Program Highlights and New Subscription Rewards 

Holly Dorger, Principal dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet | Photo © NYC Dance Project

Monday, October 26 at 3:30pm EST: 90-min Bournonville Method Ballet Class with Ask la Cour, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet.

Friday, October 30 at 3:30pm EST: 60-min Ballet class in Balanchine technique with Antonio Carmena, former Soloist with the New York City Ballet and current faculty professor at Barnard College’s Dance Department.

Saturday, October 31 at 10:30am EST: 60-min Ballet class in Balanchine technique + 15-min ‘Meet the Artist’ Q & A session with Holly Dorger, Principal dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet.

NEW SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES*

$107 for five (5) classes + one (1) class extra, $214 for ten (10) classes + two (2) classes extra or $333 for Subscription Package valid for twenty (20) classes + five (5) classes extra | Note: Take additional 10% off using reward code ‘AWBFALL’ until the end of October.

*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 – change dates, switch classes / teaching artists even at the last minute with only one condition: email AWB to inform no later than 24 hours prior to the class start time. 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

New Teaching Artist joining AWB Mentorship Program in November

Sara Esty pictured with dance partner Garen Scribner, An American in Paris | Photo©Matthew Murphy

SARA ESTY: A former soloist with the Miami City Ballet, Ms. Esty has performed many works by the coveted choreographers of today and yesterday. Sara made her Broadway debut in Christopher Wheeldon’s An American in Paris (Lise Dassin alternate), prior to being in the original company of its world premiere at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. She went on to lead the first national tour of An American In Paris, bringing it to over 50 cities nationwide. Other theater credits include Brigadoon (NYCC Encores, Directed by Christopher Wheeldon), Grand Hotel (NYCC Encores, Directed by Josh Rhodes), The Beast in the Jungle (Vineyard Theater, Directed by Susan Stroman), and Perfect Picture (Southern VT Arts Center, Directed by Randy Skinner). Ms. Esty is also the recipient of a Princess Grace Fellowship award for excellence in dance. She most recently performed the role of Maggie u/s Cassie in the New York City Center’s gala presentation of the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning A Chorus Line. TV/Film credits include The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Fosse/Verdon mini series and the upcoming Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story.

Note: Sara Esty will be teaching Theater Dance – dates TBA.

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.

Workshop with Wendy Whelan, Associate Artistic Director with the New York City Ballet: Sunday, October 18 at 4:00pm EST

Portrait © Nina Wurtzel

Sunday, October 18 at 4:00pm EST 

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

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

Note: Art Without Borders Inc. is accepting donations for this workshop – suggested contribution is $25 / student. 50% proceeds will be donated to the New York City Ballet Relief Fund.

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

AWB Virtual Program: Schedule Update

Holly Dorger, Principal dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet | Photo © NYC Dance Project

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Tuesday, October 13 at 3:30pm EST: 60-min Ballet class in Balanchine technique with Rebecca Krohn, former Principal dancer and current repertory director with the New York City Ballet.

Friday, October 16 at 4:30pm EST: 90-min Ballet class in Balanchine technique with Antonio Carmena, former Soloist with the New York City Ballet and current faculty professor at Barnard College’s Dance Department.

Saturday, October 17 at 10:30am EST: 60-min Ballet class in Balanchine technique with Holly Dorger, Principal dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet.

Sunday, October 18 at 10:30am EST: 60-min Ballet class in Balanchine technique with Ashley Laracey, Soloist with the New York City Ballet.

Sunday, October 18 at 4:00pm EST: 60-min Workshop with Wendy Whelan, former Principal dancer with the New York City Ballet.

NEW SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES*

$107 for five (5) classes + one (1) class extra, $214 for ten (10) classes + two (2) classes extra or $333 for Subscription Package valid for twenty (20) classes + five (5) classes extra | $18 / Single class.

*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 – change dates, switch classes / teaching artists even at the last minute with only one condition: email AWB to inform no later than 24 hours prior to the class start time. 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Antonio Carmena | Photo © Henry Leutwyler

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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 Ballet classes in Balanchine technique with Holly Dorger, Principal Ballerina with the Royal Danish Ballet: Saturdays at 10:30am EST

Photo © Klaus Vedfelt

Saturdays at 10:30am EST: 3, 17, 24, 31 October | 7 November

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$18 / class | 60-min session live-streamed on Zoom: class includes classic barre, technique with Individual corrections | All Dance Levels

Add-on ‘Meet the Artist’ — complimentary Q & A session of additional 15-min conversation between Holly Dorger and the students. Note: please request your spot.

