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New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB), founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, is the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States and has been hailed by The New York Times as “an invaluable company.” NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances of chamber ballet masterpieces and bold new works, as well as innovative one-hour ballets for children, all at affordable prices.

 

By pairing the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, NYTB brings a new understanding and appreciation of dance. The approach to live performance for children is groundbreaking and unique. New York Theatre Ballet offers an annual series of hour-long ballets tailored to the attention span of young audience members, while offering high production values and clever choreography sophisticated enough for discerning parents.

 

NYTB is committed to reaching underserved audiences by performing in small cities throughout the U.S. Its professional school provides ballet training based on the Cecchetti syllabus. Classes are offered at affordable prices. Scholarships are awarded to talented homeless and underserved children along with support for well-rounded learning.


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New York Theatre Ballet Announces 2018-19 Once Upon a Ballet performances  | Open: 12/14/18 Close: 02/10/19
New York Theatre Ballet

Announces 2018-19

Once Upon a Ballet performances

 

New York Theatre Ballet announces the company's 2018-19 performances of their critically acclaimed Once Upon a Ballet series geared to audiences ages 3 and up and running time of one hour for young attention spans. This season's offerings include: Keith Michael's The Nutcracker from December 14-15, 2018 and Cinderella February 9 & 10, 2019 at Florence Gould Hall, 55 E 59th St, New York, NY 10022. Single tickets: $27 adults $15 children, for both Nutcracker and Cinderella: $20 adults $12 children, http://nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets.

 

2018-2019 Season Family Shows:

Nutcracker at Florence Gould Hall 

December 14 - 16, 2018

Friday, December 14 at 6:00 PM

Saturday, December 15 at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM

Sunday, December 16 at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM

 

From clockwork imps to a luminous owl that flies above the audience, mice dressed in polka dots and dancers dancing with huge chopsticks, this timeless, re-imagined classic bursts with energy and excitement. This holiday ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky's beloved score, is set in Art Nouveau style circa 1907 with choreography by choreographer Keith Michael; set design by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith; and costumes by Resident Costume Designer of the Metropolitan Opera, Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan.

 

Cinderella at Florence Gould Hall

February 9 & 10, 2019

Saturday, February 9 at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM

Sunday, February 10 at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM

 

A dancing clock, two wacky stepsisters, and everyone's favorite rags to riches princess are all part of this traditional enchanting story! A perennial favorite of NYTB audiences across America, Cinderella is one-hour in length with choreography by Donald Mahler, costumes by Sylvia Taalson Nolan, and set design by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith.

 

DIANA BYER, FOUNDER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Diana Byer is the founder and Artistic Director of New York Theatre Ballet and Ballet School NY. She is a répétiteur for The Antony Tudor Trust, a member of the Board of Directors of the Dance Notation Bureau, an Education Ambassador for The New York Pops, on the Dance Portal Advisory Board of The Children's Museum of Manhattan, and on the Selection Committees of The Bessies and Clive Barnes Awards. She has staged the ballets of Antony Tudor for American Ballet Theatre and The Hartt School and the ballets of Agnes de Mille for the Alabama Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. She coached the principals for the Columbia Pictures film, Center Stage.

 

ABOUT NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET

With its ever-expanding repertory, New York Theatre Ballet's cutting-edge programming brings fresh insight to classic revivals paired with the modern sensibilities of both established and up-and-coming choreographers. Going strong after 38 years, New York Theatre Ballet's diversity in repertory explores the past while boldly taking risks on the future.

 

 

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Ballet School NY announces Open Classes for Adults  | Open: 11/03/14 Close: 06/13/15
Ballet School NY, the official training school of New York Theatre Ballet, introduces open classes for adult dancers from beginner through professional at their new home at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery at 131 East 10th Street, NYC.  Single classes are $12 and 10-class cards are available for $100. For more information visit http://nytb.org/ballet-school-ny/adult-division.

