Season 39, Episode 7 | 1h 25m. He joined SAB’s permanent faculty in 2014. In addition to touring with New York City Ballet, Mr. Boal performed as a principal dancer with Ballet Arizona; the Ballet du Nord in France; the Kirov Ballet; The Metropolitan Opera, dancing the variation in Zeffirelli’s La Traviata; the Norwegian National Ballet; the Royal Birmingham Ballet; the Suzanne Farrell Ballet; the Wendy Perron Dance Company; and with Molissa Fenley at the Joyce Theater. Since our founding in 1934. From the ages of 12 to 16, he attended five consecutive Summer Courses at the School of American Ballet before enrolling as a full-time student in the fall of 1986. She was accepted into the School of American Ballet’s Children’s Division at the age of 11 and progressed through the Intermediate and Advanced training levels over the following 6 years. His Balanchine repertoire includes Tarantella pas de deux’, Steadfast Tin Soldier, Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, main roles in ‘Rubies’, Valse Fantaisie and Allegro Brilliante, ‘Melancholic’ from The Four Temperaments, second movement of Western Symphony, and various solo parts from The Nutcracker (among others). 3 (1970), Stravinsky Violin Concerto (1972), Duo Concertant (1972), Scherzo à la Russe (1972), Union Jack (1976), Vienna Waltzes (1977), and Robert Schumann’s “Davidsbündlertänze” (1980), among others. As a student, Ms. Killian participated in the New York City Ballet Education Department’s Lecture Demonstration program, performing pas de deux from Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments and The Nutcracker® for local-area school children under the direction of Suki Schorer. She first performed with New York City Ballet at the age of eight when the Company brought The Nutcracker on tour to the Chicago Opera House. Since then, she has staged numerous ballets or ballet excerpts (primarily by George Balanchine) for SAB’s annual Workshop Performances. Upon retiring from performing in May 2014, Mr. Stafford was named one of NYCB’s ballet masters. SAB has trained more dancers for careers in professional ballet than any other US school. Follow the real-life stories of students from the School of American Ballet in this Disney+ Original Documentary Series. He joined SAB’s faculty in 2010 and retired from performing in 2011. Peter Martins invited Ms. Abergel to become an apprentice with New York City Ballet in 1990, and she joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 1991. Ms. Killian originated a principal role in Jerome Robbins’s Ives, Songs in 1988. Born in Zaragoza, Spain, Gonzalo Garcia began studying ballet at the age of eight at Conservatorio Superior de Danza “María de Ávila”. In 1996, Mr. Boal received the Dance Magazine Award, and in 2000, he received a New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for his performance in Ms. Fenley’s State of Darkness. 2, The Four Temperaments, La Sonnambula, Stars and Stripes, Raymonda Variations, and La Source. He began his formal dance training with Barbara Devereaux of the Royal Academy School of Dance in Anchorage, Alaska and the Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy. He was named a recipient of SAB’s Rudolf Nureyev Scholarship for the duration of his training at the School, and in 1998 he was awarded SAB’s Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise. Ms. Fairchild’s vast repertoire includes principal roles in works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins, Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon and Justin Peck. Alicia Mae Holloway is from Morgantown, West Virginia, and began dancing when she was three years old at Kat and company dance studio. Upon retiring from performing in 2009, Ms. Abergel joined SAB’s faculty and became NYCB’s Assistant Children’s Repertory Directory. The Laugh Out Loud! Mr. Huxley served as a SAB Teaching Fellow for the 2016-17 Winter Term and was a regular guest teacher at SAB for the 2017-18 winter and summer training programs. Mr. Higgins was promoted to the rank of soloist in 1998. He joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in July 2007, was promoted to the rank of soloist in July 2011, and was named a principal dancer in June 2015. Sterling Hyltin was born in Amarillo, Texas. Ms. Hyltin attended the School of American Ballet’s 1999 and 2000 Summer Courses before enrolling as a full-time student in the fall of 2000. She currently teaches advanced classes in addition to managing the School’s artistic staff and overseeing all aspects of SAB’s ballet training programs. Immediately after Shore’s accident, Neveah Stroyer (Kylie Jefferson), a dancer from Inglewood, California, is selected to take her place. The ballet was performed by an all-SAB student cast at the Balanchine Celebration and at the School’s 1993 Workshop Performances. After assisting Jonathan Stafford in the role, Mr. Peiffer was appointed SAB’s Professional Placement Manager in 2019. She performed with New York City Ballet for seven years, originating corps roles in new works by Peter Martins, Christopher Wheeldon, and Miriam Mahdaviani, among others, and performing in numerous