Press Alert: Creative Loafing Previews MAYhem & ArtsATL Sits Down with Dancer Jackie Nash

Click here to read Creative Loafing's preview, "Dance 'MAYhem' at the Atlanta Ballet."

"The performance will contain three works by different choreographers, demonstrating the range of styles incorporated into what is known as contemporary ballet. The energetic company really shines in new works, and you can always tell when dancers are especially excited to strut in roles that are wholly their own."

Click here to check out ArtsATL's bubbly interview with Company dancer Jackie Nash, who will be taking on a featured role in Yuri Possokhov's Classical Symphony.

"For Nash, the piece is not only her first starring role for Atlanta Ballet, but a physically demanding challenge as a dancer. It was first performed by Maria Kochetkova of the San Francisco Ballet. 'She has all that Russian technique and the flexibility and the body; it’s a pretty big role to fill,' says Nash. 'But I love the piece. It’s tough, and Yuri admits it.'"

Atlanta Ballet dancers Jackie Nash and Heath Gill after Classical Symphony Rehearsal. Photo courtesy of ArtsATL.