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of  North Georgia

Since 2017, ​Ballet Conservatory of North Georgia (BCNG) has been training serious young dancers aspiring for a professional career in ballet. An extensive weekday schedule includes ballet technique, pointe, repertoire, stretch and strengthening, dance history, music appreciation, and lectures. Under the guidance of Andrea Pell young dancers are trained in a nurturing environment as they prepare to enter the diverse and demanding dance world of today. Ms. Pell has been a ballet teacher for nearly thirty years in the United States and abroad, and believes in sharing her lifelong passion for ballet through excellence in teaching and individual attention on each unique dancer.

Auditioning for BCNG

Dancers, eleven years and older, interested in joining ​Ballet Conservatory of North Georgia are invited to contact BCNG during the month of February & March at ​​, to request an audition. Upon acceptance, dancers are required to commit to the consistent daily program to gain the utmost the ​Conservatory has to offer. Academic home-schooling is an ideal option to consider, allowing for flexibility and ease of scheduling. 


Andrea Pell is a native of New York and received her professional training in New York City under Thalia Mara and ​American Ballet Theatre School,​ and in Budapest, Hungary at ​The Hungarian National Ballet Institute​. In 1975 she joined ​The Berlin Ballet in Germany and worked with major dancers and choreographers including Rudolph Nureyev, Eva Evdokimova, Hans van Manen, Jiri Kylian, Moses Pendelton, John Neumeier, Peter Schaufuss, Maurice Bejart, and Roland Petit during her fifteen-year tenure with the company. Upon leaving the stage Ms. Pell attended ​The Benesh Institute of Choreology in London for studies in Movement Notation and was awarded the title of ‘F.I. Chor.’ upon presentation of her score; an original commissioned ballet for ​Atlanta Ballet.​

In 1990, Ms. Pell was invited by ​Atlanta Ballet’s Artistic Director of thirty-two years, Mr. Robert Barnett, to oversee  ​The Atlanta School of Ballet and ​Atlanta Ballet II​. She was Artistic Director of the school until 1997 and spent one additional year overseeing ​Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education’s Buckhead satellite school after John McFall was appointed Artistic Director of ​Atlanta ​Ballet.​ She was also a guest teacher and coach for several Atlanta-based companies and schools.

The Singapore Dance Theatre invited Ms. Pell in 1999 as Ballet Master. During her tenure with the company, she worked alongside choreographers including Stanton Welch (​Houston Ballet Artistic Director), Jean-Paul Comelin and Janeck Schergen; restaging and assisting with original works. She coached medal winners for ​The ​Japan Ballet Competition and was a guest teacher for The Australian Ballet​ and ​National Ballet of China.​

In 2000, Ms. Pell joined the faculty of ​The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities​, chaired by Stanislav Issaev. In January 2010, she was invited by Maniya Barredo to join her ​Metropolitan ​Ballet Theatre in Alpharetta, Georgia. During her five-year tenure at ​MBT, Ms. Pell assumed the positions of Ballet Master and Trainee Program Director. In the spring of 2015, Ms. Pell moved to New England where she taught extensively throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. Ms. Pell returned to Georgia in the summer of 2017 to direct ​Ballet Conservatory of North Georgia ​and teach at ​Buford School of Ballet.

Please contact Andrea Pell at b​​ for additional information

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