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April 2019 Newsletter

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Master Classes: Levels 1 & 2

Ballet Technique Master Classes with Kaitlyn Gilliland–

LEVEL 2 BALLET TECHNIQUE CLASS

Monday, April 1, 2019 | 4:30-6:00 p.m.

LEVEL 1 BALLET TECHNIQUE CLASS

Monday, April 1, 2019 | 6:00-7:00 p.m.

The Community Foundation Building, Studio 70, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven

Fee: FREE to NHB students enrolled in Levels 1 or 2

About Kaitlyn Gilliland Kaitlyn Gilliland began her dance training at the Minnesota Dance Theatre and continued her studies at the School of American Ballet, where she received the Mae L. Wien Award for outstanding promise in 2004. From 2006 to 2011, Ms. Gilliland performed corps, soloist, and principal roles with the company and was named the New York City Ballet’s Janice Levin Dancer Honoree for 2009-­‐2010. Following her departure from New York City Ballet, Ms. Gilliland appeared with several New York City-­‐based dance companies, joining Twyla Tharp for her 2015 50th Anniversary National Tour and two subsequent performance seasons and Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project for their 2017-­‐2018 season. Ms. Gilliland served on the faculty of the School of American Ballet and as an instructor for The New York City Public School for Dance (The Ballet Tech School). In May of 2015, she graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University with a degree in Psychology. She is currently an MBA candidate at the Yale School of Management and Program Director for Minnesota Dance Theatre’s CAN Dance Education Program.


Emily Coates & Sarah Demers Lecture and Book Signing

 


Shared Ability Begins 3/9

Shared Ability Choreography Project Through New Haven Ballet

New Haven Ballet’s Shared Ability program consists of weekly dance workshops for differently abled artists aged 8+ years. Classes are lead by Kerry Kincy, a teaching artist who uses dance as a tool to build social and cognitive abilities, and Brad Roth of Dancing Day, Inc. This wonderful program affords participating artists, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other challenges, and their families, a chance to dance, meet, interact and share their unique experiences with one another in a safe and supportive environment.

The goals of the program include increasing New Haven Ballet’s accessibility, creating an opportunity for New Haven Ballet and differently abled artists to meet, interact, and share their experiences and skills, and fulfilling New Haven Ballet’s mission:

“To provide the greater New Haven Community with exceptional classical ballet training, performances, and outreach programs, which nurture appreciation of ballet and foster the joy of dance.”

WHAT: Weekly dance workshop for differently abled artists

WHEN: Saturdays, March 9 through May 11, 2019

TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Community Foundation Building, Lower Level (LL), 70 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT

WHO: Differently abled artists aged 10+ years

FEE: $215 (Financial assistance available. No student turned away based on inability to pay)

For more information
Tel. 203-782-9038
Email: administrator@newhavenballet.org

Mary Ann Mayer Rescheduled

New Haven Ballet is excited to welcome Mary Ann Mayer on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Ms. Mayer will offer ballet technique classes to Levels 2, 3 and 4 students at the Whitney Arts Center, 591 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT. This FREE workshop is offered to all NHB students enrolled in Levels 2, 3 and 4.

We encourage all to attend!

 

What: Ballet Technique Master Classes with Mary Ann Mayer

Who: Levels 2, 3 & 4 students

Cost: FREE

Location: 591 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019

Level 2 class 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Level 3 class 11:30-1:00 p.m.

Students wear class uniform


Emily Coates Master Class

Ms. Emily Coates will teach a Master Class Tuesday, March 5, 2019, from 4:30-6:00 pm for NHB levels 5-8 students in Danspace, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven.

Emily Coates Biography

A dance artist and writer, Emily Coates has directed the Dance Studies curriculum at Yale University since its inception in 2006. A recipient of the Poorvu Family Award for Interdisciplinary Teaching, she teaches dance in dialogue with theater, film, visual art, and physics, for Theater Studies and the Yale School of Drama. She has performed internationally with New York City Ballet (NYCB), Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, Twyla Tharp, and Yvonne Rainer. Career highlights include dancing three duets with Baryshnikov, in works by Mark Morris, Karole Armitage, and Erick Hawkins. She was among the last generation of NYCB dancers to work closely with Jerome Robbins. She has presented her solo and collaborative creations at Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Zankel Hall, Harvard, Cornell, Brown, in the Movement Research Fall Festival and Performa Biennial, and created new work for Ballet Memphis, among other venues. Her essays have appeared in PAJ, Theater, and The Huffington Post. With particle physicist Sarah Demers, she is currently co-writing a book on physics and dance forthcoming from Yale University Press, with support from an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant for Public Understanding of Science, Technology, and Economics. Their science-art video Three Views of the Higgs and Dance, funded by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, premiered in 2013. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in English and holds an M.A. in American Studies from Yale.


