New Haven Ballet Artistic Director, Lisa Kim Sanborn, announced that auditions for the student company will be held on Friday, January 20. Auditions are open to all Level 5-8 students who wish to perform in the Spring Performance on May 27, 2023 at the Shubert Theatre New Haven. Pre-registration is required.
Congratulations New Haven Ballet!
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.
New Haven Ballet is pleased to announce that New York City Ballet soloist, Sara Adams, will perform as the Sugar Plum Fairy in New Haven Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at the Shubert Theatre New Haven on December 16-18, 2022. New Haven Ballet Artistic Director, Lisa Kim Sanborn, states, “We are thrilled to have Sara perform with us. She knows many of our students having been a member of New Haven Ballet’s faculty a few years ago. She is an absolutely stunning dancer and I cannot wait for our audiences to see her perform.”
Click Here to See Sara Adams perform NYCB’s Raymonda Variations
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Sara Adams Bio
Sara Adams was born in Dennis, Massachusetts, and began her dance training at the age of six at the Mid-Cape Ballet Academy.
She later studied at the Boston Ballet School, before taking a summer course at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, during the summer of 2003.
She enrolled as a full-time student at SAB from 2003 to 2008. She became an apprentice with NYCB in June 2008 and became a member of the corps de ballet in September 2009. In February 2017, Ms. Adams was promoted to soloist.
Ms. Adams was a recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise in 2007.
Tickets for New Haven Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Shubert Theatre New Haven are on sale! Tickets
New Haven Ballet just concluded a busy weekend of Nutcracker auditions. We are excited to begin working on the production. Still, we need help to make it happen. Please consider making a donation to our Annual Appeal to aid our upcoming Nutcracker. We greatly appreciate your generous support!
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
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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 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.
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
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 presents former New York City Ballet Soloist, Tom Gold’s whimsical Symphonic Nonsense, featuring music by Woodbury, Connecticut native, Leroy Anderson.
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!
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.