The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce has awarded New Haven Ballet with the Sunspot Innovation Award. The Nonprofit Resource Council Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022. Artistic Director, Lisa Kim Sanborn, and New Haven Ballet will be recognized for having exhibited exceptional business or community leadership skills, noteworthy results, and being an active participant in local organizations.
SUNSPOT INNOVATION AWARD: NEW HAVEN BALLET
To an organization employing innovative approaches to success and impact.
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.
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.
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
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.
Young dancers ages 3+ are invited to dance at New Haven Ballet this summer. We offer classes in June and July for new and returning students. Under the direction of Artistic Director, Lisa Kim Sanborn, and Children’s Division Director, Timothy Fountain, young dancers are introduced to the joy of movement using their whole bodies. Dancers enjoy making good friends while building strength and endurance through exercises designed for developing bodies and minds. Dancers also learn coordination and how to stretch while moving gracefully.
New Haven Ballet is offering a modified class schedule May 31-July 2 so that students may keep dancing, and, for older students, prepare for Summer Intensive Programs. Students should register for their 2021-2022 class level and may participate in as many classes as are offered in their class level. Students are still required to take the minimum number of classes for their class level and may register for up to four weeks of classes during the June Term. New or returning students in levels 2-8 should email: firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a placement class.
It’s April, and April showers bring not only May flowers but May dances and May fundraisers. The Great Give—the annual fundraiser sponsored by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven that brings needed funds and new friends to so many worthy community nonprofits—will launch on Wednesday, May 4, at 8:00 a.m., and run to Thursday, May 5, at 8:00 p.m. New Haven Ballet is thrilled to be among the participants, for the money so generously donated by family and friends keeps our dancers dancing, through good times and hard ones (and these past two years have been hard), and enables us to bring the joy of dance to the community at large through our outreach programs Shared Ability, for differently abled students, and DanceAir, for elementary school students in the Greater New Haven area. This May we are particularly excited because we shall once more put on our spring show at the Shubert Theater, where dancers age 5 and up will perform for a live audience. Our program will feature the classical ballet Don Quixote and a new piece created for our students by former New York City Ballet dancer Tom Gold.
The Great Give is one of the reasons that NHB can put on these performances and outreach programs; they are why we can offer the finest classical ballet training and perform with world-class artists. And the Great Give is you, our generous New Haven Ballet friends and family, whose donations do so much to keep our school going and our students dancing. This year, on May 4–5, we ask that you consider a donation—of any amount—to NHB. And we hope to see you at the Shubert in a few weeks in a joyous May celebration.
Great Give: 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 4, to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 5.
New Haven Ballet is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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.