BOOK A GROUP VISIT WITH ART WITHOUT BORDERS NEW YORK: SUMMER ’21 VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Master Class with Megan Fairchild, Principal Ballerina with the New York City Ballet | Photo © Erin Baiano

AWB Summer Virtual Program is currently accepting pre-registrations. Please submit your request here including: 1. Name 2. Preferred Days and Times for your class/es 3. Preferred class and teaching Artist/s 4. Previous Performing Arts Training 5. Previous training with AWB.

$0-30 per student* | 60-120 min. sessions | July-September 2021

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Group Rewards: book a group of 5+ students, receive 10% discount plus one (1) reward ticket for the group leader. Groups of 10+ students are eligible for an exclusive (closed to the public) class. Family and friends are welcome to observe.

AWB Mentorship Program: Application is now open! 

Application deadline: August 31, 2021

Art Without Borders New York is offering an exclusive Mentorship Program for students pursuing a career in the performing arts. The program provides a unique experience connecting students with world renowned industry professionals in the United States, including current and former company members from the New York City Ballet / Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Broadway.

Students registered to attend five (5) or more virtual classes will have the opportunity to apply for the AWB Mentorship Program. As part of this rare opportunity, each teaching artist will select one student as a Mentee* based on their work during the virtual program. The mentees will be offered: private coaching, guidance on academic and career goals, tickets to selected performances with a personalized backstage tour, and access to all AWB classes and events in 2021.

To be considered as a Mentee, you must attend a minimum of five (5) Virtual classes with Art Without Borders Inc. and submit a short video (5-min maximum) while taking a class from our Virtual Program.

APPLICATION FORM

AWB Virtual Program is currently open for registrations. 

Note: Applicants with less than five (5) Virtual classes, please register online and attend the minimum of classes required and then complete this application. If you have questions, please email: Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org

Art Without Borders, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire and expand students’ and educators’ imaginations through the arts and through cultural experiences. AWB aims to provide opportunities for engagement with the arts on multiple platforms to diverse audiences, both domestically and internationally.

AWB Teaching Artists – Mentors**
Olivia Boisson, Ballerina with the New York City Ballet
Antonio Carmena, former Soloist with the New York City Ballet
Ask la Cour, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet 
Megan Fairchild, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet 
Rebecca Krohn, former Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet
Megan LaCrone, Soloist with the New York City Ballet
Ashley Laracey, Soloist with the New York City Ballet
Unity Phelan, Soloist with the New York City Ballet
David Prottas, former Dancer with the New York City Ballet
Emily Skinner, Tony-nominated Actress and Singer 
Daniel Ulbricht, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet
Indiana Woodward, Soloist with the New York City Ballet

*Selected Mentees to be announced in September 2021. In-person classes start in the Fall 2021.

**Teaching Artists / Mentors are subject to change – please select up to three (3) Mentors and include your preference with your application.

Master Class with Ashley Laracey, Soloist Ballerina with NYCB: Saturday, June 26 at 8:00pm EST

Ashley Laracey and Silas Farley in “Concerto Barocco”. New York City Ballet, Black & White Balanchine Program, Sunday, June 4 2018, 3pm, David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center. Photo © Erin Baiano

SATURDAY, JUNE 26 AT 8:00PM EST Additional dates TBA

REGISTER ONLINE

Live-streamed on Zoom: class includes classic barre, technique with Individual corrections and Q & A. 

$25 per student* | 60-min. session | Intermediate – Advanced Level

BIO: Ashley Laracey was born in Sarasota, Florida. She began her dance training at the age of five with Cheryl Carty and Christine White at the Carty Academy of Theater Dance in Bradenton, Florida. At age 12, she began training with Pavel Fomin, Diane Partington, and Isabel and Javier Dubrocq at Sarasota Ballet of Florida. She continued her studies at age 15 with Victoria Schneider, Olivier Pardina, and Svetlana Osiyeva at the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida. Ms. Laracey entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, in the fall of 2001. In October 2002, Ms. Laracey became an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and in February 2003 she joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet and was promoted to soloist in February 2013.

Ms. Laracey has danced many featured roles in George Balanchine, Peter Martins, Jeorme Robbins, Troy Schumacher, Justin Peck and Christopher Wheeldon.

Ms. Laracey is on the board of Balletcollective, an arts collective, and also teaches movement therapy to children and young adults with disabilities, specifically Cerebral Palsy.

