Spring into Coppelia with The Georgia Ballet

News Release

February 19, 2020    

Joi Jamison

Spring into Coppelia with The Georgia Ballet

MARIETTA, Ga. – Closing out their 60th Anniversary season, The Georgia Ballet is proud to present Coppélia – a charming, funny and comical ballet for all ages to attend.   The ballet is about Dr. Coppelius, a doctor who has made a life-size dancing doll.  The doll is so lifelike that Franz, a village youth, becomes extremely infatuated with it and sets aside his heart’s true desire, Swanhilda.  The plot takes an interesting twist when Swanhilda shows him his folly by dressing as the doll, pretending to make it come to life and ultimately saving him from an untimely end at the hands of the inventor, as true mayhem ensues.  Coppélia is based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann.

Artistic Director, Daet Rodriguez of The Georgia Ballet states, “This ballet is a combination of the natural state of being around your loved ones, growing up and finding true magic.  The beautiful and interactive ballet production will leave families with a joyful heart after experiencing the work of The Georgia Ballet Professional Company Members on stage.  This ballet is fun, energetic and full of great theatrics that you and yours will definitely not want to miss.  Be prepared to be entertained thru the eyes of dance.

“Coppélia”, March 19th – 22nd, takes place at the Jennie T. Anderson Theater in Marietta, GA.  Opening night, March 19th is the sensory friendly performance which is tailored to children and adults with visual and auditory sensitivities.  The Georgia Ballet is poised to close out their 60th Anniversary Season with the magic of this comic ballet, Coppélia while the professional company seeks to reach audiences of all ages and interests, from the traditional ballet enthusiasts to the younger generations of new-comers seeking quality entertainment opportunities. This production of “Coppélia” promises to offer a delightful experience for everyone that attends.  To purchase tickets and find out more information about The Georgia Ballet, please visit www.georgiaballet.org/season or call 770-528-0881.  Group discounts are also available.


The Georgia Ballet was founded in 1960 with a mission to inspire the public and our students through professional ballet performance, unparalleled dance training and meaningful community outreach.