Atlanta Ballet: Strike Your Fancy, May 2022

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Atlanta Ballet company dancers in Paquita (2017). Photo by Kim Kenney.


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May 13-15, 2022 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre


Paquita Music by Ludwig Minkus Choreography by Marius Petipa Costume Design by Atlanta Ballet Costume Shop Lighting Design by Ben Rawson Staged by Atlanta Ballet Artistic Staff Roman Rykine under the direction of Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin

Schubertiada World Premiere

Music by Franz Schubert Choreography by Sergio Masero Costume Design by Abby Parker Lighting Design by Ben Rawson

Pleiades Dances Music by Takashi Yoshimatsu Choreography by Claudia Schreier Costume Design by Atlanta Ballet Costume Shop Lighting Design by Joseph R. Walls Accompanied by Western-Li Summerton

This performance made possible by the generosity of Katherine Scott. Supported by



Rory Hohenstein and Roman Rykine




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‡, Ángel Ramírez‡, Mikaela Lauryn D. Santos, Anderson Souza, Fuki Takahashi, Kelsey Van Tine, Ashley Wegmann, Spencer Wetherington‡ ‡ Denotes Atlanta Ballet apprentice


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


814 |leadership leadership 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. 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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 BalletCentre for Dance Education (Centre), which has grown to Centre dance for Dance Education (Centre), has to become one of the largest schools in thedance nation. Thewhich Centre is grown nationally recognized become one of thelargest schools in the nation. The Centre is for 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 Dorothy SheStory received the Women MakingAtlanta a Mark Ballet’s Award directors for NASD. 2021, received Atlanta Ballet’sDorothy 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

artistic staff


RORY HOHENSTEIN (Ballet Master) was born in Washington D.C., where he began dancing at the age of 6. Hohenstein furthered his training, from the age of 12, at the Kirov Academy of Ballet. At 17, he joined Le Jeune Ballet de France in Paris. In 2000, he joined San Francisco Ballet as a member of the corps, being promoted to soloist in 2006. In 2008, he moved to New York joining Christopher Wheeldon’s company, Morphoses, performing in its home seasons at New York City Center and at Sadler’s Wells in London. He spent a season dancing with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company before joining the Joffrey Ballet in 2011, where he continued to be a leading artist with the company through the 2018/19 season. Some personal highlights include dancing the roles of Romeo in Krzysztof Pastor’s Romeo & Juliet, Riff in Jerome Robbins’ West Side Story Suite, Levin in Yuri Possokhov’s Anna Karenina and in Wayne McGregor’s Eden/Eden. 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 Competitionin 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) has directed and produced for dance, opera and film across the U.S. and internationally. She has been commissioned by Miami City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Vail Dance Festival and Juilliard Opera, among others. Pleiades Dances (2021) is the second of three ballets Schreier has created for Atlanta Ballet. Her first, First Impulse, was named a 2019 Standout Performance by Pointe Magazine, and her third, Fauna, premiered in February 2022. In 2021, she released Force of Habit, a film commissioned by Guggenheim Works & Process and co-presented by Atlanta Ballet. 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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Special thanks to Fuki’s Pas de Deux Society patrons the. Yee Family Charitable Fund.



Atlanta Ballet photos courtesy of Charlie McCullers and Kim Kenney.


artistic & production teams MARIUS PETIPA (Choreographer, Paquita) “The Father of Classical Ballet” (March 11, 1818—July 14, 1910), was from Marseilles, France and son of a family of artists. His father, Jean, was a ballet master, and his brother, Lucien, was a principal dancer and later a choreographer at the Paris Opéra. After many years of dancing throughout Europe, Petipa was offered a position as principal dancer in St. Petersburg in 1847. There he apprenticed under ballet masters Jules Perrot and then Arthur Saint-Léon. In 1870, Saint-Léon left Russia, and Petipa was named chief ballet master. Petipa was the architect of greatness at the Imperial Ballet during the last thirty years of the 19th century; he developed the opulent, multi-act evening-length spectacle, which was to set the pattern for the entertainments so loved by the court audience. It was this grand classical style of controlled emotion (stressing the formal values of clarity, harmony, symmetry, and order) that produced such successes as Don Quixote, La Bayadère, Raymonda, and the ultimate — Sleeping Beauty. One of Petipa’s greatest contributions to classical ballet was the crystallization of the pas de deux, which always has a well-defined structure in his ballets consisting of the opening adagio for the ballerina and her partner followed by variations for each dancer. The two dancers again join in the concluding coda, which usually contains a display of pyrotechnics. Contributed by Nathan Hites, 2017. ATLANTA BALLET COSTUME SHOP (Costume Designer, Paquita and Pleiades Dances) is currently comprised of five people: Colleen McGonegle – costume director; Susan Carter – construction supervisor and costume technician; Chloé Gervais – costume technician; Abby Parker –shoe and wardrobe manager, and costume technician; Abby Dupree Polston – patternmaker and costume technician; Maddie Simmons - costume technician. Collectively they bring over 75 years of costuming experience to Atlanta Ballet, with each person brining their own unique and valuable skill set. During Gennadi Nedvigin’s tenure with Atlanta Ballet, the costume shop has supervised 15 new builds, and costumes for over 40 works. Supporting Nedvigin’s vision to bring new works to Atlanta, each season the costume shop constructs costumes for three to four world premieres with original designs. Recently the costume shop has designed costumes for Claudia Schreier’s Pleiades Dances, for Bruce Wells’ Atlanta Ballet 2 presents Beauty and the Beast, The Swan Princess and new a new Butterfly Pas de Deux in Snow White. BEN RAWSON (Lighting Designer, Paquita and Schubertiada) 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).

