Introducing New Teaching Artist: Marcin Kupiñski, Principal Dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet

​​Marcin Kupiñski​ in Swan Lake | Photo © David Amzallag​ 

Marcin Kupiñski, Polish.
Education: The National Ballet School in Gdansk.
Career: Employed as a corps dancer at the Royal Ballet in 2002. Appointed soloist in 2010 and Principal Dancer in 2011.

Highlights from the Royal Ballet’s repertoire: Junker Ove in A Folk Tale and James in Sylfiden (August Bournonville), Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake (Nikolaj Hübbe and Silja Schandorff), Albrecht in Giselle (Nikolaj Hübbe and Sorella Englund), Prince Desiré in Tornerose (Christopher Wheeldon), Solor in La Bayadère (Nikolaj Hübbe), Prince in The Nutcracker and Apollo(George Balanchine), soloist in Etudes (Harald Lander), Lenskij in Onegin (John Cranko), Gaston in The Lady of the Camellias, Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Benvolio and Prince Paris in Romeo and Juliet (John Neumeier), Tony in the West Side Story Suite ( Jerome Robbins), Chanos in Come Fly Away (Twyla Tharp) and Death in The Death That Best Preserves (Natalia Horecna.)

Watch Marcin Kupiñski in Black Swan Pas de Deux III Act, Swan Lake

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We are excited to welcome Marcin Kupiñski to our Mentorship Program. Pre-registration is now open. Please submit your request with your preferred date/s and time/s for classes with Mr. Kupiñski. Mr. Kupiñski will be teaching Ballet classes and workshops live from Denmark, Live-streamed on Zoom.

Photo © Natascha Thiara Rydvald 

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Remote Internship with Art Without Borders New York

Master Class in Ballet Photo©Erin Baiano

Seeking qualified candidates (U.S. based only) showing strong competency and proficiency of / for research methods and contact management systems for the purpose of Marketing, Education, Audience Development, PR and Media Relations, Fundraising, Sales and Special Events of Arts and Culture / Entertainment related clientele.

Applicants from academic institutions in the U.S. (including recent graduates) should be willing to commit to at least 10-15 hours of remote work per week, Monday through Sunday during a minimum of three (3) months. Candidates must have at least 1-2 years previous experience in the Arts and Culture / Entertainment industry.

Please note that this is an unpaid position – college credit and practical training offered. Intern will work directly with AWB Management and Teaching Artists. Confidentiality agreement is required for this job. To apply, kindly email your cover letter and resume to Contact@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org 

Application Deadline: February 1, 2021. No phone calls please.

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.

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. 

Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Workshop with Holly Dorger, Principal Ballerina with the Royal Danish Ballet – Sunday, January 24 at 10:00am EST

Holly Dorger as Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland | Photo © personal archive

REGISTER ONLINE

Sunday, January 24 at 10:00am EST

Additional dates TBA 

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

Live-streamed on Zoom: Workshop includes classic barre, choreography with individual corrections and ‘Meet the Artist’ Q & A session. Students will learn an excerpt from Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Subscription Rewards*

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

BIO: American, Holly Jean Dorger, is a Principal dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet. She joined the corps de ballet after graduation from the School of American Ballet, at 18 years old. In 2013 she was promoted to Soloist after performing roles such as Princess Florine (Blue Bird), Gamzatti and Dew Drop. In 2016 Holly was promoted to Principal Dancer on George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations. Holly Dorger has been given the honor of Knighthood from the Queen of Denmark.

*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. 

AWB Virtual Program: January 2021

WHEELDON’S ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND: CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP WITH HOLLY DORGER, PRINCIPAL BALLERINA WITH THE ROYAL DANISH BALLET

Holly Dorger as Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland | Photo © personal archive

REGISTER ONLINE

Sunday, January 24 at 10:00am EST

Additional dates TBA 

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

Live-streamed on Zoom: Workshop includes classic barre, choreography with individual corrections and ‘Meet the Artist’ Q & A session. Students will learn an excerpt from Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Subscription Rewards*

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

BIO: American, Holly Jean Dorger, is a Principal dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet. She joined the corps de ballet after graduation from the School of American Ballet, at 18 years old. In 2013 she was promoted to Soloist after performing roles such as Princess Florine (Blue Bird), Gamzatti and Dew Drop. In 2016 Holly was promoted to Principal Dancer on George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations. Holly Dorger has been given the honor of Knighthood from the Queen of Denmark.

SERIES OF BALLET CLASSES WITH HOLLY DORGER, PRINCIPAL BALLERINA WITH THE ROYAL DANISH BALLET

Holly Dorger | Photo © NYC Dance Project

REGISTER ONLINE

$20 / class | 60-min. session | All Dance Levels, Ages 10+

Fridays at 3:00pm EST: 15, 22, 29 January

Saturdays at 10:30am EST: 23, 30 January

Sunday, January 17 at 10:30am EST

BIO: American, Holly Jean Dorger, is a Principal dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet. She joined the corps de ballet after graduation from the School of American Ballet, at 18 years old. In 2013 she was promoted to Soloist after performing roles such as Princess Florine (Blue Bird), Gamzatti and Dew Drop. In 2016 Holly was promoted to Principal Dancer on George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations. Holly Dorger has been given the honor of Knighthood from the Queen of Denmark.

