyHam Mrs. Dawn Tresh Eric & Chan Voiles* Kristann M. Voyles Harriet H. Warren Betsy Wash Alan & Marcia Watt* Doug Weiss & Chris Casey* Jeffrey & Kathleen Wetherington* Tom & Judie Wilhite* Ted & Whitney Woodward Joli Wu & Marius Hechter Mr. Norman Zapien CONTRIBUTOR $500 - $999 Anonymous (3)* Ms. Tracie Arnold Barbara Bastin & Children Suzanne & Rob Boas Mr. & Mrs. Sean Bowen* Ms. Janet L. Bozeman Cynthia Brant Kerry Bryan* Sandra & David Burgess* Elizabeth Carlson Cynthia Carns Mr. Michael E. Carroll and Mr. Paul Alberto David Cofrin & Christine Tryba-Cofrin Liz & Charlie Cohn Carol Comstock & Jim Davis Mr. Joseph Dawsey III* Tonya Creekmore Robert Crutchfield* James Datka & Nora DePalma* Mrs. and Mr. Heather Davis* Mr. Mark du Mas Antoinette J. Earley & William L. Green* Tricia & Chris Ekholm Louise B. Franklin Sara Ann Whiteside Fruechtenicht Kathryn & Patrick Gaul Patricia Geis Carol Glover*

supporters Mr. and Mrs. John Grieb* Joy Hambrick Mr. and Mrs. Tim Harben* Helen & Jeff Herbert Michal & Jack Hillman Ms. Katherine Horton Steffi & Bill Huber Constanze & Mathias Gaertner* Alison Womack Jowers Eva Koca Jeanie & Albert Marx* Rebecca & David McArthur Gregory McDonald Mr. & Mrs. Eugene F. Meany Mrs. and Mr. Emily Mills* Mary B. Munnell Terri & Stephen Nagler Miho & Gennadi Nedvigin* Dick & Dixie Olson Donald & Helen O’Shea Mrs. Debby Overstreet Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Perkowitz

Deanna & Robert Pham* Silpa Reddy* Doris Richardson* Robert Riley Mr. and Mrs. Russell P. Rosenberg Dr. & Mrs. William M. Scaljon Dr. Barbara Simmons Teena Stern Beth Talbert Lisa Cannon Taylor Roberta Taylor & James Hill* Marie Teztlaff The Estate of Margaret P. McCamish The Kang Family The Peacock Family Ms. Cheryl Venzara




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

$5,000 - $9,999 Atlantic Capital Bank Georgia Dermatology Center Georgia Power Foundation* Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation Interior Architects John & Mary Franklin Foundation* Nordson Corporation Foundation The Robert & Polly Dunn Foundation United Way $2,500 - $4,999 Ayco Charitable Foundation Benevity Causes Bloomingdale’s Fred Taylor Company McMaster-Carr Supply Company $1,000 - $2,499 Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund* Lois & Lucy Lampkin Foundation Network for Good The Roderick Seward, Flossie Radcliffe & Helen M. Galloway Foundation $500 - $999 A Rebel in Prada Bank of America Charitable Foundation Charities Aid Foundation Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta Style Design, LLC

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 MATCHING National PhilanthropicGIFT Trust* CORPORATIONS National Endowment for the Arts Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. ADP Southern Company Gas* The Comcast Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. The Goldman Coca-Cola Sachs Foundation* The Microsoft Elster Foundation* The Ray M. & Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. Southern The Norfolk Rogers Family Foundation, Inc.* SAP America WarnerMedia*

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 SunTrust Bank The Coca-Cola Foundation* The Foundation* TheCoca-Cola Home Depot Foundation Vanguard The Home Depot Foundation WarnerMedia Vanguard



Atlanta Ballet is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through

Atlanta Ballet is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriations of the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also received support from its the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also received support from its partner agency, the National Endowment partner agency, the isNational theCommission Arts. Majorunder funding is provided the for the Arts. Major funding providedEndowment by the Fulton for County the guidance of theby Fulton Fulton Commission under the guidance of theOffice Fulton CountyAffairs. Arts Council, and County Arts County Council, and major support is provided by the Mayor’s of Cultural Additional funding hassupport been provided by our by individual donors,Office corporate sponsorsAffairs. and foundations. major is provided the Mayor’s of Cultural Additional funding has

been provided by our individual donors, corporate sponsors and foundations. | @ atlantaballet



