Parent Organization
Atlanta Ballet
  • Mission

    Atlanta Ballet’s mission is to enrich and inspire our audiences with performances of the highest level of excellence; we empower our students through superior dance education; and we serve our community through active engagement.

  • imgEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Arturo Jacobus

  • imgWEBSITE

    http://www.atlantaballet.com

  • imgEMAIL

    HRinfo@atlantaballet.com

  • imgPHONE

    404-873-5811

  • imgLOCATION

    1695 Marietta Boulevard, NW, Atlanta, GA , 30318.

  • Organization Description

    Founded in 1929, Atlanta Ballet is one of the premier dance companies in the country and the official State Ballet of Georgia. Atlanta Ballet's eclectic repertoire spans ballet history, highlighted by beloved classics and inventive originals. After 89 years, Atlanta Ballet continues its commitment to share and educate audiences on the empowering joy of dance.

  • Organization's Contact Person

    Arturo Jacobus

  • Organization's Contact Email

    HRinfo@atlantaballet.com

Categories

  • Arts, Culture & Humanities
  • General Public
  • Children (5-14)
  • Teenagers (14-19)

Additional Programs

PROGRAM 1
Commissioning New Works
View Program
Organization Detail Atlanta Ballet
Arts, Culture & Humanities
  • Arturo Jacobus
  • www.atlantaballet.com
  • HRinfo@atlantaballet.com
  • 404-873-5811
  • 1695 Marietta Boulevard, NW, Atlanta, GA , 30318.
PROGRAM 1
Kids In Step Student Matinee Programming
In February 2019, Atlanta Ballet will present two Kids In Step student matinee performances of Beauty & The Beast at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre (CEPAC), our main-season performance home. Atlanta Ballet has offered Kids In Step student matinee performances at CEPAC through its Centre for Dance Education since 2007. These performances are designed to be a gateway to the art form for both children and adults new to the genre. Unlike a typical ballet performance, a Kids In Step student matinee is one hour in length and usually includes either live or recorded narration or a behind-the-scenes explanation of the technical elements of a show (such as backdrops, lighting, and sound). Each performance is accompanied by educational material, which integrates the arts experience into the academic curriculum. For many children, a Kids In Step student matinee performance is their first experience of live performance in a theater. By offering two full productions of Beauty & The Beast to Cobb County and metro-Atlanta public, charter, and home schools, we can inspire over 5,000 youth and foster arts appreciation among children who are otherwise not afforded the opportunity for dance education. In addition to reaching over 5,000 schoolchildren, teachers, and chaperones, Atlanta Ballet’s Kids In Step student matinee performances of Beauty & The Beast offer a unique way to cultivate the next generation of dancers, elevating the art and culture of our community. Beauty & The Beast showcases performers from Atlanta Ballet 2, which is the highest level of training offered by the CDE. These young dancers fine-tune their craft through performances like Beauty & The Beast, bridging the gap between student and professional. Kids In Step student matinee performances are special to the performers as well as the audience: There is something uniquely inspiring about performing for an audience full of children. Experiencing the unbridled joy that dance can inspire helps to plant the seed of generosity and charity in these young pre-professionals. Performances like these are also crucial in preparing them for careers as professional artists.
1695 Marietta Boulevard, NW, Atlanta, GA , 30318.
Programs
PROGRAM 1
Commissioning New Works
Atlanta Ballet is recognized nationally and internationally for the quality of its performances. The Ballet is committed to building a signature repertory by actively embracing the richness and the unprecedented levels of creative choreographic talent emerging throughout the world today. This body of work defines, distinguishes, and differentiates Atlanta Ballet, while continuing to raise the level of skill and artistry of its dancers. Atlanta Ballet's strategic plan outlines the Ballet's commitment to commission new works by brilliant choreographers whose artistic voices can help shape Atlanta Ballet's DNA through unique repertoire. Atlanta Ballet encourages and is committed to work with known choreographers with considerable experience who demonstrate unique capabilities for creating interesting works. In the past two years, Atlanta Ballet has featured over eleven new works by emerging choreographers.
2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA , 30339.
PROGRAM 2
Commissioning New Works
Atlanta Ballet is recognized nationally and internationally for the quality of its performances. The Ballet is committed to building a signature repertory by actively embracing the richness and the unprecedented levels of creative choreographic talent emerging throughout the world today. This body of work defines, distinguishes, and differentiates Atlanta Ballet, while continuing to raise the level of skill and artistry of its dancers. Atlanta Ballet's strategic plan outlines the Ballet's commitment to commission new works by brilliant choreographers whose artistic voices can help shape Atlanta Ballet's DNA through unique repertoire. Atlanta Ballet encourages and is committed to work with known choreographers with considerable experience who demonstrate unique capabilities for creating interesting works. In the past two years, Atlanta Ballet has featured over eleven new works by emerging choreographers.
2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA , 30339.