Our mission is to establish and promote a creative dance environment, for the city of Savannah, through high-quality performance, dance education, and community outreach.
Currently celebrating its 24th season, Savannah Ballet Theatre was established in 1998 under the direction of Suzanne Braddy. Recognized as the premiere dance company in Southeast Georgia, SBT is known locally for its annual production of the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. Using WWII-era Savannah as the backdrop, it is an event that has become a tradition for the community and one that honors the history and unique character of the region. SBT presents a full season of classical and contemporary works and has staged productions of Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Peter Pan, and original adaptations of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Wizard of Oz, The Little Mermaid, Sleepy Hollow, and most recently, Jack the Ripper.
A native of Savannah, Ms. Braddy began her ballet training with Rosalie Cotler and went on to study on scholarship with the Pennsylvania School of Ballet. Braddy returned to Savannah and danced with the Savannah Ballet Company for ten years under the direction of Karena Brock, a former principal with American Ballet Theatre. Braddy has additionally studied in Cannes, France under Rosella Hightower and recently participated in the Vaganova Method Conference in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1988, Ms. Braddy established her own ballet school and the Savannah Ballet Theatre to which she continues to lend her vision and talent as Artistic Director.
Artistic Program Coordinator