AWB Mentorship Program: introducing new teaching Artists & virtual classes

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

Daniel Ulbricht, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet is joining AWB Mentorship Program.

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.

Mr. Ulbricht will be offering Ballet technique classes starting in February. Pre-registration is now open. Please submit your request here. AWB Dance program is currently live-streamed on Zoom.

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

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Saturdays at 10:30am EST: 30 January | 13, 20, 27 February: 60-min Ballet technique class with Holly Dorger for All Dance Levels, Ages 10+

Saturday, February 6 at 10:00am EST: Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Workshop with Holly Dorger for Intermediate – Advanced Students, Ages 10+

BIO: American, Holly Jean Dorger, is a Principal Ballerina 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.

Marcin Kupiñski in Apollo, Photo © Costin Radu

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Sundays at 10:30am EST: 31 January | 7, 14, 21 and 28 February 

BIO: Polish, Marcin Kupiñski is a Principal Dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet. He joined the corps de ballet in 2002 after his graduation from the National Ballet School in Gdansk. In 2010 he was promoted to Soloist and to a Principal Dancer in 2011.

Highlights from Kupiñski’s repertoire with the Royal Danish Ballet: 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.)

Photo © David Prottas’s personal archive

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Saturdays at 12:00pm EST: 13, 20, 27 February | Additional Dates TBA

$20 / class | 90-min. sessions | All Dance Levels

Live-streamed on Zoom: class includes classic barre, technique with Individual corrections and Q & A. Note: this is an introduction to David Prottas’s upcoming series Acting for Dancers

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.

We are excited to welcome David Prottas to our Mentorship Program. 

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Master Class Series with David Prottas, former dancer with the New York City Ballet

Photo © David Prottas’s personal archive

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Saturdays at 12:00pm EST: 13, 20, 27 February | Additional Dates TBA

$20 / class | 90-min. sessions | All Dance Levels

Live-streamed on Zoom: class includes classic barre, technique with Individual corrections and Q & A. Note: this is an introduction to David Prottas’s upcoming series Acting for Dancers

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.

We are excited to welcome David Prottas to our Mentorship Program. 

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Subscription Rewards*

$107 for five (5) classes + one (1) reward** 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; $140 for five (5) Workshops + one (1) reward class from AWB Virtual program. 

Note: Interested individuals can book any subscription package mentioned above 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 (5, 10 or 20 classes) and email: Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org with your selection. 

**valid for any 60-min Virtual class, but excluding specialized Workshops.

Photo © David Prottas’s personal archive

Master class series with Marcin Kupiñski, Principal Dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet

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

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Sundays at 10:30am EST: 31 January | 7, 14, 21 and 28 February 

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

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

BIO: Polish, Marcin Kupiñski is a Principal Dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet. He joined the corps de ballet in 2002 after his graduation from the National Ballet School in Gdansk. In 2010 he was promoted to Soloist and to a Principal Dancer in 2011.

Highlights from Kupiñski’s repertoire with the Royal Danish Ballet: 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.)

Subscription Rewards*

$107 for five (5) classes + one (1) reward** 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; $140 for five (5) Workshops + one (1) reward class from AWB Virtual program. 

Note: Interested individuals can book any subscription package mentioned above 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 (5, 10 or 20 classes) and email: Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org with your selection. 

**valid for any 60-min Virtual class, but excluding specialized Workshops.

Marcin Kupiñski in Apollo, Photo © Costin Radu

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

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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 and Saturday, February 6 at 10:00am EST

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

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Sunday, January 24 and Saturday, February 6 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. 

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*

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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 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: Master class series 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