Mural #9

Heroes: Bobby Barnett, Diane Caroll, Kelly Tonina Cooper

Bobby Barnett, a former dancer himself, inspired countless dancers and went on to become the director of the Atlanta Ballet. Today, at 96 he still teaches and sets Balanchine ballets at the Atlanta Ballet.

Diane Caroll Sales is the Community Partnerships Director of Atlanta Ballet.  She runs the Atlanta Ballet outreach program that has more than 90 students from all over Atlanta including  communities where most students can’t afford ballet classes .

Kelly Tonina Cooper wears a lot of hats for the Atlanta Ballet as the Centre’s Administrative Director, a Creative Movement instructor, a member of the executive leadership team, the Co-Chair of the Atlanta Ballet’s Transformation Team, and leading member of the organization’s D&I Task Force. Kelly is an active member of Atlanta’s dance community both inside and outside the Ballet, and she continues to inspire dancers around the city. 

Artist: Eric Nine

Eric Nine, @ericnine, is a multimedia artist who captures the eye in striking displays of art through a wide variety of innovative mediums. He’s best known for the large, brightly-colored street murals he paints to bring positive experiences and messages of equality and inclusion to neighborhoods throughout Atlanta. Puerto Rican by blood, with a style cultivated from his life experiences in Brooklyn, Boston, and now his adopted hometown of Atlanta, Eric Nine celebrates the beauty of diversity in everything he creates.


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