masterworks of George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Noah also choreographed for the hit TV show Born to Dance in Israel and collaborated with aerial ballerina Erika Lemay for Cirque du Soleil and her feature show Animus Femina. Disney+ Documentary Series On American Ballet In The Works. Ms. Anderson also originated a featured role in Justin Peck’s The Most Incredible Thing. To pursue their dreams, these dancers will have to rise above the barre. Marika Anderson was born in Portland, Oregon, and began her dance training at the age of four at the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre, where she studied with Haydée Gutiérrez, James Canfield, and Elena Carter. Mr. Stafford became an apprentice with New York City Ballet in October 1998 and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in February 1999. Ms. Mann served as a SAB Teaching Fellow for the 2017-18 Winter Term. He retired from performing in 2015 and joined SAB’s permanent faculty at the start of the 2015-16 Winter Term. When he was 15, Sam Merkle moved from Richmond to New York City to attend the prestigious School of American Ballet. Soloist roles included La Source, Scotch Symphony, Raymonda Variations, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, Don Quixote, Coppelia, Goldberg Variations, Stars and Stripes, Chaccone, Ballo Della Regina and Swan Lake. He has originated featured roles in ballets by Justin Peck (Belles-Lettres, Pulcinella Variations, Scherzo Fantastique), Peter Martins (Mirage, Ocean’s Kingdom), Liam Scarlett (Acheron), Troy Schumacher (Common Ground) and Peter Walker (dance odyssey). In the spring of 1998 Mr. Hendrickson became an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and in the summer of 1998 he joined the Company’s corps de ballet. At New York City Ballet, Mr. Garcia’s repertoire includes principals roles in Balanchine’s Brahms/Schoenberg Quartet, Coppélia, Danses Concertantes, Divertimento from ‘Le Baiser de la Fée’, Donizetti Variations, Harlequinade,  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Prodigal Son,  Jewels (“Rubies”), Sonatine, La Source,  Symphony in C, Tarantella, Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, Theme and Variations, Union Jack, and Vienna Waltzes. She returned to the U.S. in 2005 to join the California-based Alonzo King LINES Ballet, originating roles in new works by Mr. King including Handel and Migration and touring with the company in the U.S. and abroad. Ballet Russe de Monte-Carlo initially began because Léonide Massine, the choreographer of Colonel Wassily de Basil's Ballets Russes, desired to be more than just Colonel Wassily de Basil's right-hand man.De Basil was the artistic director of his Ballet Russes, and Massine desired that position, so he broke off to start his own company. The documentary series follows the students at the School of American Ballet. SAB’s faculty consists primarily of current and former New York City Ballet dancers, a number of whom worked directly with the School’s founder, George Balanchine. Dena Abergel began ballet classes at the age of 6 with Dorit Koppel at Progressive Dance Studio in Englewood, New Jersey. BURBANK, Calif. (November 9, 2020) Disney+ announced today that the complete original six-part docu-series “On Pointe” will premiere exclusively on the service on Friday, December 18, 2020.On Pointe captures a season in New York City’s world renowned School of American Ballet (SAB). Ms. Stafford attended three consecutive SAB Summer Courses beginning in 1996 before enrolling as a full-time student in September 1998. Among the ballets in which she performed soloist parts were Balanchine’s Coppélia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jewels, Scotch Symphony, Chaconne, Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. During his performing career with New York City Ballet, Mr. Stafford danced featured roles in George Balanchine’s Firebird, The Four Temperaments, Divertimento No. Mr. Stafford became only the third Artistic Director in SAB history in February 2019. Mr. Garcia was invited to perform Balanchine’s Ballo della Regina with New York City Ballet as part of the Company’s Balanchine Centennial Celebration in 2004. Allen Peiffer was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. During her ten years with NYCB, Ms. Ware performed in numerous works by the Company’s founding choreographers, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. He has also appeared in numerous film, television, and print projects such as the History Channel’s Honor Deferred, The Conan O’Brien Show, YRB magazine, Law and Order, Starbucks Red Campaign, Puma, Sansha, Exberliner.com and Broadwayworld.com. She originated a principal role in Haiku, with choreography by Albert Evans and music by John Cage, for NYCB’s May 2002 Diamond Project. His first story ballet, The Overcoat (after Nikolai Gogol), won 2 ‘Golden Sofit’ awards including Best Ballet of the Year, and a ‘Golden Mask’ Russia’s highest theatrical prize. When she was 17, George Balanchine invited her to join the New York City Ballet. The series has not yet been shopped to TV buyers. She is the author