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Midtown’s Rising Stars

The heart of our mission at VoyageATL is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Atlanta’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool.  Check out Midtowns’s rising stars below.

Natasha Mayet

I actually got started with acting later in life in my late twenties. I had been in theater productions in High School and College, but had never thought of doing it professionally until after I was doing with my graduate studies and had been working in Cape Town,South Africa as an Economic Researcher for a couple years. Read more>>

Jessica Strain

I began Peaches N’ Honey Lettering in November of 2016 after about 6 months of messing around with lettering. I had decided to get an iPad and Apple Pencil for lettering and I figured that was enough to make starting an instagram account worth it. Read more>>

Sarah Puett

I have always been a lover of all things food and drink, and when I moved to Atlanta 4 years ago, I was more than excited to explore the food scene! I knew that Atlanta’s melting pot of cultures would mean a city in which foodie experiences abound! Read more>>

Danielle Deadwyler

My mother saw me dancing in front of the tv at 4 years old, to Soul Train she exclaims, put me in dance classes at Marlene Rounds and Total Dance Theatre and I’ve been art hopping since then. Atlanta Street Theatre, Inman Middle School, Grady High School, MindBusters, Spelman College…these have been Atlanta staples that have cultivated my artistic foundation. Read more>>

Tom Karsch

With local film production on the rise and technology creating greater access to filmmaking then ever before,I started Camp Flix in 2012 with a goal of giving Atlanta tweens and teens a one week real-world experience immersed in the world of filmmaking. Read more>>

Sandra Bonkiene

I was born in Lithuania, Eastern Europe in a beautiful Kaunas city. Since I was a little girl I was very active and I loved spending my time in nature. From 6 till 18 years old I was a Ballroom dancer. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Ballroom Dance coaching my life brought me here to the US. Read more>>

Trenton Brown

At 17 years old, I was given a camera by students at Morehouse College while an employee at the college’s bookstore. Attending Georgia Southern University in Spring 2015, I was recognized for my photography and creation of an Instagram page called Read more>>

Farrah Nixon

Ballet Institute of Atlanta (BIA) Founder and Director, Jaime Robtison, found me. I had been living in Atlanta for about five months when I received a call from a complete stranger. She told me she was in need of a contemporary teacher and I came highly recommended. Read more>>

Gail Turner-Cooper

I was working as an Executive Vice President at a national marking company when I realized I needed to follow a greater calling. What started for me as an interest in wellness quickly turned into a passion for helping others. Just like anyone else, I didn’t always live the healthiest lifestyle but I began making better choices to keep my mind, body, and heart in balance. Read more>>

Lourdes Sukari

I was born and raised in the small city of Warren, OH. Growing up, I knew that there weren’t many opportunities to grow in the creative industries I’d planned to pursue. So when I graduated high school, I moved down south and attended The Art Institute of Atlanta for Film & Video Production. Read more>>

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