2022-2023 Season

Sugarloaf Youth Ballet has a mission to enrich the community through quality arts programming and performances which includes performing at community events and celebrations.

Director’s Gala

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Our Gala theme is borrowed from our spring feature ballet of Carmen. Join us as we take a fanciful journey back in time to Spain in the early 1800’s. Dancers from Gwinnett Ballet Theatre and Sugarloaf Youth Ballet will be showcasing their technique and talents at this highly entertaining, energetic, and inspiring performance!

This rollicking event will be held on Saturday, September 10th, 2022, at 7:00 pm at the expansive Sugarloaf Performing Arts Center in Suwanee. It will feature a selection of fine food and drink including gourmet hors d’oeuvers, small plates and a chef inspired menu. This year’s Gala proceeds will benefit our “Gwinnett Outreach” program of educational performances and special needs productions.

The dress is formal and there are a limited number of tickets available. We hope you will join us as we celebrate Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s legacy in Gwinnett County as we inspire the next generation of dancers!

Sleeping Beauty

Saturday, October 1, 2022 – Sunday, October 2, 2022

In a truly inspiring tale for children of all ages, Sugarloaf Ballet’s, The Sleeping Beauty, comes to life as a wicked fairy places a curse on a princess which only a charming prince can break along with the help of a few good fairies. Join us for a spectacular production of this timeless tale of The Sleeping Beauty presented by over 60 cast members of the Sugarloaf Youth Ballet.

A Sugarloaf Ballet Christmas

Friday, December 2, 2022 at 7:30PM and Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 2:00PM

Join Gwinnett Ballet Theatre and the Sugarloaf Youth Ballet as they host their annual Christmas celebration, A Sugarloaf Christmas, at the Gas South Theater. This holiday performance is free of charge and is a gift from our dancers back to the community. A Sugarloaf Christmas begins with new works performed by Gwinnett Ballet Theatre and is followed by a presentation of The Nativity Ballet.  This short and energetic production features a cast of 60 dancers, including Shepherds, Drummers, Angels, Mary and Joseph and Wisemen! A Sugarloaf Christmas opens on Friday, December 2nd at 7:30PM followed by a matinee performance on Saturday, December 3rd at 2:00PM. Seating is general admission so please arrive early to select your seats.


December 3-4, and 9-11, 16-18 (with live orchestra), 2022

Join us in recognizing GBT’s legacy with this beautiful story ballet, complete with entrancing dancing, stunning sets, and colorful costumes. Magic abounds as Herr Drosselmeyer presents young Clara with a toy Nutcracker, setting imaginations ablaze when the toy comes to life, accompanying Clara on a journey to the Land of Sweets!  The Nutcracker features a cast of over 100 professional and student dancers that captivates audiences of all ages. Don’t miss Gwinnett Ballet Theatre and Sugarloaf Youth Ballet’s special presentation of this holiday tradition!

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February 2-4, 2023

Inspire is a concert dance celebration hosted by Gwinnett Ballet Theatre and Sugarloaf Youth Ballet, with a mission to promote the art of choreography through instruction, experience and example. This performance is packed with concert-style pieces in varying dance genres performed by local dance companies and choreographers and includes special recognition for young choreographers ages 13 to 19. Artistic Director, Lori Zamzow-Wire created the Inspire showcase as a special training exercise, designed to provide motivation and choreography experience to aspiring dancers and choreographers. Since its creation, Inspire has grown from a single classroom performance to a multi-studio production that displays choreography and movement from both upcoming choreographers and seasoned professionals in Gwinnett County and the Metro Atlanta area. You won’t want to miss this dynamic exhibition of both technical feats and artistic expression!