NHB is thrilled to announce that Level 6/7/8 Students are invited to participate in a Master Class taught by former NYCB dancer, Henry Seth, on Thursday, October 11, 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Danspace, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven.
About Mr. Seth —
Henry Seth began his ballet training at the age of 10 with the School of the Hartford Ballet. This opportunity arose out of a City of Hartford outreach program that helped young people with the expense associated with proper dance attire, lessons, and transportation to the studio. With great discipline, concerted effort, and lots of passion, he quickly developed into an outstanding dancer.
In the fall of 1994, he accepted a full scholarship to the School of American Ballet, the official school of the New York City Ballet. Following his pre-professional training at SAB, Henry became an apprentice with NYCB in the spring of 1995 and was invited to join the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in summer 1996, where he performed for sixteen years. Throughout his full career with NYCB he was fortunate to collaborate with many of the most talented and pioneering choreographers and dance artists in the world. While with NYCB he also shared his considerable talents in the Company’s Outreach & Education Department.
To provide the greater New Haven Community with exceptional classical ballet training, performances, and outreach programs, that nurture appreciation of ballet and foster the joy of dance.
On October 31, 2020, NHB’s Board of Directors adopted the following Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
New Haven Ballet celebrates those who aspire to excellence in classical ballet. A culture of creativity is the core of our work and diversity promotes innovation. The arts can provide powerful life-changing experiences that prepare students and impact audiences to lead more successful, meaningful and culturally rich lives. The arts can also prove to be an important platform for social change. At New Haven Ballet we are passionate about creating an inclusive dance environment and performances that promote and value diversity and inclusion. We will continue to strive to increase diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective, which will improve and strengthen our work.