Mentorship Program

AWB Mentorship Program: Application is now open!

Application deadline: October 1, 2021

AWB Master Class with Megan Fairchild, Princia 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.

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 (5-min maximum) while taking a class from our 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:

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: with your selected classes.

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 

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

*Selected Mentees to be announced in October 2021. In-person classes start during Fall – Winter 2021.

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

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