COVID-19: So what does this mean for Atlanta dance?

June 1, 2020

Volume 1 Issue 2

How are you staying creative during the quarantine?

Let us know by tagging us or sending a direct message on Instagram to @danceatlanta

  • Courtesy of @oji_dannelley
    Being puppies & singing ” Head, Shoulders” with my Granddaughter Clementine. This gets us both moving!  ( When we got to the “ears” part, she couldn’t decide if we should point to our real ears or the puppy ears.💜) #Grandmother #Quarantine

  • Courtesy of @jcublavoie
    One of the ways I’ve been coping is by volunteering my time and skills to sew reusable masks for healthcare workers with a team of designers and stitchers on behalf of Out Front Theatre Company. It feels good to know that I’m helping from the safety of my home!

  • Courtesy of @jaxdance
    I decided to choreograph a dance propaganda film promoting healthy habits during the COVID-19 pandemic. We had zoom rehearsals to create the movement and block the camera angles, and each dancer filmed on their phones. It was a very different type of creative process!

  • Courtesy of @triplestepstudios
    In lieu of our planned Shim Sham workshop this month, we have created a virtual one! Watch in-depth breakdown of the Shim Sham at our Youtube channel, and finetune your moves-throughout the end of April. You can send us back a video of your Shim Sham, and we will give you personalized feedback for free!

  • Courtesy of @canicolornowstudios
    Painting has kept me sane. It is a way for me to slow down, to pause, to reconnect to my breath, and to lose myself in the image I am creating. It’s not about finishing or accomplishing. It’s just about enjoying the colors and textures of this new world.

April 1, 2020

Volume 1 Issue 1


All of our writers who make up our Editorial Board are volunteers from our Writing Committee. If you are interested in writing for Promenade, please email your interest to

Julie Galle Baggenstoss is a scholar and frequent lecturer in the field of flamenco history and culture. She has an M.A. in Spanish from Georgia State University, where she analyzed flamenco through the lens of Spanish history, literature, and linguistics. She is the Executive Director of A Través, 501c3, dedicated to flamenco arts in the state of Georgia, and she is a founder of the Atlanta Flamenco Festival. In addition to performing and working with students in grades K-12 as a teaching artist, Julie teaches flamenco at Emory University.

Emma Bausback holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology/ Dance and Bachelor of the Arts in Theatre and Drama from Indiana University.  After undergrad Emma danced as an apprentice with Jose Limon Dance Company before transitioning into the medical field. She found her way to Atlanta after receiving her Doctorate in physical therapy from The University of St Augustine. While working in outpatient therapy on a daily basis, she also works with Broadway tours and local theatres providing concierge PT to the artists and crews.  

Laura Briggs is a dancer and choreographer based in Atlanta. Their research is concerned with embodying aspects of the queer and trans experience.

Ashley Gibson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Kennesaw State University. During her time at KSU, she performed with the KSU Dance Company, working with renowned individuals such as Christine Welker and McCree O’Kelley. She is a current faculty member at both Studio Go and the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education. Ashley is also a freelance writer in the Atlanta community and contributes to DIYdancer. When she’s not dancing or teaching, she enjoys hiking and spending time outdoors.

Maile Griffeth is an Atlanta based dancer currently dancing with ImmerseAtl. She is a junior in highschool with plans to pursue cultural anthropology and linguistics in college. Maile is interested in the intersection of culture, language, movement, and dance. 

Jacob Lavoie is a maker, performance artist, and educator. In his work, he has a special interest in exploring the extremes within human gesture, the avant-garde, and using the body as the primary vehicle for storytelling. Jacob graduated Summa Cum Laude from Keene State College in May 2019 with a B.A. in Theatre and Dance with dual concentrations in Dance: Choreography and Performance and Theatre Arts: Directing.

Edward McNally is a lifelong patron of the dance and theatre arts in Atlanta, having served as an advisor or boardmember for Fly On A Wall, Zoetic Dance Ensemble, 7 Stages Theatre, PushPush Theatre and the Atlanta Fringe Festival, among others. “Scenes & Motions”, his regular podcast / monthly column about the performing arts appears in Creative Loafing. Edward has also appeared on stage as one of the dancers in gloATL’s “Cloth/Tower” featuring ASO Artistic Director Robert Spano.

Robin Wharton is a writer working in Atlanta, Georgia. She studied dance at the School of American Ballet and the Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and she was a member of Tulane University’s Newcomb Dance Company. She holds a law degree and a PhD in English, both from the University of Georgia.