Thank You to Our Supporters for Making Atlanta Ballet’s AileyCamp a Success!

Our first Atlanta Ballet's AileyCamp has been a great success! This program is truly a community effort and we thank you all for gathering around us as we launched this first year of Atlanta Ballet's AileyCamp. This summer Atlanta Ballet's AileyCamp provided dance, leadership, and personal development education programs to 64 underserved middle school students from metro Atlanta. The program culminated with an inspiring and uplifting series of performances from these young dancers.

We could not have done this without our amazing network of supporters:

  • The Coca-Cola Foundation
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Robert Battle, Artistic Director
Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Emerita
Masazumi Chaya, Associate Artistic Director
Bennett Rink, Executive Director
Cathryn Williams, Director | Arts in Education & Community Programs
Nasha Thomas-Schmitt, National Director of AileyCamp | Spokesperson & Master Teacher for Arts in Education

  • Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education and Atlanta Ballet Staff

John McFall, Artistic Director and Centre Director
Sharon Story, Dean of Centre for Dance Education
Arturo Jacobus, President and CEO
Emily Cook Harrison MS, RD, LD
Atlanta Ballet Staff

  • City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the Office of Cultural Affairs
  • Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation
    Amy Phuong, Interim Commissioner
    Annika Holder, Executive Director
    LaChandra Burks, Community Engagement Director
    • Summer Food Service Program

Jennifer S. Gurley, Program Coordinator
Christopher Clayborne, Supervisor
TraiVon Cooper, Monitor

  • Power2Give Atlanta Donors

Elizabeth Adams
Ina Allison
Jan Beaves
Michael Beeghley
Ronald & Gayle Breakstone
Shannon Carney
Lynda Courts
Richard Courts
Patricia Ekholm
Patrice Greer
Brooke Hempell
Joyce Houser
Valerie Johnson
Stacy Jones
Lucy Kwon
Mary Nakashige
Jean O’Halloran
Kelly Pierce
Kenya Pierre
Sharon Schachter
Amy Vaughn
Denise Wilbert

  • The Fox Theatre Atlanta

Allan Vella, President and CEO
Adina Erwin, Vice President and General Manager
Maggie Fuller, Community Engagement and Media Coordinator

  • Emory University

Barbara S. Coble, PhD, Graduation Generation, Education Partnerships Manager, and Center for Community Partnerships

  • Cigna Health Promotions Team
  • Atlanta Public Schools

Erroll B. Davis Jr., Superintendent
Carla Pennyman, Manager of Property Development and Facilities Services Department
Dawn Williamson, Office of Property Management

  • Atlanta Ballet Boutique

Leslie Judge Campbell, Boutique General Manager

  • Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Termerion McCrary-Lakes, Principal of High School
Dione D. Simon, Ed.D, Principal of Middle School
LaJuana Ezzard, Ed.S, Media Specialist \ Communications Ambassador
The Custodial Staff

Atlanta Ballet's AileyCamp 2014. Photo by Kim Kenney.