Saturday, March 23, 2013
Gwinnett Ballet Theatre presenting two performances of ballet about peasant girl who falls in love with a nobleman at the Performing Arts Center in Duluth.
One of the most popular works from the classical ballet repertoire will be presented by the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Saturday, March 30, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center in Duluth. “Giselle,” the story of a young peasant girl who falls in love with a young nobleman in disguise, offers audiences and performers the opportunity to experience classical ballet. Three GBT dancers will perform the lead roles of Giselle and Myrtha, Queen of the Willies. Abigrace Diprima of Lawrenceville and Kendall Greene, also of Lawrenceville, will perform the role of Giselle. Miss Diprima will perform at 2:30 p.m. and Miss Greene at 7:30 p.m. Bianca Melidor of Dacula will perform the role of Myrtha at both performances. The ballet …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Madison Greene dances in Youth America Grand Prix competition with her friend's name in her pointe shoes.
Ten Gwinnett Ballet Theatre dancers took part in the Youth America Grand Prix southeastern semi-finals March 1-3 at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center in Duluth. Recognition, great experience and lovely memories of the competition will follow the young women as they continue their lives full of studies, dance classes and social events. Two of the dancers, Abigrace Diprima and Madison Greene, both of Lawrenceville, finished in the top 12 of their age groups and were invited to continue the YAGP experience in New York City in April. For Madison, the weekend had a further meaning than her individual success. She was by herself onstage for her competition variation, but she did not dance alone. Anna Mott, 16, is a Gwinnett teen and GBT dancer…
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Ten local ballerinas selected to perform in Youth America Grand Prix Souththeastern Semifinals to present their competition pieces.
The Gwinnett Ballet Theatre is inviting the community to see performances at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, by 10 local ballerinas who will be competing in the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix Southeastern Semifinals. The Gwinnett Ballet Theatre is hosting the semifinals of the classical ballet competition in March. It will bring an estimated 1,000 young dancers, their parents, teachers and coaches to Gwinnett County. Dancers selected for the competition are Claire Bockhop of Snellville, Abgrace Diprima of Lawrenceville, Kendall Greene of Lawrenceville, Madison Green of Lawrenceville, Kenzie Martin of Grayson, Bianca Melidor of Dacula, Nichole Polakowski of Snellville, Cameron Silas of Snellville, Jordan Silas of Snellville, and Madeline …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Gwinnett Ballet Theatre opening three-week run of traditional ballet at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center in Duluth.
Gwinnett Ballet Theatre will launch its 31st annual production of “The Nutcracker” Friday, Nov. 30, at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center in Duluth. GBT’s production, the second largest in the Atlanta metro area, offers 11 public performances and five outreach shows. The first public performance will be Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2:30 p.m. Shows will continue through Sunday, Dec. 16. The performances will be accompanied by the professional 35 musicians of the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Orchestra for the last eight shows from Dec. 7 onward. This holiday season will be particularly special for the GBT Orchestra and its distinguished Conductor Predrag Gosta. An artist of international renown, Gosta recently returned from Britain where he conducted …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Government and civic dignitaries will gather at Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s new studios in Lawrenceville to “officially open” the state-of-the-art facility on Saturday, November 17, at a gala evening of fun, food, and fundraising.
This year has been a busy year for the dancers, staff and parents at Gwinnett Ballet Theatre. The nonprofit school and company, Gwinnett’s oldest performing nonprofit organization, has brought on a new artistic director, a new school director, and moved to a new location. Finally, it is time to stop for one special evening and take a breath. “Backstage Pass” will happen Saturday, November 17 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in GBT’s new facility at 1800 Macleod Drive. The new studios are directly across Sugarloaf Parkway from Gwinnett Technical College and near the Gwinnett Center in Duluth where the GBT dancers perform. “The event will begin with a grand ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the new facility,” says Backstage Pass …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Gwinnett Ballett Theatre adds classes in teen and adult ballet, offers Rockette workshop.
Friday, November 2, 2012
The Gwinnett Ballet Theatre has added two new ballet classes and an exciting workshop for wannabe Rockettes to the offerings in its new studios at 1800 Macleod Drive in Lawrenceville. The new location is near the Gwinnett Center in Duluth where the GBT performs. Teen and adult ballet will now be offered, according to a press release. Teen classes will be taught on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m, while adult ballet will be offered on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The instructor will be Elizabeth Galloway. No specific attire is required for these classes except to wear ballet slippers and have hair secured. Tuition is $100 a month. Former Rockette Autumn Morgenstern will lead a workshop for adult women Friday, Nov. 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Gwinnett Ballet Theatre's new home in 20,000-square-foot facility off Sugarloaf Parkway will rival some of the best dance facilities in the Southeast.
The walls are still unfinished, but this building is already filled with hope and joy. The Gwinnett Ballet Theatre opened the doors to it new home in Lawrenceville Thursday to let supporters and the community see their vision for the future. In June, GBT announced it would be relocating from Snellville to a 20,000- square-foot facility at 1800 MacLeod Avenue, right off of Sugarloaf Parkway. It features five studios and a long list of amenities. The new location is near Gwinnett Center in Duluth where GBT presents performances. “The medium-sized studio is as large as our biggest studio in Snellville,” said GBT’s Holley Calmes proudly as she begins the tour. Four excited young dancers come along wearing their leotards, dance shoes and hot …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Gwinnett Ballet Theatre invites community to tour studios, write messages on dance floors in building company will move into this fall.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The Gwinnett Ballet Theatre is inviting the community to tour the building it will move into this fall. There will be an open house at the 20,000-square-foot facility at 1800 Macleod Drive in Lawrenceville between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23. The spacious studios are almost ready for occupancy, according to a press release issued by the GBT. Open house guests can wish the dance company well by writing messages on the studio floors before the flooring is installed. There will also be opportunities to meet GBT dancers, staff, teachers, parents, and board of directors members, win “Nutcracker” tickets, and sign up for dance classes. Refreshments will be served. Classes for adults and children ages 3 will be offered in classical …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Gwinnett Ballet Theatre officials sent an email alerting its members that it would be leaving its Snellville location. However, officials said relocation not final yet.
Gwinnett Ballet Theatre, an integral part of Snellville's growing art base, is looking at leaving its current space at Fountain Square for a new location in Lawrenceville. According to an email sent to parents, the expected new spot is 1800 Macleod Ave. in Lawrenceville. The area is home to an industrial park and it is about three miles from the Gwinnett Center in Duluth where the ballet company performs "The Nutcracker." In the email, theater officials said the location "offers us the ability to develop a large, state-of-the-art complex for dance education and community service. It will allow us access to many more students and is only a few miles from our home theatre at Gwinnett Center. "This decision to move has been made only after …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Gwinnett Ballet Theater takes to the baseball field. Dancers recognized at Gwinnett Braves game.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The combination of baseball and ballerinas might sound like an unusual mix, but on Sunday, April 15, at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, the combination hit a home run. The Gwinnett Braves Foundation gave Snellville-based Gwinnett Ballet Theatre (GBT) a grant in December 2011 in support of its Shiloh Dance Project. The program allows elementary school students to enjoy a full education in dance over 16 weeks during the school year. To celebrate this donation, the Gwinnett Braves invited the ballet company to its opening Sunday game against the Durham Bulls. During the game, the ballet company was acknowledged and received a check for $1,000. In addition, Gwinnett Ballet Theatre sold tickets to the exciting post-game event, the "Tennis Toss…