Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Skyline Series: On the Horizon

Skyline Series: On the Horizon

Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education students. Photo by Bernardo Nogueira for Só Dança.

April 23-25, 2021 On the Horizon



Atlanta Ballet 2 presents: On the Horizon - April 23-25, 2021
- A collection of new works choreographed and performed by Atlanta Ballet 2 dancers, as well as a selection of excerpts from classical ballets.

Atlanta Ballet 2 will perform live on stage on the Georgia Tech campus as part of the Georgia Tech Arts: Skyline Series, an outdoor series of performances ranging from live music to contemporary dance and featuring a mix of Georgia Tech groups, Atlanta arts companies, and internationally recognized artists from outside of Georgia.

Join us in this festival-like atmosphere, including seating pods, food trucks and more on the Georgia Tech campus and experience the joy of dance live once again!

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  • Napoli Act III, Pas de Six
  • Choreography by August Bournonville
  • Music by Evard Helsted and Holder Simon Paulli
  • Staged by Serena Chu after The Royal Danish Ballet
  • Cast: April 23 & 25 Wyatt McConville-McCoy, Margaret Kuefler, William Woodward,
  • Evelyn Robinson, Stephen Myers, Dominique Morel, Laura Gracia
  • Cast: April 24 Jason McClung, Georgie Grace Butler, William Woodward,
  • Samantha Schuermann, Stephen Myers, Reira Ikeda, Kaitlin Matree Roemer
  • No Ordinary Love
  • Choreography by Georgie Grace Butler
  • Music by Labrinth
  • "No Ordinary"
  • Cast: April 23 & 25 Severin Brotschul, Reira Ikeda, Jason McClung,
  • Wyatt McConville-McCoy, Hui Wen Peng, Kaitlin Matree Roemer
  • Cast: April 24 Severin Brotschul, Margaret Kuefler, Dominique Morel,
  • Jason McClung, Wyatt McConville-McCoy, Evelyn Robinson
  • In the Midst of Existing
  • Choreography by Evelyn Robinson
  • Music by Adam Crystal
  • "Dakini" Movement IV
  • Cast: April 23-25 Laura Gracia, Margaret Kuefler, Dominique Morell,
  • Stephen Myers, Samantha Schuermann, William Woodward
  • Raymonda Act I, Pizzicato
  • Choreography by Marius Petipa
  • Music by Alexander Glazunov
  • Staged by Serena Chu
  • Cast: April 23 & 25 Evelyn Robinson
  • Cast: April 24 Hui Wen Peng
  • Fire and Silk
  • Choreography by William Woodward
  • Music by Ezio Bosso
  • "Exit, Run 44"
  • Cast: April 23-25 Severin Brotschul, Reira Ikeda, Hui Wen Peng, Kaitlin Matree Roemer
  • Raymonda ACT III, Male Variation
  • Choreography by Marius Petipa
  • Music by Alexander Glazunov
  • Staged by Serena Chu
  • Cast: April 23 & 25 Jason McClung and William Woodward
  • Cast: April 24 Severin Brotschul and Wyatt McConville-McCoy
  • Breath
  • Choreography by William Woodward
  • Music by Max Richter
  • "Love Slave"
  • Cast: April 23-25 Laura Gracia, Margaret Kuefler, Dominique Morel,
  • Stephen Myers, Evelyn Robinson, Samantha Schuermann
  • Passage
  • Choreography by Christina Carlos
  • Music by W.H. Squire
  • Miniatures for Cello and Piano (Oliver Gledhill, cello and Tadashi Imai, piano)
  • Cast: April 23-25 Severin Brotschul, Georgie Grace Butler, Reira Ikeda,
  • Jason McClung, Hui Wen Peng, Kaitlin Matree Roemer

Lighting for all On the Horizon performances designed by Joseph R. Walls.

Costume arrangement and special assistance for On the Horizon performances courtesy of Atlanta Ballet Costume Shop.

Program order and casting subject to change.


Atlanta Ballet 2
is the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education’s highest level of training that serves as a pathway for dancers to become an Atlanta Ballet Company member. Aimed to provide intense training and extensive performance opportunities for students at the top level of the School, Atlanta Ballet 2 consists of talented young dancers who are at a defining point in their development and can see professional-level success on the horizon.

At the end of the 2019|2020 Season, six Atlanta Ballet 2 dancers were promoted to join the Company for the 2020|2021 Season. Two of these talented young Company members - Bret Coppa and Carraig New - are presenting works as part of the Company's Silver Linings.

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  • On the Horizon Program with Casting
  • Choreographers

    GEORGIE GRACE BUTLER (Choreographer, No Ordinary Love) is 20 years old and is from Atlanta, Georgia. She began her training at the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance. In 2015, Butler moved to Boston, Massachusetts, to train at Boston Ballet School. She trained as a pre-professional student and trainee with the company. Butler danced roles in Miko Nissinen’s The NutcrackerRaymonda, and Miko Nissinen’s The Sleeping Beauty. In 2018, Butler became a trainee at Pennsylvania Ballet. There she danced roles in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Angel Corella’s Giselle, and The Sleeping Beauty. She joined Atlanta Ballet 2 in 2019.

    CHRISTINA CARLOS (Choreographer, Passage) is from Atlanta, Georgia. Entering at a young age, she grew up in Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education. Carlos cherishes her time training at Atlanta Ballet, and is grateful for the opportunities that it provided her. She studied at Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre with summers spent at Miami City Ballet, Washington Ballet, staibdance, and Atlanta Ballet Center for Dance Education’s Summer Intensive. Carlos debuted her first piece created on the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education’s Academy program students in 2015, and is honored to be debuting her second work, which she created on Atlanta Ballet 2. Passage will be her sixth choreographic piece for Atlanta Ballet. Carlos will be furthering her dance career and studies at the California Institute of the Arts from 2021-2025, in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in dance.

