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New Haven Ballet is thrilled to announce that Ms. Biruite Barodicaite will give a Master Class on Saturday, February 12, for Level 6-8 students from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Danspace. All Level 6/7/8 students are invited to take the class even if you do not ordinarily take the Saturday class.
Please see Ms. Barodicaite’s bio below.
Birute Barodicaite trained in Chicago with Richard Ellis, Christine DuBoulay, Larry Long, and Ben Stevenson. She danced with the Chicago Ballet, touring throughout France, Austria and Germany. Ms. Barodicaite staged Ruth Page’s The Nutcracker for Chicago Ballet, Con Spirito by Jim Clouser for Chicago Ballet, and Anton Dolin’s Pas de Quatre and Napoli for Ruth Page School of Dance.
Ms. Barodicaite serves as the rehearsal director and ballet mistress for the Ruth Page Civic Ballet Training Company. She is a regular guest teacher for the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater and Grand Rapids Ballet. Ms. Barodicaite also teaches company class for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Luna Negra Dance Theater. Ms. Barodicaite has been invited as a guest teacher at Escuela Nacional de Ballet de Cuba, in Havana. In addition to teaching for the Ruth Page School of Dance for many years, she taught in Lithuania for Lithuanian National Ballet. In Chicago, she was on teaching faculty at Lou Conte Dance Studio, and is currently on faculty with Chicago Movement Collective.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
Winter Recess Schedule:
Intermediate Ballet will be offered 10:00-11:30 a.m., Danspace Studio, 70 Audubon Street