Subscription Packages*

$107 for five (5) classes + one (1) class extra, $214 for ten (10) classes + two (2) classes extra or $333 for Subscription Package valid for twenty (20) classes + five (5) classes extra.

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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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REPERTOIRE

Leading Roles:
Odette/Odile, Swan Lake, N. Hubbe & S. Schandorff
Giselle, Giselle, N. Hubbe & S. Schandorff
Alice, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, C. Wheeldon
Teresina, Napoli, A. Bournonville & N. Hubbe
Lead Ballerina, Ballo Della Regina, G. Balanchine
Diamond, Jewels, G. Balanchine
Lead Ballerina, Theme & Variations, G. Balanchine
Ballerina, Etudes, H. Lander
Kate, Come Fly Away, T. Tharp
Sugar Plum Fairy, G. Balanchine
Eliza, Conservatoire, A. Bournonville
Jenny, Weimar, N. Hubbe
Grand Pas Classique, Victor Gsovsky
Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, G. Balanchine
Don Quixote Grand Pas de Deux, M. Petipa
Raymonda Grand Pas de Deux, R. Nureyev
Harlequinade Pas de Deux, M. Petipa
Coppelia Pas de Deux, M. Petipa
Santanella Pas de Deux, M. Petipa
Flower Festival, A. Bournonville
La Sylphide pas de deux, A. Bournonville

Creations:
Schubart Pas de Deux, A. Luders
Pauline, Queen of Spades, L. Scarlett
Daisy Friis, Blixen, G.Dean

Principal Roles:
Henriette, Raymonda, N. Hubbe
Mistress, Manon, K. MacMillan
27’52, J. Kylian
Polyhymnia, Apollo, G. Balanchine
Choleric, Four Temperaments, G. Balanchine
Queen of Shemakhan, The Golden Cockerel, A. Ratmansky
Gamzatti, La Bayadere, N. Hübbe & E. Draw
Mercedes, Don Quixote, N. Hübbe
Prudence Duvernoy, Lady of the Camelias, J. Neumeier
Lilac Fairy, The Sleeping Beauty, C. Wheeldon
Princess Florine, Blue Bird Pas de deux, The Sleeping Beauty, C. Wheeldon
Dryad Queen, Don Quixote, N. Hübbe
Dew Drop, The Nutcracker, G. Balanchine
Three Shades, La Bayadere, N. Hübbe & E. Draw
Pauline, Queen of Spades, L. Scarlett
Queen of Hearts, Alice Adventure’s In Wonderland, C. Wheeldon 

*Book any subscription package (5, 10 or 20 classes) and combine any class / teaching artist. Please email: Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org with your selected classes – change dates, switch classes / teaching artists even at the last minute with only one condition: email AWB to inform no later than 24 hours** prior to the class start time. A missed class without 24-hrs notice is considered a No Show.

Note: Program and teaching artists are subject to change. Subscription tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. Reward classes for subscribers can not be applied for AWB specialized Workshops.

**Valid only during the Covid19 pandemic.

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*

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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 

AWB Virtual Program: Series of Ballet classes in Balanchine technique with Unity Phelan, Soloist Ballerina with the New York City Ballet

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® Choreography George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust | Photo © Paul Kolnik

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$18 / class | 60-min session live-streamed on Zoom: class includes classic barre, technique with Individual corrections and Q & A | All Dance Levels

Subscription Packages*

$107 for five (5) classes + one (1) class extra, $214 for ten (10) classes + two (2) classes extra or $333 for Subscription Package valid for twenty (20) classes + five (5) classes extra.

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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.

FEAURED BALANCHINE ROLES SINCE JOINING NYCB
Agon
Chaconne
Coppélia (War & Discord)
Cortège Hongrois
Divertimento No. 15
“Emeralds” from Jewels
Episodes
Haieff Divertimento
Kammermusik No. 2
Liebeslieder Walzer
The Four Temperaments
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena)
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Sugarplum Fairy, Dewdrop, Flowers, Hot Chocolate)
Opus 19/The Dreamer
Orpheus (Bacchantes)
Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3(Scherzo)
Union Jack
Western Symphony
Who Cares?
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*Book any subscription package (5, 10 or 20 classes) and combine any class / teaching artist. Please email: Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org with your selected classes – change dates, switch classes / teaching artists even at the last minute with only one condition: email AWB to inform no later than 24 hours** prior to the class start time. A missed class without 24-hrs notice is considered a No Show.

