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New Haven Ballet presents Broadway Dance classes for Levels 5-8 taught by Joseph Simeone on Saturday, March 5. 
Joseph Simeone grew up in Madison, Connecticut and graduated from The Juilliard School in 2004 with a concentration in dance and music composition. He’s danced professionally for ABT, Merce Cunningham Co., Mark Morris, and Twyla Tharp as well as with the Broadway productions of A Chorus Line, The Phantom of the Opera, and West Side Story, as Riff: For which he won two Best Actor Awards and was complimented by the story’s author, Arthur Laurents, in his last memoir, The Rest of the Story (2012). Most recently, Joseph performed the leading role of “Calogero” in A Bronx Tale, on Broadway. 
 
Joseph has also written the book, music, and lyrics for an original musical, titled, Cafe Nadine, (a true story about life in East Berlin after the fall of the Berlin Wall); Which is being mentored by Stephen Schwartz, directed by Scott Schwartz, with musical supervision by Patrick Vaccariello, and is slated for a full Broadway production in 2024.

New Haven Ballet is participating in the ARTStravaganza, a Connecticut Arts Raffle, with tickets to concerts, museums, theater, cuisine, and gifts, sponsored by the Shoreline Arts Alliance. Help us support reopening Connecticut Arts Venues by purchasing a raffle ticket to win some wonderful prizes valued up to $3,000. $20 per ticket. Click Here

New Haven Ballet is thrilled to announce that Ms. Biruite Barodicaite will give a Master Class on Saturday, February 12, for Level 6-8 students from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Danspace. All Level 6/7/8 students are invited to take the class even if you do not ordinarily take the Saturday class.

Please see Ms. Barodicaite’s bio below.

Birute Barodicaite trained in Chicago with Richard Ellis, Christine DuBoulay, Larry Long, and Ben Stevenson. She danced with the Chicago Ballet, touring throughout France, Austria and Germany. Ms. Barodicaite staged Ruth Page’s The Nutcracker for Chicago Ballet, Con Spirito by Jim Clouser for Chicago Ballet, and Anton Dolin’s Pas de Quatre and Napoli for Ruth Page School of Dance.

Ms. Barodicaite serves as the rehearsal director and ballet mistress for the Ruth Page Civic Ballet Training Company. She is a regular guest teacher for the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater and Grand Rapids Ballet. Ms. Barodicaite also teaches company class for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Luna Negra Dance Theater. Ms. Barodicaite has been invited as a guest teacher at Escuela Nacional de Ballet de Cuba, in Havana. In addition to teaching for the Ruth Page School of Dance for many years, she taught in Lithuania for Lithuanian National Ballet. In Chicago, she was on teaching faculty at Lou Conte Dance Studio, and is currently on faculty with Chicago Movement Collective.

New Haven Ballet’s Shared Ability program will start February 13! Kerry Kincy and NHB advanced level students will facilitate weekly dance workshops for differently abled dancers.
We are offering two choices this year. Students may take class via Zoom and/or in person.
In order to participate in the in-person classes at the studio, students and parents will need to be fully vaccinated, and wear a mask, preferably a KN95 or comparable mask.  
We will also perform an at home Covid test on participants upon arrival. We are asking that you arrive for in-studio workshops at 11:40 a.m. 
To register, follow the link:
The cost is $224. If you are unable to pay for the workshop, please email: administrator@newhavenballet.org. We have financial aid scholarships available. 
Please see the schedule below.
ZOOM Tuesdays from 4:00-4:45 p.m.
February: 15, 22
March:  1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April: 3,12
IN-PERSON Sundays from 12:00-12:45 p.m.
February 13, 20
March 6, 13, 20
April 3, 10
May 1 – (NHB will be filming this session)
Photo: (c) 2022 Kelsey Paff Photography

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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