AWB Mentorship Program: introducing new teaching Artists & virtual classes

Daniel Ulbricht, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet | Photo © Travis Magee

Daniel Ulbricht, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet is joining AWB Mentorship Program.

BIO: Daniel Ulbricht was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, and began his dance training at the age of 11. At age 16, Mr. Ulbricht was invited by the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, to continue his training. As a student at SAB, Mr. Ulbricht performed with New York City Ballet as a Jester in Peter Martins’ The Sleeping Beauty.

In December 2000, he became an apprentice with New York City Ballet and in November 2001 he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet. In January 2005, Mr. Ulbricht was promoted to the rank of soloist and principal dancer in May 2007. During his time there, he has danced featured roles in a number of Balanchine, Robbins, Martins, and Wheeldon ballets.

Mr. Ulbricht is a guest teacher at the School of American Ballet, Ballet Academy East, as well as, teaching at a number of well-known national dance schools, private schools, and universities throughout the United States. Mr. Ulbricht is currently the Artistic Advisor of Manhattan Youth Ballet. Mr. Ulbricht is also the Artistic Director of New York State Summer School for the Arts in Saratoga Springs, NY. Mr. Ulbricht is also founder and director of “Stars of American Ballet”, a touring group focusing on high art, education and outreach. Mr. Ulbricht is also the co-founder and producer of “Dance Against Cancer”, an annual benefit for the American Cancer Society. Mr. Ulbricht is also on the board of the National Dance Institute.

Mr. Ulbricht will be offering Ballet technique classes starting in February. Pre-registration is now open. Please submit your request here. AWB Dance program is currently live-streamed on Zoom.

Holly Dorger, Principal Ballerina with the Royal Danish Ballet | Photo © NYC Dance Project

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Saturdays at 10:30am EST: 30 January | 13, 20, 27 February: 60-min Ballet technique class with Holly Dorger for All Dance Levels, Ages 10+

Saturday, February 6 at 10:00am EST: Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Workshop with Holly Dorger for Intermediate – Advanced Students, Ages 10+

BIO: American, Holly Jean Dorger, is a Principal Ballerina 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.

Marcin Kupiñski in Apollo, Photo © Costin Radu

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Sundays at 10:30am EST: 31 January | 7, 14, 21 and 28 February 

BIO: Polish, Marcin Kupiñski is a Principal Dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet. He joined the corps de ballet in 2002 after his graduation from the National Ballet School in Gdansk. In 2010 he was promoted to Soloist and to a Principal Dancer in 2011.

Highlights from Kupiñski’s repertoire with the Royal Danish Ballet: Junker Ove in A Folk Tale and James in Sylfiden (August Bournonville), Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake (Nikolaj Hübbe and Silja Schandorff), Albrecht in Giselle (Nikolaj Hübbe and Sorella Englund), Prince Desiré in Tornerose (Christopher Wheeldon), Solor in La Bayadère (Nikolaj Hübbe), Prince in The Nutcracker and Apollo(George Balanchine), soloist in Etudes (Harald Lander), Lenskij in Onegin (John Cranko), Gaston in The Lady of the Camellias, Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Benvolio and Prince Paris in Romeo and Juliet (John Neumeier), Tony in the West Side Story Suite ( Jerome Robbins), Chanos in Come Fly Away (Twyla Tharp) and Death in The Death That Best Preserves (Natalia Horecna.)

Photo © David Prottas’s personal archive

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Saturdays at 12:00pm EST: 13, 20, 27 February | Additional Dates TBA

$20 / class | 90-min. sessions | All Dance Levels

Live-streamed on Zoom: class includes classic barre, technique with Individual corrections and Q & A. Note: this is an introduction to David Prottas’s upcoming series Acting for Dancers

BIO: David Prottas is a former dancer with the New York City Ballet. His notable theater credits include the 1st National Tour of An American in Paris, the Broadway revival of Carousel and the North Carolina Theatre production’s of West Side Story. He stars in the short film “Tell Me A Story” directed by Liam Amstrong. As a teacher and coach he leads masterclasses throughout the United States in both dance and theater.

We are excited to welcome David Prottas to our Mentorship Program. 

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Wishing you a peaceful year full of joy, love and ART!

Sketches © Vanessa Meikle, Dancer & AWB Student

AWB Mentorship Program: Application is now open. 

Art Without Borders, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire and expand students’ and educators’ imaginations through the arts and through cultural experiences. AWB aims to provide opportunities for engagement with the arts on multiple platforms to diverse audiences, both domestically and internationally.

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Together we were able to develop our virtual series offering classes with world-renowned teaching artists, and educating more than thousand students worldwide. We believe that our virtual program secured a much needed connection between the artists left out-of-work and the students seeking opportunity for a quality education during the Covid19 pandemic – reaching so many Art lovers globally.

Your support is crucial for the future of our Mentorship program — an educational project that empowers emerging Ballet students, and we hope that you will remember Art Without Borders New York during this season of giving by making a contribution of any size. 

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We wish you and your loved ones good health and a very happy 2021!

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AWB Mentorship Program: Application is now open!

AWB Master Class with Megan Fairchild, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet | Photo © Erin Baiano

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 / Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Broadway.

Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Students registered to attend five (5) or more virtual classes 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.

To be considered as a Mentee, you must attend a minimum of five (5) Virtual classes with Art Without Borders Inc. and submit a short video (5-min maximum) while taking a class from our Virtual Program.

APPLICATION FORM

Note: Applicants with less than five (5) Virtual classes, please register online and attend the minimum of classes required and then complete this application. If you have questions, please email: Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org

AWB Virtual Program is currently open for registrations and offered at $20 for a single class, $107 package of five classes, $214 package of ten classes, and $333 subscription package of twenty classes. Note: Subscribers receive additional classes complimentary – one (1) class extra with your subscription of five (5) classes, two (2) classes extra with your subscription of ten (10) and five (5) classes extra with your subscription of twenty (20) classes.

Book any subscription package (5, 10 or 20 classes) and combine any class / teaching artist. Please email: Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org with your selected classes.

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AWB Teaching Artists – Mentors**
Antonio Carmena, Former Soloist with the New York City Ballet
Ask la Cour, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet
Holly Dorger, Principal Dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet
Megan Fairchild, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet
Alec Knight, Dancer with the New York City Ballet
Rebecca Krohn, former Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet
Megan LaCrone, Soloist with the New York City Ballet
Ashley Laracey, Soloist with the New York City Ballet
Olivia MacKinnon, Ballerina with the New York City Ballet
Unity Phelan, Soloist with the New York City Ballet
Indiana Woodward, Soloist with the New York City Ballet

Art Without Borders, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire and expand students’ and educators’ imaginations through the arts and through cultural experiences. AWB aims to provide opportunities for engagement with the arts on multiple platforms to diverse audiences, both domestically and internationally.

*Selected Mentees to be announced in May 2021.

**Teaching Artists / Mentors are subject to change – please select up to three (3) Mentors and include with your application.

AWB Virtual Program: Master class series 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.

Follow @indiana_woodward | @ArtWithoutBordersNYC 

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