New Haven Ballet’s fundraiser, the Annual Appeal, has begun. Your tax deductible donation in any amount helps us continue to offer our amazing programs.

New Haven Ballet is interested in sharing ballet with the broadest possible audience. We invite the community to learn and engage in dance through our community programs. Despite the challenges we face during the pandemic, New Haven Ballet is working harder than ever to adapt and offer our incredible teachers, staff, ZOOM and studio classes, and performances through our community programming.

Shared Ability offers dance workshops to differently abled artists. Dance is used as a tool to build social and cognitive abilities. Participating artists, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other challenges,  dance, meet, interact, and share their unique experiences with one another in a safe and supportive environment.

Recreational classes are offered seven days a week on a drop-in basis to students 12+ years — for beginners through advanced level dancers — in our Open Division.

DanceAIR offers dance classes, performances, and scholarships to children who would not otherwise have access or the opportunity to study ballet. We partner with New Haven Public Schools to offer year round training and support for those with financial need and a strong interest in ballet.

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New Haven Ballet


The Nutcracker

December 17-19, 2021

at the Shubert Theatre

We are offering a 20% discount for children ages 17 and under. Tickets are available through the Shubert Theater’s box office by calling 203-562-5666 or visiting:

If you are not certain in which performance your child or friend performs, please contact

We look forward to seeing you at the show!


New Haven Ballet is pleased to announce that Timothy Fountain will be joining the faculty in September 2021.

Timothy Fountain is a native of Bridgeport. He began his dance training at the age of 12 with Bridgeport Ailey camp in 1999, which established his love of dance. Mr. Fountain continued his dance training at the Westport Dance Center and later received a scholarship to the Ballet School of Stamford under the direction of Stephanie Marini. Mr. Fountain attended summer programs at the North Carolina Dance Theater, Harrid Conservatory, and the Ailey School. He performed and trained with dancers from Boston Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, New York City Ballet, and Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. Mr. Fountain was a member of Cedar Lake II Contemporary Ballet, Missouri Contemporary Ballet and Tina Thompson Dance Company. He has choreographed for Neighborhood Studio of County in Bridgeport and several high school musicals, including Thoroughly Modern MillieWizard of Oz and Lion King in Fairfield and Westchester Counties. In 2021, Mr. Fountain joined New Haven Ballet School and is excited to share his knowledge and passion for dance with the next generation.

New Haven Ballet is pleased to announce a new studio location on the Shoreline in Branford. The sunny space boasts new floors, mirrors and barres and is located in the Joseph Trapasso Community House at 46 Church Street in Branford. New Haven Ballet is excited to offer classes to our younger families with the convenience of a Shoreline location. Classes in this beautiful new Branford facility start in September. For more information Email:  

Artistic Director Lisa Kim Sanborn is pleased to announce that Alicia Mae Holloway will offer Master Classes to matriculating Level 4-8 dancers.

Tuesday, August 17

4:30-6:00 p.m. matriculating Level 4 & 5

6:00-7:30 p.m. matriculating Level 6-8

Danspace Studio, New Haven

Class fee: $20. Space is limited. Email: to reserve a place.

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, Alicia 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 is now dancing her sixth season with the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Artistic Director Lisa Kim Sanborn is pleased to announce that New York City Ballet Soloist, Sean Suozzi, will be joining New Haven Ballet’s faculty August 30.

Mr. Suozzi is offering a Master Class to allow rising Level 6, 7 & 8 students an opportunity to meet and work with him on Saturday, August 21, from 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Cost: $20 per student

Space is limited

Please R.S.V.P. if you wish to attend

Sean Suozzi was born in Glen Cove, New York, and began his dance training at the age of seven with Joyce DiLauro. Mr. Suozzi later trained at New Haven Ballet with Noble and Ruth Barker, followed by four years at the Nutmeg Ballet in Torrington, Connecticut with Sharon Dante, Joan Kunsch, Eleanor D’Antuono, Alexei Tchernichov, and Kevin Martin.

After attending the 1997 summer session at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, Mr. Suozzi was invited to continue his studies in the SAB winter session as a scholarship student. At SAB, he studied with Stanley Williams, Andrei Kramarevsky, Peter Boal, Jock Soto, and Susan Pilarre, among other SAB teachers. Mr. Suozzi was invited to become an apprentice with New York City Ballet in April 1999 and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in February 2000. In May 2007, Mr. Suozzi was promoted to soloist. He is joining the faculty of New Haven Ballet in Fall 2021.


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.