artistic & production teams


SERGIO MASERO (Choreographer, Schubertiada) is originally from Madrid, Spain. He received his ballet training from Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza “Mariemma” and San Franciso Ballet School. Since early in his career, the world of choreography has always appealed to Masero and he has seized every opportunity that has presented itself. His works include, La Follia and At the Ballet for Ballet Memphis; Annie, a full-length ballet commissioned by the Dance Academy of Bartlett; Forced Perspective and Tintinare, for galas with Northwest Florida Ballet; and most recently, his original work, Teneo Integrum for Atlanta Ballet. Masero is looking forward to growing his career as a choreographer and is thrilled to be able to create another new work for Atlanta Ballet. ABBY PARKER (Costume Designer, Schubertiada) has been a theatrical costume designer in the Atlanta area for over 15 years, and she has been conceptualizing and custom building dance costumes for private individuals and studios since 2018. She is the company shoe manager, wardrobe supervisor, and a costume technician for Atlanta Ballet, as well as the unofficial “Therapy Mom” for many of the dancers. This will be her first official design for Atlanta Ballet, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to work with Sergio Masero as a choreographer and to crack her creative knuckles at this project. JOSEPH R. WALLS (Lighting Designer, Pleiades Dances) recently designed world premieres for Sophie Laplane and Juliano Nunes at Ballet West. In addition, designed Ethan Stiefel’s Midsummer Night’s Dream at American Repertory Ballet and a new lighting design for Orlando Ballet’s Nutcracker and Jorden Morris’ Moulin Rouge® - The Ballet. Walls designed Dana Genshaft’s Orpheus for The Washington Ballet exclusively created for Marquee TV. He has designed the lighting for numerous original works with choreographers who include Jessica Lang, Trey McIntyre, Ethan Stiefel, John Heginbotham, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Dana Genshaft, Andrea Miller, Yury Yanowsky, Ricardo Amarante, Gemma Bond and Dwight Rhoden. Internationally, Walls works with STEPS of Panama and recently designed Marlyn Attie’s Crush at the National Theatre of Panamá with support from the United States Embassy. Walls was nominated for the prestigious Premios Escena award for best lighting design for his lighting and scenic design of Rent in Panama. Walls also designed the weeklong celebration with Pope Francis – The World Youth Day. Other design collaborations include those with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Ballet West, The Washington Ballet, Utah Metropolitan Ballet, staibdance, Inland Pacific Ballet, Chautauqua Dance, Ballet Spartanburg, The Charlotte Ballet, Roswell Dance Theatre, Komasnsé Dance Theater, as well as Sundance Summer Theatre productions. WESTERN-LI SUMMERTON (Accompanist, Pleiades Dances) is a pianist based in Atlanta Georgia. Born in Bellingham, Washington, Summerton has studied with renowned pianists throughout the Pacific Northwest including Judith Widrig, Ralph Markham, Kenneth Broadway, Anita King, Jean-David Coen, and Hwakyu Lee; as well as compositional studies with Renee Favand-See and Kenji Bunch. Summerton has performed in various solo, chamber, choral, and orchestral settings, including Mendelsohn’s two piano arrangement of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Bodyvox, and The Portland Ballet’s production of Stravinsky’s The Firebird. Summerton has an extensive history in collaboration between music and dance. He has played for many companies across the country, including The Portland Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, NW Dance Project, Alonzo King LINES Ballet and United Ballet Theatre. In 2021, Summerton was invited to play classes for Royal Danish Ballet and Hungarian National Ballet. He currently serves as the Company Accompanist/Music Administration Coordinator for Atlanta Ballet. Summerton holds a Bachelor of Music in piano performance with a minor in business from Portland State University.


