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John McFall, the ArtsATL Luminary Awards Beacon Award winner, cherishes education

For John McFall, the joy of art comes from the process of its creation. It’s the artistic journey that matters as much as the art itself, and for 21 years, McFall’s artistic path helped elevate Atlanta Ballet into an internationally recognized company and touched the lives of thousands of kids who have taken classes at the ballet’s Centre for Dance Education....

Preview: For revered Atlanta Ballet dancer John Welker, the “Nutcracker” is the grand finale

During an hour of rehearsals in Atlanta Ballet's Westside studios, John Welker and Nadia Mara made seemingly a thousand minor adjustments as they worked with ballet mistress Dale Shields on their pas de deux. The intensity as they prepared for Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker kicked up a notch when new artistic director Gennadi Nedvigin stepped into the room and joined the instruction, jumping up often from a folding chair on the side to demonstrate his nuanced suggestions....