Artistic Director's Welcome

I would like to welcome you to Atlanta Academy of Ballet and Dance.


At AABD, we ensure the highest caliber of instruction by teachers with extensive experience who pass on proper training and technique to our dancers. We present professional quality performance opportunities. We recently performed with the Moscow Ballet in the Great Russian Nutcracker and present an annual Christmas production, a full-length classical ballet, and a Spring Show every year. We offer competition opportunities (Youth America Grand Prix, ADC/IBC, and others) for interested students as well as a Pre-Professional Training Division.


I set a tone of professionalism, maintain high standards, and provide a family-friendly atmosphere. I realize that students have different talents and different goals concerning their dancing and I honor each of them. My motto is “Learning to Dance, Dancing to Learn.” Classical ballet is our main focus but we also offer classes in Contemporary, Modern, Conditioning, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Musical Theater, and Jazz.


We invite you to join us!

Susan Banks-Beebe, Owner & Artistic Director

Meet Our Teachers


Our staff members have been trained by some of the finest instructors in the industry. They attend dance conventions, workshops and seminars on a regular basis, providing our students with impeccable technique and current choreography. The AABD faculty is experienced and energetic, each member bringing a unique teaching style and passion for dance. Come see how we are making a difference in dance education!

Learn more about each staff member by clicking the images below.



Michelle Chamberlain

Beyond Barre, Ballet, PBT & Modern

Erika Fasselt

Adult Ballet, Ballet, Leap N Learn, Musical Theater/Jazz, & Tap

Miranda Fields

Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary & Lyrical

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Carly Hammond

Ballet & Pointe

Megan Reardon-Johnson

Ballet Academy, Ballet, Partnering, Contemporary, Musical Theater & Jazz

Sarah Grace McGinnis

Ballet, Leap N Learn, PBT

McCree O'Kelley

Master Guest Teacher

Lindsay Stippich
Rosanne Walters

Ballet, Leap N Learn, PBT,  Musical Theater & Jazz

Elyse Wolford

Musical Theater/Jazz

Susie Grimsley