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.
$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.
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.
$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.
Ashley Laracey was born in Sarasota, Florida. She began her dance training at the age of five with Cheryl Carty and Christine White at the Carty Academy of Theater Dance in Bradenton, Florida. At age 12, she began training with Pavel Fomin, Diane Partington, and Isabel and Javier Dubrocq at Sarasota Ballet of Florida. She continued her studies at age 15 with Victoria Schneider, Olivier Pardina, and Svetlana Osiyeva at the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida.
Ms. Laracey entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, in the fall of 2001. In October 2002, Ms. Laracey became an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and in February 2003 she joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet and was promoted to soloist in February 2013.
Ms. Laracey has danced many featured roles in George Balanchine, Peter Martins, Jeorme Robbins, Troy Schumacher, Justin Peck and Christopher Wheeldon.
Ms. Laracey is on the board of Balletcollective, an arts collective, and also teaches movement therapy to children and young adults with disabilities, specifically Cerebral Palsy.
FEATURED ROLES SINCE JOINING NYCB
Ballo della Regina
Divertimento No. 15
“Emeralds” from Jewels
The Four Temperaments
Ivesiana (Central Park in the Dark)
La Sonnambula (The Coquette)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia)
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Sugarplum Fairy, Dewdrop, Marzipan, Coffee, Flowers)
Robert Schumann’s “Davidsbündlertänze”
The Sleeping Beauty (Lilac Fairy)
Stravinsky Violin Concerto
Symphony in C (Fourth Movement)
Symphony in Three Movements
Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2
Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3 (Valse Mélancolique)
Bal de Couture
The Infernal Machine
Songs of the Auvergne
The Sleeping Beauty (Lilac Fairy, Tenderness, Generosity, Ruby)
Swan Lake (Pas de Trois, Pas de Quatre, Princess)
2 & 3 Part Inventions
The Four Seasons (Summer)
The Goldberg Variations
N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz
We are excited to welcome Ashley Laracey to our Mentorship Program. Pre-registration is now open. Please submit your request here.
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.
‘An American in Paris’ Workshop $55 per student | 120-minute session with Piano accompaniment | Ballet Barre, Choreography and Q & A session. Note: Students will learn Christopher Wheeldon’s original choreography.
‘A Chorus Line’ Workshop $55 per student | 120-minute session with Piano accompaniment | Ballet Barre, Choreography and Q & A session.
Pre-registration is now open: all ages and dance levels welcome, please contact AWB via email at: email@example.com
Location: Open Jar Studios 1601 Broadway 11th Floor (Broadway & 48th Street – Enter on 48th) New York, NY 10019