Registration is now open: ‘The Nutcracker’ Performance Workshop with the NYCB’s Principal Dancer Ask la Cour – Sunday, December 16th at 1:00PM

‘The Nutcracker’ Performance Workshop with the NYCB’s Principal Dancer Ask la Cour: Intermediate-Advanced level students will learn a choreography

Sunday, December 16th at 1:00PM 
$55 per student* | 120-minute session

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, Studio 1
248 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023


*All ages and dance levels welcome, please contact AWB via email at:

Ask la Cour is a principal dancer with New York City Ballet.
Originally from Copenhagen, Denmark he studied at The Royal Danish
Ballet School for 8 years until he became a member of the company at
age 16. While there he performed many featured roles in the
Bournonville repertoire and became proficient in the Bournonville
technique. Other accomplishments at The Royal Danish Ballet were his
portrayal of Lenski in John Cranko’s Onegin.

Following his desire to expand his artistic horizon, Ask came to NYC
in the Fall of 2002 after an invitation from New York City Ballet’s
Ballet Master in Chief, Peter Martins. He enjoyed learning the depths
of Balanchine’s repertoire, his most favorite being the Neoclassical
ballets, The Four Temperaments, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Monumentum
and Movements to more classical pieces including, Diamonds from
Jewels, and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2. He also had the pleasure
to work with choreographers including Christopher Wheeldon, Alexei
Ratmansky, Benjamin Millepied and Lauren Lovette. His dance career has
brought him around the globe where he has had the pleasure of
performing in some of the biggest cultural institutions including, the
Royal Opera House in London, Palais Garnier in Paris, and Mariinsky
Theater in St. Petersburg to name a few.

When he is not working with the company, Ask enjoys pursuing
choreographic projects, collaborating with various classical and
contemporary artists and composers. Most recently he choreographed to
Jane Antonia Cornish’s composition Into Silence. He has received
several awards and grants, most recently in 2013 a grant from the
Vibeke Roervig Foundation.
He feels driven to give back to artist and the community at large
whenever possible, performing in numerous benefit events throughout
his career and has co-produced a couple of them as well.

We look forward to welcome you to our educational programs. Thank you for supporting AWB!
Art Without Borders, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) 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.

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