Mission: Sawnee Ballet Theatre is committed to inspiring the public through high quality theatre, excellence in dance education, and meaningful community outreach. We are continuously growing to meet the needs of our diverse North Georgia community while fulfilling our reputation as an outstanding arts organization.

Vision: Professionally inspiring young artists through excellence in arts education.

Founded in 1991 by Artistic Director Joan Kall Stewart, Sawnee Ballet Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit performing company in Cumming, Georgia. Through Ms. Stewart’s leadership and creativity, SBT became well known as a leading provider of quality dance performances and dance training in Forsyth County. Upon her retirement in 2016, Courtney Bromwich was named the succeeding Artistic Director. Ms. Bromwich strives to continue the legacy of providing high quality dance training and performances, expanding not only SBT’s classical repertoire, but jazz, modern, and contemporary dance as well.

Sawnee Ballet Theatre is housed in the studios of Sawnee School of Ballet and produces three major productions a year. SBT provides the Forsyth community with cutting edge dance works, family-oriented ballets and its wildly popular production of The Nutcracker. The company has also proudly produced many dancers who have been accepted in prestigious summer intensive programs such as The Rock, North Carolina School of Arts, Boston Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, School of American Ballet, Orlando Ballet, and the American Ballet Theatre. Dancers have also received scholarships to pursue dance collegiately at Belhaven University, the Joffrey School of Ballet, Kennesaw State University, Point Park University and Brenau University. Several alumni have gone on to dance with Carolina Ballet, Alonzo King Lines, and Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre as trainees and company members.  Sawnee Ballet Theatre aims to continue celebrating life through dance for many more years to come.

2021-2022 Company


Miss Joanie passing on the Nutcracker


Artistic Director

Courtney Bromwich


Artistic Director Emeritus

Joan Kall Stewart


2021-2022 Officers

President:Kevin Clausspresident@sawneeballettheatre.org
Vice-President:Jen Tamborellovicepresident@sawneeballettheatre.org
Treasurer:Charlotte Clausstreasurer@sawneeballettheatre.org
Secretary:Randy Palubiaksecretary@sawneeballettheatre.org
Head of Committees:Jen Butzinboard@sawneeballettheatre.org
Head of Marketing:Maria Rinaldiboard@sawneeballettheatre.org
Board Member:Cathy Pageboard@sawneeballettheatre.org
Artistic Director:Courtney Bromwichartdirector@sawneeballettheatre.org
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