News & Events

New Haven Ballet encourages students who attend classes and/or rehearsals on Friday, October 28, Saturday, October 29, and/or Sunday, October 30, to wear dancewear other than their class uniforms or other dance class appropriate Halloween costumes. 

Class attire must not compromise a student’s ability to dance fully; props are not allowed, and costumes may not leave glitter, feathers, etc., on the floor.

If you are so inclined, please make a donation to the NHB Annual Fund

We look forward to seeing your spellbinding attire!

New Haven Ballet’s Monday morning 10:00 a.m. beginning ballet class will be offered through November 28. This one-hour class is perfect for beginners, those who may have taken a long hiatus away from ballet, and those recovering from an injury who are reintroducing a slower paced, lower impact class as they return to full capacity. If you are interested in trying ballet for the first time we encourage you to attend our Monday morning class taught by Kelsey Paff in our beautifully appointed studio in downtown New Haven. Email: for more information.

Artistic Director, Lisa Kim Sanborn, announces that New York City Ballet’s Harrison Coll will perform as the Cavalier in New Haven Ballet’s 2022 production of The Nutcracker at the Shubert Theatre New Haven on December 16-18, 2022. Mr. Coll will join NYCB’s Sara Adams, who will perform as the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Click Here to See Harrison Coll in NYCB’s Justin Peck ballet, “Easy”

Click Here to Purchase Nutcracker Tickets

Harrison Coll Bio

Harrison Coll joined New York City Ballet as a dancer in 2012 and was promoted to Soloist in 2018. He has danced numerous featured roles with the company, performing ballets by choreographers such as: Jerome Robbins, Justin Peck, and George Balanchine. Mr. Coll worked as a creative collaborator for Justin Peck’s 2018 revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, and performed with cast for the Tony Awards that year. He is featured as a Jet in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and plays one of the “fancy free” sailors in Bradley Cooper’s upcoming film “Maestro”.

New Haven Ballet is pleased to announce that New York City Ballet soloist, Sara Adams, will perform as the Sugar Plum Fairy in New Haven Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at the Shubert Theatre New Haven on December 16-18, 2022. New Haven Ballet Artistic Director, Lisa Kim Sanborn, states, “We are thrilled to have Sara perform with us. She knows many of our students having been a member of New Haven Ballet’s faculty a few years ago. She is an absolutely stunning dancer and I cannot wait for our audiences to see her perform.”

Click Here to See Sara Adams perform NYCB’s Raymonda Variations

Click Here for Tickets to The Nutcracker

Sara Adams Bio

Sara Adams was born in Dennis, Massachusetts, and began her dance training at the age of six at the Mid-Cape Ballet Academy.

She later studied at the Boston Ballet School, before taking a summer course at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, during the summer of 2003.

She enrolled as a full-time student at SAB from 2003 to 2008. She became an apprentice with NYCB in June 2008 and became a member of the corps de ballet in September 2009. In February 2017, Ms. Adams was promoted to soloist.


Ms. Adams was a recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise in 2007.

Tickets for New Haven Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Shubert Theatre New Haven are on sale! Tickets are priced at $67.00-$79.00, which includes the Shubert Theatre’s $4/ticket restoration fee. We offer a 10% discount for children ages 17 and under and seniors age 65+. Tickets are available through the Shubert Theatre’s box office by calling 203-562-5666 or visiting the following link:

We are offering Nutcracker tee shirts for purchase as a fundraiser to support NHB’s Nutcracker 2022 production. 

Child sized tee shirts $25 

Adult sized tee shirts $25

Children’s tees are slim fitting 100% cotton white tees with the Nutcracker logo in indigo on them. They are available in sizes XS-XL.

Adult sized tees are slim fitting 60% cotton/40% polyester in a choice of indigo or dusty rose. They are available in sizes XS-XL.

Tee-shirts must be pre-ordered and prepaid. The deadline to order your NHB Nutcracker tee shirtis October 15, 2022. We cannot accept late orders.

We have sample sizes in the New Haven office if you wish to see sizing, color and quality. 

Click Here to place an order. Choose the Saturday option and select the size and color tee shirt you would like. 

NHB logo wear is custom made to order and we will not be able to accept new orders after the October 15 deadline
If you are having trouble placing your order or would like more information about Nutcracker tee-shirts email:

New Haven Ballet is pleased to share this video performance filmed in our Danspace Studio.

Shared Ability offers weekly dance workshops in the spring of each year to those with cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, Down Syndrome, and other challenges.

New Haven Ballet’s Annual Appeal fundraising event is happening now. We greatly appreciate your support. If you have not yet done so, won’t you please consider making a donation? Your support helps us to continue programs like, Shared Ability.

Click Here for the Shared Ability Video Performance

Click Here for more about Shared Ability

Dear New Haven Ballet Friends and Families,

Our Annual Appeal has begun!

This is our largest fundraising event. Support from the Annual Appeal allows us to do what we do best – provide you with the finest classical ballet training, teachers, staff, performances, and programs.

We hope you will join us in supporting New Haven Ballet. A monetary donation in any amount is greatly appreciated. It is also helpful to mention on social media why New Haven Ballet is impactful in your life.

Copy and paste this link to make a donation:


Click Here to Donate

Thank you for your generous support and consideration.

Best wishes,

New Haven Ballet

Thank you to WTNH News 8’s team who were amazing. Click here to see Artistic Director Lisa Kim Sanborn and New Haven Ballet students appear on CT Style with host Natasha Lubczenko. The segment will air again on September 15 at 12 p.m. EST.

WTNH News 8 Anchor Darren Kramer showed NHB students around the sound stage of the news studio


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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