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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!

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”.

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

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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