AWB Virtual Program: Series of classes in Balanchine technique with Emilie Gerrity, Soloist with the New York City Ballet

Emilie Gerrity as The Sugarplum Fairy George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker Act 2 Choreography George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust New York City Ballet Credit Photo: ©Paul Kolnik

Mondays at 12:00pm EST: 29 June | 6, 13, 20, 27 July

Intermediate – Advanced level students*

REGISTER ONLINE

$15 single class | $68 package of five (5) classes | $140 package of ten (10) classes | 60-min. session | 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. 

Emilie Gerrity was born in Danbury, Connecticut, and began her dance training at the age of five at Betty Jean’s Dance Studio in Wappingers Falls, New York before studying at the New Paltz School of Ballet. Ms. Gerrity attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, during the summers of 2004, 2005, and 2006, before enrolling as a full-time student in winter 2006. While at SAB, she performed George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco as part of Protégés II at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in June 2008.

Ms. Gerrity was named as an apprentice in 2009 and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in September 2010. In February 2017, Ms. Gerrity was promoted to soloist.

FEATURED ROLES SINCE JOINING NYCB

GEORGE BALANCHINE
  • Agon
  • Ballo della Regina
  • Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet
  • Coppélia (Prayer)
  • Cortège Hongrois
  • Emeralds
  • Firebird
  • The Four Temperaments (Sanguinic)
  • Harlequinade (La Bonne Fée)
  • Kammermusik No. 2
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia)
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Dewdrop, Sugarplum Fairy, Flowers, Coffee)
  • Raymonda Variations
  • Serenade
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto
  • Symphony in Three Movements
  • La Valse
AUGUST BOURNONVILLE
  • Bournonville Divertissements (Pas de Six from Napoli and Abdallah)
WARREN CARLYLE
  • SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT Jerome Robbins, Broadway to Ballet
MERCE CUNNINGHAM
  • Summerspace
EDWAARD LIANG
  • Lineage
PETER MARTINS
  • Fearful Symmetries
  • The Red Violin
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Emerald, Tenderness)
  • Swan Lake (Pas de Quatre, Russian)
JUSTIN PECK
  • Pulcinella Variations
  • The Times Are Racing
ALEXEI RATMANSKY
  • Namouna, A Grand Divertissement
  • Russian Seasons
JEROME ROBBINS
  • Antique Epigraphs
  • The Concert
  • Concertino
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • The Four Seasons (Summer)
  • Glass Pieces
  • Something to Dance About
  • The Goldberg Variations
  • I’m Old Fashioned
  • In the Night
  • Moves
  • N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz
CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON
  • Carousel (A Dance)
  • Polyphonia
  • Soirée Musicale

ORIGINATED FEATURED ROLES IN

  • Lauren Lovette: For Clara
  • Benjamin Millepied: Neverwhere
  • Matthew Neenan: The Exchange
  • Justin Peck: BrightIn Creases
  • Myles Thatcher: Polaris
Photo © Erin Baiano


*All ages and dance levels welcome, please contact AWB via email at: education@artwithoutbordersnyc.org


**Zoom link and password provided upon registration

AWB Virtual Program: Series of Ballet and Conditioning classes with Olivia MacKinnon

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® Choreography George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust | Photo © Erin Baiano

20 June at 12:00pm EST  | 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July at 2:30pm EST
Intermediate-Advanced level students*

REGISTER ONLINE

$15 single class | $68 package of five (5) classes | $140 package of ten (10) classes | 60-min. session | virtual class via Zoom** includes classic barre, ballet inspired fitness 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. 

Olivia MacKinnon was born in Mobile Alabama and is a ballerina with the New York City Ballet (NYCB). At the age of 17, she joined NYCB and has toured around the world including Denmark, France, Japan, China, Greece, West Indies, and various cities in the United States. As a professional ballerina and choreographer, she has created works for New York City Fashion Week and the House of Doyenne. 

Olivia is the founder of Ballet Inspired Fitness, she teaches both ballet and fitness classes for students all over the world. Olivia was featured in John Wick Parabellum film, and has had appearances in several documentaries. She has worked with numerous well known companies and artists such as Elle Decor, Museum of Modern Art, Puma, Rebecca Minkoff, Sarah Jessica Parker and Tiffany and Co.

FEATURED ROLES SINCE JOINING NYCB

GEORGE BALANCHINE
Divertimento from ‘Le Baiser de la Fée’
Emeralds from Jewels
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Coffee, Marzipan, Flowers, Dolls, Dewdrop)
Raymonda Variations
Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2

PETER MARTINS
Eight Easy Pieces
The Sleeping Beauty (Vivacity)
Swan Lake (Pas de Trois, Pas de Quatre, Princess)

JEROME ROBBINS
Fanfare (Cellos)

ORIGINATED CORPS ROLES I
Warren Carlyle: SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT Jerome Robbins, Broadway to Ballet
JR: Les Bosquets
Lauren Lovette: For Clara
Justin Peck: The Most Incredible Thing, Principia
Gianna Reisen: Composer’s Holiday 

*All ages and dance levels welcome, please contact AWB via email at: education@artwithoutbordersnyc.org

**Zoom link and password provided upon registration.
Photo © Gabriela Celeste

Introducing New Teaching Artist: Olivia MacKinnon, Ballerina with NYCB

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® Choreography George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust | Photo © Erin Baiano

Olivia MacKinnon was born in Mobile Alabama and is a ballerina with the New York City Ballet (NYCB). At the age of 17, she joined NYCB and has toured around the world including Denmark, France, Japan, China, Greece, West Indies, and various cities in the United States. As a professional ballerina and choreographer, she has created works for New York City Fashion Week and the House of Doyenne. Olivia is the founder of Ballet Inspired Fitness, she teaches both ballet and fitness classes for students all over the world. Olivia was featured in John Wick Parabellum film, and has had appearances in several documentaries. She has worked with numerous well known companies and artists such as Elle Decor, Museum of Modern Art, Puma, Rebecca Minkoff, Sarah Jessica Parker and Tiffany and Co.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® Choreography George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust | Photo © Paul Kolnik

FEATURED ROLES SINCE JOINING NYCB
GEORGE BALANCHINE
Divertimento from ‘Le Baiser de la Fée’
Emeralds from Jewels
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Coffee, Marzipan, Flowers, Dolls, Dewdrop)
Raymonda Variations
Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2

PETER MARTINS
Eight Easy Pieces
The Sleeping Beauty (Vivacity)
Swan Lake (Pas de Trois, Pas de Quatre, Princess)
JEROME ROBBINS
Fanfare (Cellos)

ORIGINATED CORPS ROLES IN
Warren Carlyle: SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT Jerome Robbins, Broadway to Ballet
JR: Les Bosquets
Lauren Lovette: For Clara
Justin Peck: The Most Incredible Thing, Principia
Gianna Reisen: Composer’s Holiday

Photo © Gabriela Celeste

Note: Virtual Ballet Class Schedule to be announced soon – please subscribe for news. To request specific day and time for groups of 5+ students, please email Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org