New Haven Ballet presents Broadway Dance classes for Levels 5-8 taught by Joseph Simeone on Saturday, March 5.
Joseph Simeone grew up in Madison, Connecticut and graduated from The Juilliard School in 2004 with a concentration in dance and music composition. He’s danced professionally for ABT, Merce Cunningham Co., Mark Morris, and Twyla Tharp as well as with the Broadway productions of A Chorus Line, The Phantom of the Opera, and West Side Story, as Riff: For which he won two Best Actor Awards and was complimented by the story’s author, Arthur Laurents, in his last memoir, The Rest of the Story (2012). Most recently, Joseph performed the leading role of “Calogero” in A Bronx Tale, on Broadway.
Joseph has also written the book, music, and lyrics for an original musical, titled, Cafe Nadine, (a true story about life in East Berlin after the fall of the Berlin Wall); Which is being mentored by Stephen Schwartz, directed by Scott Schwartz, with musical supervision by Patrick Vaccariello, and is slated for a full Broadway production in 2024.
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.