 

Adult division class schedule:

 

Advanced Professional

  • Monday through Friday 10:00-11:30am

  • Saturday 2:00 – 3:00pm (Advanced Pointe)

 

Beginner/Intermediate

  • Monday 6:15-7:45pm

  • Wednesday 6:45-8:00pm

  • Thursday 6:45-8:15pm


 

 

Ballet School NY (BSNY) was founded by artistic director Diana Byer in 1978 as the official training school of New York Theatre Ballet.

 

ABOUT NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB), founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, is the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States and has been hailed by The New York Times as “an invaluable company.” NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances of chamber ballet masterpieces and bold new works, as well as innovative one-hour ballets for children, all at affordable prices.

 

By pairing the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, NYTB brings a new understanding and appreciation of dance. The approach to live performance for children is groundbreaking and unique. New York Theatre Ballet offers an annual series of hour-long ballets tailored to the attention span of young audience members, while offering high production values and clever choreography sophisticated enough for discerning parents.

 

NYTB is committed to reaching underserved audiences by performing in small cities throughout the U.S. Its professional school provides ballet training based on the Cecchetti syllabus. Classes are offered at affordable prices. Scholarships are awarded to talented homeless and underserved children along with support for well-rounded learning.

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Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker  | Open: 12/19/14 Close: 12/21/14
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) presents Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker from December 19-21, 2014 as part of the Company’s Once Upon A Ballet series for children at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC.  Performances on Friday are at 1pm and 6pm; on Saturday at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm; and Sunday at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm.  Tickets are $35 for children, $40 for adults.  Subscriptions for the Once Upon A Ballet Series are available for $90-$135.  Single tickets are available through ticketmaster.com, and subscriptions can be purchased by submitting an order form to admin@nytb.org.  For more information, visit http://nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets/view/Keith-Michaels-The-Nutcracker/.

 

NYTB returns for a fourth year of Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker, a delightful holiday ballet.  From clockwork imps to mice dressed in polka dots and dancers dancing with huge chopsticks, this timeless, re-imagined classic bursts with energy and excitement.  This holiday ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, is set in Art Nouveau style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time NYTB choreographer, Keith Michael; set design by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith; and costumes by Resident Costume Designer of the Metropolitan Opera, Sylvia Nolan.

 

The Once Upon a Ballet Series continues later this season with the following:

 

Cinderella – February 7-8, 2015

With a Dancing Clock, wacky Stepsisters and everyone’s favorite princess, Cinderella features choreography by Donald Mahler, costumes by Metropolitan Opera’s Resident Costume Designer, Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan and sets by Gillian Bradshaw Smith.  Appropriate for girls and boys of all ages.

 

GOOSE! – March 7-8, 2015

The wit, wisdom, and whimsy of a lively baker’s dozen of Mother Goose characters.  They literally leap from the page to the stage to stir the imagination of the young and the young-of-heart – just as they have for centuries!

 

Carnival of the Animals – June 6-7, 2015

In a magical forest, Queen Diana and her shaggy lion rule a charming assortment of animals who live more or less peaceably until a pair of lost children wander in, and then the fun begins! 

 

ABOUT NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB), founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, is the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States and has been hailed by The New York Times as “an invaluable company.” NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances of chamber ballet masterpieces and bold new works, as well as innovative one-hour ballets for children, all at affordable prices.

 

By pairing the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, NYTB brings a new understanding and appreciation of dance. The approach to live performance for children is groundbreaking and unique. New York Theatre Ballet offers an annual series of hour-long ballets tailored to the attention span of young audience members, while offering high production values and clever choreography sophisticated enough for discerning parents.

 

NYTB is committed to reaching underserved audiences by performing in small cities throughout the U.S. Its professional school provides ballet training based on the Cecchetti syllabus. Classes are offered at affordable prices. Scholarships are awarded to talented homeless and underserved children along with support for well-rounded learning.

