AWB Virtual Program: Series of Ballet classes inspired by the Balanchine aesthetic with Megan LeCrone, 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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Saturday, July 11 at 11:00am EST 
Tuesday, July 14 at 11:00am EST 
Tuesday, July 21 at 11:00am EST 
Sunday, July 26 at 11:00am EST
Tuesday, July 28 at 11:00am EST 


$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.

Megan LeCrone was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She began her dance training at the age of four at Greensboro Ballet with Maryhelen Mayfield, John Dennis, and Elissa Fuchs. At age 14, she began studying with Melissa Hayden and Duncan Noble at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winton-Salem. Ms. LeCrone entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, full-time in the fall of 2001, and in November 2001 she became an apprentice with New York City Ballet. Ms. LeCrone joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in October 2002 and was promoted to soloist in February 2013

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

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.

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


**Zoom link and password provided upon registration

AWB Mentorship Program

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

Art Without Borders New York is offering a Mentorship Program for students* pursuing a career in the performing arts. The program is allowing 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. 

Students registered to attend five or more virtual classes during Summer – Fall 2020 will have the opportunity to apply to AWB Mentorship Program. One student will be selected as a Mentee based on their work during the Virtual Program and will be offered: private coaching, guidance on academic and career goals, two (2) tickets to a selected performance with a personalized backstage tour, and access to all AWB classes and events in 2021.

AWB Virtual Program is currently open for registrations and offered at $68 for five (5) classes or $140 for ten (10) classes. Package of ten (10) classes allows combination of two (2) different teachers with five (5) classes each.

Art Without Borders New York aims to provide opportunities for engagement with the arts on multiple platforms to diverse audiences, both domestically and internationally. We are committed to creating memorable experiences for all. 

*Art Without Borders Inc. is not participating in F-1 Student Visa Program.

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*

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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** 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

GLOBAL SUMMER DANCE OPEN HOUSE: THURSDAY, JUNE 4

Organized by Peridance Capezio Dance Center, New York | Photo©Peridancecapeziocenter

REGISTRATION: request your complimentary online pass including your name, age, dance level, and the class / teacher’s name of your choice. Please email Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org

Classes for Europe time zone:
9-9:45am Contemporary Jazz 11-15 yrs- Steven Blandino
10-11am Ballet 11-18 yrs- Laura Rae Bernasconi
11:15-12pm Improvisation/Contemporary 11-18yrs- Christopher Ralph
12:15-1pm Hip Hop 11-18 yrs- Bo Belza
2:15-3:15pm Contemporary 15-18 yrs – Mike Esperanza

Classes for East Coast/West Coast/Asia time zone:
3:30-4:30pm Ballet 11-18 yrs- Laura Rae Bernasconi
4:45-5:30pm Improvisation/Contemporary 11-18yrs- Christopher Ralph
5:45-6:30pm Hip Hop 11-18 yrs- Bo Belza
6:45-7:30pm Jazz 11-15 yrs – Diego Funes
7:45-8:45pm Contemporary 15-18 yrs – Mike Esperanza

NOTE: Classes offered via Zoom.

Photo©Peridancecapeziocenter

Team Spotlight: Meet AWB Interns

Rachel Brodine | Photo © personal archive

Rachel Brodine is a Senior Communication Studies major at Grove City College with a special interest in Marketing and Public Relations for the performing arts. 

She has been involved in the performing arts since the age of 5 and has a great love for dance, theater, and music. Her training at New York State Ballet and the Rochester DanceSport Academy provided her with knowledge and training in a vast array of dance styles. Throughout college she has choreographed numerous dances for the on-campus dance company, however her greatest joy is in performing and challenging her skill level. 

Rachel has a great passion for working with people and providing them with high quality entertainment. She desires to expand the theater audience by cultivating an appreciation and awareness for multifaceted entertainment. 

Upon graduation she hopes to continue working in the performing arts industry as a promoter and performer in NYC. 

Art Without Borders, Inc. is a not-for-profit (pending 501(c)(3)  status) 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.

***FALL SEMESTER INTERNSHIP***

Seeking qualified candidates (U.S. based only) showing strong competency and proficiency of / for research methods and contact management systems for the purpose of Marketing, Education, Audience Development, PR and Media Relations, Fundraising, Sales and Special Events of Arts and Culture / Entertainment related clientele.

Applicants from academic institutions in the U.S. should be willing to commit to at least 30 hrs per month of remote work. College Credit offered. Please note that this is a remote position and Intern will work directly with AWB Management and Artists. Only candidates with academic or work experience in the Performing Arts will be considered.

No phone calls for this job please. To apply please email your cover letter and resume to education@artwithoutbordersnyc.org