Gwinnett Ballet Theatre is one of the Atlanta Metro area’s best known pre-professional classical ballet companies. GBT’s annual production of The Nutcracker has attracted Atlanta audiences as well as Gwinnett families since 1981. Founded in 1977, GBT is located in the suburbs of Atlanta in Snellville, Georgia, and has sent an impressive number of young artists to professional companies and dance careers around the world. It is also an Honor Company of the Southeastern Regional Ballet Association and participates in its annual festival. GBT offers classes, performance opportunities, and special ticketing incentives to underserved audiences. Also, through its Scholarship Program and its adoption of Shiloh Elementary School, hundreds of youth are introduced to the arts.