Founder and Artistic Director of TomGoldDance, Tom Gold, has choreographed a new ballet, which will premiere at the Shubert Theater on May 21. The new ballet will be accompanied by violist, Dan Stone, playing Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G Major. New Haven Ballet is thrilled and honored to have Mr. Gold create a ballet especially for its dancers and invites the public to attend its spring performances at the Shubert Theater on May 21 at 1 and 5 p.m.
About Tom Gold —
“A force for good in the ballet world” (Wall Street Journal), Tom Gold is the founder and director of Tom Gold Dance. A 21-year member (1987–2008) of New York City Ballet where he rose to the rank of soloist, Gold has also performed with THARP!, New York City Opera, Donald Byrd/The Group and many other companies throughout the United States. At City Ballet, he performed leading roles in works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, and William Forsythe. In 2002 Susan Stroman created the ballet Double Feature for Mr. Gold. In demand internationally as a guest artist, choreographer, and instructor, Gold has created more than a dozen original works for Tom Gold Dance as well as for Vassar College, the Bermuda Arts Festival, Oregon Ballet Theater, the New York City Ballet Choreographic Institute, and many other dance academies, companies, festivals, television, and special events, including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Gold has collaborated with composers John Zorn, Augusta Reed Thomas, and Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini, as well as numerous scenic and costume designers. He is the featured performer and choreographer of the 2wice Arts Foundation’s DOT DOT DOT, an interactive iPad application designed by Abbott Miller of Pentagram. Gold has been called “as fine a choreographer as…he was a dancer – perhaps better” (Critical Dance). He “sees dance, as Balanchine or Neumier, as a way to innovate and explore the boundaries of classical dance, pushing the envelope in a manner that is true to the fundamentals of the technique” (NYC Dance Stuff).
NHB wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to former NYCB ballerina and highly acclaimed School of American Ballet faculty member, Susan Pilarre, for providing a spectacular master class to NHB’s Level 6/7/8 students on February 2, 2016.
One highlight was when Ms. Pilarre recounted the moment Mr. Balanchine decided his dancers would pirouette from a long fourth lunge position.
NHB is delighted to announce the New York City Ballet Principal dancer, Adrian Danchig-Waring, will offer a master class to Level 7 and 8 students on Monday, November 16, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Danspace.
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.