Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

The Nutcracker

The Carlos Family in Honor of Thalia N. Carlos Presents

The Nutcracker

Illustration by Dylan Moore.

The Nutcracker On Demand Access November 25 - December 27, 2020 The Carlos Family in Honor of Thalia N. Carlos Presents The Nutcracker

  • Choreography by Yuri Possokhov
  • Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Conductor Garrett Keist
  • Performed by Atlanta Ballet Orchestra
  • Scenic design by Tom Pye
  • Costume design by Sandra Woodall
  • Lighting design by David Finn
  • Video design by Finn Ross
  • Props and Set Decoration by Faye Armon-Troncoso

The Nutcracker 2020 On Demand

$25 for 3-day viewing access - available beginning Wednesday, November 25 through December 27.

This holiday season, bring the magic and mystery of Atlanta Ballet's production of The Nutcracker into your home. The Nutcracker On Demand is the full ballet production, captured on video and streamed directly to you at the moment you want to watch it - modern magic worthy of Drosselmeier himself!

You will have access to the performance for three days after purchase, giving busy families the flexibility to enjoy the performance at their convenience. You are welcome to watch as many times as you wish before your access expires!

The run time of the movie without intermission is 2 hours.

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Singing in “Snow Scene” in Act I:
Georgia Youth Choir


Alyssa Gangarosa, Artistic Director

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  • Audience Reviews

    By Genie Brown Dec 17th, 2018

    I’m so sorry to say that I was extremely disappointed in the new version of the Nutcracker. It certainly lacked the pageantry of the older version. Not many children participated, and the scenery was terrible. Dark and depressing. Hope next year The Atlanta Ballet will go back to the older version. Technology has it’s place but not in the beautiful world of live theater.

    By Vi Pham Dec 20th, 2018

    As I gathered my belongings to follow the throngs of theatergoers flooding the exit, I cradled my right swollen middle finger. I had spent the last couple hours wildly applauding at every opportune moment and still, I was draped in the enchantment of the evening.The Atlanta Ballet Company's emotive and hauntingly beautiful performance of the reinvigorated production of "The Nutcracker" was nothing short of delightful and many times, goosebump-inducingly so. From the moment the word "Nutcracker" appeared on the projection-screen curtain prior to the show--with the turning cogs and whimsical slipping of letters that a mechanical arm would barely catch in time (and even a tooting teddy bear!)--I was transported to the remarkable places from my husband's beloved steampunk stories with cold, dreary weather and lots of scientific discoveries.I work in tech but have been vocally skeptical of its role in society, however, on my drive home from The Fox last night, I strangely felt comforted by the possibility of people finding ways to integrate technology into our lives that preserve and respect our humanity while bringing us to foreign lands and times.While I refrain from giving away the story (which you can just search for anyway), I feel compelled to urge those who have yet to see the show to go and experience the seamless weaving of classical ballet with the technological advances of our age. I have seen the Atlanta Ballet perform "The Nutcracker" throughout the past six seasons and this year's show left me utterly spellbound. I cannot wait to see next year's performance!

    By Brianna Green Dec 20th, 2018

    I was very excited to see the Nutcracker again this year as I have for the last 5 years and was very disappointed with the new changes. It's not what I was expecting at all. There weren't many individual dance sequences for Arabian nights and sugar plum fairies etc. They were very short and not very lively. The set was very dark and not very colorful as the previous/original show. The technology sequence was cool but didn't seem to fit very well with the theatrics of the show. This was not what I expected at all and I was very excited to come back again this year. I hope the ballet will go back to the original version next year.

    By Dance Lover Dec 21st, 2018

    Beautiful sets and costumes, updated choreography. A beautiful production!

    By Frederick K Duffer Dec 23rd, 2018

    I am disheartened to see the 1 and 2 star reviews for the new version of the Nutcracker. This was my first ballet experience, and I have to say it was excellent and nothing like I was expecting to see. I may not be a ballet afcianado, but I am infilm production, and I found it fascinating. I understand how change from a traditional presentation can be difficult to accept, but such poor reviews are completely unwarranted. It was a great mix of new theatre technique and traditional dance presentation. Do youself a favor and go see this for yourself.