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Legends  | Open: 05/09/14 Close: 05/10/14
Legends

LEGENDS at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC.  LEGENDS, the second of two programs in the series LEGENDS AND VISIONARIES, performs on Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7pm.  Tickets are $30 ($20 for students and seniors) and are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-982-2787.

 

The LEGENDS performance program is a tribute to Antony Tudor and includes a full evening of ballets.

 

New York Theatre Ballet’s repertory pairs the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, bringing a new understanding and appreciation of dance. This season features new works and beloved favorites from choreographers including Dan Siretta, Gemma Bond, Pam Tanowitz, Richard Alston, Antonia Franceschi, Remy Charlip, and Antony Tudor.

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New York Theatre Ballet At 92y  | Open: 01/09/15 Close: 01/11/15
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) will perform at 92Y from January 9-11, 2014.  92Y is located at 1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128 (Lexington Avenue and 92nd Street). Performances: Friday and Saturday at 8pm;and Sunday at 3pm.  Tickets are $25 ($15 for students), and are available online at http://www.92y.org, by calling the 92Y box office at 212.415.5500, or by visiting the box office, Sun-Thu: 12 pm-8 pm and
Fri: 12-5 pm.

 

The program will feature a revival of Sallie Wilson’s Romeo & Juliet Pas de Deux, originally choreographed for New York Theatre Ballet in 2004; A Rugged Flourish, choreography by Richard Alston; Game Two, choreography by Matthew Neenan; Rondo, choreography by Jerome Robbins; and Short Memory, choreography by Pam Tanowitz.

 

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New York Theatre Ballet At New York Live Arts  | Open: 02/18/15 Close: 02/21/15
New York Theatre Ballet will perform at New York Live Arts from February 18-21, 2015.  New York Live Arts is located at 219 W. 19th Street, NYC. Performances: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm; and Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm.  Tickets are $25 ($15 for students), and are available online at http://www.newyorklivearts.org/event/nytb_2015, by calling the Live Arts box office at 212.691.6500, or by visiting the box office, Monday-Saturday 1pm - 9pm and Sunday 1pm – 8pm. 

 

NYTB at New York Live Arts will host a Benefit Celebration to honor Elena Zahlmann (NYTB member for 15 years), Steven Melendez (NYTB member for 15 years) and Keith Michael (NYTB choreographer for 35 years). The benefit will take place at I Trulli restaurant (122 East 27th Street) from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm on February 21st, 2015. Benefit tickets are $200 (includes reception and one ticket to an NYTB at NYLA performance of your choice). RSVP for benefit tickets by February 1st via email: admin@nytb.org or via phone 212-679-0401.

 

New York Theatre Ballet will present four ballets in an unforgettable evening. The program will include two world premieres by Nicolo Fonte and Pam Tanowitz. Nicolo Fonte is choreographing There, And Back Again, a 20-minute piece for four dancers inspired by the Brothers Grimm classic story “Hansel & Gretel” in a wholly contemporary esthetic, performed to a new score composed by Kevin Keller for piano and violin. Pam Tanowitz will create One Plus One, a new 13-minute ballet for ten dancers set to the Andante movement of Beethoven’s Sonata in D Major #15, which will be played live on piano two times at different tempos. The dance is based on the “pas de deux” and will be used as a metaphor for the age-old notion of unrequited love. The company will also revive Merce Cunningham’s trio Cross Currents, staged by Jennifer Goggans, performed to an arrangement by John Cage of Conlon Nancarrow’s Rhythm Studies for Player Piano Nos. 1-6. The evening is completed by a revival of Keith Michael’s The Alice-In-Wonderland Follies, which Broadway World called “A fantastic production…there is no more delightful or charming production to be found in New York City.”

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New York Theatre Ballet Presents Cinderella  | Open: 02/07/15 Close: 02/08/15
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) presents Cinderella from February 7-8, 2015 as part of the Company’s Once Upon A Ballet series for children at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC.  Performances: Saturday and Sunday at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm.  Tickets are $35 for children, $40 for adults.  Three ballet subscriptions for the Once Upon A Ballet Series are available for $90-$105.  Single tickets are available through ticketmaster.com, and subscriptions can be purchased by submitting an order form to admin@nytb.org.  For more information, visit http://www.nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets/view/Cinderella.

