She originated featured roles in Justin Peck’s New Blood and in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Unframed. In addition to touring with New York City Ballet, Mr. Boal performed as a principal dancer with Ballet Arizona; the Ballet du Nord in France; the Kirov Ballet; The Metropolitan Opera, dancing the variation in Zeffirelli’s La Traviata; the Norwegian National Ballet; the Royal Birmingham Ballet; the Suzanne Farrell Ballet; the Wendy Perron Dance Company; and with Molissa Fenley at the Joyce Theater. Export: Opus Jazz. Leyland Simmons was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Peiffer attended the School of American Ballet’s 1999 and 2000 Summer Courses before enrolling as a full-time student in the fall of 2000. Mr. Stafford served as a member of SAB’s guest faculty during the 2006-07 school year and joined the School’s permanent faculty in September 2007. The six-part docuseries, which began filming in summer 2019 and concluded in early 2020 when the school shut down due to COVID-19, follows a season with SAB students. On Pointe captures a season in New York City’s world renowned School of American Ballet (SAB). Mr. Stafford became only the third Artistic Director in SAB history in February 2019. Ms Ware retired from dancing in 1980. In 2007, Alicia began taking classes at Morgantown Dance Studio with Desiree Witt, Lauren Sone, Marilyn Pipes, Eunice Kim, and Robert Steele. She succeeded Stanley Williams as Co-Chairman of Faculty in October 1997, and in 2018 was named Chairman of Faculty. Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center 1001 S 6th Street • Council Bluffs, IA 51501. She currently teaches advanced classes in addition to managing the School’s artistic staff and overseeing all aspects of SAB’s ballet training programs. She was cast by George Balanchine as a Party Scene guest and Polichinelle. He is also a guest teacher with New York City Ballet and taught at Boston Ballet’s 2010 and 2011 Summer Dance Program. She attended the School of American Ballet’s 5-week Summer Course at the age of 12 and enrolled as a full-time student in the School’s Intermediate division one year later. pic.twitter.com/39n1FSq0tS, NEW YORK -- Now you can look inside the School of American Ballet with unprecedented access with the Disney+ docu-series "On Pointe.". Born in California, Arch Higgins began studying dance at the age of eight at Berkeley Ballet Theater, where his teachers included Janet Carole and former NYCB dancer Sally Streets. The school trains students from the age of six, with professional vocational ballet training for students aged 11–18. In early 2007, she staged Serenade with Francia Russell for the Bolshoi Ballet. 15, Symphony in C, Vienna Waltzes and Symphony in Three Movements. She continued her ballet studies with Roberta Meyers and then Richard Gibson. She enrolled at the School of American Ballet at age 11 and subsequently performed several children’s roles in NYCB’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Kay Mazzo was born in Chicago, where she received early training from Bernadine Hayes. Mr. Hall was promoted to soloist in May 2007. She originated a featured role in Justin Peck’s New Blood and danced in the world premieres of Justin Peck’s Everywhere We Go, The Most Incredible Thing, Paz de la Jolla, Scherzo Fantastique and The Times Are Racing; in Peter Martins’s Ocean’s Kingdom, Romeo + Juliet; in Liam Scarlett’s Acheron; in Troy Schumacher’s The Wind Still Brings and in Christopher Wheeldon’s American Rhapsody. Mr. Stafford was the School of American Ballet’s recipient for Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award in 1999. A documentary crew follows four leading men of American Ballet Theatre to their respective hometowns as they rehearse a newly commissioned work by choreographer Mark Morris. Beginning at age 14, Ms. Ash attended SAB’s five-week Summer Course for three consecutive summers before accepting an invitation to live in the School’s on-site residence and train as a year-round student in SAB’s Advanced Division. To pursue their dreams, these dancers will have to rise above the barre. Over the course of her nearly twenty-year career, Ms. Mazzo’s repertoire included countless roles in the works of Balanchine, Robbins, and other choreographers such as Merce Cunningham, Antony Tudor, Todd Bolender and John Taras. McCain co-produced the 2014 documentary Elly and Henry, currently appearing on Amazon and Amazon Prime, about the architect of the first solar house in America and received the Producers Mark, p.g.a., for her work. A native New Yorker, Noah Gelber began his singing, acting and dance training at the age of 5. In February 2019, he was named Artistic Director of both New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet. Suki Schorer has set ballets (or ballet excerpts) choreographed by Balanchine for SAB’s Workshop Performances annually since 1973. The school comes across