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New Haven Ballet’s Spring semester finishes on May 21. Our morning Open Division classes, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, will continue but the Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes will finish at the end of this semester.

Open Division classes are drop-in ballet classes open to ages 12+ years. Classes cost $19 per class ($16 per class for students and seniors). Multi-class cards are available.

Our Summer Open Division Schedule is:

Summer 2022 Open Division Schedule:

May 31-July 2 (OD Ballet/Barker):

Tuesday: 10:00-11:30 am

Thursday: 10:00-11:30 am

Saturday: 7:30-9:00 am

Sunday: 10:00-11:30 am

 

June 13-29 (OD Modern/Corbin):

Monday: 9:30-11:00 am

Wednesday: 9:30-11:00 am

 

July 5-23 (OD Ballet/Barker):

Monday: 6:00-7:30 pm

Wednesday: 6:00-7:30 pm

Saturday: 10:00-11:30 am

Sunday: 10:00-11:30 am

All of these classes are held at 70 Audubon Street, New Haven.
We look forward to seeing you in class!

We raised $6,650 from 65 donors

Thanks to your generosity, every dollar donated will go towards:

Supplies: Our sanitization and labor costs to clean equipment and studios are expensive

Performances: Our costumes need updating and we would love to look into purchasing a new backdrop for the Land of Sweets in our Nutcracker

Scholarships: New Haven Ballet offers partial and full scholarships to families who need financial assistance

Community Programs: We will continue to offer Shared Ability, DanceAIR and Open Division, all of which provide amazing dance training to myriad members of the Greater New Haven region

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Small but mighty! 

New Haven Ballet is a small community based nonprofit ballet school. We do a lot with very little. That is part of what makes us special.

Ticket sales and tuition do not cover our expenses. Your generosity motivates us to work hard to produce performances and programs, bring the best teachers, offer the best classes and upgrade our facilities. As you will see tonight, when we once again showcase The Nutcracker, Act 1 (Sunday Cast), we also curate amazing films of our performances. 

We are constantly striving to improve.

Please help us continue this work so that we may continue to provide community programs, like Shared Ability and DanceAIR, offer the highest caliber training, and superb performances. 

If you have already made a donation to the Great Give 2022 — thank you for your support!

If you have not yet made a gift, please consider doing so. Every donation in any amount is greatly appreciated.

Click Here to Donate to the Great Give 2022

The Nutcracker will be viewable as a thank you to those who have donated in support of New Haven Ballet for 1-hour only, tonight, May 5, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EST. Go to NHB’s Youtube channel at 7:00 p.m. tonight to view the video: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6-V9sQGgHRSsd33Sca3YaQ

Thank you for keeping us on our toes!

 

New Haven Ballet is premiering a video performance of Act 1 from The Nutcracker to showcase our work during a “power hour” of giving to raise funds in support of the school.

The video will only be live for 1-hour, viewable from 8:00-9:00 p.m. on May 4

Click on the link below and consider donating as your support makes it possible for NEW HAVEN BALLET to present THE NUTCRACKER. This Live performance of New Haven Ballet’s The Nutcracker was filmed December 18, 2021 at The Shubert Theatre New Haven, with an introductory video performance filmed on November 20, 2021 at Danspace Studio, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven, Connecticut.

New Haven Ballet is participating in the Great Give, an online giving event to support local nonprofits. New Haven Ballet is a registered nonprofit organization, under the section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and therefore all charitable donations are deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is providing a matching pool of $10,000 to inspire giving to visual and performing arts organizations. All donations made to eligible organizations via The Great Give 2022 during the 8:00-9:00 p.m. hour on May 4 will receive a prorated portion of the match pool based on the number of unique donors, in addition to the prorated share of the Community Foundations’ matching pools.

Young dancers ages 3+ are invited to dance at New Haven Ballet this summer. We offer classes in June and July for new and returning students. Under the direction of Artistic Director, Lisa Kim Sanborn, and Children’s Division Director, Timothy Fountain, young dancers are introduced to the joy of movement using their whole bodies. Dancers enjoy making good friends while building strength and endurance through exercises designed for developing bodies and minds. Dancers also learn coordination and how to stretch while moving gracefully.

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New Haven Ballet is offering a modified class schedule May 31-July 2 so that students may keep dancing, and, for older students, prepare for Summer Intensive Programs. Students should register for their 2021-2022 class level and may participate in as many classes as are offered in their class level. Students are still required to take the minimum number of classes for their class level and may register for up to four weeks of classes during the June Term. New or returning students in levels 2-8 should email: administrator@newhavenballet.org to schedule a placement class.

Click Here for the June Term Schedule.

Click Here for the June Term Tuition Rates.

Click Here to Register.

We invite you to place a business advertisement or personal message in support of the ballet school and students who will be performing in the upcoming show. On May 28, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. New Haven Ballet school students will return to the Shubert Theatre New Haven to perform two ballets: Don Quixote and Symphonic Nonsense. Proceeds will support school programming, financial aid scholarships, and outreach.

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NYC Ballet dancer, Mary Elizabeth Sell, will present ballet technique classes to Levels 5 through 8 on Monday, March 7, at New Haven Ballet.

Mary Elizabeth Sell was born in Wilton, Connecticut, and began her dance training at the age of five. Ms. Sell entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, at the age of 10.

While a student at SAB, Ms. Sell performed with the Company in Coppélia, Scherzo alla Russe, and Double Feature. Ms. Sell originated a corps role in Christopher d’Amboise’s Tribute as part of the SAB 2005 Annual Workshop.

In December 2005, Ms. Sell became an apprentice with NYCB, and in September 2006 she joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet.

Click Here for Roles Ms. Sell has Performed

New Haven Ballet School presents two ballets: the classical, Don Quixote, with music by Ludwig Minkus and Lisa Kim Sanborn’s choreography inspired by Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky; and, the neoclassical, Symphonic Nonsense, with music by Leroy Anderson and choreography by Tom Gold. The performance will be held at the Shubert Theatre New Haven on Saturday, May 28, at 1:00 p.m. Tickets cost $37-$57.

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We invite you to experience the movement of ruffled skirts and toreador capes flying. The beautiful dream is restaged, along with an exciting wedding, where the infamous pas de deux is performed in our rendition of Don Quixote.

New Haven Ballet Company also presents former New York City Ballet Soloist, Tom Gold’s whimsical Symphonic Nonsense, featuring music by Woodbury, Connecticut native, Leroy Anderson. New Haven Ballet Premiered Symphonic Nonsense May 8, 2014 at the Shubert Theatre 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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