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*Group Rewards: book a group of 5+ students, receive 10% discount and one (1) reward ticket for the group leader. Groups of 10+ students are eligible for an exclusive (closed to the public) class. 

Ashley Laracey and Taylor Stanley in “Symphony in Three Movements”, New York City Ballet Saturday, May 16 2019. 7:30pm. David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center. Photo © Erin Baiano

Master class with David Prottas, former dancer with the New York City Ballet: pre-registration

Photo © Paul Kolnik, NYCB

Pre-registration is now open. Please submit your request with your preferred date/s and time/s for classes with Mr. Prottas vía Email at: Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org

Live-streamed on Zoom: class includes classic barre, technique with Individual corrections and Q & A. 

$25 per student* | 60-min. session | Intermediate – Advanced Level

BIO: David Prottas is a former dancer with the New York City Ballet. His notable theater credits include the 1st National Tour of An American in Paris, the Broadway revival of Carousel and the North Carolina Theatre production’s of West Side Story. He stars in the short film “Tell Me A Story” directed by Liam Amstrong. As a teacher and coach he leads masterclasses throughout the United States in both dance and theater.

*Group Rewards: book a group of 5+ students, receive 10% discount and one (1) reward ticket for the group leader. Groups of 10+ students are eligible for an exclusive (closed to the public) class.

Headshot © Prottas’s personal archive

AWB Mentorship Program

AWB Master Class with Megan Fairchild, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet | Photo © Erin Baiano

AWB Mentorship Program: Application is now open! 

Application deadline: August 31, 2021

Art Without Borders New York is offering an exclusive Mentorship Program for students pursuing a career in the performing arts. The program provides a unique experience connecting students with world renowned industry professionals in the United States, including current and former company members from the New York City Ballet / Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Broadway.

Students registered to attend five (5) or more virtual classes will have the opportunity to apply for the AWB Mentorship Program. As part of this rare opportunity, each teaching artist will select one student as a Mentee* based on their work during the virtual program. The mentees will be offered: private coaching, guidance on academic and career goals, tickets to selected performances with a personalized backstage tour, and access to all AWB classes and events in 2021.

To be considered as a Mentee, you must attend a minimum of five (5) Virtual classes with Art Without Borders Inc. and submit a short video (3-5 minutes) while taking a class from AWB Virtual Program.

APPLICATION FORM

Note: Applicants with less than five (5) Virtual classes, please register online and attend the minimum of classes required and then complete this application. If you have questions, please email: Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org

AWB Virtual Program is currently open for registrations. 

Book any subscription package (5, 10 or 20 classes) and combine any class / teaching artist. Please email: Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org with your selected classes. 

REGISTER ONLINE

AWB Teaching Artists – Mentors**
Olivia Boisson, Ballerina with the New York City Ballet
Antonio Carmena, former Soloist with the New York City Ballet
Ask la Cour, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet 
Megan Fairchild, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet 
Rebecca Krohn, former Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet
Megan LaCrone, Soloist with the New York City Ballet
Ashley Laracey, Soloist with the New York City Ballet
Unity Phelan, Soloist with the New York City Ballet
David Prottas, former Dancer with the New York City Ballet
Emily Skinner, Tony-nominated Actress and Singer 
Daniel Ulbricht, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet
Indiana Woodward, Soloist with the New York City Ballet

Art Without Borders, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire and expand students’ and educators’ imaginations through the arts and through cultural experiences. AWB aims to provide opportunities for engagement with the arts on multiple platforms to diverse audiences, both domestically and internationally.

*Selected Mentees to be announced in September 2021. In-person classes start in the Fall / Winter of 2021.

**Teaching Artists / Mentors are subject to change – please select up to three (3) Mentors.

What parents and students are saying about Art Without Borders New York

“What Art Without Borders has been offering dancers is nothing short of amazing! Everyday my daughter and I are eager to check the new posts from AWB. There is always something to keep dancers excited during this time of distancing!”

Dawn Groff, Parent | Summer 2020

“I thank you and all the dancers who are working with you from the bottom of my heart. If ballet does not die, it will be because of such efforts.” 

Kenneth Gordon, New York Based Attorney and AWB Adult Student | Summer 2020

Arts Without Borders has inspired my son’s dream to become a reality. The skills and strength my son has attained through AWB Dance program that genuinely embraces and supports students is astonishing. We are so blessed to be part of an organization that encourages their students to succeed.