 

A perennial favorite of NYTB audiences across America, Cinderella returns to Florence Gould Hall this February.  A dancing clock, two wacky stepsisters, and everyone’s favorite rags to riches princess are all part of this enchanting story with choreography by Donald Mahler; set design by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith; and costumes by Resident Costume Designer of the Metropolitan Opera, Sylvia Taalson Nolan.

 

"Gillian Bradshaw-Smith's ingenious scenery included a clock that came alive and danced, and furniture that moved magically about.  And Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan, the imaginative costume designer, created a gasp-producing moment when Cinderella's attire changed miraculously from rags to the riches of a ball gown." -The New York Times

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New York Theatre Ballet’s BALLET SCHOOL NY Begins 2014-15 Dance Classes in New Home  | Open: 06/13/15 Close: 06/13/15
Ballet School NY, the official training school of New York Theatre Ballet, will begin 2014-15 Dance Classes on September 15, 2014 at its new home at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery at 131 East 10th Street. Registration for the 2014-2015 School Year is now open.   For registration and more information, visit http://nytb.org/ballet-school-ny/2014-2015-information.

 

The fall session will include an expanded schedule of classes in both the Children’s and Adult Divisions.  NYTB is looking forward to becoming an active member of the vibrant St. Mark’s Community, offering open rehearsals and in-house performances.  The Company will also continue its award-winning LIFT Community Service program which offers scholarships to homeless children and children in need.

 

“We have fond memories of all of the teachers, dancers and performances that have been a part of our last three decades, said Diana Byer, artistic director of NYTB. “But we are thrilled to be beginning this new chapter for NYTB.  With a national tour planned, a new venue for repertory works and an expanded schedule of classes to meet the needs of our new neighborhood, NYTB is in a stronger position than it has ever been to advance its mission to bring the appreciation of dance to an evermore-diverse audience.  And we’re not done, stay tuned as we are making plans to be bigger and better than ever.”

 

The Company’s 2014/2015 season will include a national tour as well as repertory performances at the 92nd St. Y (January 10-12, 2015), New York Live Arts (February 18-21, 2015), and Danspace (June 15-20, 2015). NYTB continues to maintain its association with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, and the Company’s Once Upon A Ballet series for children will continue at Florence Gould Hall throughout the year. NYTB will also continue to offer its Free Ticket Program for families who are unable to afford to attend performances.

 

Ballet School NY (BSNY) was founded by artistic director Diana Byer in 1978 as the official training school of New York Theatre Ballet.

 

The school teaches dance as a total art form, developing strong technical skill and discipline.  Following the Cecchetti syllabus, classes emphasize music, theatricality, gesture and style. For the advanced and professional level student classes in modern, theater dance, pointe, variations and repertory round out the training curriculum. Ballet School NY provides teaching assistants in every class. Small class size guarantees highly individualized instruction.

 

For qualified students, the school’s unique relationship with the Company provides performing experience throughout the year in ballets featuring roles for children.

 

ABOUT NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB), founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, is the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States and has been hailed by The New York Times as “an invaluable company.” NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances of chamber ballet masterpieces and bold new works, as well as innovative one-hour ballets for children, all at affordable prices.

 

By pairing the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, NYTB brings a new understanding and appreciation of dance. The approach to live performance for children is groundbreaking and unique. New York Theatre Ballet offers an annual series of hour-long ballets tailored to the attention span of young audience members, while offering high production values and clever choreography sophisticated enough for discerning parents.

 

NYTB is committed to reaching underserved audiences by performing in small cities throughout the U.S. Its professional school provides ballet training based on the Cecchetti syllabus. Classes are offered at affordable prices. Scholarships are awarded to talented homeless and underserved children along with support for well-rounded learning.

