While we were saddened that we were unable to hold classes in-person for much of the Spring 2020 semester due to the COVID-19 crisis, we were thrilled to be able to provide a full schedule of classes during that time for our Professional Training Program students through online virtual learning technology!
We were able to continue training for our students with the best in ballet education, and to keep our faculty, staff, and pianists employed. We are proud of our Ellison Ballet family, how well everyone adapted to our new way of learning, and our community-wide commitment to our art form. Our artistic and administrative teams worked tirelessly to teach our students and support our operations remotely. Our students participated in their classes from countries around the globe, and in a range of environments, but continued to give their full effort every day in technique class, pointe, variations, conditioning, music, character, contemporary, repertoire, and more.
Image from one of our very first Zoom classes!
JOIN US on YOUTUBE!
We welcome our community to take or observe a selection of our virtual classes, streamed live in the Spring of 2020. See the training of Ellison Ballet, and learn why our students have great success in international ballet competitions and receive professional contracts with companies worldwide.
Friday, May 15, 2020 Click to Watch 5/15 Class Now
1-3pm (US-EDT) | Junior Ladies Technique with Edward Ellison (pianist Igor Pancevski)
Friday, May 8, 2020 Click to Watch 5/8 Class Now
1-3pm (US-EDT) | Senior Ladies/Men's (combined) Technique with Evgenia Singur (pianist Irina Fedorova)
3-3:45pm (US-EDT) | Senior Ladies Pointe with Evgenia Singur (pianist Irina Fedorova)
Thursday, April 30, 2020 Click to Watch 4/30 Class Now
1-3pm (US-EDT) | Junior Ladies Technique with Jolanta Valeikaite (pianist Igor Pancevski)
3-4pm (US-EDT) | Junior Ladies Repertoire with Maina Gielgud (Window scene, Act 1 of La Sylphide; Choreography: August Bournonville, Music: Loevenskjold)
5:30-6:30pm (US-EDT) | Senior Ladies and Men's Contemporary with Cody Berkeley
Friday, April 24, 2020 Click to Watch 4/24 Class Now
1-3pm (US-EDT) | Men's Technique with Edward Ellison (pianist Olga Bazilevskaya)
3-4pm (US-EDT) | Men's Repertoire with Maina Gielgud (excerpt from Manon Act 2, Kenneth MacMillan)
It is free to join us on YouTube, but please consider a donation to the Ellison Ballet Crisis Fund (below).
Ellison Ballet CRISIS Fund
We have launched the Ellison Ballet Crisis Fund as a response to the current challenging and turbulent times. Our studios have been closed since March 16. We need your help to be able to continue training for our students with the best in ballet education.
Your generosity will enable us to:
With your help, we can ensure that Ellison Ballet will weather this storm and continue to be the extraordinary training ground for aspiring professional dancers that you have known for the last 15 years. Thank you for your support.
*As of May 2020.