Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Dean of Centre for Dance Education

Sharon Story

Dean of Centre for Dance Education

Photo by Kim Kenney.

Sharon Story joined Atlanta Ballet after a professional dance career that spanned more than 20 years and included tenures with Joffrey Ballet, the School of American Ballet, New York City Ballet, Atlanta Ballet and ten years with Boston Ballet. Her Boston Ballet tenure included international tours with Rudolf Nureyev. In 1996, in addition to her role as ballet mistress, Story became dean of the Centre for Dance Education (CDE), which has rapidly grown to become one of the largest dance schools in the nation. The Centre for Dance Education is nationally recognized for its programs and community initiatives. Under Story’s direction, the CDE achieved accreditation with National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD). She serves as president of the

board of directors for NASD and is delighted to serve on many community and national boards. Story received the 2015 Women Making a Mark award from Atlanta Magazine and was featured in the ArtsATL Legacy Series in 2018. She is committed to providing a noncompetitive atmosphere and access to dance education that is shaped by the community's needs, is innovative, and inspires the commitment and excellence that are the trademarks of Atlanta Ballet. She is very proud of the dancers who have studied at the Centre for Dance Education and continue to share their experiences onstage in the Atlanta Ballet company and around the world. She thanks her family for all their love and support during her career.