well - almost an ideal environment to grow up in, which I have to think is a bit of a distortion from reality(! He retired from performing in 2015 and joined SAB’s permanent faculty at the start of the 2015-16 Winter Term. As an apprentice, Ms. King danced a featured role in Michel Fokine’s Chopiniana, performed by SAB as part of New York City Ballet’s 2004 winter season, and she originated a corps role in Susan Stroman’s Double Feature. Mr. Scordato earned a merit scholarship to the School of American Ballet’s 2002 Summer Course at the age of 16 and was invited to continue his training in SAB’s Winter Term the same year. In June 2009, Elizabeth retired from performing after 19 years with NYCB. In the fall of 2017, Leyland became the resident choreographer, in 2019 the Director of Dance, and in 2020 the Chair of Dance at the Harlem School of the Arts. Ms. Schorer lectures on Balanchine aesthetics and guest teaches widely in the United States and abroad. BURBANK, Calif. (November 9, 2020) Disney+ announced today that the complete original six-part docu-series “On Pointe” will premiere exclusively on the service on Friday, December 18, 2020.On Pointe captures a season in New York City’s world renowned School of American Ballet (SAB). Premiering Friday on Disney+, the six-part documentary series takes viewers behind the scenes of the world-renowned School of American Ballet in New York City. 2, Union Jack, La Valse, and Vienna Waltzes; Robbins’s Dances at a Gathering, Fancy Free, Fanfare (Clarinets), Glass Pieces, The Goldberg Variations, I’m Old Fashioned, Interplay, In the Night, Ives, Songs, and Les Noces; and Martins’s Ash, Delight of the Muses, Les Gentilhommes, Jazz (Six Syncopated Movements), Les Petits Riens, The Sleeping Beauty (Gold), Slonimsky’s Earbox, Swan Lake (Benno and Hungarian) and Symphonic Dances. He is currently a member of the Company’s four-person interim artistic team. Ms. Mann served as a SAB Teaching Fellow for the 2017-18 Winter Term. Mr. Huxley served as a SAB Teaching Fellow for the 2016-17 Winter Term and was a regular guest teacher at SAB for the 2017-18 winter and summer training programs. BTB Full Documentary. The ballet was performed by an all-SAB student cast at the Balanchine Celebration and at the School’s 1993 Workshop Performances. Ms. Anderson has performed featured roles in numerous ballets including Balanchine’s La Valse, Prodigal Son and George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®; Peter Martins’s adaptation of Bournonville’s La Syphide as well as Mr. Martins’s The Magic Flute, Romeo + Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake; Jerome Robbins’s The Concert and The Four Seasons; and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons. The couple has two sons, Sebastian and Oliver, and one daughter, Sarah. She was chosen by Peter Martins to dance a leading role in his new production of The Magic Flute for SAB’s 1981 Workshop Performances and reprised the role as a new member of New York City Ballet the next year. He attended SAB’s 1996 and 1997 Summer Courses before enrolling as a full-time student in the fall of 1997. In addition to teaching at SAB, Mr. Higgins has been Associate Children’s Repertory Director at New York City Ballet since the fall of 2013. Noah performed as a child in The Nightingale and Raft of Medusa with the First All Children’s Theater just opposite Lincoln Center. He subsequently returned to San Francisco Ballet School to resume his studies and was selected by Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director of San Francisco Ballet, to perform in a world premiere ballet created especially for the 1996 Spring Student Showcase. Disney+ Documentary Series On American Ballet In The Works. She originated a principal role in Haiku, with choreography by Albert Evans and music by John Cage, for NYCB’s May 2002 Diamond Project. As a student, Ms. Killian participated in the New York City Ballet Education Department’s Lecture Demonstration program, performing pas de deux from Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments and The Nutcracker® for local-area school children under the direction of Suki Schorer. During her 16 years as a member of New York City Ballet, Ms. Pilarre appeared in numerous works by the Company’s founding choreographers, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. He joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in July 2007, was promoted to the rank of soloist in July 2011, and was named a principal dancer in June 2015. She performed with New York City Ballet for seven years, originating corps roles in new works by Peter Martins, Christopher Wheeldon, and Miriam Mahdaviani, among others, and performing in numerous masterworks of George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. She was invited by Peter Martins to join SAB’s permanent faculty in 1996. A look inside NYC Ballet’s in-school residency programs which