June 2016
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Dear New Haven Ballet Friends and Families,

Congratulations to NHB's students and families! We experienced an outstanding year thanks to your dedication and hard work.  NHB's outreach and spring performances received accolades from audience members for NHB's Company and Apprentice Company presentations of Le Corsaire and La Fille Mal Gardee, as well as the ballets premiering at the Shubert Theater by Tom Gold (with violist, Daniel Stone, performing) and the Superhero Ballet by Jeremy Cox. The students also showcased their tremendous accomplishments to the delight of all in attendance. 

As the academic year comes to an end, we wish to c elebrate the accomplishments of our students, the diligence and talent of our faculty and administrators, and wish our seniors bon voyage as they begin the next segment of their life's journey.

Congratulations 2016 Seniors You have been an inspiration and we will greatly miss you!

As we look to the future, we are already making exciting plans for 2016-2017 and have some wonderful announcements to make very soon.

Warmest regards,

Lisa Sanborn
Artistic Director 
New Haven Ballet
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Summer Festivals

If you missed seeing NHB's Company perform at 
the outreach and spring performances, 
c ome and enjoy a wonderful pre-summer day and 
support NHB's talented students by attending  a festival performance. 
Free admission.

Branford Festival : Branford Green, Saturday, June 18, 1:00 p.m. NHB is delighted to perform for the first time in this Shoreline summer festival. We hope you will join us this Saturday, June 18, at 1:00 p.m. 

International Festival of Arts and Ideas : New Haven Green, Sunday, June 19, 2:00 p.m. As one of New Haven's most prestigious summer festivals, NHB is honored to once again be featured on the Main Stage on Father's Day, June 19, at 2:00 p.m.

Special offer for NHB friends and families:
See choreographer Kyle Abraham's dance troupe Abramham.In.Motion's New England Premiere work at the  International Festival of Arts and Ideas on June 14-16 with a special  Dance Community Discount Code!

See "Live Music Program" at the Yale University Theatre for just  $10 using the code " 10Friend". You can purchase tickets free online at  artidea.org or by phone at 203-498-3772  (a phone fee applies).

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July Intensive

NHB's Summer Program is better than ever with  tremendous faculty, exciting classes and new instructors. One of the best ways to gain confidence and prepare for Nutcracker auditions is to work on your technique over the summer.

Registration is Open! For information please  call 203-782-9038 or  email: administrator@newhavenballet.org.


July Class Selection 


July Registration 


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June Session

June Session classes are in full swing. Students are gaining invaluable experience by working with new instructors and preparing for summer and beyond. There are still a few spots left for the remaining week(s) if you are interested:  June Class Selection Form.

Thank you NHB alum, Alejandra Iannone, for teaching wonderful master classes to June Session students. Ms. Iannone is pictured at right with some of NHB's Level 4/5 students. 

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NHB in the Community

NHB's  DanceAIR  program culminated in a spirited performance on May 13 at the Fair Haven School. Guest artists, Fredrick Davis (formerly of Dance Theater of Harlem) and Yelena Zerkovska were wonderful as they and NHB's Company performed excerpts from Le Corsaire.  Eight New Haven Public School children were awarded scholarships which  will allow them to continue their training at NHB and enjoy performance opportunities, including  The Nutcracker  at the Shubert Theater. A special thank you to Dancers' World, Dr. Funda Gulmen, the Olga Sipolin Children's Fund, Webster Bank, the DanceAIR instructors, as well as the families, principals, teachers and administrators from Fair Haven School, Christopher Columbus Family Academy, John S. Martinez School, and Davis Street School for supporting and making this program possible.

Under the direction of Kerry Kincy, NHB's  Shared Ability program culminated in a heartfelt performance on May 21 at the Shubert Theater. The students were joyful in their dancing and we would like to extend a special thank you to the families and students who dedicated their energy, to the City of New Haven Cultural Vitality Program and to the Theresa Foundation for sponsoring Shared Ability.

NHB is committed to ensuring the highest quality of arts education and offering performances to the community. NHB also regularly provides tickets free of charge to those who might not otherwise have an opportunity to see classical ballet. This year NHB was honored when Mnkesa Whitaker and Monica Bunton brought members of Fair Haven School's  DanceHaven  program to the Spring Performance (pictured below right).  

NHB wishes to continue offering these one of a kind outreach programs and opportunities. It is possible with the generous support of  patrons  and  donors . If you or someone you know is interested in helping to  sponsor  NHB's outreach programs please contact 203-782-9038 or email: administrator@newhavenballet.org.

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Spring Performance

Congratulations, students! You were spectacular in the spring performances at the Shubert Theater on May 21. Photos are still available for purchase: Thomas Giroir Photography
For password contact 203-782-9038 or 
email: administrator@newhavenballet.org. 

NHB also wishes to extend a tremendous thank you to the many faculty, tech crewvolunteers and supporters who generously offered their time and talent for the Outreach and Spring Performances. NHB is able to provide the highest quality programming because of the support of families, local businesses and sponsors, including: the City of New Haven Arts, Culture & Tourism, Department of Economic and Community Development, Ethel & Abe Lapides Foundation, NewAlliance Foundation, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Withers Bergman, LLP, Goodcopy Design and Printing, and all of the incredible NHB families, volunteers, crew, faculty, board members, service providers, and administrators who's dedication and support make NHB performances and programs possible!

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Teen/Adult Open Division & Alumni News

Teen/Adult Open Division: Summer  Adult Open Division classes are held on a drop-in basis to students aged 12+ years at Danspace, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven. 

Alums: Catch up with alumni happenings at NHB! Featured at right is NHB alum, Emma Bishop.

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Upcoming Performances and July 2016 Calendar

June 18 - Branford Festival :
NHB Company Performance
Free Admission. Branford Green, 1:00 p.m.
June 19 - Int'l  Festival of Arts & Ideas:
NHB Company Performance
Free Admission. First Niagra Stage, New Haven Green, 2:00 p.m. 
July 11-Aug. 6NHB Summer Intensive
July 11 -- July Teen/Adult Open Classes:
Mon./Tue./Thu.: 6-7:30 p.m. & 
Sat./Sun: 10-11:30 a.m. 
Danspace, Lower Level, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven.

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