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New York Theatre Ballet presents Children's Pre-Ballet Summer Program

by Michelle Tabnick
June 13, 2013
New York Theatre Ballet/Ballet School NY (office)
30 East 31st Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016

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New York Theatre Ballet
New York Theatre Ballet/Ballet School NY (office)
30 East 31st Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016

New York Theatre Ballet presents a Pre-Ballet Summer Program for children from July 9, 2013 through August 8, 2013 for ages 3-5 from 4-5 pm, and ages 6-8 from 5:15-6:15pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the New York Theatre Ballet studios, 30 East 31st Street, 5th Floor, NYC. Tuition is $275 and there is a new student enrollment fee of $25. No audition is required, and the registration deadline is June 28, 2013.


Elena Zahlmann has been a principal dancer with NYTB for 13 years. She assisted choreographer Gemze de Lappe at Theater of the Stars in Atlanta, Georgia, and assisted Diana Byer in the staging of Agnes de Mille's Three Virgins and a Devil for the Alabama Ballet and Judgment of Paris and Soireé Musicale for American Ballet Theatre. She is on the faculty of NYTB's Ballet School NY.

Rachael Kosch's dances have been presented by New Music Chicago, American Women Composers, Mo Ming Dance and Arts Center, The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, 550 Broadway Dance, various festivals at Westbeth, and most recently New York Theatre Ballet. Ms. Kosch attended Herbert Berghoff Studios. After studying acting at The High School of Performing Arts, she went to New York University to major in Drama at Circle in the Square where she studied with Nikos Psacharopoulos and Jaqueline Brooks. In 1986, she graduated from Columbia College, Chicago with a degree in Choreography and Teaching. Ms. Kosch is on the faculty of the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and NYTB's Ballet School NY.


New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB), founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, is the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States and has been hailed by The New York Times as "an invaluable company." NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances of chamber ballet masterpieces and bold new works, as well as innovative one-hour ballets for children, all at affordable prices.

By pairing the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, NYTB brings a new understanding and appreciation of dance. The approach to live performance for children is groundbreaking and unique. New York Theatre Ballet offers an annual series of hour-long ballets tailored to the attention span of young audience members, while offering high production values and clever choreography sophisticated enough for discerning parents.

NYTB is committed to reaching underserved audiences by performing in small cities throughout the U.S. Its professional school provides ballet training based on the Cecchetti syllabus. Classes are offered at affordable prices. Scholarships are awarded to talented homeless and underserved children along with support for well-rounded learning.
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