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NHB's production of Adventures in Wonderland
June 2017
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Dear New Haven Ballet Friends and Families,

Congratulations to NHB's students and families! The performances were outstanding thanks to your dedication and hard work.  NHB's students received accolades as they 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 achievements of our students, the diligence and talent of our faculty and administrators, and bon voyage to our seniors as they begin the next segment of their life's journey.

As we look to the future, we are already making exciting plans for 2017-2018 and have some wonderful announcements to make very soon.

Warm regards,

Lisa Sanborn
Artistic Director 
New Haven Ballet
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Summer Festivals

If you missed seeing NHB's Company perform at  the DanceAIR and Spring Performances,  c ome and enjoy a wonderful pre-summer day and  attend  a festival performance.  Free admission .

Fair Haven Pop Up Festival Christopher Columbus Family Academy , 255 Blatchley Avenue, New Haven.  Saturday, June 3, 3:30 p.m.  As one of New Haven's fun street fair pop ups, we are pleased to be joined by DanceAIR students for this outdoor performance.

Branford Festival : Branford Green (downtown Branford), Saturday, June 18, 2:30 p.m. NHB is delighted to perform in this Shoreline family favorite summer festival. We hope you will join us!  Branford Festival

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Summer Classes

NHB's Summer Programs are better than ever with tremendous faculty and exciting classes. One of the best ways to gain confidence and prepare for Nutcracker auditions is to work on your technique over the summer. Classes are available for our youngest and adult students too!

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Gretchen Patchell Master Class

Ms. Gretchen Patchell will teach two Master Classical Ballet Classes:
Saturday, June 10, 2017
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Levels 5-8
70 Audubon Street, New Haven
Saturday, June 10, 2017
1:00-2:30 p.m.
Levels 2-3
70 Audubon Street, New Haven
The fee for the Master Class is $18 per student. All students enrolled in Levels 2-8 are invited and encouraged to attend. Students are required to wear their class uniform.
Gretchen Patchell Bio
Gretchen Patchell received her early training at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. At age fourteen she was invited to attend the winter program at the School of American Ballet on full scholarship. Ms. Patchell has performed a vast assortment of ballets with the New York City Ballet, the Dutch National Ballet, and the former Fort Worth Dallas Ballet. While continuing to dance, Ms. Patchell accepted an invitation from Paul Mejia to teach at the Fort Worth School of Ballet in 1996. Ms. Patchell continues to enrich the lives of many children, both through her instruction and choreography.
This is an excellent opportunity for NHB students. We look forward to seeing you there!

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NHB in the Community

NHB's  DanceAIR  program culminated in a spirited performance on May 12 at the Fair Haven School. NHB's Company performed excerpts from A Midsummer Night's Dream and Swan Lake

Twelve 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 Christopher DeNofrio and NHB's faculty, Dancers' World, as well as the families, principals, teachers and administrators from Fair Haven School, Christopher Columbus Family Academy, John S. Martinez School, Davis Street School, John S. Martinez School, Lincoln Bassett School for providing such incredible 2nd graders for the program.

Under the direction of Kerry Kincy, NHB's  Shared Ability program culminated in a heartfelt performance on May 20 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 Shared Ability program. 

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.

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Spring Performance

Congratulations, students! You were spectacular in the Spring Performance at the Shubert Theater on May 20. We wish to extend a tremendous thank you to the many facultytech crewvolunteers and supporters who generously offered their time and talent for our performances. 

Excerpt from Midsummer Night's Dream, NHB 2017 Spring Performance
Excerpt from Midsummer Night's Dream, NHB 2017 Spring Performance

Photos are still available for purchase: Thomas Giroir Photography
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We expect Spring Performance  DVDs to be ready for pick up next week!

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Teen/Adult Open Division

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. 

Please note there will be no Teen/Adult Open Division class on Saturday, June 3. 
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Summer Calendar

June 3 -   Fair Haven Pop Up Festival
Christopher Columbus Family Academy
255 Blatchley Avenue, New Haven
Free Admission 3:30 p.m.

June 18 -  Branford Festival
Branford Green
Downtown Branford
Free Admission 2:30 p.m.

May 30-Aug. 12
 - Summer Classes (Ages 3 years-Adult)

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