Leadership and Faculty

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 Tonina Cooper, Centre Administrative Director

  • Diane Caroll, Community Partnerships Director

  • Nicole Adams, Virginia-Highland Centre Principal

  • Ansilla Bearden, Buckhead Manager/Summer Programs Coordinator

  • Brittney Flowers, Centre Associate Manager

Centre Education Associates: Christina Demps, Jeanette Estrella, Allegra Fasshauer, Shannon Geary, Christiana McLeod Horn, Courtney Johnson, Breanna Justus, Carol March, Hui-Wen Peng, Bradley Stallings, Bryony Whitelaw


Jazmia Elan Battle, Shirley Bennett, Darby Burgess, Diane Caroll, Serena Chu, Harmony Clair, Kelly Tonina Cooper, Kameron Davis, Sophia Dixon, Nardja el-Shabazz, Allegra Fasshauer, Mia Givens, Jennifer Inman, LaToya Princess Jackson, Sergio Masero, Loren McFalls, Amelia Murren, Arneshuia Nelson, Anna Penny, Chantia Robinson, Roscoe Sales, Anderson Souza, Jasmine Stevenson, Ashley Suta, Jennifer Van Meter, Calla Vaughn, Natalya Vyashenko, Martine Weber


Western-Li Summerton, Yulia Rice, Kyla Zollitsch​