Gray Stoner, GDC Owner & Director

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Gray Stoner was born and raised in Atlanta and started dancing at age seven. She originally got into ballet to help her gymnastics training but quickly fell in love with the art of dance. From then on, Gray received her dance training from Georgia Dance Conservatory (formerly Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre). She received additional training from The Joffrey Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet and was selected to participate in Regional Dance America’s Craft of Choreography.

Ms. Stoner continued dancing and her education at The University of Arizona where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a minor in Elementary Education. While completing her BFA, she performed in signature pieces of highly regarded choreographers including Sam Watson, James Clouser and George Balanchine.

After graduation, she returned to Georgia Dance Conservatory as an instructor.  Ms Stoner was as a company member with Atlanta Dance Collective from 2015-2018. In 2016, she accepted the position of Assistant Artistic Director of GA Metro Dance Theatre. In 2019, Ms. Stoner and Ashleigh Whitworth became the owners of Georgia Dance Conservatory.