FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 4, 2011
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center presents
Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 7pm
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center presents Aerial Showcase on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 7pm at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 W. 60th Street, NYC (between 10th and 11th). Tickets are $20 and maybe be purchased online at www.manhattanmovement.com/calendar
This evening of performances features a wide variety of aerial acts, including Fabric, Lyra, and Trapeze, showcasing the work of aspiring performers and choreographers in a state-of-the art theater in NYC (located just a few blocks from Lincoln Center).
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 serves today 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, Nederland Dans Theater, Ballet de Espana, 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 located to the southwest of Lincoln Center. 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