Apprentices

Kelsey Ebersold

Kelsey grew up in Athens, Ala., where she began her training under the direction of Beth Cannon and Julie George. She continued her studies at the University of Alabama and graduated in 2012 in Dance Performance and Choreography. During this time she performed leading roles in The Nutcracker, La Bayadère, Les Sylphides and Jose Limon’s There Is a Time. After graduation, Kelsey joined the Atlanta Ballet Fellowship Ensemble. She has performed with the Company in Michael Pink’s Dracula, Christopher Wheeldon’s Rush and Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker. During her first season with the Ballet, she was featured in roles such as a Ponytail Girl in David Bintley’s Carmina Burana and the Rose soloist in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Requiem for a Rose. Kelsey would like to thank her family for their continuous love and support. She looks forward to learning and growing with the Atlanta Ballet.

Kiara Felder

Kiara began her ballet training at age 6 in Cary, N.C., at Cary Ballet Conservatory. She spent summers training at Boston Ballet, Saratoga Summer Dance Intensive and Pacific Northwest Ballet. After graduating from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, she continued her training as a Professional
Division student at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School on full scholarship. As a student, she performed with Pacific Northwest Ballet in the corps de ballet
of George Balanchine’s Le Baiser de la Fée and Coppélia, and in Kent Stowell’s Nutcracker. Her most memorable moment with Atlanta Ballet was performing
Ohad Narahin’s Minus 16. Outside of ballet, she enjoys discovering new things in Atlanta, live music, and arts and crafts. Kiara thanks her parents, sisters and friends for everything they have done to encourage her to follow her passion.

Kelly Prather

Kelly grew up in Spokane, Wash., where she began her classical training under the watchful eyes of Dodie Askegard and Peggy Goodner-Tan. She furthered her studies with summer intensives at such companies as Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Atlanta Ballet. She then moved to Atlanta to join Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education’s Fellowship Ensemble, where she has enjoyed performing countless times with the Company in performances such as David Bintely’s Carmina Burana, Christopher Wheeldon’s Rush, James Kudelka’s The Four Seasons and Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Don Quixote, choreographed by John McFall. Memorable highlights since joining the program include performing the principle roles in Donald Mahler’s Cinderella and Bruce Wells’ Snow White. Kelly is looking forward to her second season as an apprentice.

Pablo Sánchez

Pablo was born in Puebla, Mexico. After moving to the United States, he began training with Amy Rose and studied at the Boston Ballet School. He continued his training with Violette Vendy at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and graduated in 2010 with a B.S. in Ballet Performance with an Outside Field in Communications and Culture. Before joining Atlanta Ballet, Pablo performed with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago as a trainee. Pablo made his Atlanta Ballet debut as a featured dancer in Wayne McGregor’s Eden|Eden. He has since danced in James Kudelka’s The Four Seasons and The Man in Black, Christopher Wheeldon’s Rush, Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16, David Bintley’s Carmina Burana and Michael Pink’s Dracula. He is also a member of Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi. Pablo looks forward to another incredible season with Atlanta Ballet and thanks his family for their wonderful support.