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New York Theatre Tallet’s 2014/2015 Season  | Open: 09/05/14 Close: 06/28/15
New York Theatre Ballet announces the 2014-15 season, which will include a national tour and repertory performances at the 92nd Street Y (January 10-12, 2015), New York Live Arts (February 18-21, 2015) and Danspace (June 17-20, 2015). NYTB continues to maintain its association with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, and the Company’s Once Upon A Ballet series for children will continue at Florence Gould Hall throughout the year. NYTB will also continue to offer its Free Ticket Program for families who are unable to afford to attend performances.

 

New York Theatre Ballet’s 2014-15 Season includes:

September 5-7, 2014 – The Winter’s Tale – Shakespeare in the Park

October 24-25, 2014 – Dance on a Shoestring & Halloween Party

November 21-22, 2014 – Dance on a Shoestring

November 29, 2014 – Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker at Tarrytown Music Hall

December 1-14, 2014 – Allied Tour of Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker

December 16 -18, 2014 – Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker in Purchase, NY

December 19-21, 2014 – Once Upon A Ballet Series – Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker

December 21, 2014 – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall

January 9-11, 2015 – 92nd Street Y

January 23-24, 2015 – Dance on a Shoestring

February 6-8, 2015 – Once Upon A Ballet Series – Cinderella

February 16-22, 2015 – New York Live Arts

February 27-28, 2015 – Dance on a Shoestring

March 6-8, 2015 – Once Upon A Ballet Series – GOOSE!

June 5-7, 2015 – Once Upon A Ballet Series – Carnival of the Animals

June 17-20, 2015 – Danspace

June 24-28, 2015 – Cinderella at Jacob’s Pillow

 

New York Theatre Ballet in The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park!

September 5-7, 2014 at 8pm


Free Event

New York Theatre Ballet joins the cast of The Public Theater's musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Winter's Tale with choreography by Chase Brock.  Performances are at the legendary Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

 

New York Theatre Ballet at 92nd Street Y

January 9-11, 2015

Tickets: $25

The program will feature the Broadway dances of Agnes de Mille, Rondo by Jerome Robbins, and a new work by Gemma Bond.

 

New York Theatre Ballet’s Once Upon a Ballet Series of hour-long family ballets at Florence Gould Hall

Tickets: $35 Children & $40 Adults; Subscriptions $85-$130 (Early Bird); $90-$140

Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker – December 19-21, 2015

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) returns for a fourth year of Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker, an enchanting holiday ballet.  From clockwork imps to a luminous owl that flies above the audience, mice dressed in polka dots and dancers dancing with huge chopsticks, this timeless, re-imagined classic bursts with energy and excitement.  This holiday ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, is set in Art Nouveau style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time NYTB choreographer, Keith Michael; set design by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith; and costumes by Resident Costume Designer of the Metropolitan Opera, Sylvia Nolan.

Cinderella – February 6-8, 2015

With a Dancing Clock, wacky Stepsisters and everyone’s favorite princess, Cinderella features choreography by Donald Mahler, costumes by Metropolitan Opera’s Resident Costume Designer, Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan and sets by Gillian Bradshaw Smith.  Appropriate for girls and boys of all ages.

GOOSE! – March 6-8, 2015

The wit, wisdom, and whimsy of a lively baker’s dozen of Mother Goose characters.  They literally leap from the page to the stage to stir the imagination of the young and the young-of-heart – just as they have for centuries!

Carnival of the Animals – June 5-7, 2015

In a magical forest, Queen Diana and her shaggy lion rule a charming assortment of animals who live more or less peaceably until a pair of lost children wander in, and then the fun begins! 

