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Contact New Haven Ballet if your school group or retirement residence would like to attend The Nutcracker on December 16-18, 2022 at the Shubert Theatre New Haven. Guest stars from New York City Ballet will perform as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier.

School groups may purchase tickets as low as $20 per seat.

Retirement residences may receive a 25% discount on tickets.

Contact New Haven Ballet for more information at email: administrator@newhavenballet.org or tel. 203-782-9038.

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: administrator@newhavenballet.org for more information.

New for Fall 2022 — New Haven Ballet offers a boys class for Levels 3-6, which allows boys a unique opportunity to experience class together, while focusing on elements of training that prepare them for advanced level work. Special emphasis is placed on building strength, jumping, and bridging gaps to allow them to learn partnering and meet the dynamic demands of men’s dancing.

Free Trial Class in September for new students ages 3-18 years

For more info Email: administrator@newhavenballet.org

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 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.

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

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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