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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)

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

2019 Shared Ability Workshops


New Haven Ballet’s Shared Ability program consists of weekly dance workshops for differently abled artists aged 10+ years. Classes are lead by Kerry Kincy, a teaching artist who uses dance as a tool to build social and cognitive abilities. 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.

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 denied based on inability to pay)

For more information
Tel. 203-782-9038


Click Here to Register

Click here to download Financial Aid Application


NHB Company Auditions

Artistic Director, Lisa Sanborn, invites New Haven Ballet Level 5-8 students to audition for NHB’s Company. NHB’s student based Company offers unique opportunities through focused coaching, rehearsals and invaluable performing experience. Places in the Company are open to intermediate and advanced level students in the school. We are looking for students who are dedicated to their training and interested in fulfilling their potential. We have an exciting season of repertory for 2019 and thrilled to extend some incredible performing opportunities to those who participate. The Company’s eclectic repertoire includes classical ballet, neoclassical and contemporary ballet, and other dance forms. Students in the Company will rehearse on Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Saturdays throughout the spring.

NHB Company Audition Information:

Who: NHB Level 5-8 Students

When: Friday, January 18, 2019, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Where: Danspace Studio (Lower Level), 70 Audubon Street, New Haven

Fee: $375

Audition Attire: Class Uniform; Ladies wear pointe shoes

To Audition Click Here

WTNH features NHB

WTNH News 8’s Sarah Cody showcased Artistic Director, Lisa Sanborn, and New Haven Ballet’s work with area school children at the Neighborhood Music School.

Click Here for WTNH feature story about NHB’s lecture demonstration.



Tuesday, November 27, 2018, is Giving Tuesday!

#GivingTuesday is a day where groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world connect for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.

At New Haven Ballet you are an integral part of a tremendous community and our working together is truly impactful to so many lives. Your support makes it possible for us to achieve our Mission of providing 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.

In fact last year 6,679 children and adults experienced dance through our pre-professional dance training, recreational dance classes, performances, and community programs, including:

  • Approximately 500 children, teens and adults who studied classical ballet through NHB’s School and Outreach Programs; and
  • Eight performances — four public performances of The Nutcracker at the historic Shubert Theater and a Nutcracker matinee for school groups, the Spring Performance at the Shubert Theater featuring students from NHB School and our Shared Ability program, a performance at ACES ECA featuring children in our in-school DanceAIR program, and a performance by the NHB Company of advanced students and pre-professional dancers at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.

Your support makes it possible for us to achieve this. Please consider lending your time or making a monetary Gift to NHB’s Annual Appeal!

FREE Raymour & Flanigan Performance

Come celebrate the beginning of the most magical time of year with NHB and Raymour & Flanigan!

Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Raymour & Flanigan, 70 Universal Drive, North Haven

New Haven Ballet will perform a preview of The Nutcracker.

Special saving incentives offered by Raymour & Flanigan.

Please join us. This event is FREE and open to the public!

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