GIFTS IN HONOR & MEMORIAM In Honor of Robert Barnett James J. Andrews Teena Stern

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

In Honor of Anne Burton Avery James J. Andrews

In Honor of Miguel Angel Montoya Dona & William Humphreys

In Honor of Lynda & Richard W. Courts II Vaughn Linder

In Memory of Thespina Mortimer Gary & Sam Alexander Diane Sarayiotes Filler & Al Verilee Vasilakos Ann Harper Claudia Mann Gamal & Gabriel Salem

In Honor of Lynda Courts Kathi & Robert Goddard In Honor of Lavona S. Currie Lucy & Henry Bush 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 Memory of Mel Dobrin Ashleigh Dobrin

In Memory of Bob Podsiadlo Delphine Podsiadlo In Memory of Beverly Pounds Dee Ann & Raymond Cobb In Memory of Stanley H. Rose III Lynda Courts Holmes Flint Karen L. Rose

In Honor of Lauren Elliott James J. Andrews

In Memory of Edwin Story Sandra & David Burgess Pat Franklin & Mary Moss Sandra Noecker Judith Story

In Honor of Brooke Gilliam Lee Trovas

In Honor of Sharon Story Lynda Courts

In Memory of James Honkisz James Honkisz & Catherine Binns

In Honor of Doug Weiss Rife Hughey



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 Yee Family Charitable Fund

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 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



Atlantic Capital Bank, The Preferred Bank of Atlanta Ballet Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters, The Official Coffee Provider of Atlanta Ballet Corporate Sports Unlimited, The Official Fitness Partner for Atlanta PARTNERS Ballet ATLANTA BALLETInc., IS GRATEFUL TO THE FOLLOWING Doyle Law, LLC, Immigration Counsel FOR THEIR SUPPORT Jones Day, Attorneys Kim Kenney Photography Atlantic The Preferred of Atlanta Ballet Publix Capital, Super Markets, The Bank Preferred Supermarket of Atlanta Ballet Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters, The Official Coffee Provider of Atlanta Ballet Smith & Howard, Audit Firm Corporate Sports Unlimited, Inc., The Official Fitness Partner for Atlanta Ballet Ryder Truck Systems, Inc., The Official Set Transporter of Atlanta Ballet Doyle Law, LLC,Rental Immigration Counsel

