Calendar Release: Atlanta Ballet’s Pinocchio
Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education Presents Pinocchio, a One-Hour Family Ballet
Performed by the Atlanta Ballet Fellowship Ensemble
(Photos Courtesy of Pacific Northwest Ballet)
WHO: Atlanta Ballet Fellowship Ensemble (Courtesy of the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education)
WHAT: Pinocchio – a one-hour family ballet
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 15 - Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014; 2 p.m.
**Special Valentine’s Day performance added! Friday, Feb. 14 – 11 a.m.
(If interested, please contact Atlanta Ballet community programs manager Nicole Kedaroe and mention the Mommy Blogger Valentine’s Day special offer. Nicole Kedaroe can be reached at 404-873-5811, ext. 150 or by email at email@example.com.)
WHERE: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339
Performance Description: A wooden puppet carved from pine, Pinocchio’s only wish was to become a real boy. Follow the hapless Pinocchio on his quest as he overcomes obstacles and proves that dreams can come true. A charming one-hour family ballet performed by the Atlanta Ballet Fellowship Ensemble, recommended for children ages 12 and under.
Ticket Information: Tickets start as low as $10 and are on sale now. To purchase, visit www.atlantaballet.com or call 404-892-3303. For groups of ten or more, call Atlanta Ballet Group Sales at 404-873-5811, ext. 207.
About the Atlanta Ballet Fellowship Division and Ensemble:
The Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education Fellowship Division program was created with a mission to give young dancers the opportunity to develop in a nurturing atmosphere that will groom them to become professional dancers and illustrate what is expected of them in an artistic community. The Fellowship dancers are a select few individuals who have arrived at a defining point in their development. The intense level of training, as well as performing with the Company, helps fulfill the promise that the high expectations demanded of a professional member of Atlanta Ballet is achievable.
As a group, Fellowship dancers rehearse with the Company in repertoire that is presented throughout the season. This includes collaborating with guest choreographers, if selected. In addition to Company productions, the Atlanta Ballet Fellowship Ensemble presents one production a season – a one-hour family ballet at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Since the program began in 1997, many Fellowship members have advanced to Apprentice and Company positions with Atlanta Ballet and to similar roles with other prestigious companies around the world. Those who are not chosen to enter the Atlanta Ballet Company are carefully mentored by Atlanta Ballet's artistic staff in finding possible placement in other companies. For more information on the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education or the Atlanta Ballet Fellowship Ensemble, visit http://centre.atlantaballet.com/pre-professional/fellowship/.