Note: Program and teaching artists are subject to change. Subscription tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. Reward classes for subscribers can not be applied for AWB specialized Workshops.

**Valid only during the Covid19 pandemic.

AWB Virtual Program: Ballet Classes in Balanchine technique with Megan Fairchild, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet

Megan Fairchild The Sleeping Beauty Act I | New York City Ballet | Choreography by Peter Martins | Photo © Paul Kolnik

Intermediate-Advanced level students*

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Fridays at 1:00pm EST: 7, 14 August

$25 single class | $112.50 subscription package of five (5) classes | $225 package of ten (10) classes | $350 package of twenty (20) classes | 60-min. session via Zoom**

Note: Book any subscription package (5, 10 or 20 classes) and combine any class / teaching artist until the end of 2020. Please inform AWB with your specific preferences. Take daily classes (part of your subscription) and join us even last minute with only one condition: email AWB no later than 24 hours prior to the class start time. Students registered to attend 5+ virtual classes are able to apply to AWB Mentorship program.

Megan Fairchild is a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and began her dance training at the age of four, at Dance Concepts in Sandy, Utah, and at the Ballet West Conservatory in Salt Lake City. She moved to New York City to train at the School of American Ballet, the official school of the New York City Ballet, in 2000, and was hired as an apprentice with NYCB the following year. Ms. Fairchild was promoted to the rank of soloist in 2004, and to principal in 2005.

Ms. Fairchild’s expansive repertoire with New York City Ballet includes principal roles in classical full-length ballets such as Swan Lake, Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty and La Sylphide, as well as principal roles in ballets choreographed by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins, and Alexei Ratmansky. She was featured as the Sugar Plum Fairy in the 2011 telecast of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker streamed in movie theaters worldwide.

In 2014 she made her Broadway debut as Miss Turnstiles in the revival of On the Town, for which she was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award and received a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway debut.

In addition to performing full time with the New York City Ballet, Ms. Fairchild is currently a teaching fellow with the School of American Ballet.

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

**Zoom link and password provided upon registration

Ballo della Regina | New York City Ballet | Photo © Paul Kolnik

Introducing New Teaching Artist: Ashley Laracey, Soloist Ballerina with the New York City Ballet

Portrait © Paul Kolnik

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.

FEATURED ROLES SINCE JOINING NYCB

GEORGE BALANCHINE

  • Agon
  • Ballo della Regina
  • Coppélia (Spinner)
  • Cortège Hongrois
  • Concerto Barocco
  • Divertimento No. 15
  • “Emeralds” from Jewels
  • Firebird
  • The Four Temperaments
  • Ivesiana (Central Park in the Dark)
  • La Sonnambula (The Coquette)
  • Liebeslieder Walzer
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia)
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Sugarplum Fairy, Dewdrop, Marzipan, Coffee, Flowers)
  • Raymonda Variations
  • Robert Schumann’s “Davidsbündlertänze”
  • Scotch Symphony
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Lilac Fairy)
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto
  • Swan Lake
  • Symphony in C (Fourth Movement)
  • Symphony in Three Movements
  • Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3 (Valse Mélancolique)
  • Union Jack
  • La Valse

PETER MARTINS

  • Ash
  • Bal de Couture
  • The Infernal Machine
  • Mirage
  • Sinfonia
  • Songs of the Auvergne
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Lilac Fairy, Tenderness, Generosity, Ruby)
  • Swan Lake (Pas de Trois, Pas de Quatre, Princess)

JEROME ROBBINS

  • 2 & 3 Part Inventions
  • Antique Epigraphs
  • The Concert
  • Fanfare (Harp)
  • The Four Seasons (Summer)
  • Glass Pieces
  • The Goldberg Variations
  • Interplay
  • Moves
  • N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz

LYNNE TAYLOR-CORBETT

  • Chiaroscuro

CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

  • Klavier

We are excited to welcome Ashley Laracey to our Mentorship Program. Pre-registration is now open. Please submit your request here.

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