    By Remi Klein Dec 24th, 2018

    Please go back to the original version next year! This year’s set was dark and did not fit the lively Christmas theme. I did not like that the beginning of act one was completely different from the original-they took out clara getting her pointe shoes, the beggars in the intro, etc. And the second half was even worse-where were the jokers and the sheep? Why was the dress lady a man? What happened to the children in all of the scenes? The whole thing was really disappointing. I would much rather see the original version than see this new “fancy” tech savvy version.

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  • Reviews

    Atlanta Ballet’s high-tech ‘Nutcracker’ at Kennedy Center is one of the most entertaining out there

    Sarah L. Kaufman, The Washington Post, 2019.11.28

    You know it’s not your typical, fancy-schmancy “Nutcracker” Christmas party when the maid drunkenly hurtles by on the cocktail cart, helped along by a dashing Herr Drosselmeier who’s a cross between a steampunk bad boy and the craziest, coolest uncle ever.In the Atlanta Ballet’s “Nutcracker,” which opened at the Kennedy Center Opera House on Wednesday, just about every detail of the standard holiday ballet is whomped up, rethought and mined for either laughs or meaning or both. I have seen a lot of “Nutcrackers,” and this one, created by Yuri Possokhov, resident choreographer at San Francisco Ballet, tops them all as the most entertaining as well as the smartest.The first moments are like being shot out of a cannon, as video images projected across the stage spin us rapidly through a snowy night to a German city in the early 19th century. The sense of speed in this flying, swooping perspective is intense, especially if you’re prone to vertigo, and it’s a relief when the focus finally settles on the dancer who plays Drosselmeier, the clockmaker and gift-bearing godfather who sets the story in motion. Through an alchemy of video projection and action on the stage, Drosselmeier appears to be bounding through his own fantastical movie, which whirls us from his magical shop to the doorstep of the Stahlbaum household.The scrim lifts, the video images vanish, and the familiar story begins, told through dancing and lively stage action. But the feeling of freedom and high spirits never leaves. Ice skaters and skiers glide past the house, a couple smooches and giddy young women cease waltzing for a moment to stare at them with longing. This opening montage sets up the theme of discovery in this “Nutcracker,” where all the traditional events happen, but nothing is as you expect.Drosselmeier is not a remote, mysterious figure, as in most versions of the ballet. Instead, he’s the embodiment of pizazz, running about in his satin breeches, orchestrating all the fun with his gleaming hair flying. He gets on the floor to play with the children, and he conjures a lively show-within-a-show in the swanky parlor, full of music-hall touches and Old World details that plunge us into a bygone age that still feels as fresh and current as today. This is a party, after all, and so the adults, all hopped up on champagne, try a formal maypole dance but make a mess of it and end in a heap, all perfectly in time with Tchaikovsky’s stately music.It’s all in the spirit of merrymaking. The whimsy is enhanced by the graceful Empire silhouettes of Sandra Woodall’s costumes, the clever tricks of dimension in Tom Pye’s set designs and the warmth of David Finn’s lighting.But the decor and special effects never outshine the cheerful dance energy of this ballet, and that is a testament to Possokhov’s exceptionally fluid and musical choreography. Longtime dancegoers may recall, back in 2007, when the Bolshoi Ballet performed his “Cinderella,” set on the moon. Courage and creativity mark his work as well as seamless construction. He’s willing to upend convention to get at the heart of the story.Marie, the Stahlbaum child (delightfully portrayed by Remi Nakano) whose dream of ad­ven­ture and romance whisks us from reality to fantasy, faces invading mice who roll into her parlor on their bellies, like kids on sleds. The ballerina dolls battle alongside the wooden soldiers (yay, female power). Marie dreams of herself as a grownup, and the Waltz of the Snowflakes features a tender pas de deux between the adult Marie, danced by the notably musical Airi Igarashi, and Vitor Luiz’s handsome Nutcracker Prince. In a surprising but effective use of contemporary dance, Possokhov includes floor work throughout this ballet, always in keeping with the overall flowing, spiraling quality of movement.On evidence of Wednesday’s performance, fluidity is also a hallmark of the Atlanta Ballet dancers, all of whom acquitted themselves beautifully. Of special note were Lucas Labrador, Emma Guertin and Ashley Wegmann in the ebulllient Spanish dance. Jackie Nash and Jacob Bush added terrific comic flair to a French dance that parodied every 19th-century ballet mannerism in good fun.Technological effects continued, with huge storybooks suspended in midair and pages flipping wondrously to announce the next scene. But the most remarkable, even magical, feature of this “Nutcracker” is that nothing is what you expect, and yet through its innovations and creativity, it finds fresh ways to illuminate the age-old themes of love, play and endless possibility.

