May 2016
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Message from the Artistic Director

Dear New Haven Ballet Friends and Families,

It's performance time!

Congratulations to those who performed at the Fair Haven School on May 13 in the DanceAIR performance. The students performed beautifully and we are grateful for the support that made it possible. 

In addition, this week we prepare for NHB's Spring Performances at the Shubert Theater on May 21 at 1 and 5 p.m. Please join us in celebrating the students' accomplishments by attending one of their performances. Tickets are still available:   Spring Performance Tickets

Please note classes are cancelled during Tech Week (May 16-21) and resume for Parent Observation Week, the final week of the spring term (May 23-28).  

Finally, NHB has been invited to perform in several summer festivals, including: the Fair Haven Festival, the Branford Festival, and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas.

I hope to see you at one of our upcoming performances.

Best wishes,

Lisa Sanborn
Artistic Director 
New Haven Ballet
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The Great Give

Thank you to all who supported NHB by donating to the Great Give. We raised
$7,265, which will be used to help NHB continue to provide the highest quality classical ballet education, tremendous outreach programs, like  Shared Ability and  DanceAIR , recreational classes for teens and adults, and performances, like
The Nutcracker.
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Shared Ability

Filmmaker and NHB alum, Katie Leary, produced a beautiful video highlighting NHB's  Shared Ability  program. 

Please come and support the Shared Ability dancers. Shared Ability performs at the Shubert Theater on Saturday, May 21, at 1 p.m.  

We hope to see you there!
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June and Summer Sessions

What are you doing this summer? Make friends that last a lifetime while improving your technique and readying for The  Nutcracker auditions by dancing at NHB --

NHB offers classes to Levels 2-8 May 30-June 27: 

Summer at NHB for ages 3+ years July 11-August 6:

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Ying Cai

Contemporary artist and choreographer, Ying Cai, gave a wonderful master class to Level 7/8 students on May 7, which explored improvisational scores, spacial awareness, and movement articulation. Bravo!

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In the News 

NHB is featured in Connecticut Magazine (May 2016) on page 23 (see photo).

NHB is featured on page 14 of the May 2016 issue of The Arts Paper --

The New Haven Register printed a feature article about Tom Gold and Jeremy Cox's new ballets choreographed for New Haven Ballet Company, which will premiere at NHB's Spring Performances on May 21 --

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Grant Support

Thank you, Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts for awarding NHB a grant to help support our programs.
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Alumni News

NHB alums are involved at NHB -- Guess which NHB alum is returning in June to teach a master class? And, as mentioned previously, NHB alum, Katie Leary, produced a beautiful short video about the Shared Ability program. If you are an alum interested in reconnecting, contact NHB's Alumni Coordinator, Kelsey Paff:

Click below to see what's happening and catch up with NHB alums: 

NHB Alums


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Spring/Summer 2016 Calendar:

May 16-20: Spring Performance  Tech Week 
                 (Classes Canceled)
May 21: Spring Performances
                 Shubert Theater
May 23-28: NHB Observation Week
May 28: Last Day of Spring Term
May 30: Fair Haven Festival Performance
May 31-July 2: June Term
June 18: Branford Festival Performance
June 19: International Festival of Arts and Ideas                        Performance
July 11-Aug. 6: Summer Session

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