Master Class Series with David Prottas, former dancer with the New York City Ballet: Weekends in May

Photo © Paul Kolnik, NYCB 

Sunday, May 23 at 2:00pm EST | Additional Dates TBA

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Donation-based class or ‘Pay What You Can’ | 60-min. session | All Dance Levels: please select ‘donation-based class’ and email AWB.

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

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Subscription Rewards*

$110 for five (5) Master Classes + one (1) reward class** from AWB Virtual program. 

Interested individuals can book any subscription package mentioned above and combine any class / teaching artist. 

*Students registered to attend 5+ virtual classes are able to apply to AWB Mentorship Program. Book a subscription package (5, 10 or 20 classes) and email: Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org with your selection. 

**valid for any 60-min Virtual class, but excluding specialized Workshops / Master Classes.

Master Class Series with Olivia Boisson, Ballerina with the New York City Ballet: Saturdays in May

Portrait © Paul Kolnik

Saturdays at 11:30am EST: May 22, 29 | Additional Dates TBA

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$20 / class | 60-min. sessions | All Dance Levels

We encourage students unable to cover the class fee listed above to submit any amount as a donation – please select ‘donation-based class’ and email AWB.

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

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BIOOlivia Boisson is a member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet. She was born in Queens, New York, and began her dance training at the age of six at The Ballet Arts School of Forest Hills. She later studied at the Dance Theatre of Harlem in 2000 before enrolling as a full time student at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, during the fall of 2004. 

In August 2012, Ms. Boisson became an apprentice with NYCB, and the following December, she joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet.

HONORS: Ms. Boisson was the recipient of the 2012 Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise.

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Subscription Rewards*

$110 for five (5) Master classes + one (1) reward class** from AWB Virtual program. 

Interested individuals can book any subscription package mentioned above and combine any class / teaching artist. 

*Students registered to attend 5+ virtual classes are able to apply to AWB Mentorship Program. Book a subscription package and email: Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org with your class / artist selection. 

**valid for any 60-min Virtual class, any teaching artist.

Master Class Series with Unity Phelan, Soloist Ballerina with the New York City Ballet

Wednesday, April 28 at 5:00pm EST | Additional Dates TBA

$20 / class | 60-min. sessions | All Dance Levels

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

BIO: 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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SUBSCRIPTIONS

$110 for five (5) Master classes + one (1) reward class* from AWB Virtual program. 

Interested individuals can book any subscription package and combine any class / teaching artist. 

Students registered to attend 5+ virtual classes are able to apply to AWB Mentorship Program. Book a subscription package and email: Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org with your class / artist selection. 

*valid for any 60-min Virtual class, any teaching artist.

Photo © NYC Dance Project

Master class with Daniel Ulbricht, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet: Sunday, February 14 at 2:00pm EST

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

14 February at 2:00pm EST | Additional dates TBA

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$30 / student | 60-min. session | Intermediate – Advanced Level, Ages 10+

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

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.

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Hamilton: an American Musical, Choreography Workshop with Tanairi Sade Vazquez, Broadway cast – Saturday, January 16 at 10:30am EST

Photo © Tanairi Vázquez’s personal archive | Hamilton: An American Musical, Costume by Paul Tazewell

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Saturday, January 16 at 10:30am EST 

Additional dates TBA 

$30 / Student | 90-min. session | Intermediate – Advanced Dance Level, Ages 10+

Live-streamed on Zoom: Workshop includes warm-up, choreography with individual corrections and ‘Meet the Artist’ Q & A session. Students will learn an excerpt from Andy Blankenbuehler’s choreography.

Subscription Rewards*

$140 for five (5) Specialized Workshops + one (1) reward** class.

BIO: Tanairi Sade Vazquez has made her mark in all avenues of the entertainment world in Broadway, Television and film. As an established Broadway performer, Tanairi’s debut was in The Original Revival cast of West Side Story as one of the shark girls in 2009. After that, she was unstoppable originating her roles in Wonderland, Gigi, and On Your Feet on Broadway and also being part of the First National tour of Come Fly Away. She is currently in the ensemble of Hamilton: An American Musical on Broadway. Her passion for acting doesn’t end at the Broadway stage. Her first big role was a recurring spot as Annie Valdez in Season 3 of Orange Is The New Black. She can also be seen in Law and Order SVU, The Blacklist, The Deuce, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Fosse/Verdon, and NBC’s Smash. Her next big project is set to premiere in December 2021, as a featured shark girl Charita in the new remake of West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Tony Kushner, and choreographed by Justin Peck.

Tanairi Sade Vazquez- Broadway credits: Hamilton, On Your Feet, Gigi, Wonderland, West Side Story Revival. Film/TV: “West Side Story” feature film 2021, “Fosse Verdon”, “Mrs. Marvelous Maisel”, “Law & Order”, “Blacklist”, “Orange Is the New Black” (Season 3), “Smash” (Season 2).

*Subscription package of five (5) Workshops expires in two (2) months after the first workshop taken – we encourage all students to take at least two (2) workshops monthly. Reward class with a Subscription package of five (5) workshops is valid up to one (1) month after the first workshop taken.

**Regular class with any teaching artist.

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: Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org with your selected classes. 

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

Sketches © Vanessa Meikle, Dancer & AWB Student

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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.

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