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Heath Gill

Heath began training and performing and the young age of four.  While his primary focus through most of his arts career has been in many styles of dance, his performance experience also includes trumpet, piano, musical theater, and film.  Straight out of high school, Heath began a distinguished career with Atlanta Ballet performing their varied classical ballet and contemporary repertoire...

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Tara Lee

Tara Lee is an American-born Chinese ballet dancer, choreographer, and actress. She received her dance training from Donna Bonasera of Connecticut Dance Theatre, and received a full scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet School. After dancing with Joffrey II in New York City, she met John McFall who invited her to join Atlanta Ballet; where she was a principal artist with the company for 21 years...

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John Welker

John received his first professional dance contract at the age of 16.  Over the course of his 25-year dance career, 22 of which were as a principal dancer with the Atlanta Ballet, he has danced many of the principal roles in the classical and contemporary dance repertoire...

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Rachel Van Buskirk

Rachel began her training with the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, achieving her Advanced R.A.D certification. She continued her training under Li Yaming, founder and director of Coastal City Ballet in Vancouver, Canada. Professionally she performed with Atlanta Ballet for 13 years and has been commissioned as a guest artist with various other companies...

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Christian Clark

Born and raised in Atlanta, Christian Clark began his dance training at the age of eight under the direction of Robert Barnett. His dance career has spanned fifteen years, working as a principal artist with the Atlanta Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and various other companies...

 
 

 
 

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Laura Morton

Laura Morton a Maryville, TN native was trained under her mother’s direction, Amy Morton Vaughn, at Van Metre School of Dance and as a member of the Appalachian Ballet Company. Laura was a scholarship recipient and studied at many summer intensives including Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, Chautauqua Institute of Dance, and Atlanta Ballet...