Profile: Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance


QUALITY INSTRUCTION - FOR OVER THREE DECADES, - and under the leadership of Nancy Tolbert Yilmaz and Mary Lynn Taylor, the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance has offered Roswell and regional youth high quality dance training ranging from preschool all the way to advanced professional levels. Each year of training provides consistent progress from the early basics to more advanced techniques in ballet, tap, jazz, modern dance, musical theatre, lyrical, acrobatics and kinder. The facility has five fully equipped studios. Each has been custom built to exacting specifications with sprung floors, high ceilings and state of the art sound system.

2018 marks their 30th annual production of The Nutcracker, which holds the distinction as the largest performance of this holiday classic in the North Fulton area. With over 350 local performers ranging in age from one year to 80 years old, the audience is enthusiastic for every performance. It’s become a holiday tradition for so many people in Roswell to attend each year. This year the performances will be held at the new, state-of-the-art Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs,

1 Galambos Way/30028. Tickets go on sale October 22 -

The training provided at TYSOD at the highest level can prepare any student who may desire to pursue a career in the professional dance world. The Roswell Dance Theatre, a non profit 501(c)3 corporation, was founded in 1985 by Yilmaz and Taylor as the resident performing company of TYSOD. Through annual auditions, dancers are selected who exhibit high levels of proficiency in ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical and modern dance, then attend a rigorous schedule of classes.

Members of the Roswell Dance Theatre have been accepted into and received scholarships from some of the finest dance programs and performing arts schools in the nation. There are approximately 100 dancers in the Roswell Dance Theatre. |