Shenae Osborn, Parent | Winter 2020
Photo from AWB Virtual Program – currently open until the Fall of 2021


AWB Students | Photo © Erin Baiano

Master Class Series with Unity Phelan, Soloist Ballerina with the New York City Ballet

Wednesday, April 28 at 5:00pm EST | Additional Dates TBA

$20 / class | 60-min. sessions | All Dance Levels

REGISTER ONLINE

Live-streamed on Zoom: class includes classic barre, technique with Individual corrections and Q & A.

BIO: Unity Phelan was born in Princeton, New Jersey and began her dance training at the age of five at the Princeton Ballet School, where her teachers included Douglas Martin, Maria Youskevitch, and Mary Barton.

During the summers of 2008 and 2009, Ms. Phelan attended the summer sessions at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, and enrolled as a full-time student in fall of 2009.

She became an apprentice with NYCB in December 2012 and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in November 2013.

In February 2017, Ms. Phelan was promoted to soloist.

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SUBSCRIPTIONS

$110 for five (5) Master classes + one (1) reward class* from AWB Virtual program. 

Interested individuals can book any subscription package and combine any class / teaching artist. 

Students registered to attend 5+ virtual classes are able to apply to AWB Mentorship Program. Book a subscription package and email: Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org with your class / artist selection. 

*valid for any 60-min Virtual class, any teaching artist.

Photo © NYC Dance Project

AWB Virtual Program: Master Class Series with Indiana Woodward, Soloist Ballerina with the New York City Ballet

Photo © NYC Dance Project

SUNDAY, APRIL 4 AT 2:00PM EST

REGISTER ONLINE

$20 / class | 60-min. sessions | Intermediate – Advanced Dance Levels

This class is part of AWB newest project ‘Arts & Foreign Languages’ and will be offered in #French and English. Live-streamed on Zoom: class includes classic barre, technique with Individual corrections and Q & A.

BIO: Born in Paris France, Indiana Woodward‘s earliest memories are of watching ballet class and being backstage in the theater. After moving to Los Angeles, Indiana began training with Yuri Grigoriev and it was from that moment that she knew that this was going to be her lifelong passion and career.

Indiana began studying at the School of American Ballet in the summer of 2010 and joined the school as a full time student in the fall of 2010. In August 2012 Ms. Woodward became an apprentice with New York City Ballet and a full member of the company in December of the same year. Indiana was promoted to soloist in February 2017.

Ms. Woodward is a recipient of the 2016 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award and 2016 Clive Barnes Foundation Award. In 2010, she won first place in the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive in New York City and was invited to perform at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy gala in Moscow.

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SUBSCRIPTIONS

$110 for five (5) Master classes + one (1) reward class* from AWB Virtual program. 

Interested individuals can book any subscription package and combine any class / teaching artist. 

Students registered to attend 5+ virtual classes are able to apply to AWB Mentorship Program. Book a subscription package and email: Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org with your class / artist selection. 

*valid for any 60-min Virtual class, any teaching artist.

Master class with Daniel Ulbricht, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet: Sunday, February 14 at 2:00pm EST

Daniel Ulbricht, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet | Photo © Travis Magee

14 February at 2:00pm EST | Additional dates TBA

REGISTER ONLINE

$30 / student | 60-min. session | Intermediate – Advanced Level, Ages 10+

Live-streamed on Zoom: class includes classic barre, technique with Individual corrections and Q & A.

BIO: Daniel Ulbricht was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, and began his dance training at the age of 11. At age 16, Mr. Ulbricht was invited by the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, to continue his training. As a student at SAB, Mr. Ulbricht performed with New York City Ballet as a Jester in Peter Martins’ The Sleeping Beauty.

In December 2000, he became an apprentice with New York City Ballet and in November 2001 he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet. In January 2005, Mr. Ulbricht was promoted to the rank of soloist and principal dancer in May 2007. During his time there, he has danced featured roles in a number of Balanchine, Robbins, Martins, and Wheeldon ballets.

Mr. Ulbricht is a guest teacher at the School of American Ballet, Ballet Academy East, as well as, teaching at a number of well-known national dance schools, private schools, and universities throughout the United States. Mr. Ulbricht is currently the Artistic Advisor of Manhattan Youth Ballet. Mr. Ulbricht is also the Artistic Director of New York State Summer School for the Arts in Saratoga Springs, NY. Mr. Ulbricht is also founder and director of “Stars of American Ballet”, a touring group focusing on high art, education and outreach. Mr. Ulbricht is also the co-founder and producer of “Dance Against Cancer”, an annual benefit for the American Cancer Society. Mr. Ulbricht is also on the board of the National Dance Institute.

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