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Look around any waiting area on any given day at a dance studio and you'll likely see a number of moms. Go backstage and you'll see a bunch of moms carrying props, organizing costumes and drying tears. And while moms do a lot of the heavy lifting, a father's role in a dancers life essential to overall success. We strive to give our dads the credit they deserve. We welcome all the dads to get involved in volunteering in any way they see fit! Take a moment to

Part of the beauty of North Atlanta Dance Theatre is the willingness of its company dancers to share their gifts and love of the craft with the grater community. On Thursday September 26th NADT dancers participated in the International Festival at Paul Duke High School in Norcross. As the first of several community outreach projects this season, dancers performed numbers from NADT’s upcoming presentation of The Nutcracker. Party Girls, Soldiers and Clara from our Cast B did a spectacular job giving the audience a taste of the wonder and joy of this classic

North Atlanta Dance Theatre recently held its annual welcome party for new and returning company members. The company is comprised of our most promising and dedicated dancers. Dancers must be twelve years old with a minimum of one year on pointe to audition for company. The event was presented by Director, Michael Garrison alongside his wife and co-founder, Kitty Garrison.  Our NADT families were treated to a potluck dinner and all new company members received their jackets. Grande and Demi pairings were announced; a mentoring program between seasoned and new company members. And

Vivaldi in the Park, a premier collaboration between North Atlanta Dance Theatre and the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra is set to take to the stage Saturday May 4th at 7 p.m. the Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater at Newtown Park in Johns Creek. The idea was the brainchild of Stephanie Magaldi, Development Director for NADT. Stephanie is the daughter of NADT's Artistic Director, Michael Garrison NADT Co-Founder, Kitty Garrison. Stephanie had the idea many months ago and approached Garrison. Spring is an extremely busy time for the dance theatre but

We are so delighted to share with you some really exciting news about one of our amazing young dancers! Eighth grade student, Olivia McBain will be competing in Youth America Grand Prix Finals in New York in April. Olivia competed at the local level placing second in her classical variation, Odalisque from Le Corsiare and she landed in the top twelve for her contemporary variation, Orchid by NADA instructor, Christina Simkovich. As a result of her tremendous work she will bring both solos to the stage in

Daniel and NADT Director, Michael Garrison Congratulations to Daniel Gray for his well deserved achievements at Youth America Grand Prix. Daniel competed in pre-competitive classical with Giselle's Peasant Pas 1st Male variation and La Sylphide James variation. He placed 3rd overall and was invited to two summer intensives. Daniel says, "I am so grateful to Mr. G and all the trainers for their investment in me. It was a great experience at the event but the training was the most valuable part." Keep up that training, Daniel. We

Kai Shlomi has been dancing since the age of three! We are delighted she will be dancing the part of the Sugar Plum Fairy in North Atlanta Dance Theatre's 2018 presentation of The Nutcracker.We asked Kai to answer a few questions about her performance:What are you most excited about in this year's staging of The Nutcracker? This year I am most excited to be performing as the Sugar Plum Fairy alongside my sister, Nik, who will be performing as Clara. As a senior, it feels special to

Moriah Jones has been dancing for ten years. She will be dancing Dew Drop Fairy, Snow and Side Arabian in North Atlanta Dance Theatre's 2018 presentation of The Nutcracker.We asked Moriah to answer a few questions about her role in this year's delightful staging of the holiday classic:What are you most excited about in this year's staging of The Nutcracker? I am most excited for the first scene of second act. Tell us what dancing these roles means to you? This Nutcracker, I will be performing my

The holidays can be hectic and frenzied; we encourage you to BEGIN this special season with us. NADT will present The Nutcracker at Infinite Energy Theater November 9th-11th. This year’s presentation boasts exciting additions to the battle scene and new twists to Clara’s dream. NADT founder and Artistic Director, Michael Garrison describes his vision; “North Atlanta Dance Theatre’s Nutcracker is light and fun for the entire family. Some productions can be quite dark. I did not want a spooky Nutcracker. Our production is well structured in its