New Haven Ballet wishes to extend a sincere thank you to Ms. Alicia Mae Holloway for spending four days with us this month. We learned much and look forward to having Ms. Holloway return soon! Photos: (c) 2022 Kelsey Paff Photography.
Artistic Director, Lisa Kim Sanborn, announces that forty-four veteran and new male and female dancers comprise New Haven Ballet’s student company. The dancers will perform excerpts from the ballet, Don Quixote, with a score composed by Leon Minkus and choreography by Lisa Kim Sanborn after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky. The Company will also perform Symphonic Nonsense, set to music by Leroy Anderson and choreographed by Tom Gold. The public is invited to attend the performance at the Shubert Theatre New Haven on May 28, 2022. Congratulations to the members of New Haven Ballet Company!
Former Susan Farrell Ballet and Dance Theatre of Harlem dancer, Alicia Holloway, is returning to New Haven Ballet to offer a mini workshop to Level 6-8 dancers. Ms. Holloway will work with Level 6-8 dancers on Thursday, Saturday and Thursday (January 13, 15 & 20), offering both ballet and pointe technique with variations. Level 5 dancers will also have a chance to work with Ms. Holloway on January 20. New Haven Ballet is excited to welcome her back to New Haven!
Alicia Mae Holloway is from Morgantown, West Virginia and began dancing when she was three years old at Kat and company dance studio. In 2007, Alicia began taking classes at Morgantown Dance Studio with Desiree Witt, Lauren Sone, Marilyn Pipes, Eunice Kim, and Robert Steele.
She also trained at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts before attending the School of American Ballet from 2011-2015, where she trained with Suzy Pilarre, Suki Schorer, Darci Kistler, Kay Mazzo, and Jock Soto. Over the last few summers, Ms. Holloway has attended the Boston Ballet Summer Dance Program, as well as Pacific Northwest Ballet. She began her professional career dancing with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and with the Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Artistic Director, Lisa Kim Sanborn, announced that Timothy Fountain has been named the new Children’s Division Director at New Haven Ballet. When speaking about her selection, Ms. Sanborn noted, “Tim Fountain has a great passion for ballet. He brings an earnest interest in seeing students succeed and shares his joy for dance with every child in the classroom.”
We hope you will join us in welcoming “Mr. Tim” to the Children’s Division!
New Haven Ballet Children’s Division Director, Christopher DeNofrio, is retiring from teaching ballet to pursue a new career as a flight attendant. New Haven Ballet wishes him well in his new life adventure. Our youngest students will miss Mr. Chris’s energetic and joyful energy. Thank you, Mr. Chris!
Ring in the New Year with New Haven Ballet! We are offering a FREE trial class to new students in January 2022! Space is limited. If you are 3-18 years old and interested in trying a FREE ballet class, email: email@example.com to reserve your spot. We look forward to seeing you in class!
New Haven Ballet wishes our students, families, and friends a warm and wonderful holiday season. Please join us in one of our Open Division classes over winter break. We look forward to welcoming everyone back with our regular schedule on January 10. Be well, safe and enjoy!
New Haven Ballet’s Winter Recess begins December 20, 2021 with classes resuming a full schedule on January 10, 2021. A modified schedule of Open Division classes will be offered on a drop-in basis to students ages 12+ years. Students must be fully vaccinated to attend Open Division classes in the studio and wear a mask. For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Recess Schedule:
Intermediate Ballet will be offered 10:00-11:30 a.m., Danspace Studio, 70 Audubon Street
Returning for our first live performances since 2019, New Haven Ballet will perform The Nutcracker at the Shubert Theatre New Haven December 17-19. Audiences will see a slightly older group of dancers on stage, as COVID protocols only allowed those 12-years and older to perform. Audiences will also be treated to two short films at the beginning of Acts 1 and Acts 2, which will feature younger dancers. We look forward to welcoming a live audience to the Shubert next week. Click Here for Tickets
American Ballet Theatre soloist Luciana Paris will star along side former Texas Ballet Theatre principal dancer Simon Wexler in New Haven Ballet’s The Nutcracker. The production will feature New Haven Ballet students performing Artistic Director Lisa Kim Sanborn’s new choreography, and include two short films highlighting younger dancers. New Haven Ballet is thrilled to return to the Shubert Theatre New Haven December 17-19, 2021. These will be the first live performances by New Haven Ballet since 2019. Run time: 1 hour 40 minutes, plus intermission. Click Here to Purchase Tickets.
Greater New Haven businesses are encouraged to place an advertisement in New Haven Ballet’s Nutcracker Program Book. The Program Book is seen by approximately 4,000 audience members and will be available digitally and printed. Ads due November 18, 2021. Click Here for Ad Specifications or Email: email@example.com
New York City Ballet Soloist Sara Adams will return to New Haven Ballet as a guest teacher on Monday, November 1, to teach two classes: Level 5 ballet technique and Level 8 pointe. For information about the classes email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click Here for Information about Sara
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.