    Review: Atlanta Ballet’s new “Nutcracker” captivates with layered effects, simple story

    Cynthia Bond Perry, ArtsATL, 2018.12.11

    On stage, the real and fantastical mingled with everyday things — an armchair and a glass-front cabinet, or a puppet theater and its marionettes that suddenly grew tenfold then collapsed into nothing just as quickly. In this storybook world, Marie’s living room turned surreal, throwing her environment off-kilter. The mysterious uncle or godfather Drosselmeier — whom Nikolas Gaifullin portrayed with a youngish, gentlemanly grace — took a central role. He orchestrated the transformation of everything around Marie, including a wooden-headed Nutcracker that turned into a handsome prince. In both of the pas de deux with Marie and the Prince, Possokhov’s choreography looped and dove around the space like a roving, dream-like imagination, liberated from the constraints of rational thought and physicalized. Within the nucleus of their duets, their movement stirred and whirled, then soared, dipped and opened outward toward the audience. Igarashi projected warmth and vivacity.

    “The Nutcracker” Embraces High Tech in Atlanta

    Laura Jacobs, Vanity Fair, 2018.11.26

    Lest anyone think that a high-tech approach is inappropriate for this classic, be reminded that at its premiere in 1892, Tchaikovsky’s fantasy ballet left Russian critics perplexed. His colleague Mikhail Ivanov, however, saw that with this brilliant score, ballet as a medium had “started out along a completely different path from before.” So “The Nutcracker” itself was progressive. That said, Possokhov is following the traditional American story line as laid out by the Christensen brothers in San Francisco (1944) and George Balanchine in New York (1954), though his iteration will be more mystical, celestial, and spooky.

    Atlanta Ballet enchants and stuns in new ‘Nutcracker’

    Allison Gupton, Dance Informa, 2018.12.09

    A talented team of artists and designers assembled over the past two years to create an incredibly magical theatrical experience. The hard work, creativity and commitment to this world premiere was evident in the scale of all aspects of the design and in the small details seen throughout the show.

    High tech, holiday traditions meet in Atlanta Ballet’s new ‘Nutcracker’

    Curt Holman, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2018.12.04

    The production team includes Tony Award-winning video/projection designer Finn Ross, Tony-nominated set designer Tom Pye and lighting designer David Finn. The $3.7 million production promises to enhance the dance with projected imagery and other state-of-the-art technological effects. “As technology moves on, artists develop new skills. Technology inspires creatives to explore new borders of their imagination onstage. Yuri is a master of this. The projections and visual enhancements will only help him bring the dancers up front,” says Nedvigin.

    The Atlanta Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker” at Fox Theatre

    O'Brian Gunn, GA Voice, 2018.11.20

    When you hear mention of “The Nutcracker,” your mind may instantly conjure up the new “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” movie. Rather than take a risk on what’s (so far) shaping up to be a rather lackluster movie, treat yourself and your family to a new, transcendent onstage performance of the classic production from the talented Atlanta Ballet at the historic Fox Theatre this December.

