I know I'm the Maximum Dance elf, but one of our dancers is guesting with Atlanta for the tour, Margorie Hardwick. She formerly danced with Atlanta, but left to have a baby with fellow Max dancer, Greg Shrammel. Cristine Winkler has guested with us and we have done some of AD McFall's choreography.
My understanding is that Atlanta is definitely a solid regional company in the vein of Boston and perhaps Ballet West, below SFB, PNB and Houston and equal to Miami City, depending of course on your interest in Balanchine. Strong financial support and good structure, with some nice dancers.
Here is the Atlanta Ballet website: http://www.atlantaballet.com/
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