Shared Ability

Shared Ability Choreography Project Through New Haven Ballet

In February of 2009, New Haven Ballet began a shared ability choreography project for differently abled children and student dancers from New Haven Ballet. To facilitate the project, New Haven Ballet has collaborated with highly experienced movement specialists, such as Brad Roth and Dancing Day, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Milford, Connecticut, whose mission is to promote shared ability workshops and performances, and Kerry Kincy, a teaching artist who creates residencies that explore movement and dance as a tool in building social and cognitive abilities.

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.”

Click here to see the 2018 Shared Ability performance


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: Tuesdays via Zoom, beginning February 2, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: The comfort of your home!

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

To see a video of Shared Ability’s performance on May 9, 2014: 2014 Shared Ability Performance Video


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