    The Nutcracker from Atlanta Ballet gets new-age makeover in its 24th year

    Natisha Lance, 11Alive, 2018.12.21

    It’s a challenge Atlanta Ballet dancer Emily Carrico, who plays Marie in the production, said the dancers are up for.“The scale of everything in this theater and the choreography is just out of this world,” she said. “It's like nothing I’ve ever experienced before, and pretty much, I would say, it's safe to say any dancer in the company has danced before.”

  • Video

    Yuri Possokhov's "The Nutcracker" 2018 | Atlanta Ballet

    Atlanta Ballet's The Nutcracker: Past Present and Future

    The Nutcracker 2018 Tickets | Atlanta Ballet

    Behind the Scenes of "The Nutcracker" 2018 | Atlanta Ballet

    Yuri Possokhov's "The Nutcracker" at Fox Theatre 2018 | Atlanta Ballet

    Yuri Possokhov's "The Nutcracker" - Opening Night Gala 2018 | Atlanta Ballet

    The Nutcracker 2018 | Atlanta Ballet

    The Nutcracker 2018 - Teaser | Atlanta Ballet

    The Nutcracker at Fox Theatre - Drex Rener | Atlanta Ballet

    The Nutcracker at Fox Theatre - Kaedy Kiely | Atlanta Ballet

    The Nutcracker at Fox Theatre - Condace Pressley | Atlanta Ballet

    The Nutcracker at Fox Theatre - Checka Cee | Atlanta Ballet

    The Nutcracker at Fox Theatre - 11Alive News | Atlanta Ballet

  • On Demand FAQs

    ON DEMAND Frequently Asked Questions:

    Q:  Does The Nutcracker On Demand cost $25 per person?
    A:  The virtual performance is priced per digital viewing, not per person. For example, if a family of four watches the virtual performance on one device, that would cost $25; if one person watches the virtual performance on one device, that would also cost $25.

    Q:  Once I purchase The Nutcracker On Demand, will I own it?
    A:  On Demand is a three-day rental, much like you would find on Amazon Prime or other streaming services.

    Q:  How often can I watch it?
    A:  Once you add the virtual performance to your Atlanta Ballet account, you have three days to watch it as many times as you want. Your access will expire after three days.

    Q:  What if I don’t know when I want to watch it?
    A:  You can purchase a $25 redemption code for a three-day rental to use anytime between now and December 27, 2020.  You can also purchase a redemption code as a gift for someone else.

    Q:  How will I find my virtual performance once I have paid for it?
    A:  You will need to log into your Atlanta Ballet account to access your virtual performance.  If you don’t have an account, you will need to create one when you purchase.  You will not be able to access the performance if you use Guest Checkout.

    Q:  Why do I need to be logged in to an account?
    A:  Requiring a login keeps the virtual performance secure.  It takes many people many hours to produce a full-length ballet production as complicated as Atlanta Ballet’s version of The Nutcracker.  In order to respect copyrights and other legal agreements, we cannot allow anyone to access the performance for longer than three days at a time.

    Q:  Can I purchase a three-day rental of The Nutcracker On Demand as a gift for someone else?
    A:  YES!  You can purchase a $25 redemption code for a three-day rental and email it to the recipient, along with the instructions in the confirmation email.  The recipient will need to log in or create an Atlanta Ballet account to use the redemption code and watch the performance.

    Q:  What if I can’t find the virtual performance in my account once I have paid?
    A:  Atlanta Ballet Patron Services staff can help you access your virtual performance.  Just email us at, or call us Monday through Friday, 10am – 6pm.  Please note that we will be closed November 26-27 for Thanksgiving and December 24-25 for Christmas.

