Wabi Sabi

Taking Dance Off the Stage & Into the Community

Created by Atlanta Ballet Company dancer John Welker in 2011, Wabi Sabi challenges new audiences, fosters the next generation of choreographic talent, and pushes the boundaries of ballet through the creation of new works. By seeking a collaboration of art forms, Atlanta Ballet furthers its commitment to educating audiences and inspiring the community.

Wabi Sabi takes its name from a Japanese worldview that finds beauty in the sincerity, simplicity, and integrity of the natural world. As one of the newest dance initiatives in Atlanta, Wabi Sabi combines our city's own emerging choreographers with beautiful and engaging venues for amazing outdoor performances that bring art to the people.

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Upcoming Performances

Event Date & Time Location Details
ELEVATE Opening Night Block Party Friday, October 16 | 7-10pm Woodruff Park The event is FREE and organized by the Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs. Click here for details. Wabi Sabi will perform Sarah Hillmer's between.*
Wabi Sabi Presents WHIM at the High Friday, November 6 | Time TBD Woodruff Art Center's Sifly Piazza This event is FREE. Click here for directions. This performance is in conjunction with the High Museum's Los Trompos installation.


Wabi Sabi is generously supported by



Kiara Felder, Jackie Nash, and Brandon Nguyen. Photo by Jonah Hooper. Costume design by Tamara Cobus.

*Program subject to change.