About The Georgia Ballet
Founded in 1960 by Marietta native Iris Hensley, The Georgia Ballet is a non-profit organization committed to inspiring the public through professional ballet performance, unparalleled dance training and meaningful community outreach. We are continuously growing to meet the needs of the community while fulfilling our reputation as an outstanding arts organization.
Carly Hammond began her formal training at Geiger Ballet under the guidance of Artistic Director Mary C. Geiger. She is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington with a Bachelor of Science in Ballet Performance and an Outside Field in Education. While attending Indiana University, she performed principal roles in Appalachian Spring, The Four Temperaments, and Donizetti Variations, and was featured as a soloist in Violette Verdy’s Variations for Eight and the Sugar Plum Fairy in Michael Vernon’s The Nutcracker.
Following graduation, she was a member of the corps at Ballet San Antonio for 3 seasons. There she performed featured roles in Gabriel Zertuche’s Dracula and The Nutcracker, as well as a Harlot in Ben Stevenson’s Romeo and Juliet and the Pas de Trois in Ben Stevenson’s Swan Lake. Ms. Hammond performed the principal couple in Gerald Arpino’s Confetti, and as a demi-soloist in Frederick Franklin’s Tribute. For her last season at BSA, Ms. Hammond danced the role of Kitri’s Friend in Willy Shives’ Don Quixote and Gerald Arpino’s Snow Queen in The Nutcracker.
In 2018, Ms. Hammond joined The Georgia Ballet, and was featured as a Little Swan in Swan Lake Act 2 and as the Waltz Girl in Les Sylphides. Additionally, Ms. Hammond has danced the role of Lise in an excerpt of La Fille Mal Gardee, as well as one of Swanhilda’s friends in Coppelia. Carly is looking forward to her 4th season with The Georgia Ballet.