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Manhattan Youth Ballet's Annual Fundraising Gala

by Michelle Tabnick
May 30, 2014
Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
248 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
(212) 787 1178
Manhattan Youth Ballet and Manhattan Movement & Arts Center present the Annual Fundraising Gala to benefit MYB's Scholarship and Performance Funds on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 West 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area. Cocktails begin at 5pm, followed by the performance at 6pm and a reception at 7:30pm. Tickets are $100/$50 for students, and are available at www.manhattanyouthballet.org.

The evening will feature guest performances by New York City Ballet's Daniel Ulbricht and Robert Fairchild, American Ballet Theatre's Nicole Graniero, Clifton Brown, Kaitlyn Gilliland in a new solo by Brian Reeder.

Students of Manhattan Youth Ballet will perform excerpts from their spring show, A Celebration of the Jazz Age, including George Balanchine's Who Cares?©, World premieres by Brian Reeder, Frederick Early Mosley, and Adam Hendrickson, as well as works by Marina Stavitskaya, Natalia Boesch, and Karen Lacy.

Manhattan Youth Ballet offers students more than $50,000 in scholarships annually.

About Manhattan Youth Ballet

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 seventeen years to create a viable, 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 The Kirov Ballet, School of American Ballet, and Central Pennsylvania Youth 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. 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.

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. 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. 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. mmac's theater, has become a popular off-broadway venue for both sit down and limited run productions. mmac's studios host a variety of classes including open ballet and fitness, a full mmac kids curriculum, as well as a number of Broadway Workshops and rehearsals with stars such as Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Natalie Portman, and Alec Baldwin.

For more information about mmac, visit www.manhattanmovement.com.
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