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North Atlanta Dance Theatre provides premier dance performance to the greater Atlanta community. Theatrical presentations feature gifted young performers while supporting and showcasing elite professional artists.

Michael Garrison is the Founder and Artistic Director of North Atlanta Dance Theatre. Garrison began his dance career in 1978 at what is now the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. At NCSA he flourished under intense training in ballet and graduated with a world of opportunity. Michael enjoyed a productive performing career that spanned over several decades. In 1990 he started teaching under the tutelage of Mr. Pavel Rotaru. Together with his wife Kitty, Garrison turned his passion into a pathway for young dancers by opening North Atlanta Dance Theatre in 1999.

NADT is a sister company to North Atlanta Dance Academy (NADA) Both businesses are owned and managed by Michael and Kitty Garrison. The academy provides quality dance education and is home to over 500 local students and families. With your support, your company information will be distributed to our entire North Atlanta Dance family.

The 38 members that make up the NADT company are all NADA dance students ranging in age from 11-18 years old. Each member is individually selected through an intensive audition process and their participation in the company is in addition to their rigorous weekly dance schedule at the academy. All members receive a year long contract to train weekly and perform in 2 major ballet productions at the Infinite Energy Theatre.



Co-Founder / President / Artistic Director


Co-Founder, Executive Director, Secretary, Treasurer

Mallory Kalajian

Development Coordinator / Teacher

Stephanie C Magaldi

Development Director

Dina Garrett

Special Initiatives Director