Leadership and Faculty

Leadership and Faculty


Led by Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin and Dean Sharon Story, the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education (CDE) features a team of over 40 professional instructors at our Midtown, Buckhead, and Virginia-Highland studios. The CDE's instructors are dedicated to providing a nurturing experience in the art of dance that will aid in the physical, intellectual, and spiritual development of students at all levels. Our instructors are among the best in Atlanta and include current and former members of Atlanta Ballet and other professional dance companies around the world.


  • Gennadi Nedvigin, Artistic Director

  • Sharon Story, Dean/Ballet Mistress

  • Kelly Cooper, Centre Administrative Director

  • Diane Sales, Community Partnerships Manager

  • Kate Gaul, Buckhead Centre Principal

  • Nicole Adams, Virginia-Highland Centre Principal

  • Ansilla Bearden, Satellite Manager

  • Kaitlyn Wesche, Centre Programs Coordinator

Centre Education Associates: Dixie Boston, Elizabeth Jane Guilbert, Sarah Gunter, Ann Heard, Laura VanKouwenberg


Ramatu Afegbua-Sabbatt, Sterling Baker-McClary, Ansilla Bearden, Taylor Benion, Shirley Bennett, Britt Brown, Serena Chu, Harmony Clair, Kelly Cooper, Lonnie Davis, Rebekah Diaddigo, Hillary Drawe, Erika Evans, Vershion Funderburk, Pedro Gamino, Ashley Gibson, Giselle Gilmore, Nell Heflin Goza, Nathan Griswold, Alera Harrison, Nathan Hites, Aaron James, Michelle Jericevich, Jelani Jones, Caroline Kraehe, Armando Luna, Sergio Masero-Olarte, Rosemary Miles, Anna Penny, Terese Reynolds-Thomas, Chantia Robinson, Diane Caroll Sales, Roscoe Sales, Carol Szkutek, Abigail Tan-Gamino, Calla Vaughn, Alexis Whitehead-Polk


Gretel Rodriguez, Company Pianist
Alan Brown, Elizabeth Grimes, Aleksandra Korshunova, Greg Matteson, Ronnie Ray, Yulia Rice, Chie Smith, Kyla Zollitsch‚Äč