Gwinnett Ballet names new leader
Gwinnett Ballet Theatre has announced Wade Walthall, whose resume includes stints as a principal dancer with the National Ballet of Holland, National Ballet of Spain and Pacific Northwest Ballet, as artistic director.
Walthall also been a featured guest artist with numerous national and international companies, touring with Rudolph Nureyev and Alexander Gudanov and performing the principal male role in “Nutcracker: The Motion Picture” (1986).
He replaces Lisa Sheppard Robson, a former company mate at Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Walthall is getting right into the mix with GBT, a pre-professional troupe founded in 1977. He has choreographed its next program, “Cinderella,” to be staged at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 3 at Gwinnett Performing Arts Center. www.gwinnettballet.org. HOWARD POUSNER
Theatre in the Square update
By the end of 2011, Marietta’s Theatre in Square raised $297,931 against a $350,000 emergency fund-raising goal