Application deadline: December 1, 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 of both AWB Studio program (2017-20) and our Virtual program (2020-21) have the opportunity to apply. As part of this rare opportunity, each teaching artist will select one student as a Mentee* based on their work during AWB Studio / 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 New York City in 2022-23.
To be considered as a Mentee, you must submit: 1. Application and 2. Video (3-5 minutes) while taking a class from AWB Studio / Virtual Program.
AWB Teaching Artists – Mentors**
Olivia Boisson, Ballerina with New York City Ballet
Antonio Carmena, former Soloist with New York City Ballet
Ask la Cour, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet
Megan Fairchild, Principal Ballerina with New York City Ballet
Megan LaCrone, Soloist with New York City Ballet
Ashley Laracey, Soloist with New York City Ballet
Unity Phelan, Soloist with 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 New York City Ballet
Tanairi Sade Vazquez, Broadway performer, current cast member of Hamilton: An American Musical
Indiana Woodward, Soloist with 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 December 2021. In-person classes start in the Spring of 2022.
**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
“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.
“Art 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, New York based parent.