New York Theatre Ballet, the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States has found a new home at St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery. Beginning in September, NYTB becomes the downtown ballet company, headquartered at 131 East 10th Street in the same locale as one of the most vital and important dance venues in New York City, Danspace. Ballet School NY, the official training school of NYTB, will bring its innovative and rigorous approach to ballet instruction to this new community as well.
The Company’s 2014/2015 season will include two national tours and repertory performances at New York Live Arts (February 18-21, 2015) and at the 92nd St. Y (January 10-12, 2015). NYTB continues to maintain its association with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, and the Company’s Once Upon A Ballet series for children will continue at Florence Gould Hall throughout the year. NYTB will also continue to offer its Free Ticket Program for families who are unable to afford to attend performances.
Ballet School NY will begin classes at St. Mark’s Church on September 15, 2014, with an expanded schedule of classes in both the Children’s and Adult Divisions. NYTB is looking forward to becoming an active member of the vibrant St. Mark’s Community, offering open rehearsals and in-house performances. The Company will also continue its award-winning LIFT Community Service program which offers scholarships to homeless children and children in need.