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.

AWB Mentorship Program: Accepting Applications until August 2021

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

AWB Mentorship Program: Application is now open! 

Application deadline: August 31, 2021

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.

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 (3-5 minutes) while taking a class from AWB 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. 

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**
Olivia Boisson, Ballerina with the New York City Ballet
Antonio Carmena, former Soloist with the New York City Ballet
Ask la Cour, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet 
Megan Fairchild, Principal 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
Unity Phelan, Soloist with the New York City Ballet
David Prottas, former Dancer with the New York City Ballet
Emily Skinner, Tony-nominated Actress and Singer 
Daniel Ulbricht, Principal Dancer 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 September 2021. In-person classes start in the Fall / Winter of 2021.

**Teaching Artists / Mentors are subject to change – please select up to three (3) Mentors.

What parents and students are saying about Art Without Borders New York

“What Art Without Borders has been offering dancers is nothing short of amazing! Everyday my daughter and I are eager to check the new posts from AWB. There is always something to keep dancers excited during this time of distancing!”

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“I thank you and all the dancers who are working with you from the bottom of my heart. If ballet does not die, it will be because of such efforts.” 

Kenneth Gordon, New York Based Attorney and AWB Adult Student | Summer 2020

Arts Without Borders has inspired my son’s dream to become a reality. The skills and strength my son has attained through AWB Dance program that genuinely embraces and supports students is astonishing. We are so blessed to be part of an organization that encourages their students to succeed.

Shenae Osborn, Parent | Winter 2020
Photo © Erin Baiano

Musical Theatre Song Interpretation and Audition Technique — Workshop with Tony Award® nominee Emily Skinner: Saturdays in June

Portrait © Ms. Skinner’s personal archive 

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Saturdays at 10:30am EST: 12, 19, 26 June | Additional Dates  TBA

$30 / Student | 90-min. sessions | Ages 10+

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: With a focus on both acting and musicality, Emily Skinner teaches the technique of turning an audition song into a fully explored scene/performance piece with humor and humanity.

She believes that what you choose to sing tells people who you are, and is expert at suggesting the best kind of material to showcase each student and make them shine.

Note: Students are expected to prepare two (2) contrasting songs (full songs or 16-bar cut ) to show in class with prerecorded tracks to sing to.

BIOEmily Skinner has unequivocally established herself as one of Broadway‘s most engaging and versatile performers.

Emily was last seen on Broadway in the 2019 season in THE CHER SHOW. In the fall 2017 Broadway season, she had the honor of being directed by Hal Prince in his last show PRINCE OF BROADWAY at Manhattan Theatre Club and she was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance. She was also seen that same year Off-Broadway in Transport Group’s much lauded production of PICNIC, where she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her performance as Rosemary.

Previous to that, she appeared as The Witch in INTO THE WOODS at Houston’s Theatre Under The Stars and as Phyllis in FOLLIES at The Repertory Theatre of St Louis, garnering rave reviews for both performances.

Another recent highlight came when Dame Julie Andrews selected Emily to star in the musical based on her children’s book THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSICAL, which premiered at Godspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre.

She appeared previously on Broadway starring in the acclaimed musical BILLY ELLIOT. Handpicked by Oscar-winning director Stephen Daldry, she had the honor of being the very first American selected to play the role of Billy’s dance teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson. She received a Broadway World Award for her performance.

Emily was nominated for a Tony Award (along with Alice Ripley) and received a Drama League Award for her performance as Daisy Hilton in the brilliant but short-lived SIDE SHOW.

Her other original Broadway credits include JEKYLL & HYDE, JAMES JOYCE’S THE DEAD (opposite Christopher Walken), THE FULL MONTY, DINNER AT EIGHT (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), A CHRISTMAS CAROL, as well as The Actors Fund productions of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, and DREAMGIRLS.

She has had the pleasure of singing many times at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops, and appeared there as well in the New York debut of Richard Thomas’ infamous JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA (with Harvey Keitel).

As a soloist, she guested with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Dallas Symphony, and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Emily has also headlined New York engagements at Merkin Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Town Hall, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre, Birdland, 54 Below, Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series, Feinstein’s at the Regency, as well as her solo concert act BROADWAY HER WAY at various performing arts centers and cabaret venues around the country.

Off-Broadway, Emily performed in the acclaimed City Center Encores! revivals of NO STRINGS, PARDON MY ENGLISH, A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN, and FIORELLO, as well as in various productions and workshops at Manhattan Theatre Club, WPA Theatre, The Transport Group, Paramount Theater at Madison Square Gardens, York Theatre, Playwrights Horizons and the Roundabout Theatre.

Regionally, she appeared in numerous leading roles at The Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Old Globe Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Baltimore CenterStage, St. Louis MUNY, American Conservatory Theatre, Guthrie Theatre, Goodspeed, Bucks County Playhouse, Lyric Theater of Oklahoma, Virginia Rep and elsewhere…

Photo © Emily and the cast of BILLY ELLIOT on Broadway

Subscription Rewards*

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

*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 class selection. 

**Regular 60-min class, any teaching artist.

Summer and Fall Remote Internships with Art Without Borders New York

Master Class in Ballet | Photo©Erin Baiano

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. (including recent graduates) should be willing to commit to at least 10-15 hours of remote work per week, Monday through Sunday during a minimum of three (3) months. Candidates must have at least 1-year previous experience in the Arts and Culture / Entertainment industry. 

Please note that this is an unpaid position – college credit and practical training offered. Intern will work directly with AWB Management and Teaching Artists. Confidentiality agreement is required for this job. To apply, kindly email your cover letter and resume to Contact@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org 

Application Deadline

Summer Internship – May 31, 2021 | Fall Internship – August 31, 2021 | No phone calls please.

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.

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

AWB Virtual Program: Master Class Series with Indiana Woodward, Soloist Ballerina with the New York City Ballet

Photo © NYC Dance Project

SUNDAY, APRIL 4 AT 2:00PM EST

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$20 / class | 60-min. sessions | Intermediate – Advanced Dance Levels

This class is part of AWB newest project ‘Arts & Foreign Languages’ and will be offered in #French and English. Live-streamed on Zoom: class includes classic barre, technique with Individual corrections and Q & A.

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.

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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.

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. 

Seeking U.S. based Volunteers for AWB Educational Programs

Seeking tech-savvy Volunteers based in the United States of America showing strong competency, devotion and genuine care for the purpose of Arts and Culture, Education and Nonprofit Management. Qualified applicants should be willing to commit to at least 10hrs of remote work monthly.

Please note that this is a remote position and Volunteers will work directly with AWB Management and Teaching Artists. Confidentiality agreement is required for this job.

To apply please email your BIO / introduction outlining your computer skills and your current availability. Please email Contact@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org and include “Volunteer” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2020. Note: Immediate Opening.

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.