Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Don Quixote

Don Quixote

Live with Atlanta Ballet Orchestra

March 17-19, 2023 Don Quixote

  • Choreography by Yuri Possokhov
  • Music by Ludwig Minkus
  • Live with Atlanta Ballet Orchestra

A classic ballet story loved by audiences for its dramatic score and lavish staging, choreographer Yuri Possokhov’s Don Quixote is “an altogether enchanting piece of dance theater” (Chicago Sun-Times) that blends exquisite dancing with an often humorous swashbuckling tale. Travel with the man of La Mancha across the Spanish countryside as he battles imaginary dragons, saves damsels in distress, and encounters a colorful cast of characters along the way.

  • Venue
    Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

    The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is the first major performing arts facility built in metro Atlanta in four decades.

    The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is located in northwest Atlanta near the junction of I-75 and I-285, at the intersection of Cobb Galleria Parkway and Akers Mill Road. Click here for parking, dining, hotel, and additional venue information.

    Emergency Phone Number
    The 24-hour public safety number for the Cobb Energy Centre is 770.916.2911. Please leave your seat location with your babysitter or answering service so that the house manager may find you in case of an emergency.

    Special Needs
    The venue is ADA compliant. Designated seats in various locations are available for guests with disabilities and those needing special assistance. The venue is equipped with wheelchair accessible courtesy phones, elevators, plaza ramps, wheelchair accessible ticket windows, and wheelchair accessible drinking fountains.  For more information, please call 770.916.2800.

  • Group Discounts

    Community and Corporate Group Tickets

    It only takes 10 people to benefit from Atlanta Ballet's Group Sales program.  With our fast, friendly and convenient service, you can secure the best seats in the house in no time at all. Groups save up to 40% on regular prices!

    Click here for details and to submit a request to Myredith Momongan, Associate Director of Group Sales.

  • Audience Reviews

    By Sharmah Wardlaw Feb 4th, 2018

    The storyline, costumes , music & choreography was riveting & exciting to watch! Go see this before it all ends!

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  • Seating Chart

    Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

  • Reviews

    Review: Atlanta Ballet’s new ranks rise to demands of ‘Don Quixote’

    Cynthia Bond Perry, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2018.02.06

    From a fiery flamenco dancer to matadors with swirling capes, from airy dryads to an errant knight lost in dreams of chivalry, “Don Quixote,”performed last weekend by Atlanta Ballet, was an entertaining, visually evocative, fast-paced jaunt into the past, vivified by a young and ambitious group of artists.

    Atlanta Ballet’s Don Quixote Full of Life

    Bianca Theodore, Imprintent, 2018.02.06

    Atlanta Ballet newcomer Sergio Masero played Basilio with expert precision, nailing every dramatic dip and rapid aerial turn. Erica Alvarado was equally as charming as Kitri, the perfect counterpart to her star-crossed lover.

    Don Quixote Dazzles at the Cobb Energy Centre

    Jon J., The Peach Review, 2018.02.05

    Atlanta Ballet has been sitting on a gem, just waiting to unleash its artistic wrath on patrons for the start of February. Don Quixote is by far the most fun I’ve ever had at a ballet in recent memory.

    In “Don Quixote” role, Atlanta Ballet dancer fulfills his quest

    Cynthia Bond Perry, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2018.01.27

    Like Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote, whose visions (or delusions) spur him toward knightly quests, Sergio Masero-Olarte has pursued a dream to become a world-class dancer. It sent him on a serendipitous journey, bringing growth and discovery, but also disappointments, misunderstandings and lost opportunities.An accomplished technician with an athletic build, the 23-year-old native of Madrid, Spain, has a cheerful demeanor, but his gaze intensifies as the conversation grows serious.“I’m the guy who almost got something, but didn’t,” he said.

  • Video

    Yuri Possokhov's "Don Quixote" 2018 Performance | Atlanta Ballet

  • Choreographer

    Yuri Possokhov, Choreographer

    Yuri Possokhov danced for 10 years with the Bolshoi Ballet, performing leading roles in the company’s classical and contemporary repertoire. While performing, Possokhov studied choreography and ballet pedagogy at the State College of Theatrical Arts, completing the five-year course in 1990. He was a principal dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet for two years before joining the San Francisco Ballet (SFB) as a principal dancer in 1994. During his 12 years dancing with SFB, he began choreographing. Upon his retirement from dancing in 2006, he joined the artistic staff at San Francisco Ballet as choreographer in residence. He has created 14 ballets for SFB and continues to choreograph new works for the company each season. Possokhov choreographs ballets for companies worldwide. In 2015, his full-length for the Bolshoi Ballet, A Hero of Our Time, was met with critical acclaim, and the company invited him to stage a full-length ballet based on the life of Rudolf Nureyev that premiered in December 2017. For these two ballets, Possokhov received the prestigious Benois de la Danse Award, established by the International Dance Union. Yuri Possokhov is a frequent guest choreographer with Atlanta Ballet. His Classical Symphony, Don Quixote and Firebird are also part of Atlanta Ballet’s repertoire. You can learn more at

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