Dean of Centre for Dance Education

Sharon Story

Dean Sharon Story is currently in her 19th season with Atlanta Ballet. She joined Atlanta Ballet after a professional dance career that spanned more than 20 years, including tenures with Joffrey Ballet, the School of American Ballet, New York City Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, and Boston Ballet. In 1996, in addition to her role as ballet mistress, John McFall’s vision brought Sharon to her current position as dean of the Centre for Dance Education, which has grown to one of the largest dance schools in the nation. She is committed to providing a non-competitive atmosphere and access to dance education that is shaped by the community needs, is innovative, and inspires the commitment and excellence that are the trademarks of Atlanta Ballet. Under Sharon’s direction, the Centre achieved accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Dance. Sharon is a member of Board of Directors at NASD and is delighted to serve on many community and national boards.