by Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman
I love going to musicals when they’re getting to the end of their preview stage. Not just because they’re more affordable, but because they’re very near to where they want to be, in terms of the quality of the performance. Similarly, ballet schools for Pre-Professional ballet dancers are a place where you can see the kind of talent that is near-perfect and since we’re in New York, it’s top-notch because only the best of the best come here. Ballet Academy East is a school with a division of Pre-Professional ballet dancers and this May they’re holding their spring performance which you don’t want to miss.
The program will include:
- La Source, choreographed by George Balanchine and staged by Darla Hoover
- New ballets by former New York City Ballet principal dancer Charles Askegard, acclaimed young choreographer Emery LeCrone, and celebrated BAE faculty member Jenna Lavin
- The return of A Simple Assortment, choreographed by New York City Ballet principal dancer, Jonathan Stafford
- And, as is done every year, the youngest dancers will perform Un Petit Menuet, choreographer by Marcia Dale Weary and Une Peitite Introduction, choreographed by Darla Hoover.
The performance is 110 minutes long and is recommended for kids ages 5 and up. The May 17th 2pm performance is a special family matinee and will include fun crafts and photo ops with the dancers during intermission.
When: May 16 at 7pm
May 17th at 2pm & 7pm
May 18th at 2pm
Where: Gerald W. Lynch Theater
524 West 59th Street, NYC
Price: $60 for center orchestra, $40 for side orchestra & balcony
To purchase tickets call (212) 279-4200 or click here.
Photos by Rosalie O’Connor
I was not compensated for this post. I received tickets.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for thirteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 7, 5 and 1) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.