    SERENA CHU (Stager, Napoli Pas de Six and Raymonda Variations) was born in Long Beach, New York, where she received her early training at the School of American Ballet, performed in numerous productions with the New York City Ballet, and danced in the 1990 Workshop performance of Puss In Boots by Robert LaFosse. After attending the Bolshoi Ballet program in Vail, Colorado, Chu went on to study as a scholarship student with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia, and was one of the first Americans to graduate from the school. She was a member of Sarasota Ballet before joining Tulsa Ballet, where she danced many featured rolls in works from renowned choreographers such as N. Duato, G. Balanchine, J. Kylián, W. Forsythe, V. Caniparoli, B. Stevenson, A. DeMille, P. Taylor, T. Tharp, C. Wheeldon and S. Welch. Some favorite ballets in Chu’s repertoire include ArenalWithout WordsLambarenaCompany BSerenadeNine Sinatra SongsRemansosPor Vos Muero, and SeAthrough, a piece created on her by Tony Fabre. Chu was a guest principal with Ballet Des Moines during its inaugural years and helped build a new regional company in the U.S. Chu has been seen in Dance Magazine, the New York Times, Newsday, the cover of the Tulsa World and DM magazine. She is a YoungArts award winner, and was featured on CBS Sunday Morning. In addition to performing leading roles on the stages of the Joyce Theater in New York City, and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Chu has taught in many notable schools around the country, including Tulsa, Oklahoma; Salt Lake City, Utah; Des Moines, Iowa; Las Vegas, Nevada; and now in Atlanta, Georgia, where she has staged works with Atlanta Ballet 2, including their family ballets of Beauty and the Beast and The Swan Princess.

    EVELYN ROBINSON (Choreographer, In the Midst of Existing) is from the small town of Tyler, Texas, where she began her training at age 7 at Tyler Junior College Academy of Dance, under Thereza Bryce-Cotes and Shurrell Wiebe. At the age of 15, Robinson began attending the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) high school dance program on full scholarship. There she trained under Susan Jaffe, Jennet Zerbe, Eva Draw, Angelina Sansone, Jared Redick, Laura Martin, and many other UNCSA dance faculty members. While at UNCSA from 2017 to 2020, Robinson danced principal roles in Ethan Steifel’s The Nutcracker, Frederick Ashton’s Symphonic Variations, Joseph Mazilier’s Paquita, Marius Petipa’s Harlequinade and Sleeping Beauty, and Ilya Kozadayev’s Dream(s)pace. During her training, Robinson attended Atlanta Ballet, Ballet West, UNCSA, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Houston Ballet and the Royal Ballet’s summer programs. In 2020, Robinson competed at the Prix de Lausanne and was one of 21 dancers who advanced to the finals.

    WILLIAM WOODWARD (Choreographer, Fire and Silk and Breath) is 20 years old, and was raised in New York City. He started training at Ballet Academy East. In 2018, Woodward moved to San Francisco to continue his training at the San Francisco Ballet School. There he performed in Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. Woodward joined Atlanta Ballet 2 in the 2020|2021 Season.

  • Designers

    JOSEPH R. WALLS (Lighting Designer) most recently designed the lighting for Orlando Ballet’s production of Moulin Rouge.  Additionally, he has designed original works for The Washington Ballet and a list of choreographers including Jessica Lang, Trey McIntyre, Ethan Stiefel, John Heginbotham, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Dana Genshaft. Internationally, Walls regularly works with STEPS of Panama and recently designed Marlyn Attie’s Crush at the National Theatre of Panamá with support from the United States Embassy. Walls holds a nomination for the prestigious Premios Escena award for best lighting in Panama City, Panama. In 2019, Walls designed the weeklong celebration with Pope Francis – The World Youth Day. Other design collaborations include those with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Ballet West, Utah Metropolitan Ballet, staibdance, Inland Pacific Ballet, Chautauqua Dance, Ballet Spartanburg, The Charlotte Ballet, Roswell Dance Theatre and Komasnsé Dance Theater, as well as with Sundance Mountain Resort productions.  www.jwallsdesign.com

    THE ATLANTA BALLET COSTUME SHOP is currently comprised of five people: Colleen McGonegle – costume director; Susan Carter – costume technician and construction supervisor; Chloé Gervais – costume technician; Abby Parker – costume technician and shoe manager; and Abby Dupree Polston – costume technician and patternmaker. Collectively they bring over 70 years of costuming experience to Atlanta Ballet, with each person bringing their own unique and valuable skill set. During Gennadi Nedvigin’s tenure with Atlanta Ballet, the Costume Shop has supervised costumes for 35 ballets for the Company, building 14 of those shows from scratch. Given Nedvigin’s vision to bring new works to Atlanta, the Costume Shop has also constructed costumes from brand new designs for three to four world premieres a season. Last March, when the season was suspended, the Costume Shop saw that there was an urgent need for people who could sew. Within a week, they switched from making tutus to making masks, beginning their months-long production of personal protective equipment (PPE). During the spring and early summer, the Costume Shop provided 3290 masks, 250 scrub caps and 1457 gowns to 26 local hospitals, including Grady, Emory, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Wellstar. The Costume Shop has recently designed the costumes for Bruce Wells’ Atlanta Ballet 2 presents Beauty and the Beast and The Swan Princess and have been working on refreshing Snow White. Having had the opportunity to work with Claudia Schreier on the build of the costumes for First Impulse the Costume Shop was excited to get the opportunity to collaborate with her on not only the build, but also the design of her new piece Pleiades Dances.

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