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For the first time, celebrated choreographer Alonzo King brings his ballet company to his home state

“When we see great works of art, we want to see transcendence,” says Georgia-born choreographer Alonzo King. With his internationally acclaimed San Francisco–based company, LINES Ballet, King has drawn inspiration from global cultural traditions, making classical ballet more pliant, expressive, and relevant worldwide.

Atlanta Ballet dancer John Welker looks back at his 20-year career

After two decades with the Atlanta Ballet, principal dancer John Welker is pivoting to a new role.
Aleec Harris

Meet five Atlanta athletes with an unbeatable drive to succeed

These five Atlanta athletes represent a range of disciplines and abilities, but they’ve all got one thing in common—a staggering amount of determination, something that even the most casual exerciser could probably use more of.

No tutu required

“And one and two and three and four,” the instructor drilled, her straight leg flying in rapid fire. “Close front, close front, close back, close back.” Or something like that. We’d just started a beginner ballet class, and already I was lost.

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