Ballet Master Class with Antonio Carmena, former NYCB Soloist and current faculty professor at Barnard College – Saturday, November 9 at 1:30pm

Portrait©Gerardo Vizmanos


Saturday, November 9 at 1:30pm| 90-minute session with piano accompaniment | $45 per student | Intermediate-Advanced level students* 

Antonio Carmena was born and raised in Madrid, Spain. He began his dance training at age seven with the Royal Conservatory of Professional Dance in Madrid. Mr. Carmena was awarded Grand Prix in the Seventh Eurovision Competition for Young Dancers, and in 1997, was named the “Most Outstanding Young Dancer” in the First International Dance Competition in Zaragoza, Spain. After winning a Prix de Lausanne Scholarship, he came to New York City in 1997 to study at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet. He was invited to become an apprentice with New York City Ballet in October 1998 and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in October 1999. In March of 2006 he was promoted to soloist.

Since joining New York City Ballet, Mr. Carmena has danced featured roles in Balanchine’s Chaconne, The Nutcracker (Soldier & Chinese Tea), Jewels (Emeralds), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon), Prodigal Son, La Sonnambula, Symphony in C (3rd Movement), La Valse, and Vienna Waltzes. He has danced in the following Jerome Robbins ballets: Dances at the Gathering (Brick), The Four Seasons (Winter & Fall), Interplay and Piano Pieces (Le Petit Cavalier). He was seen in Peter Martins The Sleeping Beauty (Bluebird), Swan Lake (Benno), Eight More and Fearful Symmetries. Mr. Carmena has originated a feature roles in Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons.

Mr. Carmena is a faculty professor teaching ballet for Barnard College’s Dance Department. He taught in New York City Ballet’s Outreach Program giving master classes in Australia, Ireland, France and throughout the United States. He has been a master teacher for institutions as Pacific Northwest Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, The School of Ballet Arizona, Ballet Hispanico, Ballet de Barcelona, the New York State Summer School, the University of Southern California’s Gloria Kaufman School of Dance, Temple University, BODYTRAFFIC, the Marin Ballet, the Laguna Ballet, the Real Conservatory in Madrid, the Royal Danish Ballet Summer Program, Art of. Summer intensive and Stage de Danse in Liege, Belgium.

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

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

Photo©Paul Kolnik for NYCB

Jerome Robbins Choreography Workshop with Robert La Fosse: New Dates Announced

Portrait©Bobby Miller


Intermediate-Advanced level students* have the opportunity to study with Robert La Fosse

Mr. La Fosse was invited by Jerome Robbins to join the New York City Ballet in 1986 as a principal dancer after a nine-year career with American Ballet Theatre where he danced leading roles in many of the full-length classics. During his career with NYCB, Mr. La Fosse originated the role of Tony in Jerome Robbins’ West Side Story Suite. 

For the Broadway stage, Mr. La Fosse starred in Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, for which he received a 1989 Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical.

In addition to his performing career, Mr. La Fosse is also an established choreographer who has created over 75 works for ballet, opera, musical theater, film and television.

Saturday, November 16: 12:00-2:00pm
Sunday, November 17: 12:00-2:00pm

$55 per student | 120-minute session with Piano accompaniment | Ballet Barre, Choreography (West Side Story and On The Town) and Q & A session.

Location: Open Jar Studios | 1601 Broadway | New York, NY 10019

Note: Students registered to attend Jerome Robbins Choreography Workshop, receive 20% off to book additional classes and are encouraged to participate in the entire program of four (4) standalone classes — reward code provided upon registration. 

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

Photo©Daniel Rader | West Side Story staged by Robert La Fosse | Barrington Stage Company