January 2016
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Message from the Artistic Director

Dear New Haven Ballet Friends and Families,

Winter has finally arrived and we are excited to return to classes.

I wish to extend a heartfelt thanks to all who helped make this year's Nutcracker our most successful to date -- with over 6,000 people in attendance! 

Now we are winding down the fall term and readying to begin the spring session. From dance injury workshops to spectacular guest teachers to Company auditions, there are many exciting things happening this month. 

We hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday and look forward to seeing you in 2016.

My very best wishes,

Lisa Sanborn
Artistic Director 
New Haven Ballet
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Spring Registration Open

NHB's  Spring Term begins January 25 .
Registration for new students is open online now. Please register early as some classes are already beginning to fill and wait lists are forming.

Students from the Fall Term are automatically registered for the Spring Term. If you do not wish to continue please contact the NHB Office.


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Dance Injury Prevention Workshop

On Saturday, January 9, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. all  Level 3-8 students, parents and faculty are invited to attend a special injury prevention and treatment workshop for dancers. Last year, this highly successful workshop was heralded as the best workshop of the year. This year, PT/DPT, Brian Magna, again presents critical information every ballet dancer should know. Free admission. Seats are limited. Call the NHB Office to reserve your spot: 203-782-9038.

Dance PT & Injury Rehab
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Nutcracker Photos

Thomas Giroir's Nutcracker photos are available for viewing and purchase. Visit: www.thomasgiroir.com and select "Events". NHB has provided the password to all Nutcracker families. If you did not receive the password please contact the NHB Office.

NHB Nutcracker Photos

If you missed viewing ilovenewhaven.org Mike Franzman's photos, please see below:

Nutcracker Dress Rehearsal Photos
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Nutcracker DVDs 

Nutcracker DVD Orders have been extended to January 31. No late orders will be accepted after January 31. Orders may be placed by submitting a completed form and check to the NHB Office or via online:

DVD Order Form
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Company Auditions

NHB Company and Apprentice Company Auditions are Friday,  January 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m . All Level 5-8 students are encouraged to audition. Ladies must wear pointe shoes. For additional information please see the Registration form link below or contact the NHB Office at: 203-782-9038.

Company Audition Registration Form


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Superhero Ballet

In addition to classical and neoclassical works, the Company will perform a Superhero ballet and boys aged 7+ years enrolled in NHB ballet classes are invited to participate. Saturdays this spring, from 2-3 p.m., NHB will be rehearsing its Superhero Ballet, which will be performed in NHB's 2016 Spring Performance at the Shubert Theater on May 21, at 1 pm and 5 pm. 

For more information please contact the NHB Office: 203-782-9038.

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Alumni News

For the latest happenings from NHB alums, check out the link below. 

NHB Alums

To contact NHB's Alumni Coordinator, please email: alumni@newhavenballet.org


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Susan Pilarre to Guest Teach

NHB is thrilled to announce that renowned School of American Ballet faculty member and former New York City Ballet dancer, Susan Pilarre, will teach a guest master class to Level 6-8 students on  Monday, January 26, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. 

About Susan Pilarre


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Save the Date: 
Jan. 21  Vote NHB "Best of New Haven!"

Mark your calendars -- CTNow.com's Best of New Haven Readers' Poll opens January 21. Last year NHB was voted "Best Dance Company" and "Best Arts Organization." We need your help to win again this year. Please go to CTNow.com on January 21  and vote for New Haven Ballet! 

CTNow Best of New Haven Poll 2016

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January 2016 Calendar:

January 15 - Company/Apprentice Company Auditions
January 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, CLOSED
January 23 - Last day of Fall Term
January 25 - Spring Term Begins

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