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WORKSHOP SERIES WITH TANAIRI SADE VAZQUEZ, CAST MEMBER OF HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL ON BROADWAY

Tanairi Sade Vazquez | Photo © Exquisite Colors Photography

REGISTER ONLINE

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

Saturday, January 16 at 10:30am EST | Additional Dates TBA

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).

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*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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AWB Mentorship Program: Application is now open!

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

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.

Application deadline: April 30, 2021

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

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 and offered at $20 for a single class, $107 package of five classes, $214 package of ten classes, and $333 subscription package of twenty classes. Note: Subscribers receive additional classes complimentary – one (1) class extra with your subscription of five (5) classes, two (2) classes extra with your subscription of ten (10) and five (5) classes extra with your subscription of twenty (20) classes.

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**
Antonio Carmena, Former Soloist with the New York City Ballet
Ask la Cour, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet
Holly Dorger, Principal Dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet
Megan Fairchild, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet
Alec Knight, 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
Olivia MacKinnon, Ballerina with the New York City Ballet
Unity Phelan, Soloist 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 May 2021.

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

Seeking U.S. based Volunteers for AWB Educational Programs

Seeking tech-savvy Volunteers based in the United States of America showing strong competency, devotion and genuine care for the purpose of Arts and Culture, Education and Nonprofit Management. Qualified applicants should be willing to commit to at least 10hrs of remote work monthly.

Please note that this is a remote position and Volunteers will work directly with AWB Management and Teaching Artists. Confidentiality agreement is required for this job.

To apply please email your BIO / introduction outlining your computer skills and your current availability. Please email Contact@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org and include “Volunteer” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2020. Note: Immediate Opening.

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 Ambassador Program is accepting applications!

Photo©Erin Baiano

ART WITHOUT BORDERS NEW YORK AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

Seeking performing arts students and working professionals able to commit to 3-4 months starting in Mid-October. We offer one (1) complimentary class Weekly (excluding specialized Workshops) in exchange of your assistance in promoting Art Without Borders New York. 

Application Deadline: October 10, 2020. 

To apply please email: Contact@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org with your name, school or program affiliation, academic and work background, Social Media profile and your current availability. Please email AWB with the following:

1. Short BIO / Presentation / CV in English outlining your academic or work experience in the Arts & Culture Industry.

2. Your Social Media – Instagram and Facebook preferred.

3. Your availability to start in Mid-October and commit to a minimum of 3 months. Promotional materials (announcements, images and more) will be provided to all selected Ambassadors. 

4. One professional Headshot- we would like to introduce our Ambassadors with their approved Photo + BIO / Introduction.

5. Your preferred day and time to take one (1) class Weekly (except AWB Workshops) as a compensation for your commitment. Please see current program schedule.

Note: preference given to U.S. based candidates although we also welcome International Ambassadors! 

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Series of Workshops with Iconic American Dancers: Wendy Whelan, former Principal dancer with the New York City Ballet

Wendy Whelan in George Balanchine’s Agon | Photo © Paul Kolnik for New York City Ballet

Thursday, October 8 at 4:00pm EST 

60-min. sessions for Intermediate / Advanced Students*

REGISTER ONLINE

Live-streamed on Zoom: includes classic barre, three (3) combinations with Individual corrections and Q & A. 

$25 per student / workshop

Wendy Whelan, widely considered one of the world’s leading dancers of her generation, began dance lessons at the age of three in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Whelan began intense professional training at the Louisville Ballet Academy. She was accepted to the summer program of the School of American Ballet at age 14; a year later, she moved to New York to continue her studies there full-time. In 1984, she was named an apprentice with New York City Ballet and joined the corps de ballet a year later.

Wendy Whelan went on to spend 30 years at New York City Ballet, dancing virtually all the major roles. She was promoted to Soloist in 1989 and to Principal dancer in 1991. 

Ms. Whelan has been a guest artist all over the world. She received the Dance Magazine Award in 2007, and in 2009 was given a Doctorate of Arts, honoris causa, from Bellarmine University. In 2011, she received both The Jerome Robbins Award and a Bessie Award for her Sustained Achievement in Performance.Since 2013, she has been developing and touring her own independent projects. Her inaugural project, Restless Creature broke down boundaries between interdisciplinary dance forms. She remains committed in her work to opening up creative conversations and developing unexpected collaborations through dance.

In February 2019, Ms. Whelan marked a return to New York City Ballet when she was appointed Associate Artistic Director of the Company. 

*All ages and dance levels welcome, please contact AWB via email at: education@artwithoutbordersnyc.org