Series of Ballet classes in Balanchine technique with Rebecca Krohn, former Principal Dancer and current Repertory Director with the New York City Ballet

Photo © Paul Kolnik | New York City Ballet

Tuesdays at 3:30pm EST: 6, 13, 20, 27 October | 3 November 

Live-streamed on Zoom: class includes classic barre, technique with Individual corrections and Q & A. | All Dance Levels*

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$25 single class | $112.50 subscription package of five (5) classes | $225 package of ten (10) classes | $350 package of twenty (20) classes | 90-min. sessions.

Rebecca Krohn was born in Vestal NY and began her dance training at the age of four. At fourteen years of age she moved to New York City to attend the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet. In 1998 she was given an apprenticeship with New York City Ballet. 

In 2008 she was promoted to soloist and in 2012 she was promoted to principal dancer. She has danced principal roles in a vast variety of ballets in NYCB’s repertoire and is known for her interpretation of Balanchine’s neoclassical leotard ballets. 

Upon her retirement in 2017 she was made a repertory director with the company and now stages ballets by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and many of the company’s contemporary choreographers including Kyle Abraham and William Forsythe.

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 until the end of 2020. Take daily classes (part of your subscription) and join us even at the last minute with only one condition: email AWB no later than 24 hours** prior to the class start time. Note: Zoom link and password provided upon registration.

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

**Valid only during the Covid19 pandemic.

Series of Workshops with Iconic American Dancers: Wendy Whelan, former Principal dancer with the New York City Ballet

Wendy Whelan in George Balanchine’s Agon | Photo © Paul Kolnik for New York City Ballet

Thursday, October 8 at 4:00pm EST 

60-min. sessions for Intermediate / Advanced Students*

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

$25 per student / workshop

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: education@artwithoutbordersnyc.org 

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

Thursday, August 20 at 2:00pm EST: 60-min class in Pointe | Advanced Level

Thursday, August 27 at 2:00pm EST: 90-min class in Balanchine technique & Variations  | Intermediate – Advanced Level*

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$25 single class | $112.50 subscription package of five (5) classes | $225 package of ten (10) classes | $350 package of twenty (20) classes | 60 & 90-min. sessions.

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 until the end of 2020. Take daily classes (part of your subscription) and join us even at the last minute with only one condition: email AWB no later than 24 hours** prior to the class start time.

**Valid only during the Covid19 pandemic.

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

Note: Zoom link and password provided upon registration.

Introducing New Teaching Artist: Unity Phelan, Soloist Ballerina with the New York City Ballet

Photo © NYC Dance Project

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.
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We are excited to welcome Unity Phelan to our Mentorship Program. Ms. Phelan will offer virtual classes in Balanchine technique, Variations and Pointe. Subscription Packages are available for the upcoming 60 and 90-minutes sessions with Ms. Phelan starting in August – please email: Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org

Book any subscription package (5, 10 or 20 classes) and combine any class / teaching artist until the end of 2020. Take daily classes (part of your subscription) and join us even at the last minute with only one condition: email AWB no later than two (2) hours* prior to the class start time. *Valid only during the Covid19 pandemic.

FEATURED ROLES SINCE JOINING NYCB

GEORGE BALANCHINE

  • 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?

ROBERT BINET

  • The Blue of Distance

WILLIAM FORSYTHE

  • Herman Schmerman

PETER MARTINS

  • Fearful Symmetries
  • The Infernal Machine
  • The Red Violin
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Diamond, Courage, Emerald)
  • Swan Lake (Pas de Trois, Pas de Quatre, Russian, Princess)

JUSTIN PECK

  • Belles-Lettres
  • The Decalogue
  • Everywhere We Go
  • Pulcinella Variations

ALEXEI RATMANSKY

  • Odessa
  • Russian Seasons

JEROME ROBBINS

  • Antique Epigraphs
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • The Four Seasons (Fall)
  • Glass Pieces
  • In G Major
  • Les Noces
  • Moves

CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

  • DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse
  • Polyphonia
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® Choreography George Balanchine ©
The George Balanchine Trust | Photo © Paul Kolnik

Free School Event: Paul Taylor’s Aureole with Taylor 2 Dance Company and Orchestra of St. Luke’s – Join AWB Group on Thursday, March 12

Photo ©Taylor 2 Dance Company Aureole

PerformersTaylor 2 Dance Company and Orchestra of St. Luke’s 

Program: Paul Taylor’s Aureole with music by George Frideric Handel

Date: Thursday, March 12 at 11:45am 

Address: Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451 | Subway:  (2), (4) & (5) trains to 149th St-Grand Concourse Stop

REGISTER BY MARCH 10: request your tickets via email at Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org

Paul Taylor established Taylor 2 Dance Company in 1993 to ensure that his works could be seen by audiences all over the world regardless of economic considerations and the logistical limitations of non-traditional venues.  He worked with longtime colleague Linda Hodes to create a company that could accommodate performance requests, teach classes, and provide community outreach.  With six dancers, Taylor 2 is the same size as Mr. Taylor’s original Company.  In selecting repertoire for Taylor 2, Mr. Taylor chose dances that reveal the broad spectrum of his work, sometimes reworking the original version to fit the smaller ensemble.  Taylor 2’s engagements are flexible and are customized to meet the needs of each community.  They often consist of master classes and lecture/demonstrations in addition to performances that often take place in non-traditional venues as well as in theaters.

