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Our Mission

Atlanta Youth Ballet, founded in October 2018, aspires to elevate the arts in metro Atlanta by offering performance and learning opportunities to exceptionally gifted dance students. Members of Atlanta Youth Ballet will gain access to pre-professional ballet training on par with top tier American programs, as well as in-depth exposure to master faculty, professional choreography, and full-length classical ballets. Additionally, through a series of outreach programs, Atlanta Youth Ballet will work to identify youth from underserved communities who exhibit potential in classical and contemporary ballet. Atlanta Youth Ballet is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

EDUCATE | ENRICH | ELEVATE

Atlanta Youth Ballet, founded in October 2018 by Georné Aucoin, aspires to elevate the arts in metro Atlanta by offering performance and learning opportunities to exceptionally gifted dance students. Members of Atlanta Youth Ballet will gain access to pre-professional ballet training on par with top tier American programs, as well as in-depth exposure to master faculty, pro-fessional choreography, and full-length classical ballets. Additionally, through a series of outreach programs, Atlanta Youth Ballet will work to identify youth from underserved communities who exhibit potential in classical and contemporary ballet. Atlanta Youth Ballet is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Georné Aucoin, Artistic Director of Atlanta Youth Ballet, is also the founder of the award winning International City School of Ballet. She founded ICSB in 2004 with the strong desire to inspire all students to realize their fullest potential through the training, dedication, and passion that ballet demands. She believes that doing this will allow her students to confidently and independently pursue their dreams. Her students have qualified for prestigious international ballet competitions including USA International Ballet Competition Jackson, Prix de Lasaunne, Youth America Grand Prix World finals, and World Ballet Competition. Ms.Aucoin's dedication and passion to preparing students for success can be seen in the wide array of paths chosen, from Houston Ballet Demi-Soloist Mackenzie Richter to Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell.