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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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Tom Gold, Guest Teacher

Tom Gold will be teaching the Level 6/7/8 class on Saturday, November 2, 2013,
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Danspace. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tom Gold is an internationally known dancer and choreographer. He was a soloist with
the New York City Ballet performing for them for the past 21 years in leading roles by
Balanchine, Robbins, Lynne Taylor Corbett and William Forsythe. In 2002 Susan
Stroman created the full-length ballet “Double Feature” for Mr. Gold. He has performed
as a guest artist with THARP!, Donald Byrd the Group, the New York City Opera and
many companies throughout the U.S. In 1999 he founded his own group Tom Gold and
Associates which has toured to France, Italy, Spain, Bermuda, and Israel. He can also be
seen in the Warner Brothers film version of George Balanchine’s “ The Nutcracker” and
in many Live from Lincoln Center telecast. His choreographic achievements include
works for his own group, New works at the Miller theater at Columbia university “
Works and Process at the Guggenheim”, Griflekin The Opera at the Manhattan School of
Music, Oregon Ballet theater, Ballet Met, New York City Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Vassar
College, Ballet school of Stanford The Tree lighting at Lincoln center, Balanchine on
Broadway at Studio 54, Ballet Academy East, An Evening of Tango at the Miller Arts
Center, The Cuyahoga Youth Ballet, and The Macy’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Future Projects include Three new works for his second New York season, a
collaboration with 2wice magazine for a new ipad app called Dot Dot Dot , and a summer
tour to Spain.

Classes continue next week, April 15-21

All classes will be held as scheduled at all New Haven and Shoreline locations from April 15th through 21st.

The NHB April recess previously scheduled for April 15th-21st has been canceled in order to make up for classes missed due to the blizzard this past winter.

Make up classes to be held April 15-20th

Due to the recent blizzard, all make up classes at all locations will be held during the previously scheduled April Recess, April 15th -20th.

NHB is open today, Thursday, February 14th!

New Haven Ballet will be holding classes as scheduled at all locations today, Thursday, February 14th.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Winter Recess begins Dec. 16

NHB Winter Recess begins Sunday December 16th. Classes will resume on Wednesday January 2nd, 2013.

Have a safe and happy Holiday. See you in the New Year!

NHB Closed Wednesday, October 31st

Due to storm aftermath, we will be canceling classes today, Wednesday, October 31st. We will be making a determination regarding Thursdays classes tomorrow morning.

Thank you and be safe!

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