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 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 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 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 – March 15, 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 Lindsay Hill Joyce Houser, Ph.D.* Mr. and Ms. Tharon Johnson Barbara & Eric Joiner* Kelin Foundation 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 Greer & Alex Taylor* Kristen Manion Taylor & Jason Taylor The Rogers Family Foundation*

Mr. & Mrs. Juan Carlos Urdaneta* Pam Wakefield* The Yee Family Charitable Fund* 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. Robert A. Yellowlees INVESTOR $5,000 - $7,499 Mr. Robert J. Barnett* Matthew & Natalie Bernstein Lucinda W. Bunnen* Mr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Cooper Deborah Dalton* 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. Stephensen Fund Karen Vereb & Bud Blanton Allen W. Yee* AMBASSADOR $2,500 - $4,999 Anonymous (2) William & Eve Bishop Suzanne M. Dansby Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence W. Davis* Robert Paul Dean & Robert Epstein 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 The Tillman Family Irma J. Turnipseed Mr. & Mrs. Richard G. Wilbanks Sonia P. Witkowski




ADVOCATE $1,000 - $2,499 Anonymous (3)* Diana & Miguel Arteche Mr. & Mrs. Daniel S. Baldwin Dr. Florence C. Barnett* 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* Carol Comstock & Jim Davis 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* 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 Emily Williams Jordan & David Jordan Mrs. Peter G. Kessenich, Sr. Leigh Anna & Steven Lang Mrs. Vaughn Linder Allan & Vaneesa Little* Linda L. Lively & James E. Hugh III* Mr. and Mrs. Chris Mangum* Carole & Nelson Marchioli

Margery & Dan Reason Family Fund Mr. William McClain Miho & Gennadi Nedvigin* 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 Teena Stern Judith Story Mr. & Mrs. James E. Stueve Mr. & Mrs. Perry Taylor 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 Mrs. Carolyn Champion David Cofrin & Christine Tryba-Cofrin Liz & Charlie Cohn Mr. Joseph Dawsey III* Tonya Creekmore Robert Crutchfield* James Datka & Nora DePalma* Mrs. and Mr. Heather Davis* Mr. Mark du Mas Mr. & Ms. Rolston A. Dyer Antoinette J. Earley & William L. Green*


Tricia & Chris Ekholm Louise B. Franklin Sara Ann Whiteside Fruechtenicht Kathryn & Patrick Gaul Patricia Geis Carol Glover* 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

Dick & Dixie Olson Donald & Helen O’Shea Mrs. Debby Overstreet Howard & Vicki Palefsky Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Perkowitz Deanna & Robert Pham* Silpa Reddy* Doris Richardson* Robert Riley Mr. and Mrs. Russell P. Rosenberg Dr. & Mrs. William M. Scaljon Sharon & David Schachter Dr. Barbara Simmons Beth Talbert Lisa Cannon Taylor Roberta Taylor & James Hill* Marie Tetzlaff The Estate of Margaret P. McCamish The Kang Family The Peacock Family Ms. Cheryl Venzara




FOUNDATION, CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT DONORS $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 Imlay 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

Corporate Sports Unlimited, Inc. Fulton County Arts Council Morgan Family Fund Neiman Marcus The Kettering Family Foundation

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


$10,000 - $24,999 Aprio Georgia Council for the Arts Goldman Sachs* JBS Foundation Livingston Foundation, Inc.* GIFT CORPORATIONS MarkMATCHING & Evelyn Trammell Foundation National Philanthropic Trust* National ADPEndowment for the Arts Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Comcast Southern Company Gas* SachsFoundation, Inc. The Goldman Charles Loridans The Microsoft Coca-Cola Foundation* The Norfolk Elster Foundation* Southern The Ray M. & Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. America The SAP Rogers Family Foundation, Inc.* WarnerMedia*


MATCHING GIFT CORPORATIONS ADP Comcast Goldman Sachs Microsoft Norfolk Southern SAP America SunTrust Bank SunTrust Bank The Coca-Cola Foundation* The Coca-Cola Foundation* The Foundation TheHome Home Depot Depot Foundation Vanguard Vanguard WarnerMedia WarnerMedia

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. alsoagency, received supportEndowment from its the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also received support from itsGCA partner the National 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 County Arts County Council, and major support is provided by the Mayor’s of Cultural Additional Fulton Commission under the guidance of theOffice Fulton CountyAffairs. Arts Council, and 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

CONTACT Donna Choate

Amanda Tolbert





GIFTS IN HONOR & MEMORIAM In Honor of Robert Barnett James J. Andrews Teena Stern In Honor of Anne Burton Avery James J. Andrews In Memory of Dr. Florence C. Barnett Charles J. Straub Marcel Weatherford

In Memory of James Honkisz James Honkisz & Catherine Binns In Honor of Kathleen Knous The Roderick Seward, Flossie Ratcliffe and Helen M. Galloway Foundation In Honor of Miguel Angel Montoya Dona & William Humphreys

