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Manhattan Movement & Arts Center announces Manhattan Youth Ballet Fall Auditions


Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 1:50pm

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 2:30-7pm

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center announces
Manhattan Youth Ballet
Fall Auditions
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 2:30-7pm

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center announces auditions for Manhattan Youth Ballet's Fall Program at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center at 248 W. 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area. Auditions will take place on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 2:30-7pm. Auditions for ages 8-10 from 3:30-4:30pm, ages 11-14 from 4:30-5:30pm, and ages 15 and up from 5:30-7pm. Registration will take place beginning at 2:30pm in person. Application/Registration Fee is 5 and can be paid by cash, check or credit card. Appointments must be made by phone at 212-787-1178.

Applicants will train with a diverse faculty from NYCB, ABT, The Kirov, The Royal Ballet, and more, with multiple performance opportunities throughout the year, including the works of Petipa, Bournonville, Balanchine, new works, and The Knickerbocker Suite.

The Manhattan Youth Ballet is under the direction of Executive Artistic Director Rose Caiola and Artistic Advisor Daniel Ulbricht. Deborah Wingert leads the faculty that includes Marina Stavitskaya, Natalia Boesch, Brian Reeder, Michael Vernon, Erin Fogarty, Peter O'Brien and Karen Lacy, Attila Joey Csiki, Jennifer Damsky, and Rupa Mehta. Instruction will also be provided by additional guest faculty members from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Boston Ballet School.

Dancers should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your audition time to register. Female dancers should wear a leotard of their choosing, pink tights and ballet shoes. Girls, ages 12 and older, should bring their pointe shoes. Male dancers must wear a clean t-shirt, black tights and ballet shoes. Audition applications are available at www.manhattanyouthballet.org, and must bring a headshot and photo in first arabesque. The audition fee is 5 payable by cash or credit. Tuition information will be available upon request. Financial aid and merit scholarships are available.

Modeled with an emphasis on European classical ballet, Manhattan Youth Ballet (MYB) offers world-class training in a nurturing environment focused on discipline, precision and artistry. MYB is the culmination of Ms. Rose Caiola's effort for the past fifteen years to create a viable and curriculum-based ballet academy in Manhattan in order to serve the needs of the multifaceted community. Principal members of the faculty have received their training in schools such as the School of American Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and the Kirov Ballet. The faculty strives to bring out the individual potential of each student with an emphasis on artistry as well as technique to create truly versatile dancers for the current dance world. Education is a top priority at Manhattan Youth Ballet and the school has numerous community outreach programs to promote dance education. 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 MYB's invited guests at full-length performances. For more information, 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. 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.


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