Art Without Borders NY: Summer ’21 Virtual Program

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Master Class in Ballet | Photo © Erin Baiano

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

$0-35 per student / class | 60-120 min. sessions | July-September 2021

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

Subscription Rewards*

$100 for five (5) classes + one (1) reward class** | $200 for ten (10) classes + two (2) reward classes | $400 for twenty (20) classes + five (5) reward classes from AWB Virtual program. Students are able to combine classes and teaching Artists.

Group Rewards: book a group of 5+ students, receive 10% discount plus two (2) reward tickets for the group leaders. Groups of 10+ students are eligible for an exclusive (closed to the public) class. Family and friends are welcome to observe.

AWB Teaching Artists – Mentors

Nathalia Arja, Principal Ballerina with Miami City Ballet

Olivia Boisson, Ballerina with New York City Ballet

Antonio Carmena, former Soloist with New York City Ballet

Ask la Cour, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet 

Megan Fairchild, Principal Ballerina with New York City Ballet 

Rainer Krenstetter, Principal Dancer with Miami City Ballet

Megan LaCrone, Soloist with New York City Ballet

Ashley Laracey, Soloist with New York City Ballet

Jennifer Lauren, Principal Ballerina with Miami City Ballet

Unity Phelan, Soloist with 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 New York City Ballet 

Tanairi Sade Vazquez, Broadway performer, current cast member of Hamilton: An American Musical

Indiana Woodward, Soloist with New York City Ballet

*Subscription packages of five (5) classes are valid up to two (2) weeks after the first class taken and packages of ten (10) and twenty (20) classes are valid until the end of 2021. Students are encouraged to take at least one (1) class weekly. Note: Students registered to attend five (5) or more virtual classes will have the opportunity to apply for the AWB Mentorship Program. Application deadline: August 31, 2021.

**Reward (complimentary) classes are valid up to 30-days after the first class taken. Book your reward class confirming any 60-min Virtual class, any teaching artist participating in AWB Virtual program.

Master class with Daniel Ulbricht, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet

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

Master class with Daniel Ulbricht, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet

Saturday, July 24 at 8:00pm EST | Additional dates TBA

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$35 / student* | 90-min. session | Intermediate – Advanced Level, Ages 10+

Live-streamed on Zoom: class includes classic barre, technique with individual corrections, choreography 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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*Students registered to attend 5+ virtual classes are able to apply to AWB Mentorship Program

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**

Nathalia Arja, Principal Ballerina with Miami City Ballet

Olivia Boisson, Ballerina with New York City Ballet

Antonio Carmena, former Soloist with New York City Ballet

Ask la Cour, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet 

Lauren Fadeley, Principal Soloist with Miami City Ballet

Megan Fairchild, Principal Ballerina with New York City Ballet 

Rainer Krenstetter, Principal Dancer with Miami City Ballet

Megan LaCrone, Soloist with New York City Ballet

Ashley Laracey, Soloist with New York City Ballet

Jennifer Lauren, Principal Ballerina with Miami City Ballet

Jordan-Elizabeth Long, Soloist with Miami City Ballet

Unity Phelan, Soloist with 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 New York City Ballet 

Tanairi Sade Vazquez, Broadway performer, current cast member of Hamilton: An American Musical

Indiana Woodward, Soloist with 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

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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 Mentorship Program: Application is now open! 

Application deadline: October 1, 2021

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

APPLICATION FORM

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 2021-22.

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.

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. 

REGISTER ONLINE

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

AWB Teaching Artists – Mentors**

Nathalia Arja, Principal Ballerina with Miami City Ballet

Olivia Boisson, Ballerina with New York City Ballet

Antonio Carmena, former Soloist with New York City Ballet

Ask la Cour, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet 

Megan Fairchild, Principal Ballerina with New York City Ballet 

Rainer Krenstetter, Principal Dancer with Miami City Ballet

Megan LaCrone, Soloist with New York City Ballet

Ashley Laracey, Soloist with New York City Ballet

Jennifer Lauren, Principal Ballerina with Miami City Ballet

Unity Phelan, Soloist with 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 New York City Ballet 

Tanairi Sade Vazquez, Broadway performer, current cast member of Hamilton: An American Musical

Indiana Woodward, Soloist with 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 October 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

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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

Hamilton: an American Musical, Choreography Workshop with Tanairi Sade Vazquez, Broadway cast – Saturday, January 16 at 10:30am EST

Photo © Tanairi Vázquez’s personal archive | Hamilton: An American Musical, Costume by Paul Tazewell

REGISTER ONLINE

Saturday, January 16 at 10:30am EST 

Additional dates TBA 

$30 / Student | 90-min. session | Intermediate – Advanced Dance Level, Ages 10+

Live-streamed on Zoom: Workshop includes warm-up, choreography with individual corrections and ‘Meet the Artist’ Q & A session. Students will learn an excerpt from Andy Blankenbuehler’s choreography.

Subscription Rewards*

$140 for five (5) Specialized Workshops + one (1) reward** class.

BIO: Tanairi Sade Vazquez has made her mark in all avenues of the entertainment world in Broadway, Television and film. As an established Broadway performer, Tanairi’s debut was in The Original Revival cast of West Side Story as one of the shark girls in 2009. After that, she was unstoppable originating her roles in Wonderland, Gigi, and On Your Feet on Broadway and also being part of the First National tour of Come Fly Away. She is currently in the ensemble of Hamilton: An American Musical on Broadway. Her passion for acting doesn’t end at the Broadway stage. Her first big role was a recurring spot as Annie Valdez in Season 3 of Orange Is The New Black. She can also be seen in Law and Order SVU, The Blacklist, The Deuce, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Fosse/Verdon, and NBC’s Smash. Her next big project is set to premiere in December 2021, as a featured shark girl Charita in the new remake of West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Tony Kushner, and choreographed by Justin Peck.

Tanairi Sade Vazquez- Broadway credits: Hamilton, On Your Feet, Gigi, Wonderland, West Side Story Revival. Film/TV: “West Side Story” feature film 2021, “Fosse Verdon”, “Mrs. Marvelous Maisel”, “Law & Order”, “Blacklist”, “Orange Is the New Black” (Season 3), “Smash” (Season 2).

*Subscription package of five (5) Workshops expires in two (2) months after the first workshop taken – we encourage all students to take at least two (2) workshops monthly. Reward class with a Subscription package of five (5) workshops is valid up to one (1) month after the first workshop taken.

**Regular class with any teaching artist.

Students registered to attend 5+ virtual classes are able to apply to AWB Mentorship Program. Book any subscription package (5, 10 or 20 classes) and combine any class / teaching artist. Please email: Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org with your selected classes. 

Wishing you a peaceful year full of joy, love and ART!

Sketches © Vanessa Meikle, Dancer & AWB Student

AWB Mentorship Program: Application is now open. 

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.

SUPPORT AWB

Together we were able to develop our virtual series offering classes with world-renowned teaching artists, and educating more than thousand students worldwide. We believe that our virtual program secured a much needed connection between the artists left out-of-work and the students seeking opportunity for a quality education during the Covid19 pandemic – reaching so many Art lovers globally.

Your support is crucial for the future of our Mentorship program — an educational project that empowers emerging Ballet students, and we hope that you will remember Art Without Borders New York during this season of giving by making a contribution of any size. 

Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration.

We wish you and your loved ones good health and a very happy 2021!

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