New York Theatre Ballet was founded in 1978 by its artistic director, Diana Byer. It is the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States. NYTB restores and revives small masterworks by great choreographers and creates hour-long ballets based on children’s literature.
NYTB tours its family and adult programs both nationally and abroad. Its aesthetic roots are in the Cecchetti-Diaghilev tradition of the Ballets Russes. Its ballet school, Ballet School NY, is located in the East Village at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery at 131 East 10th Street.
For more than 30 years, NYTB has produced dozens of classic masterpieces and contemporary ballets for adult and family audiences. Its roster includes dances by Frederick Ashton, Merce Cunningham, Agnes de Mille, José Limón and Antony Tudor.
Programs for Seniors
Senior Centers are invited to spring performances.
Once Upon A Ballet: A special series of abbreviated ballets, all specially designed for children ages 3 and up and their families. Performances are held at Florence Gould Hall in Manhattan.
New York Theatre Ballet productions are complemented by lecture-demonstrations, question-and-answer sessions, and participatory workshops. Ballets include The Alice In Wonderland Follies, Mother Goose!, Cinderella, Carnival of the Animals and The Nutcracker. Performances are held at Florence Gould Hall in Manhattan.
The Ballet School NY, the official training school of New York Theatre Ballet, begins its new season of classes on September 15, 2014, at its new home at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery at 131 East 10th Street.
at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery at 131 East 10th Street.