Gwynn Root Wolford

Raised in Jonesborough, Tennessee, Gwynn Root Wolford received her dance training at Johnson City Ballet/CYB in East Tennessee; Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in Carlisle, PA; and various intensives. She has danced with the Louisville Ballet, Columbia Classical Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, and with Festival Ballet Providence, where she danced in such works as The Firebird, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante and Rubies, Rite of Spring, in Christopher Wheeldon’s The American, Up Close on Hope and in Viktor Plotnikov’s House of Bernarda Alba, The Widow’s Broom, The Soldier’s Tale, and Carmen. Her full repertoire also includes Coppelia, Giselle, The Brown-Forman and Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker, La Bayadere, Swan Lake, Etudes and works by Tudor, Limon, Helen Pickett and Val Caniparoli. She’s performed in various music videos by Atlanta artists, including EarthGang. She is teacher at Dancemakers of Atlanta and the Dance and Music Academy of Woodstock. She has been on staff at numerous ballet and dance schools as well as a guest teacher, ballet coach, and guest artist for various organizations. As a choreographer, she has set original works on both students and professionals, including recently an all new production of Peter and the Wolf for Dance and Music Academy of Woodstock. Mrs. Root Wolford has previously danced with The Atlanta Opera in the productions of La traviata, Pagliacci, The Kaiser of Atlantis, The Threepenny Carmen and The Threepenny Opera, and she was an original cast member of Tomer Zvulun’s Salome

Debut Production : La traviata, 2019

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