FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2010
Contact: Michelle Brandon Tabnick, (646) 765-4773, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ballet Academy East Student Company and
The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College present
Ballet Academy East 2010 Spring Performance
May 21-23, 2010
The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College continues its Family Time series with the Ballet Academy East 2010 Spring Performance on Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22 at 7pm; and Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23 at 2pm at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 899 Tenth Avenue, NYC. Tickets are $35-55. (CUNY Students FREE with valid ID.) Tickets are available at 212-279-4200 or www.ticketcentral.com
The BAE Student Company Spring Performance returns to present its very popular Pre-Professional Division of Ballet Academy East in works choreographed by renowned artists of the dance world. For more information, visit www.balletacademyeast.com
The program includes Sans Souci, choreographed by Alan Hineline, created in 1997 for the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet; and Cinderella’s Ball, choreographed by Roger Van Fleteren in 1997 for Alabama Ballet. The program will also include Un Petit Menuet, choreographed by Marcia Dale Weary, two new ballets by Jenna Lavin and Bayadère Pas d’Action, staged by Cheryl Yeager and Jennifer Davidson.
Ballet Academy East
Since 1979, Ballet Academy East has been a vibrant center for dance on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. In 1978, Julia Dubno, the founder and director of Ballet Academy East was selected by Christine Fokine to run the Fokine Ballet School. That experience led to the opening of Ballet Academy East in a brownstone on East 79th Street with one small studio in 1979. Today the school has five spacious studios and a world-renowned faculty and continues to flourish. Miss Dubno continues to oversee the day-to-day operations and is in close contact with the faculty in order to be kept abreast of all areas of the school. The school is divided as follows:
The Graded Level Ballet Program, Mother and Child Classes, Pre-ballet, Tap, Drama, Modern and Open Classes for adult students of all levels. The school’s teaching philosophy is based on the premise that students thrive in a loving, positive and nurturing environment. Graduates of the Graded Level Ballet Division are currently dancing with Cincinnati Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theare and Richmond Ballet.
Since opening its doors in 1988, the Gerald W. Lynch Theater has been an invaluable cultural resource for John Jay College and the larger New York City community. Under the new direction of Executive Director Shannon R. Mayers, the Theater is dedicated to the creation and presentation of performing arts programming of all disciplines with a special focus on how the artistic imagination can shed light on the many perceptions of justice in our society. The Theater has hosted prestigious events for Lincoln Center Festival, Great Performances, Julliard, Alvin Ailey and numerous television specials for HBO and Comedy Central.
About John Jay College of Criminal Justice: An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu
For more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu/theater.php