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

AWB Summer Virtual Program is currently accepting pre-registrations. Please submit your request here including: 1. Name 2. Preferred Days and Times for your class/es 3. Preferred class and teaching Artist/s 4. Previous Performing Arts Training 5. Previous training with AWB.

$0-30 per student* | 60-120 min. sessions | July-September 2021


Group Rewards: book a group of 5+ students, receive 10% discount plus one (1) reward ticket for the group leader. Groups of 10+ students are eligible for an exclusive (closed to the public) class. Family and friends are welcome to observe.

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 (5-min maximum) while taking a class from our Virtual Program.


AWB Virtual Program is currently open for registrations. 

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:

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.

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

*Selected Mentees to be announced in September 2021. In-person classes start in the Fall 2021.

**Teaching Artists / Mentors are subject to change – please select up to three (3) Mentors and include your preference with your application.

Musical Theatre Song Interpretation and Audition Technique — Workshop with Tony Award® nominee Emily Skinner: pre-registration

Portrait © Ms. Skinner’s personal archive 

Pre-registration is now open. Please submit your request with your preferred date/s and time/s for classes with Ms. Skinner vía Email at:

$30 / Student* | 90-min. sessions | Ages 15+

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: with your class selection. 

Group Rewards: book a group of 5+ students, receive 10% discount and one (1) reward ticket for the group leader. Groups of 10+ students are eligible for an exclusive (closed to the public) class.

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

Portrait © Ms. Skinner’s personal archive