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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!

Gail Corbin returns to New Haven Ballet to offer Open Division Modern Dance classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00 a.m. this summer from June 13-29. Open Division classes are offered to all levels of dancers ages 12+ years on a drop in basis.

Ms. Corbin is a leading exponent in the technique and repertory of Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman and has taught all levels of technique in the Humphrey/Weidman style for over twenty years. Ms. Corbin has worked with Beatrice Seckler, Deborah Carr, Peter Hamilton and Nona Shurman. She was a featured dancer/soloist in The Deborah Carr Theatre Dance Ensemble. Ms. Corbin has taught and directed Humphrey works all over the U.S. as well as Europe and Australia. For the past several years she has conducted Humphrey workshops at Momenta, Oak Park Illinois, which is also the home of Doris Humphrey Society, of which Ms. Corbin is a board member. Some of the other places she has taught as a guest teacher in this technique and repertory are Barnard College, Columbia University, The Juilliard School, St. Olaf College, and Columbia College (Chicago). For the past several years Ms. Corbin has been a guest teacher at the Jose Limon Institute, N.Y. She has recently returned from The Yard, Martha’s Vineyard where she taught an intensive Humphrey workshop and staged “Water Study”. Ms. Corbin is a featured dancer in two films, “The Technique of Doris Humphrey and Its Creative Potential” and “Charles Weidman on His Own”.


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.