September 16, 2013
Fall 2013
Vol. 1 Issue 1
In This Issue
Greetings from the Interim Artistic Director and Nutcracker Information
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New Haven Ballet
70 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510

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Dear Parents and Students, 


Welcome to New Haven Ballet's 28th year as the city's preeminent ballet and dance school!


I am thrilled and honored to have an opportunity to continue NHB's legacy of excellent training and programming as Interim Artistic Director. We are off to a tremendous start, with strong student registration, and I wish to extend a warm welcome to all returning and new dancers.


I am dedicated to continuing and strengthening NHB's tradition of offering excellence in dance training. NHB boasts an impressive roster of full-time and guest faculty, all of whom are devoted to instructing students in an environment where they can flourish and reach their full potential.


We also have expanded class offerings at all locations, in all divisions (children, student, and adult open), and hope you will consider joining us for one of our new offerings. Please check our website for more details. 


Finally, we are thrilled to present The Nutcracker once again at the historic Shubert Theater in downtown New Haven. Continuing a NHB family tradition of more than 15 years, this year's Nutcracker promises to be as breathtaking as ever, with some exciting additions that I look forward to sharing with you. Nutcracker auditions for students will be held on September 21-22, 2013. 


If we have not yet met, please feel free to stop by the office. I plan to visit all locations over the next couple of weeks and look forward to meeting each of you.


Here's to a wonderful and successful year!


Sincerely yours,


Lisa Sanborn



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The Nutcracker

This year's performance of The Nutcracker will be held at the historic Shubert Theater in New Haven.

Friday, December 13, 2013, 10:00 a.m. Student Matinee
Friday, December13, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 1:00 p.m.

Auditions will be held at 70 Audubon Street, New Haven:

Saturday, September 21, 2013: 
Level:               Check-In Time:              Audition:
Level 4                    1:00 p.m.              1:30-2:30 p.m.
Level 5                    2:00 p.m.              2:30-3:30 p.m.
Level 6                    3:00 p.m.              3:30-4:30 p.m.
Level 7                    4:00 p.m.              4:30-5:30 p.m.
Level 8                    5:00 p.m.              5:30-6:30 p.m.


Sunday, September 22, 2013: 
Level:                  Check-In Time:             Audition:
CB 2                          12:00 p.m.           12:30-1:00 p.m.
Pre Ballet                   12:30 p.m.           1:00-1:30 p.m.
Primary                      1:00 p.m.             1:30-2:00 p.m.
Level 1                       1:30 p.m.             2:00-2:30 p.m.
Level 2                       2:00 p.m.             2:30-3:00 p.m.                     
Level 3 &                    2:30 p.m.             3:00-3:30 p.m.
        Modern 3

All students currently enrolled at New Haven Ballet in Creative Ballet 2 and above may audition for The Nutcracker. Registration forms and the $125 audition fee are due September 19th. 

For more information please contact the main office at 203-782-9038 or, or see NHB's website:

Live Orchestra:
We are hoping to have a live professional orchestra this year! Fundraising has begun and we are especially excited about the upcoming giveGreater (R) campaign sponsored by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. If NHB obtains the greatest number of donor participants through the giveGreater (R) website starting the morning of October 2, 2013, NHB could win $15,000! 

Please mark your calendars and go online the morning of October 2nd to help us provide the best possible dance experience for our students...The Nutcracker with live orchestra! We will send more information as the date approaches.

Student Matinee:
The student matinee is an abbreviated performance for New Haven public and private schools. NHB is already signing up schools to attend the performance on Friday, December 13, 2013 from 10:00-11:15 a.m. at the Shubert Theater. This performance is especially enjoyable for young audiences. The curtain remains open during intermission so they may see first hand how the stage is transformed for Act II. 

Please contact your school about attending this special matinee performance of The Nutcracker. For more information please contact the main office at 203-782-9038 or
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