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.
Ms. McCuen is a graduate of Valdosta State University with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Theatre, with a dance minor. Her choreography has been showcased at the American College Dance Festival and various competitions throughout the southeast. She has danced in 7 countries and has attended workshops at Millennium Dance Complex, Broadway Dance Center, Rosella Hightower Ecole du Danse, Mansle Ecole du Danse, and The Atlanta Ballet. After college, Ms. McCuen beat 700 other applicants for coveted job at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood, California. She worked on The Dr. Phil Show, The Doctors, True Jackson V.P., and Bingo America. Abby moved back to Savannah and started working for Savannah Ballet Theatre in 2010. She is currently in charge of fundraising, grant writing, and educational outreach for the company. She recently created three original ballets for SBT, The Wizard of Oz, The Little Mermaid, and The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Ms. McCuen loves watching kids enjoy dancing, and giving them the opportunity to grow. She has danced many roles throughout her career, but her favorite role is being a mom to Piper and Alice.