The Board of Directors of Gwinnett Ballet Theatre announced this week that Whitney Sue Jones will be the new School Administrator effective immediately in preparation for the new school year beginning August 11th.
Ms. Jones has been affiliated with Gwinnett Ballet Theatre since childhood when she began taking ballet at the age of 4. She continued dancing with GBT under the direction of Lisa Sheppard Robson; performing roles such as the Sugar Plum Fairy in GBT’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” and many other leading roles.
She holds a Masters of Science in Education and a Professional Training Certificate in Dance from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte in collaboration with North Carolina Dance Theatre. She married Stephen Snuggs in July.
“It is very exciting to be working with an organization that has been such an instrumental part of my life,” she says. “I hope to help GBT grow and become an even more important part of our local community and the Atlanta arts scene at large.
Ms. Jones has been in charge of GBT’s impressive outreach program “The Dance Project” for the past 2 years, a project that has seen great growth and influence on the lives of Title 1 school children over that period of time.
GBT Board Chairman Len Diprima says, “Initially a beautiful dancer and student at GBT, later an excellent instructor and now in a leadership role, we are very excited about this development and believe that Whitney Sue will be a great asset to our organization in wonderful new ways.”
For more information about GBT, Ms. Jones, or the new fall schedule of classes, call 770-237-0046 or visit the web site at http://www.gwinnettballet.org.