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Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Apprentices

Apprentices

Dylan Clinard

Dylan Clinard,from Clemmons, N.C., began his dance education at the UNCSA Preparatory Dance Program under the direction of Dayna Fox. At the age of 13, he was offered a scholarship to train full-time at Houston Ballet Academy, where he spent three years in the top level of the school before being promoted to Houston Ballet II under the tutelage of Andrew Murphy, Sally Rojas, Sabrina Lenzi, Claudio Munoz, and Stanton Welch. While at Houston Ballet II, he was given many great performance opportunities, including Brigade, The Gentlemen, The Long and Winding Road, Swan Lake, La Bayadère, Raymonda, A Dance in the Garden of Mirth, and Clear and Blue. He also performed Ma Cong’s Calling, George Balanchine’s Serenade, and August Bournonville’s Napoli, among numerous other pieces. He has attended summer programs on scholarship with American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, and the Rock School. Dylan is excited for his second season with Atlanta Ballet. 

Apprentices

Saho Kumagai

Originally from Japan, Saho Kumagai began dancing at age 9. In 2009, she moved to the U.S. to study at the Boston Ballet School on scholarship. Saho continued her studies with Pacific Northwest Ballet School Professional Division under the direction of Peter Boal. She performed corps roles in Kent Stowell’s Nutcracker and George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In 2014, she joined Charlotte Ballet II and danced soloist roles such as Chinese and Marzipan in Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Nutcracker and had the opportunity to work with then resident choreographer Dwight Rhoden. This same year she became one of the 20 finalists at the 2014 Prix de Lausanne International Ballet Competition in Switzerland. Last season as an apprentice with Atlanta Ballet, Saho danced the role of Marya in Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker and works by Yuri Possokhov and Darrell Grand Moultrie. Saho would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support. 

Apprentices

Keith Reeves

Keith Reeves, from Augusta, Ga., began his training with Jennifer Tools at the Jessye Norman School of the Arts at the age of 15. In 2010, he continued his training with the Augusta Ballet School and was later asked to join the company, Dance Augusta, under the direction of Zane and Ron Colton. Prior to joining Atlanta Ballet, he was trained by Nicolas Pacana and Jocelyn Buchanan with the Atlanta Festival Ballet Company and has also studied at distinguished dance schools such as Colombia County Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Atlanta Festival Ballet, Joffrey Ballet School, and Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education. In 2010, Keith received a scholarship from acclaimed opera singer Jessye Norman to attend Joffery Ballet School’s summer intensive, and he was also the recipient of the Audrey B. Morgan scholarship for the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education Conservatory Division in 2014. Throughout his time at Atlanta Ballet, Keith has performed in Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker, John McFall’s The Sleeping Beauty, Jordan Morris’ Moulin Rouge® - The Ballet, Tara Lee’s the swimmer, and Gina Patterson’s Quietly Walking, among others. Following a successful year in the Atlanta Ballet Fellowship Ensemble, Keith is excited to dance with the Company as an apprentice this season.



Photos by Charlie McCullers.