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Jones Day, Attorneys Kim Kenneytherapy Photography Physical services provided by Atlanta Dance Medicine: Publix Super Markets, The Preferred Supermarket of Atlanta Ballet Mandy Blackmon, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT Frank A. Sinkoe, DPM, podiatric medicine AnnPepper, MacDougall, PT, DPT, CMTPT Kara MD, internal medicine, Laurette Medical Group Laura Gandy, MD, internal medicine, Emma Faulkner, PT, DPT, OCS Laurette Medical Group Nadine Kaslow, Ph.D, ABPP, Psychologist, Emory University School of Medicine Mark Nimmo, PT, DPT, physical therapy Bryn Chafin, LCSW, Brookwood Center for Psychotherapy Ami Kirollos, PT, DPT, CSCS Brandon Nguyen, B-Right Atl Sports Massage Susan Bush, PT,MD, DPT, CMTPT Surgeon, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Dr. Cliff Willimon, Orthopedic Dr. AliDominic Hoegel,Carreira, DPT MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Peachtree Orthopedics Dr. Jason Bariteau, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Emory Healthcare Liz Chesarek, PT, DPT, SCS Dr. Ched Garten II, MD, Paragon Sports Medicine Maggie DPT, OCS Dr. RaydenSchessele, Cody, MD, PT, Peachtree Spine and Sports Physicians Lauren Alesch, PT, PT DPT, OCS, physical therapy, Atlanta Dance Medicine Mandy Blackmon, Emma Faulkner, PT, DPT, OCS, physical therapy, Atlanta Dance Medicine Mark Nimmo, PT, DPT, physical therapy, BenchMark Physical Therapy Physicians and allied health providers: Ami Kirollos, PT, DPT, CSCS, physical therapy, One on One Physical Therapy Kara Bush, Pepper, medicine, Laurette Medical Susan PT, MD, DPT,internal CMTPT, physical therapy, Atlanta DanceGroup Medicine Anzika Tuliva, PT, physical On-Site Solutions Therapy Courtney Gleason, MD, therapy, sports medicine, EmoryPhysical Healthcare Ali Hoegel, DPT, physical therapy, Atlanta Sport & Spine Physical Stacey Schley, MD, sports medicine, Emory Healthcare Therapy Liz Chesarek, PT, DPT, SCS, physical therapy, Atlanta Dance Medicine Rosa Pasculli, MD, medicine, Maggie Schessele, PT, sports DPT, OCS, physicalEmory therapy,Healthcare Druid Hills Physical Therapy Bryn Chafin, LCSW, Brookwood Center for Psychotherapy Lauren Alesch, PT, physical therapy, PT Solutions Val Schonberg, MS, RD, nutrition and dietetics Val Schonberg, MS, RD, Dietitian, ElightenU Nutrition Consulting Courtney MD, sports medicine, Emory Healthcare BrandonGleason, Nguyen, B-Right Atl Sports Massage Nova Medical Centers, Occupational Medicine Clinic Stephanie Hsu, MD, Northside Hospital Ortho Institute American Family Care, Family Practice Cliff MD, Orthopedic Children’s of Atlanta Dr. Hal Willimon, Silcox, MD; Dr. David Schiff, MD; Surgeon, Dr. Ashok Reddy, MD; & Healthcare Dr. Ezequiel Cassinelli, MD, Peachtree Orthopedics Dr. Howard Krone, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Tatiana Patsimas, MD, sports medicine, Dr. Thomas Dopson, MD, Resurgens Orthopedics Dominic Carreira, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Peachtree Orthopedics Dr. Stephanie Hsu, MD, Northside Hospital Ortho Institute Jason Bariteau, MD,MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Emory Healthcare Dr. Christopher Potts, Northside Hospital Ortho Institute Dr. MarkGarten Sakr, MD, Northside Hospital Ortho Institute Ched II, MD, Paragon Sports Medicine Dr. AlonzoCody, Sexton, MD,Peachtree Northside Hospital Ortho Institute Rayden MD, Spine and Sports Physicians 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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EXECUTIVE Tom West, Executive Director Nathan Jones, Executive Assistant EXECUTIVE Tom West, Executive Director ARTISTIC Nathan Jones, Executive Assistant Gennadi Nedvigin, Artistic Director Rory Hohenstein, Ballet Master FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION Roman Ballet Master PamelaRykine, Whitacre, Chief Operating Officer Claudia Choreographer-in-Residence ThomasSchreier, Fowlkes, General Manager

Hana Miller, Controller FINANCE ADMINISTRATION Amani Hill,&Accounts Payable & Benefits Manager Pamela Whitacre, ChiefDirector, Operating Officer Dana Hylton Calabro, Data Services Hana Miller, Controller Amani Hill, Accounts Payable & Benefits Manager ADVANCEMENT Dana Hylton Calabro, Services Manda Wilhite, SeniorDirector, Director Data of Advancement, Major Gifts and Board Liaison ADVANCEMENT Sherren Sandy, Director of Advancement, Manda Wilhite, Senior Director of Advancement, Donor Engagement MajorCriss, Gifts Director and Board Kelly of Liaison Advancement, Sherren Sandy, Gifts Director of Advancement, Donor Leadership Engagement Francesca Frederick, Director of Advancement, Kelly Criss, Director Institutional Giftsof Advancement, Leadership Gifts Francesca Frederick, Director of Advancement, MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS Institutional Gifts Tricia Ekholm, Chief Marketing Officer Allison Kang, Director of Public Relations MARKETING & PUBLIC Taylor Graves, Interim RELATIONS Graphic Designer Tricia ChiefVideo Marketing Officer BrianEkholm, Wallenberg, Content Producer Allison Kang, Director of Public Relations Myredith Momongan, Associate Director of Alane Marco, Design Director Group Sales Brian Wallenberg, Video Content Producer Toni C. Vacinek, Associate Director of Marketing Myredith Momongan, Associate Director of Communications Group SalesSocial Media Manager/Graphic Zoey Fleck, ToniDesigner C. Vacinek, Associate Director of Marketing Communications PATRON Zoey Fleck,SERVICES Social Media Manager/Graphic Lindsay DesignerSmith, Associate Director of Patron Services Desiree Houston, PATRON SERVICESPatron Services Manager Mallory Smith, Hazen,Associate Patron Services Lindsay DirectorAssistant of Patron Jasmine Services Martinez, Patron Services Assistant Josh Reynolds, Desiree Houston,Patron PatronServices Services Assistant Manager

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

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

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

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

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

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