AWB Mentorship Program
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 and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Broadway.
Students registered to attend five or more virtual classes* during Summer and Fall 2020 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.
AWB Virtual Program is currently open for registrations and offered at $25 for a single class, $112.50 package of five classes, $225 package of ten classes, and $350 subscription package of twenty classes at 60 and 90 minutes per session. There are flexible subscription packages available and valid during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interested individuals can book any subscription package mentioned above and combine any class until the end of 2020.
Teaching Artists and Schedule
Mondays at 12:00pm EST: 17, 24, 31 August & Tuesdays at 1:30pm EST: 18, 25 August – Ballet class with Megan LeCrone, Soloist Ballerina with the New York City Ballet | All Dance Levels
Wednesdays at 4:00pm EST: The Bournonville method with Ask la Cour, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet: 12, 19, 26 August | All Dance Levels
Thursdays at 2:00pm EST: Ballet class with Unity Phelan, Soloist Ballerina with the New York City Ballet: 13, 20, 27 August | All Dance Levels
Thursdays at 3:30pm EST: Ballet class with Olivia MacKinnon, Ballerina with the New York City Ballet: 3, 10, 17, 24 September, 1 October | All Dance Levels
Fridays at 1:00pm EST: Ballet class with Megan Fairchild, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet: 7, 14 August | Intermediate / Advance Dance Level
Fridays at 4:30pm EST: Ballet class with Indiana Woodward, Soloist Ballerina with the New York City Ballet: 14, 21, 28 August | All Dance Levels
Saturdays & Sundays at 11:00am EST: Ballet class with Antonio Carmena, former Soloist with the New York City Ballet current faculty professor at Barnard College’s Dance Department: 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 August | All Dance Levels
Sundays at 11:30am EST: Ballet class with Alec Knight, Dancer with the New York City Ballet: 23, 30 August | 6, 13, 20 September | All Dance Levels
Sundays at 10:30am EST: Ballet class with Ashley Laracey, Soloist Ballerina with the New York City Ballet: 20, 27 September, 4, 11, 18 October | All Dance Levels
*Virtual class via Zoom: login information is provided upon registration.
What teachers and students are saying about Art Without Borders New York
“For me, teaching has given me so much joy and motivation. I get the motivation from passing down the knowledge and seeing my student get it, apply the correction and really understand. It makes me want to work even harder!” – Emilie Gerrity, Soloist Ballerina with the New York City Ballet and AWB Teaching Artist
“The amount that my daughter has been able to learn and improve in the past few weeks of online classes has been astounding. This “virtual” method has provided concrete advantages that will benefit my child far beyond this pandemic.” – Emily Burke, Parent
“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