NHB Welcomes NYCB’s Savannah Durham
Agon (pas de deux)
School of American Ballet Workshop 2019, Choreography George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Photo: © Paul Kolnik
Artistic Director Lisa Kim Sanborn has announced that New Haven Ballet will welcome New York City Ballet corps de ballet dancer Savannah Durham on June 13. Ms. Durham will teach a master technique class to Level 5-8 students.
About Ms. Durham
Savannah Durham is a member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet. She was born in Bermuda Run, North Carolina, and began ballet, tap, and jazz lessons locally at the age of 6. She received additional training at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Boston Ballet, and attended summer courses at School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, in 2012, 2013, and 2014 before entering SAB as a full-time student for the 2016 winter term. Ms. Durham became an apprentice with NYCB in August 2019, and as an apprentice, she originated a corps de ballet role in Lauren Lovette’s The Shaded Line. In August 2021, she joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet.
Ms. Durham’s honors include the Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award and the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise in 2019.