Atlanta Ballet Announces 2023|2024 New Company Dancers
August 24, 2023
Atlanta Ballet Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin announced new 2023|2024 dancers for Atlanta Ballet. Recruiting for this year’s company involved visits to domestic locations ranging from Boston to Chicago, from New York City to San Francisco and beyond, plus competitions around the world in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Italy and Japan. Joining Atlanta Ballet are six talented individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
“We’ve brought together a cohesive group of individuals with versatile styles from completely different parts of the world, with all of them united in creating something extraordinary here in Atlanta,” explained Nedvigin. “It’s important to bring artists into our company who can demonstrate a unity of execution, in steps and artistry. The upcoming season showcases very challenging work, in which no choreographer’s style repeats itself, and our audiences will soon see just how capable these dancers are.”
Atlanta Ballet is excited to work with promising new dancers this season who will join familiar, returning artists, welcoming a collective six individuals into Atlanta Ballet:
New Atlanta Ballet Company Members
- Georgie Grace Butler is newly promoted from Atlanta Ballet 2 where she performed in Yuri Possokhov’s The Nutcracker, Giselle, Don Quixote and Paquita. She has also danced the roles of The Evil Queen in Snow White and Belle in Beauty and the Beast, both choreographed by Bruce Wells.
- Guillermo Dominguez studied at Escuela Profesional de Danza “Ana Laguna” for seven years and trained for one year with the dance master Lola de Ávila in Estudio de Danza María de Ávila. In 2019, he was accepted to the School of the Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier and joined Tulsa Ballet ll in 2020.
- Marius Morawski is a former member of the Finnish National Ballet where he danced soloist roles in ballets such as La Bayadere, Infra and Carmen. In 2021, he joined Tulsa Ballet, where he danced in repertoire created by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Yury Yanowsky, Andy Blankenbuehler and Katarzyna Kozielska, among others.
- Munkhjin Ulziijargal is a former soloist at Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet who received the Robert Joffrey Award of Merit from the USA International Ballet Competition this year and became the dancer of the year in Mongolia. His awards include the silver medal from the 1st Russian Japanese Eurasian Ballet Competition in 2019 and the gold medal in the Korea International Ballet Competition 2022, amongst others.
- Madison Penney graduated from the Royal Ballet School in 2023 where she received a contract from Birmingham Royal Ballet and had the honor of being chosen to perform the principal role as ‘Raymonda’ in The Royal Opera House.
- Rei Yamaguchi is a former dancer for English National Ballet and Hong Kong Ballet where he performed in numerous productions including Wayne Eagling’s The Nutcracker, Tamara Rojo’s Raymonda, Septime Webre’s Carmina Burana, Romeo and Juliet, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Coco Chanel: The Life of a Fashion Icon, Vladimir Malakhov’s La Bayadere and more.
Find out more about the 2023|2024 Company dancers.