engage, enlighten, and inspire students in New York City schools. Children's Division Manager, Mae L. Wien Faculty Chair. She began her dance training at the age of six at the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet, where she studied with Ann Etgen and Bill Atkinson. She was named a recipient of SAB’s Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise in June 2001, and in November 2001, she became an apprentice with New York City Ballet. She attended the School of American Ballet’s 5-week Summer Course at the age of 12 and enrolled as a full-time student in the School’s Intermediate division one year later. Ms. Stafford was named NYCB’s Janice Levin Dancer for the 2000-01 season. For New York City Ballet’s 1993 Balanchine Celebration, Ms. Pilarre reconstructed Balanchine’s Symphonie Concertante, consulting with the ballet’s original principals, Tanaquil LeClercq and Maria Tallchief, and using archival film footage of Ballet Society’s 1947 production and ABT’s 1983 revival. Andrew Scordato was born in Sewell, New Jersey, and began his dance training at the age of nine at The Rock School in Philadelphia. All Rights Reserved. George Balanchine created principal roles for her in Tschaikovsky Suite No. The company of 51 dancers presents more than 100 performances annually of full-length and mixed repertory ballets at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall and on tour. Ms. Ash was tapped to become an apprentice with New York City Ballet in June 1996 and was hired into the corps de ballet upon making her debut during NYCB’s 1996 summer residency in Saratoga Springs, New York. Season 39, Episode 7 | 1h 25m. NEW YORK -- Now you can look inside the School of American Ballet with unprecedented access with the Disney+ docu-series "On Pointe." Mr. Scordato was invited to become a School of American Ballet teaching fellow in 2012. His film work includes Columbia Pictures’ Center Stage. Nancy Schwartzman - Director/Producer. Ms. Fairchild has originated principal roles in ballets by Robert La Fosse (Land of Nod), Peter Martins (Bal de Couture, Naïve and Sentimental Music), Angelin Preljocaj (Spectral Evidence), Alexei Ratmansky (Namouna, A Grand Divertissement), Susan Stroman (Double Feature) and Christopher Wheeldon (Shambards). She was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award, and received a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Ivy Smith (AKA Miss Turnstiles). We've been dying to hear more about "On Pointe," a docuseries following students at the School of American Ballet, since we first got wind of the project this spring. Mr. Boal became a member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet in 1983, became a soloist four years later and was promoted to principal in 1989. Alumni comprise more than 95% of New York City Ballet and fill the ranks of companies across the US and around the world. Ms. Mann’s NYCB repertoire includes featured roles in George Balanchine’s Coppélia (Spinner), Cortège Hongrois, Divertimento from ‘Le Baiser de la Fée’, “Emeralds” from Jewels, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Coffee, Flowers), Raymonda Variations and La Sonnambula (Pastorale); in Bournonville Divertissements; in Peter Martins’s The Sleeping Beauty (Courage) and Swan Lake (Spanish); in Jerome Robbins’s Glass Pieces and Interplay, and in Myles Thatcher’s Polaris. Mr. Simmons has also performed with the New York City Ballet, Peridance Ensemble, Forces of Nature Dance Company, Nathan Trice’s/Rituals, George Faison and Ballet X. Leyland has also performed at Jacob’s Pillow, the Cincinnati, Moscow and Miami International Ballet Festivals. The series has not yet been shopped to TV buyers. Ms. Ash was appointed to the School of American Ballet’s permanent faculty in September 2020. She became an apprentice with New York City Ballet in the fall of 2003. In 2011, Ms. Fairchild danced the role of The Sugarplum Fairy in PBS’ LIVE From Lincoln Center telecast of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker which was also screened in movie theaters around the world. Ms. Fairchild was a Teaching Fellow at SAB from 2012-16 and a frequent guest teacher during the 2017-18 winter and summer training programs. Ballet Russe de Monte-Carlo initially began because Léonide Massine, the choreographer of Colonel Wassily de Basil's Ballets Russes, desired to be more than just Colonel Wassily de Basil's right-hand man.De Basil was the artistic director of his Ballet Russes, and Massine desired that position, so he broke off to start his own company. His Balanchine repertoire includes Tarantella pas de deux’, Steadfast Tin Soldier, Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, main roles in ‘Rubies’, Valse Fantaisie and Allegro Brilliante, ‘Melancholic’ from The Four Temperaments, second movement of Western Symphony, and various solo parts from The Nutcracker (among others). 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