Monday, March 25, 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 p.m. 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 …
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 …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Guests will gather at Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s new studios in Lawrenceville to officially open the new state-of-the-art facility in Lawrenceville.
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. “The event will begin with a grand ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the new facility,” says Backstage Pass Chairperson Teresa Snyder. “Lawrenceville Mayor Judy Johnson, Artworks …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
The new 20,000 square foot facility off of 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 its new home in Lawrenceville last week to let the community see the company's vision for the future. In June, GBT announced they 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 upgrades. -- Do you think the move is a good one? And, what words of encouragement would you give to the young dancers? -- “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…
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The dance group will move from Snellville to Lawrenceville, Ga by the fall.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
After calling Snellville home for years, the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre is getting ready to move to Lawrenceville. The non-profit organization's Board of Directors says the move should be complete by this fall. The 19,000 square foot facility will be located at 1800 MacLeod Avenue. Right off of Sugarloaf Parkway and across from Gwinnett Technical College. The building will include five large studios, offices, a student study area, dressing areas with showers, a costume shop and large storage areas for sets and costumes. The new space will give GBT more room than ever to help them fulfill their mission of offering the highest quality dance education and performances to the Gwinnett community. “We will now be in the center of Gwinnett County …