Orchestra of St. Luke’s was formed in 1979 when St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, founded in 1974, expanded to perform orchestral works at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, where OSL remains as the center’s summer orchestra-in-residence today. Each season, the Orchestra performs at New York’s major concert venues, playing a wide range of musical styles and genres and collaborating with artists ranging from Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell to Bono and Metallica. The Orchestra has participated in 118 recordings, four of which have won Grammy Awards, has commissioned more than 50 new works, and has given more than 175 world, U.S., and New York City premieres. In September 2018, the world-renowned conductor of Baroque and Classical repertoire Bernard Labadie joined OSL as Principal Conductor, continuing the Orchestra’s long tradition of working with champions of historical performance practice.

Photo ©Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Paul Taylor and members of his dance company in New York in 1972

I want to lift the audience to the miraculous in human nature. After all, we shouldn’t be here, with all the odds against us in nature. It’s kind of unusual and wonderful!

Paul Taylor

    JOIN OUR GROUP AT NEW YORK CITY BALLET: PERFORMANCE AND MEET THE DANCER BACKSTAGE TOUR FOR AWB STUDENTS

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    Jenelle Manzi In G Major Choreography by Jerome Robbins, New York City Ballet
    Photo ©Paul Kolnik for NYCB

    Classic NYCB II

    Sunday March 1, 2020 3:00pm

    LOCATION
    New York City Ballet, David H. Koch Theater
    Performance Running Time: 2 hrs

    SPECIAL GROUP RATE: $46.50 / ticket | Maximum of four (4) tickets per household.

    BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

    For his newest work, Resident Choreographer Justin Peck will create a dance to a commissioned score by acclaimed American composer Nico Muhly. Preceding Peck’s world premiere is Jerome Robbins’ buoyantly charming In G Major, featuring scenery and costumes by the Art Deco artist Erté. Completing the program is Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse, a fleet and intricate dance for a cast of more than 25 performed to a minimalist score by Michael Nyman, composed in honor of a new addition to the high-speed French train service known as the TGV.

    DETAILED PROGRAM

    In G Major

    Music by: Maurice Ravel
    Choreography by: Jerome Robbins
    With the playful jazz accents of Ravel’s Concerto in G and fashionable scenery and costumes by Erté, this lighthearted ballet suggests a chic Riviera setting.

    New Peck (Muhly)

    Music by: Nico Muhly
    Choreography by: Justin Peck
    Uniting for the first time, Resident Choreographer Justin Peck will collaborate with contemporary composer Nico Muhly, who will contribute a commissioned score for Peck’s sole premiere in 19-20.

    DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse

    Music by: Michael Nyman
    Choreography by: Christopher Wheeldon
    Set to a supercharged, minimalist score, DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse propels 26 dancers in sleek costumes through surging, relentless movement in front of a structural metallic background.

    Meet the Dancer
    Experience ballet from the other side of the footlights. A NYCB dancer will immerse your group in the life of a Company member during this 45-minute discussion and backstage tour, sharing insights into the life of a dancer and providing background for the performance your group is attending. You’ll hear interesting moments from the history of both NYCB and our home, the David H. Koch Theater, and have the opportunity to experience the breathtaking view of the auditorium from onstage. Participants must be at least 10 years old.

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    NYCB’s Soloist Ashley Laracey during Meet The Dancer Group Adventure at New York City Ballet | Photo ©Erin Baiano

    ‘An American in Paris’ Dance Workshop with the Broadway Lead Dancer Sara Esty

    Photo©Matthew Murphy | Sara Esty pictured with dance partner Garen Scribner, An American in Paris.

    Following a ten year career with the Miami City Ballet (soloist), Sara Esty moved to NYC in 2014 to pursue musical theater. She is the recipient of a Princess Grace Fellowship Award for excellence in dance. Select theater credits: An American in Paris (OBC, First National tour – Lise Dassin), Brigadoon (Jean, NYCC Encores), A Chorus Line (Maggie, U/S Cassie, NYCC Encores), A Chorus Line (Cassie, Cape Playhouse), Marie Dancing Still (Fifth Ave Theater, Seattle). TV/Film credits: Fosse/Verdon (FX), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime). Upcoming: West Side Story directed by Stephen Spielberg, in theaters December 2020.

    Intermediate-Advanced level students* will learn Christopher Wheeldon’s original choreography. Pre-registration is now open: all ages and dance levels welcome, please contact AWB via email at: education@artwithoutbordersnyc.org

    $55 per student | 120-minute session with piano accompaniment | Watch a video from our previous workshop here.

    Location: Open Jar Studios 1601 Broadway 11th Floor (Broadway & 48th Street – Enter on 48th) New York, NY 10019

    Photo©Jon Taylor Photography