America’s longest continually operating ballet, and, one of Atlanta’s premier institutions has a big year coming up. Atlanta Ballet, known for always breaking ground and setting new trends is updating its exciting 2009-2010 Season. Celebrating its 80th year with a line-up of shows at the Cobb Energy Centre that include beloved favorites and company premieres

Company premieres set for the season include The Magic Flute (October 15 – 24), Pinocchio (one- hour family performances October 24 – 25), The Four Seasons with the 80th Anniversary Celebration (March 25 – 28), and Sheer Exhilaration, an evening of mixed repertoire (May 6 – 9). These new performances are sure to create a season you won’t want to miss. February 4 – 14, Atlanta Ballet will bring back to the stage the beloved classic fairytale, Cinderella. A perfect romance just in time for Valentines!

Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker will be celebrating 50 years with this year’s performances at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, December 11 – 27. Atlanta Ballet is also excited to announce the return of the wild and crazy Nutty Nutcracker (December 20).

This hilarious recreation of everyone’s favorite holiday story benefits the Atlanta Ballet’s Dancer’s Resource Fund. “You will have to come and see for yourself,” says Atlanta Ballet Dancer, John Welker, “I can promise you that it will be the best Nutty Nutcracker you’ll see this year.”

This season is filled with remarkable performances never before performed by the Atlanta Ballet as well as beloved favorites. Make sure to be a part of our exciting season, as Atlanta Ballet celebrates its 80th Anniversary. Season ticket packages range $84 to $360 and are still on sale. For current patrons, Atlanta Ballet staff will be on hand in the lobby throughout the run of Don Quixote, May 7 through the 16th at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. To order season tickets, call 404-892-3303, Monday-Friday, 10am–5pm or visit