FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2011
Contact: Michelle Tabnick, (646) 765-4773, firstname.lastname@example.org
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center presents
Manhattan Youth Ballet Dance Invitational
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center presents the first Manhattan Youth Ballet Dance Invitational on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center at 248 W. 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area. Admission to the public performance at 7pm is $30, with group pricing (40 or more tickets) at $20. Tickets are available at http://www.manhattanyouthballet.org/MYB ... icket.html
Manhattan Youth Ballet's company members and students will be joined by Off Center Dance Theatre, The Ballet School of Stamford and Dorothy’s School of Dance for a day that includes rehearsals, an afternoon Outreach performance, an evening performance, reception and Silent Auction. Proceeds from the Invitational will benefit Manhattan Youth Ballet and its outreach efforts.
About Manhattan Youth Ballet
Manhattan Youth Ballet (MYB) is a non-profit organization committed to providing the highest artistic quality of instruction and dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the art of dance within the local community. The Company is committed to providing the opportunity to experience ballet to audiences who might not otherwise have that chance.
Since moving to its new home at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center in September 2008, over 2,500 New York City school children have participated in lecture demonstrations and/or been Manhattan Youth Ballet’s invited guests at full-length performances. This year MYB has strengthened its Outreach program by partnering with the Police Athletic League. Manhattan Youth Ballet also hosted the benefit Healing for Haiti, which raised over $50,000 for the Haiti relief effort.
About Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center was developed by Rose Caiola as the home of the Manhattan Youth Ballet, a graded, pre-professional ballet academy and performance company. Ms. Caiola, a former dancer and actress, founded the academy in the fall of 1994 as Studio Maestro at 48 W. 68th Street, and today serves as the youth ballet’s executive artistic director.
The school is modeled after the European academies and adheres to the French School of classical ballet technique. Under the direction of Francois Perron, managing artistic director, the Manhattan Youth Ballet has acquired a reputation for excellent teaching in an intimate and individually supportive environment. The school’s graduates have danced professionally with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballet de España, San Francisco Ballet and Complexions.
As the ballet academy grew, the search for a larger space inspired in Ms. Caiola a highly personal vision of a studio and theater complex that would encompass all aspects of dance education and performance.
mmac opened its doors in June 2008, occupying a dramatic bi-level space within The Element, a luxury high-rise condominium. In addition to the Manhattan Youth Ballet, mmac’s studios and theater host daily adult dance and fitness classes, the mmac Kids program, summer intensive programs, as well as an array of performances and special events.
For more information about mmac, visit www.manhattanmovement.com