ArtsATL Feature on Dancer Peng-Yu Chen and her Triumphant Return as Snow Queen

Click here to read the ArtsATL spotlight by writer Scott Freeman on Company dancer Peng-Yu Chen, "Preview: Peng-Yu Chen overcomes injury and loss to return as Atlanta Ballet’s Snow Queen."

"For Chen, this year’s Nutcracker holds special significance — exactly two years ago she was injured mid-performance as she danced the marquee role of the Snow Queen. She hobbled off stage, suddenly faced with the harrowing prospect she might never return."

"... there is no dancer in the troupe more graceful than Chen. Watching her is like watching a rippling stream — she doesn’t seem to step so much as she seems to flow."

Peng-Yu Chen performs as Marya in the 2010 production of Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker. Photo by Charlie McCullers.