AWB Virtual Program: Series of Ballet classes inspired by the Balanchine aesthetic with Megan LeCrone, 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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Saturday, July 11 at 11:00am EST 
Tuesday, July 14 at 11:00am EST 
Tuesday, July 21 at 11:00am EST 
Sunday, July 26 at 11:00am EST
Tuesday, July 28 at 11:00am EST 


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

Megan LeCrone was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She began her dance training at the age of four at Greensboro Ballet with Maryhelen Mayfield, John Dennis, and Elissa Fuchs. At age 14, she began studying with Melissa Hayden and Duncan Noble at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winton-Salem. Ms. LeCrone entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, full-time in the fall of 2001, and in November 2001 she became an apprentice with New York City Ballet. Ms. LeCrone joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in October 2002 and was promoted to soloist in February 2013

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

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.

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


**Zoom link and password provided upon registration

AWB Virtual Program: Series of classes in Balanchine technique 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.

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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: Megan LeCrone, Soloist Ballerina with the New York City Ballet

Photo © Peter Lindbergh

Megan LeCrone was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She began her dance training at the age of four at Greensboro Ballet with Maryhelen Mayfield, John Dennis, and Elissa Fuchs. At age 14, she began studying with Melissa Hayden and Duncan Noble at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winton-Salem. Ms. LeCrone entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, full-time in the fall of 2001, and in November 2001 she became an apprentice with New York City Ballet. Ms. LeCrone joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in October 2002 and was promoted to soloist in February 2013.

Ms. LeCrone has significant experience teaching students of all ages and she has taught in Africa, China, and the United States. We are excited to welcome her to our Mentorship Program.

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

FEATURED ROLES SINCE JOINING NYCB

GEORGE BALANCHINE
  • Agon
  • Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (First Movement)
  • Coppélia (Dawn)
  • Cortège Hongrois
  • “Emeralds” from Jewels
  • Episodes
  • The Four Temperaments
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Sugarplum Fairy, Dewdrop, Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Flowers, Frau Stahlbaum)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hippolyta)
  • Raymonda Variations
  • “Rubies” from Jewels
  • Serenade
  • Stars and Stripes
  • Swan Lake
  • Symphony in Three Movements
  • Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3 (Waltz)
AUGUST BOURNONVILLE
  • Bournonville Divertissements (Pas de Six from Napoli and Abdallah)
  • La Sylphide (Effie)
WILLIAM FORSYTHE
  • Herman Schmerman
PETER MARTINS
  • Bal de Couture
  • The Chairman Dances
  • Hallelujah Junction
  • The Red Violin
  • Romeo + Juliet (Lady Capulet)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Lilac Fairy, Tenderness, Diamond)
  • Swan Lake (Pas de Quatre, Pas de Trois, Russian, Spanish, Princess)
ANGELIN PRELJOCAJ
  • Spectral Evidence
ALEXEI RATMANSKY
  • Voices
JEROME ROBBINS
  • The Four Seasons (Summer)

ORIGINATED A FEATURED ROLE IN

  • Christopher d’Amboise: Tribute(NYCB Premiere)
  • Peter Martins: Ocean’s Kingdom
  • Gianna Reisen: Judah
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® Choreography George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust | Photo © Paul Kolnik

Note: Virtual Class Schedule to be announced soon – please subscribe for news. To request Ms. LeCrone on a specific day and time, please email Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org

AWB Virtual Program: Series of classes in Balanchine technique with Emilie Gerrity, Soloist with the New York City Ballet

Emilie Gerrity as The Sugarplum Fairy George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker Act 2 Choreography George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust New York City Ballet Credit Photo: ©Paul Kolnik

Mondays at 12:00pm EST: 29 June | 6, 13, 20, 27 July

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** 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. 

Emilie Gerrity was born in Danbury, Connecticut, and began her dance training at the age of five at Betty Jean’s Dance Studio in Wappingers Falls, New York before studying at the New Paltz School of Ballet. Ms. Gerrity attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, during the summers of 2004, 2005, and 2006, before enrolling as a full-time student in winter 2006. While at SAB, she performed George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco as part of Protégés II at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in June 2008.

Ms. Gerrity was named as an apprentice in 2009 and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in September 2010. In February 2017, Ms. Gerrity was promoted to soloist.

FEATURED ROLES SINCE JOINING NYCB

GEORGE BALANCHINE
  • Agon
  • Ballo della Regina
  • Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet
  • Coppélia (Prayer)
  • Cortège Hongrois
  • Emeralds
  • Firebird
  • The Four Temperaments (Sanguinic)
  • Harlequinade (La Bonne Fée)
  • Kammermusik No. 2
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia)
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Dewdrop, Sugarplum Fairy, Flowers, Coffee)
  • Raymonda Variations
  • Serenade
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto
  • Symphony in Three Movements
  • La Valse
AUGUST BOURNONVILLE
  • Bournonville Divertissements (Pas de Six from Napoli and Abdallah)
WARREN CARLYLE
  • SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT Jerome Robbins, Broadway to Ballet
MERCE CUNNINGHAM
  • Summerspace
EDWAARD LIANG
  • Lineage
PETER MARTINS
  • Fearful Symmetries
  • The Red Violin
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Emerald, Tenderness)
  • Swan Lake (Pas de Quatre, Russian)
JUSTIN PECK
  • Pulcinella Variations
  • The Times Are Racing
ALEXEI RATMANSKY
  • Namouna, A Grand Divertissement
  • Russian Seasons
JEROME ROBBINS
  • Antique Epigraphs
  • The Concert
  • Concertino
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • The Four Seasons (Summer)
  • Glass Pieces
  • Something to Dance About
  • The Goldberg Variations
  • I’m Old Fashioned
  • In the Night
  • Moves
  • N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz
CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON
  • Carousel (A Dance)
  • Polyphonia
  • Soirée Musicale

ORIGINATED FEATURED ROLES IN

  • Lauren Lovette: For Clara
  • Benjamin Millepied: Neverwhere
  • Matthew Neenan: The Exchange
  • Justin Peck: BrightIn Creases
  • Myles Thatcher: Polaris
Photo © Erin Baiano


*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

‘An American in Paris’ Dance Workshop with the Broadway Lead Dancer Sara Esty

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

Following a ten year career with the Miami City Ballet (soloist), Sara Esty moved to NYC in 2014 to pursue musical theater. She is the recipient of a Princess Grace Fellowship Award for excellence in dance. Select theater credits: An American in Paris (OBC, First National tour – Lise Dassin), Brigadoon (Jean, NYCC Encores), A Chorus Line (Maggie, U/S Cassie, NYCC Encores), A Chorus Line (Cassie, Cape Playhouse), Marie Dancing Still (Fifth Ave Theater, Seattle). TV/Film credits: Fosse/Verdon (FX), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime). Upcoming: West Side Story directed by Stephen Spielberg, in theaters December 2020.

Intermediate-Advanced level students* will learn Christopher Wheeldon’s original choreography. Pre-registration is now open: all ages and dance levels welcome, please contact AWB via email at: education@artwithoutbordersnyc.org

$55 per student | 120-minute session with piano accompaniment | Watch a video from our previous workshop here.

Location: Open Jar Studios 1601 Broadway 11th Floor (Broadway & 48th Street – Enter on 48th) New York, NY 10019

Photo©Jon Taylor Photography