FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 9, 2011
Contact: Michelle Tabnick, (646) 765-4773, firstname.lastname@example.org
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center presents
Manhattan Youth Ballet’s
2011 Spring Workshop
April 2 –3, 2011
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center presents Manhattan Youth Ballet’s 2011 Spring Workshop from April 2-3, 2011. Performances: Saturday 2pm and 7pm and Sunday at 1pm and 5pm. The workshop will take place at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center at 248 W. 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area. Tickets are $30 ($20 for students) and are available at www.manhattanyouthballet.org
The program will include George Balanchine’s timeless work “LaSource” as well as pieces by MYB Faculty members Marina Stavitskaya (ballet mistress and actress for “Black Swan”), MYB Artistic Director Francois Perron, Deborah Wingert, and Nadege Hottier.
The spring workshop is held annually by MYB students who participate in a spring intensive, for which auditions are held during the Christmas holidays. This year, Manhattan Youth Ballet company members will be also performing in the finals of the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition that awards over $250,000 annually in scholarships to leading dance schools worldwide.
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.
For more information about Manhattan Youth Ballet, visit www.manhattanyouthballet.org
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