Leadership and Faculty

Leadership and Faculty

Leadership and Faculty

Direction

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.

Administration

  • Gennadi Nedvigin, Artistic Director

  • Sharon Story, Dean/Ballet Mistress

  • Kelly Tonina Cooper, Centre Administrative Director

  • Diane Caroll Sales, Community Partnerships Manager

  • Kate Gaul, Buckhead Centre Principal

  • Nicole Adams, Virginia-Highland Centre Principal

  • Ansilla Bearden, Satellite Manager

  • Ann Heard, Centre Education Associate

Centre Education Associates: Dixie Boston, Jessica Browder, Viviana Coronado, Whitney Perez, Eve Sorin, Austin Walters

Faculty

Ramatu Afegbua-Sabbatt, Ansilla Bearden, Taylor Benion, Shirley Bennett, Romero Beverly, Britt Brown, Serena Chu, Harmony Clair, Kelly Tonina Cooper, Viviana Coronado, Kameron Davis, Lonnie Davis, Rebekah Diaddigo, Hillary Drawe, Vershion Funderburk, Pedro Gamino, Ashley Gibson, Brooke Gilliam, Nell Heflin Goza, Nathan Griswold, Alera Harrison, Nathan Hites, Aaron James, Jelani Jones, Caroline Kraehe, Sergio Masero-Olarte, Rosemary Miles, Anna Penny, Stephanie Joy Pigg, Terese Reynolds-Thomas, Chantia Robinson, Diane Caroll Sales, Roscoe Sales, Jasmine Stevenson, Carol Szkutek, Abigail Tan-Gamino, Calla Vaughn

Accompanists

Akumba Bynum-Roberson, Elizabeth Grimes, Aleksandra Korshunova, Yulia Rice, Gretel Rodriguez, Kyla Zollitsch​