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Student Division

Widely regarded as the standard for classical ballet training throughout the Greater New Haven area, New Haven Ballet offers students an opportunity to improve their technical skills and artistry through a premiere summer ballet intensive experience. Learn More

Children’s Division

For those completing 4K Pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-3, New Haven Ballet offers summer ballet classes. No placement class is needed to register for Children’s Division classes. Learn More

Students register by the week to accommodate summer schedules. Classes begin July 5.

New Haven Ballet will once again be instituting a mask optional “break.” Masks will continue to be required to enter the building and while waiting for classes to start/end. Masks are optional for participating in dance classes once inside the studio. We ask that you continue to maintain 6-feet of distance between dancers. If you exhibit any cold symptoms or are not feeling well please have a COVID test performed and wear a mask.

New Haven Ballet will continue to follow CDC guidelines:

1) For those who test COVID positive with or without symptoms, we require masking through day 10.

Students should isolate at home for a full 5 days and may return to the studio on day 6 if symptoms have improved, though masking is required through day 10.

2) For those who experience a close contact or COVID exposure:

Fully vaccinated students with no symptoms need not quarantine but are asked to mask through day 10.

Unvaccinated students with or without symptoms must quarantine at home for 5 days. Unvaccinated students may return on day 6 if a COVID test (PCR or at home antigen test) administered on day 5 is negative, the student has no symptoms, and wears a mask for 5 additional days.

3) Even if no exposure is known, students who exhibit any symptoms of feeling ill are asked to take and return a negative COVID test result to the NHB office before coming into the studio. At home antigen tests or PCR tests are acceptable.

Thank you for your help in making NHB as safe as possible.

Here is a sneak peek at New Haven Ballet’s Waltz of the Snowflake bodices and tutus, which will debut at the Shubert Theatre New Haven on December 16-18, 2022 in our production of The Nutcracker. We are so excited to perform in these new costumes. Thank you @primadonnatutus!

New Haven Ballet is delighted to announce that Ms. Emily Coates will offer a Master Classical Ballet Class on Thursday, June 9, for NHB students in levels 5-8. Students are required to wear their class uniform.

Ms. Coates is a former member of New York City Ballet and currently acts as the Director of Dance Studies Curriculum, Assistant Professor Adjunct of Theater Studies, Assistant Professor Adjunct of Directing at Yale University/Yale School of Drama. Please see Ms. Coates’ biography below.

This is an incredible opportunity and honor for NHB students!

 

 Emily Coates –  received the School of American Ballet Mae L. Wein Award for Outstanding Promise in 1992 and joined New York City Ballet that same year. After six years with NYCB, she transitioned into contemporary dance. At the invitation of Mikhail Baryshnikov, she joined White Oak Dance Project (1998 – 2002), and subsequently performed with Twyla Tharp Dance (2001 – 2003), and Yvonne Rainer (2005 – present). Her recent projects include a multi-sited research project on intercultural collaboration undertaken with Lacina Coulibaly, an artist based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Their joint-creations include the development of a duet titled Ici Ou Ailleurs, performed in full or excerpted at Cornell, Harvard, Brown, Baryshnikov Arts Center, and in the Movement Research Fall Festival. Their second piece for a group of eight dancers, commissioned and performed by Ballet Memphis and titled Où Que Nous Soyons, premiered in Memphis , TN in February 2011. In the area of integrated arts and science research, she has collaborated with particle physicist Sarah Demers since 2011, first on a co-taught course at Yale titled The Physics of Dance, and now through co-authoring an interdisciplinary book on physics and dance based on the course, forthcoming from Yale University Press. Their project “Discovering the Higgs” was selected for the Arts Council of Greater New Haven’s Reintegrate initiative in 2012-2013. Their related science-art video “Three Views of the Higgs and Dance” premiered online in December 2013. Her essays have appeared in Theater, PAJ, Huffington Post, and Transformations. With Joseph Roach, she is co- editor of Theater’s 2010 issue on postglobal dance. Between 2006 and 2012, she served as the artistic director of Professor Roach’s World Performance Project at Yale. She graduated magna cum laude with a BA in English from Yale ’06 and holds an MA in American Studies from Yale ’11. Currently, she is an associate professor (adjunct) appointed in Theater Studiesand in the Directing Program of Yale School of Drama, and director of dance studies at Yale, where she has directed the dance curriculum since its inception in 2006.

Summer ballet at New Haven Ballet has begun! Through June, pay a flat fee each week for students in the Children’s and Student Divisions (ages 3-19 years). Morning ballet classes are also offered on a drop in basis in the Open Division (12+ years). New and returning students are welcome. For more information email: administrator@newhavenballet.org

New Haven Ballet wishes to congratulate our dancers on a beautiful performance. We are so proud of you — Bravo! We also wish our seniors bon voyage. Thank you, Shubert Theatre New Haven. We look forward to seeing you again at the theater in December.