 

New York Theatre Ballet at New York Live Arts

February 18-21, 2015 at 7:30pm; February 21, 2015 at 2pm

Tickets: $25/$15

New York Theatre Ballet will present four ballets in an unforgettable evening. The program will include two world premieres by Nicolo Fonte and Pam Tanowitz. Nicolo Fonte is choreographing a 20-minute piece for four dancers inspired by the Brothers Grimm classic story “Hansel & Gretel” in a wholly contemporary esthetic, performed to a new score for piano and violin by Kevin Keller. Pam Tanowitz will create One Plus One, a new 13-minute ballet for ten dancers set to the Andante movement of Beethoven’s Sonata in D Major #15, which will be played live on piano two times at different tempos. The dance is based on the “pas de deux” and will be used as a metaphor for the age-old notion of unrequited love. The company will also revive Merce Cunningham’s trio Cross Currents, staged by Jennifer Goggans and with coaching by Carolyn Brown, performed to an arrangement by John Cage of Conlon Nancarrow’s Rhythm Studies for Player Piano Nos. 1-6. The evening is completed by a revival of Keith Michael’s The Alice-In-Wonderland Follies, which Broadway World called “A fantastic production…there is no more delightful or charming production to be found in New York City.”

 

ABOUT NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB), founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, is the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States and has been hailed by The New York Times as “an invaluable company.” NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances of chamber ballet masterpieces and bold new works, as well as innovative one-hour ballets for children, all at affordable prices.

 

By pairing the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, NYTB brings a new understanding and appreciation of dance. The approach to live performance for children is groundbreaking and unique. New York Theatre Ballet offers an annual series of hour-long ballets tailored to the attention span of young audience members, while offering high production values and clever choreography sophisticated enough for discerning parents.

 

NYTB is committed to reaching underserved audiences by performing in small cities throughout the U.S. Its professional school provides ballet training based on the Cecchetti syllabus. Classes are offered at affordable prices. Scholarships are awarded to talented homeless and underserved children along with support for well-rounded learning.

 

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nytb's ballet school ny partners with chloe+Isabel  | Open: 10/11/14 Close: 10/11/14
Ballet School NY, the official training school of New York Theatre Ballet, has teamed up with NYC based jewelry company, chloe+isabel, for an exclusive online shopping event to benefit the LIFT Community Service Program.

 

chloe+isabel will donate 25% of the total sales from this event to the LIFT program, enabling Ballet School NY & New York Theatre Ballet to continue providing scholarships to talented at-risk and underserved children. The pop-up shop is open through October 11 at

www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/christinehamilton/9170ba. To learn more about chloe+isabel, visit www.chloeandisabel.com.

 

The LIFT Community Service Program is dedicated to providing scholarships to talented at-risk and underserved children at Ballet School NY, as well as programs that champion dance for the greater good.  To read more about this innovative program, please visit http://nytb.org/outreach-and-education/lift.

 

Ballet School NY (BSNY) was founded by artistic director Diana Byer in 1978 as the official training school of New York Theatre Ballet.

 

The school teaches dance as a total art form, developing strong technical skill and discipline.  Following the Cecchetti syllabus, classes emphasize music, theatricality, gesture and style. For the advanced and professional level student classes in modern, theater dance, pointe, variations and repertory round out the training curriculum. Ballet School NY provides teaching assistants in every class. Small class size guarantees highly individualized instruction.

 

For qualified students, the school’s unique relationship with the Company provides performing experience throughout the year in ballets featuring roles for children.

 

ABOUT NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB), founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, is the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States and has been hailed by The New York Times as “an invaluable company.” NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances of chamber ballet masterpieces and bold new works, as well as innovative one-hour ballets for children, all at affordable prices.

 

By pairing the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, NYTB brings a new understanding and appreciation of dance. The approach to live performance for children is groundbreaking and unique. New York Theatre Ballet offers an annual series of hour-long ballets tailored to the attention span of young audience members, while offering high production values and clever choreography sophisticated enough for discerning parents.

 

NYTB is committed to reaching underserved audiences by performing in small cities throughout the U.S. Its professional school provides ballet training based on the Cecchetti syllabus. Classes are offered at affordable prices. Scholarships are awarded to talented homeless and underserved children along with support for well-rounded learning.

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