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The Maidens

New Haven Ballet is pleased to share a virtual performance of The Maidens.

Photo: Kelsey Paff Photography (c) 2021

Dec. 1 Giving Tuesday

The wait is finally over – #GivingTuesday is here!

Community members like you are the reason we’re so excited! If you’re as passionate as we are about making classical ballet accessible to Greater New Haven, we hope you’ll consider supporting New Haven Ballet today.

In case you’re wondering about the importance of your gift, here’s how New Haven Ballet will make the MOST of your generous contribution: 

  • Studio Classes: We know the importance of maintaining access to the studio, especially during these challenging times. Regrettably, tuition does not cover increased and fixed expenses, nor small class size restrictions due to COVID 
  • Performances: Even without a theater, we are hard at work partnering with talented musicians and creating new choreography to accommodate small groups of dancers who will present a Winter Showcase series, to be shared virtually with the community at no cost
  • Virtual classes: We understand that home spaces are not the same as studio space. Our virtual classes are designed to cater to students who are working at home
  • Community programs: We know that everyone in the community benefits from high quality arts programming and look forward to continuing Shared Ability, DanceAIR and other community programming 

You know the scope of our work stretches beyond providing the finest classical ballet instruction and performances. And, it’s through the generous support of community members like you that we are able to provide so much access to the magic of ballet to so many.  

Thank you for being part of our community and for giving so generously! 

New Haven Ballet

Dec. 1 FREE Community Performance

New Haven Ballet will perform excerpts from The Nutcracker at Raymour & Flanigan Furniture Store, 70 Universal Drive, North Haven, on Sunday, December 1, at 1:00 p.m.

All welcome! We hope you will join us.

NYCB Soloist Joins Faculty

New Haven Ballet Artistic Director Lisa Sanborn is thrilled to announce New York City Ballet Soloist Sara Adams will join the faculty beginning September 2019.

Ms. Sanborn notes, “New Haven Ballet is proud to continue to set the bar in offering state of the art faculty and training to our students. We have been fortunate to offer incredible teaching during the academic year and access to notable guest master teachers as part of our summer intensive programming. However, this is the first time a ballerina currently performing with New York City Ballet will work with students weekly throughout the year. An incredible opportunity, I am excited for students to enhance their artistic development, while improving their technical skills by working with a dancer of Ms. Adams’ caliber and experience.”

Adult/Teen Open Division Schedule


NHB Open Division Teen/Adult Students

This is our last week of the June Term

The schedule for this week (June 24-30) is:


9:30-10:45 a.m. – Modern 

7:00-8:30 p.m. – Beginning/Intermediate Ballet 


10:00-11:30 a.m. – Intermediate Ballet


6:00-7:30 p.m. – Intermediate Ballet


10:00-11:30 a.m.


10:00-11:30 a./m. Intermediate Ballet


7:30-9:00 a.m. – Intermediate Ballet


10:00-11:30 a.m.  – Intermediate Ballet

The Summer Schedule, July 1-27, is as follows:


Beginning/Intermediate Ballet – 6:00-7:30 p.m.


Intermediate Ballet – 6:00-7:30 p.m.


Intermediate Ballet – 10:00-11:30 a.m.


Intermediate Ballet – 10:00-11:30 a.m.


Peter Rabbit DVD Orders

They grow up so fast!

To savor the memories for years to come place your Shared Ability, Sleeping Beauty and Peter Rabbit DVD or Video Download order now!

on or before June 15, 2019

DVD or Video Download orders must be received on or before June 15

We will not be able to process orders after June 15

Lucy Weady to Retire

September 10, 2018

Dear New Haven Ballet Friends and Families,

I write with a bittersweet staffing announcement. Lucy Weady, NHB’s extraordinary Business Manager, will be retiring this fall. I note the news is bittersweet because while I am thrilled for Lucy, I feel profound sadness at the prospect of losing her from NHB’s family.

To assure a smooth transition we have engaged a new Business Manager, Alan Pensky, for the same days as Lucy (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Alan comes to us with tremendous experience and wonderful recommendations; we recognize how fortunate we are to have him join us.Please note that Lucy will be working with Alan to facilitate his transition.

I know how much you, as I, value and respect Lucy, and invite you to thank and wish her well when stopping by the office. In the meantime, while we all thank Lucy Weady for the generous time she gave to all of us at NHB, please join me in welcoming Alan Pensky as he comes into our close school community.


Yours sincerely,

Lisa Sanborn

Artistic Director

New Haven Ballet

Free Trial Class

Free Trial Dance Class offered to new students, boys and girls, aged 3 to 9 years. Offer expires February 3, 2018. No prior dance experience needed. Call 203-782-9038 or 203-583-6872 to reserve your spot.

Clinton Crossing

Saturday, November 25, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets, Clinton, CT

Meet Clara and the Nutcracker prince while you shop the sales and begin holiday shopping at Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets!

Have your photo taken with New Haven Ballet’s Clara and Nutcracker Prince, buy nutcrackers at sale prices —

Look for us in front of Abercrombie & Fitch

Click here for more information

Fall Free For All

Whitney-Audubon Retail & Arts District Presents Fall Free For All –

A Taste of the Arts, Sept. 23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

New Haven Ballet is participating in the Fall Free For All event! If you or someone you know is 3-8 years of age and interested in taking a free ballet class on September 23, call 203-782-9038 to reserve your spot. Free ballet classes to new students aged 3-8 years will be offered from 9:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. at Studio 70, located at 70 Audubon Street, New Haven. You can also check out other wonderful classes, workshops, restaurants and shops you keep hearing about in the “Arts District” of New Haven on September 23.

This festive family-friendly event features an array of FREE sample classes, live performances, face painting, demonstrations, and special food and shopping offers. FREE parking for the first 100 cars at the Audubon Garage, 78 Audubon St., 11am-5pm (Enter from Orange Street). Performances take place outside on Leeney Plaza, located in the middle of Audubon Street, which will be closed to traffic. Classes and exhibits are listed below. Events, performances, classes, discounts, and more from: Neighborhood Music School, Creative Arts Workshop, ACES Educational Center for the Arts, New Haven Museum, New Haven Ballet; The Ely Center of Contemporary Art. Restaurants and merchants exhibiting and providing free samples: Katalina’s Bakery, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Phone & Computer Repair Center, Gilden’s Jewelers, Phil’s Hair & Spa, Yale Social & Cognitive Development Lab Yale and Yale China Association.

Complete list of events & offers: 

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