NYCB Visit

New Haven Ballet students experienced a wonderful day together visiting New York City Ballet! After a wonderful class presented by NYCB Principal Dancer, Ask la Cour, students enjoyed lunch, shopping for gifts at the Koch Theater and a stunning performance of The Sleeping Beauty at Lincoln Center!

Click Here to Watch NHB Students in Class


Kaitlyn Gilliland Master Classes

Artistic Director, Lisa Sanborn, is thrilled to welcome former NYCB dancer, Kaitlyn Gilliland, to New Haven Ballet on Friday, March 1, 2019. Ms. Gilliland will teach a Ballet Technique class followed by a Pointe Technique/Variations class.

Level 6/7/8 Ballet Technique Class – 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Level 6/7/8 Pointe Technique/Variations – 6:00-7:30 p.m.

All Level 6/7/8 students are invited and encouraged to attend Ms. Gilliland’s class. Students are asked to wear their dress code black class leotard, pink tights, ballet shoes, pointe shoes, short black skirt, and hair secured away from the face in a high bun. The fee to participate is $10.

We strongly encourage all to attend!

 

 


Sarah Xiao Contemporary Workshop

New Haven Ballet has invited 2019 Yale Arts Fellow, Sarah Xiao, to present a contemporary workshop to Level 6, 7 & 8 students on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This FREE workshop is open to all Level 6, 7 and 8 students enrolled at NHB. The workshop will be held in the Danspace Studio, 70 Audubon Street (LL), New Haven, CT.

Contemporary Workshop with Sarah Xiao


Mary Ann Mayer Ballet Classes


New Haven Ballet is excited to welcome Mary Ann Mayer on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Ms. Mayer will offer ballet technique classes to Levels 2, 3 and 4 students at the Whitney Arts Center, 591 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT. This FREE workshop is offered to all NHB students enrolled in Levels 2, 3 and 4.

We encourage all to attend!

 

What: Ballet Technique Master Classes with Mary Ann Mayer

Who: Levels 2, 3 & 4 students

Cost: FREE

Location: 591 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019

Level 2 class 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Level 3 class 11:30-1:00 p.m.

Students wear their class uniform

 


NYCB Sleeping Beauty

New Haven Ballet is taking a field trip to Lincoln Center to see New York City Ballet’s production of the classical ballet The Sleeping Beauty on Sunday, February 17, 2019!

Performers scheduled to dance:

SUNDAY MATINEE, FEBRUARY 17, 1:00PM (Conductor: Capps)
PRINCESS AURORA: T. Peck; PRINCE DÉSIRÉ: T. Angle; LILAC FAIRY: Laracey; CARABOSSE: Mearns;

TENDERNESS: Dutton-O’Hara; VIVACITY: O. MacKinnon; GENEROSITY: M. Miller; ELOQUENCE: C. Von Enck; COURAGE: Nadon; GOLD: Ball; DIAMOND: Phelan; EMERALD: Gerrity; RUBY: Pereira; WHITE CAT: Segin; PUSS IN BOOTS: Alberda; PRINCESS FLORINE: Pollack; BLUEBIRD: Schumacher;
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD: Nebres++; THE WOLF: Applebaum; COURT JESTERS: Mejia, Ippolito, Grant

Not only will we see the ballet The Sleeping Beauty performed by one of the best ballet companies in the world, we will also take a class with one of the dancers from New York City Ballet in their studios at Lincoln Center!

The fee is $225 per student. This includes: round-trip train fare to and from Union Station, New Haven, to Grand Central Station, New York, the fee to take the NYC subway to and from Lincoln Center, the ticket to see the NYCB performance of The Sleeping Beauty, the class taught by a member of the New York City Ballet Company, and lunch!

Lunch will be a box lunch, which consists of a sandwich, bottled water and cookie. We will eat before the performance.

The number of tickets that we have is limited. Payment must be received to reserve tickets, which are available on a first come first served basis. Please note payment is non-refundable.


2019 Company Announced

 

Artistic Director, Lisa Sanborn, is pleased to announce that New Haven Ballet Company will perform excerpts from The Sleeping Beauty and Peter Rabbit with New Haven Ballet School at

 

Shubert Theater, New Haven

Saturday, May 18, 2019

1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

We also congratulate:

 

The 2019 New Haven Ballet Company

A. Accomando

J. Antrum

A. Austin

C. Bianchi

N. Card

A. Dorais

J. Forstrom

T. Higbee

L. Jacques

S. Jessen-Cohn

A. Kolosenko

A. Landolfi

G. Madonick

M. Mushi

A. O’Brien

A. Omelchenko

G. Palo-Mack

H. Palo-Mack

F. Pan

C. Penna

C. Post

A. Pritchard

C. Rachler

M. Rader

N. Soja

S. Stutzman

M. Theis

M. Theis

L. Trachten

S. Vendetto

C. Wright

H. Yin


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