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Artistic Director, Lisa Kim Sanborn, announces that forty-four veteran and new male and female dancers comprise New Haven Ballet’s student company. The dancers will perform excerpts from the ballet, Don Quixote, with a score composed by Leon Minkus and choreography by Lisa Kim Sanborn after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky. The Company will also perform Symphonic Nonsense, set to music by Leroy Anderson and choreographed by Tom Gold. The public is invited to attend the performance at the Shubert Theatre New Haven on May 28, 2022. Congratulations to the members of New Haven Ballet Company!

Former Susan Farrell Ballet and Dance Theatre of Harlem dancer, Alicia Holloway, is returning to New Haven Ballet to offer a mini workshop to Level 6-8 dancers. Ms. Holloway will work with Level 6-8 dancers on Thursday, Saturday and Thursday (January 13, 15 & 20), offering both ballet and pointe technique with variations. Level 5 dancers will also have a chance to work with Ms. Holloway on January 20. New Haven Ballet is excited to welcome her back to New Haven!

Alicia Mae Holloway is from Morgantown, West Virginia and began dancing when she was three years old at Kat and company dance studio. In 2007, Alicia began taking classes at Morgantown Dance Studio with Desiree Witt, Lauren Sone, Marilyn Pipes, Eunice Kim, and Robert Steele.

She also trained at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts before attending the School of American Ballet from 2011-2015, where she trained with Suzy Pilarre, Suki Schorer, Darci Kistler, Kay Mazzo, and Jock Soto. Over the last few summers, Ms. Holloway has attended the Boston Ballet Summer Dance Program, as well as Pacific Northwest Ballet. She began her professional career dancing with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and with the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Artistic Director, Lisa Kim Sanborn, announced that Timothy Fountain has been named the new Children’s Division Director at New Haven Ballet. When speaking about her selection, Ms. Sanborn noted, “Tim Fountain has a great passion for ballet. He brings an earnest interest in seeing students succeed and shares his joy for dance with every child in the classroom.”

We hope you will join us in welcoming “Mr. Tim” to the Children’s Division!


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.