AWB Virtual Program: Series of Ballet classes in Balanchine technique 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: Series of classes in Ballet and Bournonville method with Ask la Cour, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet

Ask la Cour in Bournonville Divertissements | New York City Ballet | Photo © Paul Kolnik

Intermediate-Advanced level students*
Friday 3 July at 12:00pm EST | 90-min. session 
Wednesdays at 12:00pm EST: 8, 15, 22, 29 July  | 90-min. session 

$15 single class | $68 package of five (5) classes | $140 package of ten (10) classes | 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.

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.

FEATURED ROLES SINCE JOINING NYCB

GEORGE BALANCHINE
  • Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (Second Movement)
  • Chaconne
  • Concerto Barocco
  • Cortège Hongrois
  • “Diamonds” from Jewels
  • “Emeralds” from Jewels
  • Episodes
  • Firebird
  • The Four Temperaments
  • Ivesiana (In the Inn)
  • Kammermusik No. 2
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Cavalier, Demetrius, Theseus)
  • Monumentum pro Gesualdo
  • Movements for Piano and Orchestra
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Cavalier, Hot Chocolate, Dr. Stahlbaum)
  • Orpheus
  • Prodigal Son
  • Robert Schumann’s “Davidsbündlertänze”
  • Serenade
  • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto
  • Symphony in C (Second Movement)
  • Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3 (Élégie)
  • Union Jack
  • Vienna Waltzes
  • Walpurgisnacht Ballet
  • Western Symphony
  • Who Cares?
ROBERT BINET
  • The Blue of Distance
AUGUST BOURNONVILLE
  • Bournonville Divertissements
BORIS EIFMAN
  • Musagète
JORMA ELO
  • Slice to Sharp
PETER MARTINS
  • Barber Violin Concerto
  • Concerto for Two Solo Pianos
  • A Fool for You
  • Fearful Symmetries
  • Morgen
  • River of Light
  • Romeo + Juliet (Friar Lawrence, Lord Capulet)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Gold)
  • Swan Lake (Von Rotbart, Hungarian, Russian)
  • Thou Swell
  • Todo Buenos Aires
ALEXEI RATMANSKY
  • Russian Seasons
JEROME ROBBINS
  • Circus Polka
  • Concertino
  • Fanfare (Double Bass)
  • The Four Seasons (Janus, Summer)
  • Glass Pieces
  • The Goldberg Variations
  • In Memory Of …
  • In The Night
  • Piano Pieces
  • Les Noces
RICHARD TANNER
  • Episodes & Sarcasms
CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON
  • After the Rain Pas de Deux
  • Carnival of the Animals
  • Polyphonia
  • This Bitter Earth

ORIGINATED FEATURED ROLES IN

  • Lauren Lovette: Not Our Fate
  • Peter Martins: Bal de Couture
  • Benjamin Millepied: Double Aria
  • Justin Peck: The Most Incredible Thing(The King)
  • Alexei Ratmansky: Voices
  • Christopher Wheeldon: After the RainShambards

*All ages and dance levels welcome, please contact AWB via email at: education@artwithoutbordersnyc.org
**Zoom link and password provided upon registration

“It is not so much upon the number of exercises, as the care with they are done, that progresses and skill depend.” 

August Bournonville