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

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

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

AWB Virtual Program: Master class series with Indiana Woodward, Soloist with the New York City Ballet

Photo © NYC Dance Project

TUNE-IN on Wednesday, July 1st at 2:00pm EST for Instagram Live Ballet Class with Indiana Woodward, introducing AWB Virtual program.

Follow @indiana_woodward | @ArtWithoutBordersNYC 

SCHEDULE: Wednesday, July 1st at 2:00pm EST Instagram Live (free-event) Fridays at 11:30am EST: 10, 17, 24, 31 July | more dates to be announced soon | Intermediate-Advanced level students*

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$15 single class | $68 package of five (5) classes | $140 package of ten (10) classes | 60-min. session | virtual class via Zoom Live**includes classic barre and technique with individual corrections.

Note: students registered to attend 5+ virtual classes are able to apply to AWB Mentorship program. Package of ten (10) classes allows combination of two (2) different teachers with five (5) classes each, part of AWB Virtual Program Summer – Fall 2020.

BIO

Born in Paris France, Indiana Woodward’s earliest memories are of watching ballet class and being backstage in the theater. After moving to Los Angeles, Indiana began training with Yuri Grigoriev and it was from that moment that she knew that this was going to be her lifelong passion and career.

Indiana began studying at the School of American Ballet in the summer of 2010 and joined the school as a full time student in the fall of 2010. In August 2012 Ms. Woodward became an apprentice with New York City Ballet and a full member of the company in December of the same year. Indiana was promoted to soloist in February 2017.

Ms. Woodward is a recipient of the 2016 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award and 2016 Clive Barnes Foundation Award. In 2010, she won first place in the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive in New York City and was invited to perform at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy gala in Moscow.

FEATURED BALANCHINE ROLES SINCE JOINING NYCB

  • Apollo (Calliope)
  • Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (Second Movement)
  • Chaconne
  • Coppélia (Waltz of the Golden Hours)
  • Divertimento No. 15
  • “Emeralds” from Jewels
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Butterfly)
  • Scotch Symphony
  • Symphony in C (Third Movement)
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Sugarplum Fairy, Dewdrop, Marzipan, Dolls)
  • Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Western Symphony

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

**Zoom link and password provided upon registration

Introducing New Teaching Artist: Olivia MacKinnon, Ballerina with NYCB

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® Choreography George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust | Photo © Erin Baiano

Olivia MacKinnon was born in Mobile Alabama and is a ballerina with the New York City Ballet (NYCB). At the age of 17, she joined NYCB and has toured around the world including Denmark, France, Japan, China, Greece, West Indies, and various cities in the United States. As a professional ballerina and choreographer, she has created works for New York City Fashion Week and the House of Doyenne. Olivia is the founder of Ballet Inspired Fitness, she teaches both ballet and fitness classes for students all over the world. Olivia was featured in John Wick Parabellum film, and has had appearances in several documentaries. She has worked with numerous well known companies and artists such as Elle Decor, Museum of Modern Art, Puma, Rebecca Minkoff, Sarah Jessica Parker and Tiffany and Co.

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

FEATURED ROLES SINCE JOINING NYCB
GEORGE BALANCHINE
Divertimento from ‘Le Baiser de la Fée’
Emeralds from Jewels
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Coffee, Marzipan, Flowers, Dolls, Dewdrop)
Raymonda Variations
Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2

PETER MARTINS
Eight Easy Pieces
The Sleeping Beauty (Vivacity)
Swan Lake (Pas de Trois, Pas de Quatre, Princess)
JEROME ROBBINS
Fanfare (Cellos)

ORIGINATED CORPS ROLES IN
Warren Carlyle: SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT Jerome Robbins, Broadway to Ballet
JR: Les Bosquets
Lauren Lovette: For Clara
Justin Peck: The Most Incredible Thing, Principia
Gianna Reisen: Composer’s Holiday

Photo © Gabriela Celeste

Note: Virtual Ballet Class Schedule to be announced soon – please subscribe for news. To request specific day and time for groups of 5+ students, please email Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org