Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

January 5, 2015

Atlanta Ballet Dancers & “Roméo et Juliette” Make ArtsATL’s 2014 Best of 2014

Click here to read ArtsATL's "Year in Review: Star-crossed lovers, Spano/Stallings mark exciting diversity of Atlanta dance." Read about why Jean-Christophe Maillot's Roméo et Juliette earned the title show of the year, Atlanta Ballet dancers Alessa Rogers and Christian Clark as Juliette and her Roméo were named couple of the year, and Company dancer Peng-Yu Chen was called the comeback of 2014!

"This reimagining of Prokofiev’s Roméo et Juliette shifted the emphasis of the story from the famous lovers to the more peripheral, guilt-ridden friar. It was a concept and production that fit the Atlanta Ballet like a glove. John Welker gave a masterfully brooding, internally tortured performance as the friar. Dressed in sumptuous, metallic fabrics and structured, runway-worthy jackets, the entire company gave inspired, at times heart-wrenching, performances."

Missed this show in 2014 or want to see it again? You're in luck; Roméo et Juliette is back by popular demand February 6-14 at Cobb Energy Centre. Click here for tickets!

Alessa Rogers and Christian Clark. Photo by Charlie McCullers.