In Honor of Lynda Courts Kathi & Robert Goddard

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

In Honor of Lavona S. Currie Lucy & Henry Bush

In Memory of Bob Podsiadlo Delphine Podsiadlo

In Memory of Bernadette Datka James Datka & Nora DePalma

In Memory of Beverly Pounds Dee Ann & Raymond Cobb

In Honor of Vanessa Delmer Chris Casey & Doug Weiss

In Memory of Stanley H. Rose III Lynda Courts Holmes Flint Karen L. Rose

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

In Honor of Darcy & Rachel Denneen Marilyn & Leslie Kelman In Memory of Mel Dobrin Ashleigh Dobrin In Honor of Lauren Elliott James J. Andrews In Honor of Brooke Gilliam Lee Trovas

In Memory of Edwin Story Sandra & David Burgess Pat Franklin & Mary Moss Sandra Noecker Judith Story In Honor of Sharon Story Lynda Courts 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 (2 dancers)

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 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. MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Peachtree Orthopedics AliDominic Hoegel,Carreira, PT, DPT 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, DPT OCS, physical therapy, Atlanta Dance Medicine Mandy Blackmon, Emma Faulkner, PT, DPT, OCS, physical Cecilee Fleming, PT, DPT, Cert DN 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 Physicians and allied health providers: Susan Bush, PT, DPT, CMTPT, physical therapy, Atlanta Dance Medicine Anzika Tuliva, PT, physical therapy, On-Site Solutions PhysicalGroup Therapy Kara Pepper, MD, internal medicine, Laurette Medical Ali Hoegel, DPT, physical therapy, Atlanta SportEmory & SpineHealthcare Physical Therapy Courtney Gleason, MD, sports medicine, Liz Chesarek, PT, DPT, SCS, physical therapy, Atlanta Dance Medicine StaceySchessele, Schley, MD, sports medicine, Maggie PT, DPT, OCS, physical Emory therapy,Healthcare Druid Hills Physical Therapy Rosa Pasculli, MD, sports medicine, Emory Healthcare Lauren Alesch, PT, physical therapy, PT Solutions Val Schonberg, MS, RD, nutrition and dietetics Bryn Chafin, LCSW, Brookwood Center for Psychotherapy Courtney Gleason, MS, MD, sports medicine,ElightenU Emory Healthcare Val Schonberg, RD, Dietitian, Nutrition Consulting Nova Medical Centers, Occupational Medicine Clinic Brandon Nguyen, B-Right Atl Sports Massage American Family Care, Family Practice Stephanie Hsu,Dr. MD, Northside Dr. Hal Silcox, MD; David Schiff, MD;Hospital Dr. AshokOrtho Reddy, Institute MD; & Dr. Ezequiel Cassinelli, MD, Peachtree Orthopedics Dr. Howard Krone,MD, MD,Orthopedic Orthopedic Surgeon Cliff Willimon, Surgeon, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Dr. Thomas Dopson, MD, Resurgens Orthopedics Tatiana Patsimas, MD, sports medicine, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Dr. Stephanie Hsu, MD, Northside Hospital Ortho Institute Dominic Carreira, Surgeon, Peachtree Dr. Christopher Potts,MD, MD, Orthopedic Northside Hospital Ortho Institute Orthopedics Dr. Mark Bariteau, Sakr, MD, Northside Hospital Surgeon, Ortho Institute Jason MD, Orthopedic Emory Healthcare Dr. Alonzo Sexton, MD, sports Northside Hospital Ortho Institute Ched Garten II, MD, medicine, Paragon Sports Medicine Dr. John Andrachuk, MD, Northside Hospital Ortho Institute Rayden Cody, MD, physiatry, Peachtree Spine and Sports Physicians 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, 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, Diane Caroll, Faculty SerenaAdams, Chu, Harmony Clair, Kelly Tonina Nicole Alice Balhatchet, Ansilla Cooper, Kameron Shirley Davis, Nardjael-el-Shabazz, Bearden, Bennett, Haley Brink, Darby Kate Gaul,Serena AshleyChu, Gibson, Nell Heflin Burgess, 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, Roscoe Sales, Erin Smith, Jackson, Aaron James, Malik Jenkins, Jasmine Stevenson, Abigail Tan-Gamino, Caroline Kraehe, Sergio Masero, Loren Grace Thompson, Meter, McFalls, ArneshuiaJennifer Nelson,Van Anna Penny, Calla Vaughn, Natalya Vyashenko, Chantia Robinson, Diane Caroll Sales, Roscoe Martine Weber Sales, Erin Smith, Jasmine Stevenson, 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, Emma Seif ShannonSamantha Geary, Katie Nehal, Hui 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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