Registration open for Summer 2022 at New Haven Ballet. Students aged 3+ years to adult welcome. Classes held in large, sun lit studios. Click Here for Information or Email: administrator@newhavenballet.org

New Haven Ballet proudly presents Don Quixote and Symphonic Nonsense at the Shubert Theatre New Haven on Saturday, May 28, at 1:00 p.m. Click Here for Tickets

About the Performance

Don Quixote

We invite you to a reimagined Don Quixote set in La Mancha, Spain, circa 1550, with ruffled skirts, snapping fans and waving toreador capes. In Act 1, townspeople gather to shop and visit; three sisters, Quiteria Ana, Quiteria Sofia, and Quiteria Lucia, enjoy meeting up with friends. A wealthy shopkeeper, Gamache, gets chased by baby chicks and a rooster, and toreadors let their capes fly alongside young bulls and calves. One of the toreadors, Basilio, catches the eye of Quiteria Lucia, and a romance blossoms. As the townspeople drift off for siesta, Act 2 allows for dreaming of beautiful fairies. The final act celebrates the marriage of Basilio and Quiteria Lucia.

 

Symphonic Nonsense

New Haven Ballet presents former New York City Ballet Soloist, Tom Gold’s whimsical Symphonic Nonsense, featuring music by Woodbury, Connecticut native, Leroy Anderson.

New Haven Ballet’s Spring semester finishes on May 21. Our morning Open Division classes, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, will continue but the Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes will finish at the end of this semester.

Open Division classes are drop-in ballet classes open to ages 12+ years. Classes cost $19 per class ($16 per class for students and seniors). Multi-class cards are available.

Our Summer Open Division Schedule is:

Summer 2022 Open Division Schedule:

May 31-July 2 (OD Ballet/Barker):

Tuesday: 10:00-11:30 am

Thursday: 10:00-11:30 am

Saturday: 7:30-9:00 am

Sunday: 10:00-11:30 am

 

June 13-29 (OD Modern/Corbin):

Monday: 9:30-11:00 am

Wednesday: 9:30-11:00 am

 

July 5-23 (OD Ballet/Barker):

Monday: 6:00-7:30 pm

Wednesday: 6:00-7:30 pm

Saturday: 10:00-11:30 am

Sunday: 10:00-11:30 am

All of these classes are held at 70 Audubon Street, New Haven.
We look forward to seeing you in class!

We raised $6,650 from 65 donors

Thanks to your generosity, every dollar donated will go towards:

Supplies: Our sanitization and labor costs to clean equipment and studios are expensive

Performances: Our costumes need updating and we would love to look into purchasing a new backdrop for the Land of Sweets in our Nutcracker

Scholarships: New Haven Ballet offers partial and full scholarships to families who need financial assistance

Community Programs: We will continue to offer Shared Ability, DanceAIR and Open Division, all of which provide amazing dance training to myriad members of the Greater New Haven region

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Small but mighty! 

New Haven Ballet is a small community based nonprofit ballet school. We do a lot with very little. That is part of what makes us special.

Ticket sales and tuition do not cover our expenses. Your generosity motivates us to work hard to produce performances and programs, bring the best teachers, offer the best classes and upgrade our facilities. As you will see tonight, when we once again showcase The Nutcracker, Act 1 (Sunday Cast), we also curate amazing films of our performances. 

We are constantly striving to improve.

Please help us continue this work so that we may continue to provide community programs, like Shared Ability and DanceAIR, offer the highest caliber training, and superb performances. 

If you have already made a donation to the Great Give 2022 — thank you for your support!

If you have not yet made a gift, please consider doing so. Every donation in any amount is greatly appreciated.

Click Here to Donate to the Great Give 2022

The Nutcracker will be viewable as a thank you to those who have donated in support of New Haven Ballet for 1-hour only, tonight, May 5, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EST. Go to NHB’s Youtube channel at 7:00 p.m. tonight to view the video: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6-V9sQGgHRSsd33Sca3YaQ

Thank you for keeping us on our toes!

 

New Haven Ballet is premiering a video performance of Act 1 from The Nutcracker to showcase our work during a “power hour” of giving to raise funds in support of the school.

The video will only be live for 1-hour, viewable from 8:00-9:00 p.m. on May 4

Click on the link below and consider donating as your support makes it possible for NEW HAVEN BALLET to present THE NUTCRACKER. This Live performance of New Haven Ballet’s The Nutcracker was filmed December 18, 2021 at The Shubert Theatre New Haven, with an introductory video performance filmed on November 20, 2021 at Danspace Studio, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven, Connecticut.

New Haven Ballet is participating in the Great Give, an online giving event to support local nonprofits. New Haven Ballet is a registered nonprofit organization, under the section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and therefore all charitable donations are deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is providing a matching pool of $10,000 to inspire giving to visual and performing arts organizations. All donations made to eligible organizations via The Great Give 2022 during the 8:00-9:00 p.m. hour on May 4 will receive a prorated portion of the match pool based on the number of unique donors, in addition to the prorated share of the Community Foundations’ matching pools.

OUR MISSION

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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