Directors and Dancers

Kellyn McMichael

Company Member since 2017

Kellyn McMichael, a Lilburn, Georgia native, received her classical training with the Northeast Atlanta Ballet under the direction of Jennifer Byokawski-Gordon, where she was privileged to perform lead roles in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Coppelia, and Cinderella. She furthered her classical ballet training at the Joffrey Ballet’s Summer Intensive in New York City from 2001-2003, under the notable instruction of Francesca Corkle, Winthrop Corey, Deborah Donn, and Elie Lazar; and, was also offered a position in the Governor’s Honor Program for ballet. While studying in New York, Ms. McMichael was given the opportunity to model for the reputable Art Stone The Competitor costume company from 2002-2004. She later performed professionally with The Georgia Ballet under the direction of Gina Hyatt-Mazon, performing in the ballet’s Mary Poppins, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and a number of contemporary works. Her professional experience continued with the Louisville Ballet, under the direction of Bruce Simpson and Helen Starr, performing in Kathryn Posin’s Scheherazade, The Nutcracker, and Swan Lake. Ms. McMichael has been teaching classical ballet with the Lilburn and Grayson School of Ballet since 2003, and now after a 12 year break from performing is overjoyed to be returning to the stage with Refuge. She gives thanks to God for this opportunity, and to her beloved husband, Nathan for his support for her return. Kellyn, Nathan, and their boys, Canon, Dublin, and Aston now reside in Northeast Atlanta.