    Q:  What if I want to watch it on my television?
    A:  If you have a television that is compatible with digital content, there are several ways to watch your virtual performance on your television.  Depending on what kind of PC, laptop, or phone you have and what kind of television you have, you can use an HDMI cable to connect them together, or you can “cast” the performance onto your television using an app.  There are too many variations to list here, but a good list of options can be found at

  • Drive-In Movie FAQs

    The Nutcracker Drive-in Movie Experience

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    ADMISSION is general admission within each section.

    Gates will open at 6pm, and parking spaces will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Cars over 6’ in height (such as large SUVs, Escalades, Suburbans, etc.) and large passenger vans will be assigned to parking spaces in the back of the lot.

    MASKS and SOCIAL DISTANCING of six feet between patrons are required outside of your vehicle. Lawn chairs are allowed within your designated parking space only.

    SOUND will be available through your car radio on 102.7 FM.

    CONCESSIONS Snacks and beverages will be available on site for purchase prior to the performance and during intermission. Car delivery is available for items ordered prior to November 20 ONLY.

    MERCHANDISE will be available on site at the Atlanta Ballet Boutique. Car delivery is available for items ordered prior to November 20 ONLY.

    PUBLIC RESTROOM FACILITIES will be provided. Please note that the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre building will be closed.

    LATE ARRIVALS will be required to park in a waiting area; if you purchased a Front Row space, you will not be able to access it until intermission.

    SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT will be available prior to the screening at our outdoor Holiday Market. Arrive early.

  • "The Nutcracker" 2020 Program
  • "The Nutcracker" 2020 Casting
  • Kid Corner
  • In the Press
    Atlanta Ballet’s drive-in Nutcracker: an alternative holiday tradition

    Bo Emerson, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2020.09.24

    Everything has changed this year and the holidays will change as well.

    Door-to-door for Halloween? The CDC recommends against it. Getting the whole crowd together for Thanksgiving? That could be tricky.

    And what of “The Nutcracker,” the wintertime staple that pays the rest of the year’s bills for the Atlanta Ballet?

    Just assembling the dancers on stage and the orchestra in the pit would pose some challenges, say ballet officials. Plus, the new home of “The Nutcracker,” the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, has postponed all events until the new year.

    But the Atlanta Ballet refuses to be stopped, and on Dec. 2-6 will go outside the footlights.

    For five nights the ballet company will construct a pop-up drive-in movie theater on its surface parking lot, and will welcome patrons at $100 a carload ($150 for the front-row parking spaces).

    On the screen will be a video version of Tchaikovsky’s marvelous music and Yuri Possokhov’s choreography, telling the story of an enchanted tree, a dreamlike journey and a climactic battle. The film will feature the new staging of “The Nutcracker,” with its outsize sets and startling video projections, introduced to Atlanta audiences in 2018 by artistic director Gennadi Nedvigin.

    Arturo Jacobus, president and CEO of the Atlanta Ballet, said the company’s videographer is fashioning a full-length “Nutcracker” on film, editing together video of performances in the Fox Theatre with those from the company’s debut of the new “Nutcracker” at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., last year. They will be using “the best clips that we have of all of those performances, to create kind of the best of the best.”

    This year would have been the debut of “The Nutcracker” at the Cobb Energy Centre, after more than 20 years at the Fox Theatre.

    While the Cobb Energy Center seats 2,750 guests, there will be room for only about 100 vehicles at the pop-up drive-in. Depending on demand, the ballet company will add shows.

    “The main objective is to bring a little joy,” said Jacobus, “to give people something that is as close as possible to a traditional holiday experience."

    According to a statement from the company, viewers will be able to pre-order special Nutcracker-themed concessions and gift items to be delivered to their cars before the movie or during intermission.

    It will be a movie, not the real thing, and with the limited attendance possible it will probably not raise the funds that the ballet company depends upon each year.

    “This time around we’re not looking to make any significant money on ‘The Nutcracker,’” said Jacobus. “We’re trying to plan it and budget it so we can at least break even.”

