GMDT ended their 63rd Season abruptly, the night before the spring performances began. Our dancers, while heartbroken, exhibited an incredible amount of grace and spirit, despite it being the last performance for some. The start of Season 64 brought more disappointment as we made the difficult decision to remove the fall show from our season lineup. In addition to that, our annual Raise the Barre Gala was also cancelled, resulting in a loss of critical revenue for the organization. While we forge ahead with a reimagined Nutcracker and high hopes for our spring production of Swan Lake, we are asking for your help to support the grace, determination and resiliency of our dancers.
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”
Keep dancing, friends and show your support for GMDT today.
About Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre
Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre (RMDT) was founded by Atlanta dance pioneer Ruth Mitchell in 1956 and is proudly one of Georgia's oldest non-profit arts organizations. Through Ms. Mitchell's leadership and creativity, RMDT became well known as a leading provider of quality dance performances and dance training in the Southeast. Upon Ruth Mitchell's retirement in 1999, Lisa Toups was named artistic director of Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre. Under Ms. Toups' guidance, RMDT continued to expand its repertoire in the areas of jazz, modern, and contemporary dance. In celebration of its 55th season, the company's name was changed to what it is today: Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre (GMDT).
In 2014, Ashleigh Whitworth was named as artistic director of GMDT. As a previous dance student of both Ruth Mitchell and Lisa Toups, Ms. Whitworth strives to continue the legacy of providing high quality dance training and performances in Metro Atlanta, as well as to educate, cultivate, and inspire through dance.
Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre is housed in the studios of Georgia Dance Conservatory on the historic Marietta Square, and produces three major productions a year. GMDT provides the Metro Atlanta community with cutting edge dance works, family-oriented ballets and its wildly popular production of The Nutcracker, which has come to mark the unofficial start of the holiday season. The company has also proudly produced many dancers who continued to dance professionally with companies such as The Atlanta Ballet, The Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Louisville Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Charleston Ballet Theatre, and The Martha Graham Dance Company, as well as on Broadway. Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre aims to continue celebrating life through dance for many more years to come!
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Marietta Georgia, 30060
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