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

  • Ashley Suta, Virginia-Highland Centre Manager

  • Ansilla Bearden, Buckhead Centre and Summer Programs Manager

  • Rina Cook, Centre Associate Manager

Centre Education Associates: Imani Banks, Sophia Doctoroff, Kiana Glasker, Sidney Hall, Tyler Hayes, Carol March


Marlena Abaza, Shirley Bennett, Darby Burgess, Georgie Grace Butler, Diane Caroll, Serena Chu, Kelly Tonina Cooper, Kameron Davis, Mia Givens, Jennifer Inman, LaToya Princess Jackson, Madelin Jamison, Courtney Johnson, Sergio Masero, Armoni Moody, Amelia Murren, Arneshuia Nelson, Kyra Opdyke, Anna Penny, Chantia Robinson, Roscoe Sales, Anderson Souza, Jasmine Stevenson, Ashley Suta, Calla Vaughn, Natalya Vyashenko, Martine Weber


Stephanie Kosarin, Yulia Rice, Western-Li Summerton, Kyla Zollitsch​