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Ballet: new choreographic discoveries

Gemma Bond (ABT), Milissa Payne Bradley (The Milissa Payne Project), Zhong-Jing Fang (ABT), Antonia Franceschi (former NYCB), Steven Melendez (NYTB), and Gabe Stone Shayer (ABT)
Guest curated by Diana Byer, Founder & Artistic Director of New York Theatre Ballet
Ballet: new choreographic discoveries

Six ballet choreographers, both experienced and new, premiere four ballets, revive one favorite pas de deux, and perform one luscious group dance on our stage.

Gemma Bond, Zhong-Jing Fang, and Gabe Stone Shayer are dancers with American Ballet Theater, Steven Melendez dances with New York Theater Ballet while Milissa Payne Bradley directs The Milissa Payne Project—Antonia Franceschi, has enjoyed a distinguished career, first with NYCB, and since as a sought after independent choreographer. All are linked as choreographers having been commissioned to choreograph on New York Theatre Ballet by Diana Byer, Founder and Artistic Director. On this program, they work independently to bring their accomplished, sophisticated, and depth-of-vision dances to our stage.

$25 in advance / $35 at the door

Program is subject to change.

Diana Byer

Diana Byer is the founder and Artistic Director of New York Theatre Ballet and New York Theatre Ballet School …

Gemma Bond

Born in Bedforshire, England, Gemma Bond began her ballet training with Sylvia Bebbs …

Milissa Payne Bradley

Nominated as a 2016 "New Names to Watch" by Dance Europe Magazine, Milissa Payne Bradley is a San Francisco based choreographer and dance educator …

The Milissa Payne Project

Under the direction of Milissa Payne Bradley, The Milissa Payne Project articulates the language of classical ballet with a contemporary accent …

Zhong-Jing Fang

Born in Shanghai, China, Zhong-Jing Fang began her ballet studies at the Shanghai Ballet School where she trained for seven years …

Antonia Franceschi

Antonia Franceschi was one of the last generations selected by George Balanchine to join The New York City Ballet, …

Steven Melendez

Steven Melendez was born in New York City and started his ballet training as part of the LIFT Program at Ballet School New York at the age of 7 …

Gabe Stone Shayer

Gabe Stone Shayer was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1993. He began his formal training at 11 with Alexei Boltov and Alexei and Natalia Cherov in Philadelphia …