Founded by Noble Barker in 1985 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community based ballet school, New Haven Ballet (NHB) is the standard for classical dance training throughout Greater New Haven, Connecticut. Last year New Haven Ballet reached over 6,500 children and adults through ballet training, performances, and community programs.
- Over 300 children and teens study classical ballet and other forms of dance at NHB School each year.
- We offer students opportunities to learn through master classes with professional dancers and guest teachers, including Alicia Mae Holloway who danced with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alejandro Ulloa who offered partnering classes, and Savannah Durham, a dancer with New York City Ballet.
- New Haven Ballet offers dance classes at five studio locations: our Audubon and Whitney studios in New Haven, studios in Bethany and Branford, and we established a new satellite studio at the Dixwell Community House “Q House” in New Haven, serving children from the Dixwell and Newhallville neighborhoods.
- New Haven Ballet provides more than $62,000 in financial aid to NHB School students and through scholarships to DanceAIR graduates who continued their training at NHB School.