Series of Signature Broadway Classics: Theater Dance Workshop with Sara Esty

Photo © Matthew Murphy: An American in Paris

Saturday, November 14 at 12:00pm EST
Sunday, November 15 at 12:00pm EST


$25 / Student  | 90-min session  | Intermediate – Advanced Dance Level*
Subscription Packages: $115 for five (5) Specialized Workshops + one (1) reward class** from AWB Virtual program.

Live-streamed on Zoom: the workshop includes classic barre, signature Broadway choreography (from Sara Esty’s Repertoire) with Individual corrections and Q & A.
SARA ESTY: A former soloist with the Miami City Ballet, Ms. Esty has performed many works by the coveted choreographers of today and yesterday. Sara made her Broadway debut in Christopher Wheeldon’s An American in Paris (Lise Dassin alternate), prior to being in the original company of its world premiere at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. She went on to lead the first national tour of An American In Paris, bringing it to over 50 cities nationwide. Other theater credits include Brigadoon (Jean, NYCC Encores), A Chorus Line (Maggie – NYCC Encores, Cassie – Cape Playhouse), The Beast in the Jungle (Vineyard Theater), and most recently in Mack and Mabel (NYCC Encores). Ms. Esty is also the recipient of a Princess Grace Fellowship award for excellence in dance. TV/Film credits include The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Fosse/Verdon, and the upcoming remake of West Side Story (directed by Stephen Spielberg).

Watch a video from our in-person workshop with Sara Esty.

Note: Students registered to attend 5+ virtual classes are able to apply to AWB Mentorship Program. Book any subscription package (5, 10 or 20 classes) and combine any class / teaching artist. Please email: 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. Zoom link and password provided upon registration.

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

**Regular class with any teaching artist.

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Workshop with Wendy Whelan, Associate Artistic Director with the New York City Ballet: Sunday, October 18 at 4:00pm EST

Portrait © Nina Wurtzel

Sunday, October 18 at 4:00pm EST 


Live-streamed on Zoom: includes classic barre, three (3) combinations with Individual corrections and Q & A. 

$25 per student | 60-min. session | Intermediate / Advanced Level*

Note: Art Without Borders Inc. is accepting donations for this workshop – suggested contribution is $25 / student. 50% proceeds will be donated to the New York City Ballet Relief Fund.

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:

Series of Ballet classes in Balanchine technique with Holly Dorger, Principal Ballerina with the Royal Danish Ballet: Saturdays at 10:30am EST

Photo © Klaus Vedfelt

Saturdays at 10:30am EST: 3, 17, 24, 31 October | 7 November


$18 / class | 60-min session live-streamed on Zoom: class includes classic barre, technique with Individual corrections | All Dance Levels

Add-on ‘Meet the Artist’ — complimentary Q & A session of additional 15-min conversation between Holly Dorger and the students. Note: please request your spot.

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.



American, Holly Jean Dorger, is a Principal dancer 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.

Leading Roles:
Odette/Odile, Swan Lake, N. Hubbe & S. Schandorff
Giselle, Giselle, N. Hubbe & S. Schandorff
Alice, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, C. Wheeldon
Teresina, Napoli, A. Bournonville & N. Hubbe
Lead Ballerina, Ballo Della Regina, G. Balanchine
Diamond, Jewels, G. Balanchine
Lead Ballerina, Theme & Variations, G. Balanchine
Ballerina, Etudes, H. Lander
Kate, Come Fly Away, T. Tharp
Sugar Plum Fairy, G. Balanchine
Eliza, Conservatoire, A. Bournonville
Jenny, Weimar, N. Hubbe
Grand Pas Classique, Victor Gsovsky
Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, G. Balanchine
Don Quixote Grand Pas de Deux, M. Petipa
Raymonda Grand Pas de Deux, R. Nureyev
Harlequinade Pas de Deux, M. Petipa
Coppelia Pas de Deux, M. Petipa
Santanella Pas de Deux, M. Petipa
Flower Festival, A. Bournonville
La Sylphide pas de deux, A. Bournonville

Schubart Pas de Deux, A. Luders
Pauline, Queen of Spades, L. Scarlett
Daisy Friis, Blixen, G.Dean

Principal Roles:
Henriette, Raymonda, N. Hubbe
Mistress, Manon, K. MacMillan
27’52, J. Kylian
Polyhymnia, Apollo, G. Balanchine
Choleric, Four Temperaments, G. Balanchine
Queen of Shemakhan, The Golden Cockerel, A. Ratmansky
Gamzatti, La Bayadere, N. Hübbe & E. Draw
Mercedes, Don Quixote, N. Hübbe
Prudence Duvernoy, Lady of the Camelias, J. Neumeier
Lilac Fairy, The Sleeping Beauty, C. Wheeldon
Princess Florine, Blue Bird Pas de deux, The Sleeping Beauty, C. Wheeldon
Dryad Queen, Don Quixote, N. Hübbe
Dew Drop, The Nutcracker, G. Balanchine
Three Shades, La Bayadere, N. Hübbe & E. Draw
Pauline, Queen of Spades, L. Scarlett
Queen of Hearts, Alice Adventure’s In Wonderland, C. Wheeldon 

*Book any subscription package (5, 10 or 20 classes) and combine any class / teaching artist. Please email: 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.