    To add to that offering, the company plans to release an on-demand version of the film available online from Nov. 26 until Dec. 25 , along with Nutcracker-themed snippets appearing on social media in what the group is calling “30 Days of Nutcracker.”

    Tickets to the drive-in will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, at the Atlanta Ballet’s website (

  • 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

  • Design Team

    Tom Pye, Scenic Designer

    Roundabout Debut. Broadway: Testament of Mary, All My Sons, Top Girls, Cyrano de Bergerac, Glass Menagerie, Medea, Fiddler on the Roof (Tony Nom). West End: A Christmas Carol, Sinatra, Medea. Recent: Invisible Thread (Second Stage, ART); High Society (Old Vic); Platonov, Ivanov, The Seagull (Chichester, National Theatre); John Gabriel Borkman (Abbey Theatre, BAM); Mother Courage, Happy Days, Measure for Measure (Royal National). Opera: Death of Klinghoffer, Eugene Onegin, Così Fan Tutti (MET/ENO); Akhnaten (ENO/LA); Death in Venice (Premio Franco Abbiati).

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    Sandra Woodall, Costume Designer

    Woodall has contributed scenic and costume designs to San Francisco Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Georgian National Ballet, The Norwegian National Ballet, the State Opera Ballet of Austria, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Houston Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Project, Singapore Dance Theatre, National Ballet of Finland, and other companies around the world. Recent productions include costume designs for Atlanta Ballet’s Camino Real choreographed by Helen Pickett. Ms. Woodall’s artwork has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, the San Francisco Museum of Performance and Design, and in many group exhibitions, including the 2011 Wearable Art exhibit in Hong Kong. In 1999 and 2000, she was a Fulbright scholar teaching at what is now the Taiwan National University of the Arts (TNUA). She has contributed designs and visual consultation to many productions in Taiwan and China, including 2009’s stadium-scale opening pageant for the Deaf Olympics, scenic designs for the 100th anniversary-celebration of Taiwan National Day, and in the 2015 scenic and costume design of Winter Journey by Wan Fang and directed by Stan Lai in Beijing.

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    David Finn, Lighting Designer

    Finn began his professional career as a lighting designer at age 16 working for the puppeteer Burr Tillstrom and Kukla, Fran & Ollie. David's previous work with Atlanta Ballet includes The Four Seasons, The Exiled, and Camino Real (for which he also completed his first professional scenic design). His design credits for dance include The Nutcracker and Cinderella (Birmingham Royal Ballet), Romeo & Juliette for Sasha Waltz (Paris Opera Ballet), Swan Lake (Bayerisches Staatsballett), and works for renowned choreographers such as Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Merce Cunningham, James Kudelka, José Limón, Helgi Tomasson, Liam Scarlett, Yuri Possokhov, and Dana Reitz, as well as for leading international companies. David was the resident lighting designer for Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project from 1993-2000. His opera work includes projects for the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera, Paris Opera, La Scala Milan, Salzburg Festival, Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York City Opera, Berlin Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper, La Monnaie (Brussels), Opera de Lyon, Opera Communale (Florence), Het Muziektheater (Amsterdam), Stuttgart Opera, Opera Australia, Santa Fe Opera, Canadian Opera Company, and San Francisco Opera. For film, Finn’s work includes stage lighting for Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence and producer/director of the PBS documentary The Green Monster. David has designed two shows for Cirque du Soleil: ZED in Tokyo and MICHAEL JACKSON ONE in Las Vegas. Future plans include Les Troyens for The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Cosi fan Tutti for Opera Australia, a world premiere of The Little Prince for The National Ballet of Canada, and a world premiere of Frankenstein for The Royal Ballet.

