Ballet

New Haven Ballet invites advanced-level students ages 11+ years to audition for our 2024 immersive, 2-week sleep-away summer intensive program. This program is designed to facilitate dancers reaching their full potential by strengthening ballet technique and artistry. During the intensive offered at Choate Rosemary Hall’s beautifully appointed facilities in Wallingford, Connecticut, dancers are offered daily classes that may include ballet technique, pointe, variations, men’s class, partnering, Pilates and conditioning, and more. We also provide coaching in classical repertory, and the program concludes with a free, open-to-the-public performance on the last day of the intensive at the Paul Mellon Arts Center.

Space is limited to ensure every student receives the individualized attention they need. Admittance is competitive. To schedule an audition, contact New Haven Ballet at tel. 203-782-9038 or administrator@newhavenballet.org.

 

Congratulations to the 41 dancers who comprise the 2024 New Haven Ballet Company! These new and veteran company members will be joined by Creative Ballet I, Creative Ballet II, Pre-Ballet, Primary, and Level 1-4 students from the ballet school to perform at the Shubert Theatre New Haven on May 25. We are excited to begin rehearsals next week!

New Haven Ballet will once again offer Shared Ability, a program that creates performances by dancers with and without physical disabilities. Click Here to Learn More.

Photo of Shared Ability dancers performing at the Shubert Theatre New Haven on May 27, 2023, courtesy of New Haven Ballet and Thomas Giroir Photography (c) 2023.

New Haven Ballet wishes to congratulate the cast and crew of The Nutcracker! We are so proud of the over 150 dancers, guest artists, and singers who performed at the Shubert Theatre New Haven last weekend; it was a spectacular show. We wish to extend a special thank you to our guest artists, Sara Adams and Harrison Coll, courtesy of New York City Ballet, Alejandro Ulloa, and Michael Requena, in addition to the Shubert, our faculty and staff, our volunteers, and everyone who worked so hard to make our performances incredible. We wish you a fantastic holiday season and winter break. New Haven Ballet looks forward to seeing everyone back in the studio soon!

The lights…the scenery…the music…the dancing!

Don’t miss New Haven Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Shubert Theatre New Haven this weekend, December 15-17. New York City Ballet’s Sara Adams and Harrison Coll lead the talented cast as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier, with Alejandro Ulloa performing the role of the Snow King and Michael Requena performing as the Trepak and Coffee Principal Dancer. New this year is a spectacular, larger-than-life Land of Sweets set, costumes designed by Kimberly Salsbury, and choreography by Artistic Director Lisa Kim Sanborn. Kick off the holidays with New Haven Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Tickets start at $29 at the Shubert.com box office, or Click Here to purchase tickets.

The Shubert Theatre New Haven is located at 247 College Street in downtown New Haven, in the heart of the city’s restaurant and shopping district.

New Haven Ballet is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community ballet school setting the standard for classical training throughout Greater New Haven.

OUR MISSION

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.

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