Sugarloaf Ballet embraces a four-part mission: (1) inspiring individual achievement in classical ballet and other dance genres, (2) fostering excellence in the instruction, creation, performance and research of ballet, (3) providing preparatory and transitional dance training and (4) enriching the community through quality arts programming.
Professionally inspiring young artists through excellence in arts education
Founded in 2004 by Artistic Director, Lori Zamzow-Wire, Sugarloaf Ballet is a 501c3 nonprofit performing company in Suwanee, GA. The Company focuses on classical and contemporary ballet and offers a strong modern emphasis. Since its inception, Sugarloaf Ballet has made significant contributions to the metro-Atlanta arts community through instruction and performance. Sugarloaf Ballet launched its new Conservatory training program in August of 2013, which has since grown to include many Sugarlaof Ballet Company Members. Led by Artistic Director, Lori Zamzow-Wire, and Company Director, Michelle Bourgeois, Sugarloaf Ballet presents four full-length productions each year: Family Classic (October), Nutcracker Excerpts (December), Nativity Ballet (December) and Youth Concert Series (January). The Family Classic Series allows families to see their favorite fairy-tales brought to life through dance. The Nutcracker Excerpts is an abriged version of our favorite holiday ballet. The Nativity Ballet is presented as a gift to the community at the start of the holiday season. Sugarloaf Ballet serves as host to the Youth Concert Series, a program created to promote concert dance works in the Gwinnett County area. Sugarloaf Ballet is an extension of Sugarloaf Performing Arts, a 20,000+ square foot instructional facility in Suwanee, GA. Together with Sugarloaf Ballet, Sugarloaf Performing Arts provides a preparatory and transitional training environment to enable dancers to pursue professional careers in dance.