    Finn Ross, Video Designer

    Ross trained at Central School of Speech and Drama and designs video and projection for all forms of live performance. He works regularly for English National Opera, credits including Benvenuto Cellini (with Adam Young), The Death of Klinghoffer, Eugene Onegin, The Magic Flute, Simon Boccanegra, The Damnation of Faust, and Don Giovanni. Other opera credits include The Turn of the Screw (Theater an der Wien), Sunset Boulevard (Gothenburg Opera), A Dog’s Heart (Dutch National Opera, La Scala, Milan, ENO and Opéra de Lyon), Knight Crew (Glyndebourne Festival), The Adventures of Mr Brouček (Opera North and Scottish Opera), and Das Portrait (Bregenz Festival).

    Ross’s theatre work includes The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and Greenland (National Theatre), Shun-Kin and The Master and Margarita (Complicite) Sugar Mummies (Royal Court), The Gods Weep (Royal Shakespeare Company), Top Girls (Chichester Festival and Trafalgar Studios), All My Sons (Broadway), Little Otik (Vanishing Point/National Theatre of Scotland), and Die Ringe des Saturn (Schauspielhaus, Cologne). He is a member of the London-based group of video and projection designers Mesmer.

  • Donor Listing

    Atlanta Ballet is grateful to the individual, corporate, and foundation donors who are making this world premiere production possible.

    Platinum ($1 million +)
    Thalia N. Carlos &  Chris M. Carlos Foundation

    Gold ($500,000 - $999,000)
    Sarah Kennedy

    Sapphire ($250,000-$499,999)
    Jones Day Foundation

    Silver ($100,000 - $249,999)
    Arrow Exterminators
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Elaine & Erroll Davis
    The Home Depot Foundation
    Outfront Media
    The Sara Giles Moore Foundation
    The Zeist Foundation

    Bronze ($50,000 - $99,999)
    Atlanta Ballet Corps de Ballet
    Ginny & Charles Brewer Family Foundation
    The Elster Foundation
    The Imlay Foundation
    Linda & Don Morris
    Northside Hospital
    Stephanie & Austin Stephens

    Supporter ($25,000 - $49,999)
    Elizabeth & Howell Adams III
    Bonnie & Terry Herron
    Barbara & Eric Joiner
    Pam Wakefield

    Patron ($10,000 - $24,999)
    Jan Beaves
    Vanessa & Robin Delmer
    Adrienne & Scott Hardesty
    Kathleen & Kirk Knous
    Margaret P. McCamish
    Dante S. Stephensen

    Contributor ($5,000 - $9,999)
    Gayle & Ron Breakstone
    Dr. Meria Carstarphen
    Lynn Cochran-Schroder & Bill Schroder
    Nancy Field & Michael Schulder
    Douglas Hopkins
    Susan S. Kettering
    Carole & Nelson Marchioli
    Mr. William F. Snyder

    Friend ($1,000 – $4,999)
    Helen & Howard Elkins
    Florida & Doug Ellis
    Carol Lanier Goodman
    Joyce Houser, Ph.D.
    Jamila & Whitcliff A. McKnight, Jr.
    Mrs. William A. Parker, Jr.
    Danna & Mike Sanders
    Thays & Juan Carlos Urdaneta
    Karen Vereb & Bud Blanton

    Up to $1,000
    Ken & Laurie Borick
    Susan Carter
    Cynthia Crain, Ed.D & Dwight Lee, Ph.D.
    Lavona Currie
    Arrington Davies
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    Kevin & Paige Feagin
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    Kate & Patrick Gaul
    Elizabeth Hamrick
    Brian & Amy Howell
    Mark & Pat Jackson
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    Mariana Laufer
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    Farris Lewis
    Steven Libman & Carol Killworth
    Jeanie & Albert Marx
    Elizabeth & Chris Morris
    Melissa & Thespi Mortimer
    Donald & Helen O’Shea
    Sara Partin
    Lys & Michael Paulhus
    The Peacock Family
    Susan & Richard Pershing
    Jonathan & Amelia Poplar
    Jill Pryor & Edward Krugman
    Manda & Jeremy Shankel
    Kristen Manion Taylor & Jason Taylor
    Roberta Taylor & James Hill
    Judie & Tom Wilhite

    *As of January 31, 2019

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