of the award-winning Suki Schorer on Balanchine Technique (Knopf, 1999) and Put Your Best Foot Forward: A Young Dancer’s Guide to Life (Workman Publishing, 2005); and is the recipient of the Dance Magazine Award for 1998, among other honors. The School of American Ballet has been a premier dance academy for 85 years but has never before allowed documentary filmmakers access to its inner workings. Discovering their potential won’t be easy. The couple has two sons, Sebastian and Oliver, and one daughter, Sarah. She has also originated principal roles in ballets by Robert Binet, Kim Brandstrup, Jean-Pierre Frohlich, Douglas Lee, Pontus Lidberg, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Wayne McGregor, Benjamin Millepied, Alexey Miroshnichenko, Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon. Export: Opus Jazz. Ms. Ash retired from performing in 2009 prior to the birth of her first child. Ms. Pilarre also collaborated with Suzanne Farrell on the staging of La Valse and La Source for Suzanne Farrell Ballet’s 2005 performances at The Kennedy Center. Since 1997 while still dancing, Noah has maintained the responsibility of Choreographic Assistant for 12 different ballets from William Forsythe’s repertoire. Ms. Anderson has performed featured roles in numerous ballets including Balanchine’s La Valse, Prodigal Son and George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®; Peter Martins’s adaptation of Bournonville’s La Syphide as well as Mr. Martins’s The Magic Flute, Romeo + Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake; Jerome Robbins’s The Concert and The Four Seasons; and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons. Upon her retirement from New York City Ballet in 1981, Mr. Balanchine asked Ms. Mazzo to begin teaching at the School of American Ballet, the official academy of New York City Ballet. Ms. Ware performed in the original productions of a number of George Balanchine’s masterworks, including Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. Mr. Garcia has originated featured roles at NYCB  in ballets by Justin Peck (The Decalogue,  The Most Incredible Thing), Pulcinella Variations, Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes), Peter Martins (Bal de Couture, Grazioso), Mauro Bigonzetti (Luce Nascosta); Alexei Ratmansky (Concerto DSCH, Pictures at an Exhibition), Robert Binet (The Blue of Distance), Pontus Lidberg (The Shimmering Asphalt), Wayne McGregor (Outlier), and Christopher Wheeldon (Les Carillons). She became an apprentice with New York City Ballet in the fall of 2003. Ms. Stafford was named NYCB’s Janice Levin Dancer for the 2000-01 season. His choreographic works have been presented in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Minsk, New York, London, Milan, Monte Carlo, Montreal, Quebec, Talinn, Tel Aviv and Frankfurt. Mr. Hendrickson was a guest teacher at SAB during the 2017-18 Winter Term and joined the permanent faculty in September 2018. Andrew Scordato was born in Sewell, New Jersey, and began his dance training at the age of nine at The Rock School in Philadelphia. 2) and Barbie in The Nutcracker. The School of American Ballet is teaming up with Imagine Documentaries and DCTV for the project. Leyland Simmons was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. During his career at New York City Ballet, Mr. Hendrickson danced featured roles in numerous ballets by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Peter Martins, including The Goldberg Variations, Fancy Free, Watermill, Symphony in Three Movements, Chaccone, and Fearful Symmetries. Mr. Boal has staged the works of George Balanchine, Ulysses Dove, and Peter Martins for the Company and elsewhere. She originated roles in Robbins’s West Side Story Suite; in Peter Martins’s Chichester Psalms, Harmonielehre, Symphonic Dances,  The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and Romeo+Juliet; and in Christopher Wheeldon’s Carnival of the Animals, Variations Serieuses, and An American in Paris. For more information visit www.LeylandSimmons.com. NEW YORK -- Now you can look inside the School of American Ballet with unprecedented access with the Disney+ docu-series "On Pointe." He was named a recipient of SAB’s Rudolf Nureyev Scholarship for the duration of his training at the School, and in 1999 he was awarded SAB’s Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise. All Rights Reserved. 15, The Four Temperaments, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Cavalier and Candy Cane), Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. He is also a certified teacher in the American Ballet Theater Pre-Primary to Level Three Curriculum, and an American Ballet Theater Affiliate teacher. in Organizational Leadership. He enrolled as a full-time student in the fall of 2003 and was awarded SAB’s Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise in June 2006. She was appointed to the faculty in 1998. In 1992, he married dancer Kelly Cass. Easily compare grad schools by program, location & more at The Princeton Review. Ms. Fairchild attended the School of American Ballet’s 1999 and 2000 Summer Courses before enrolling as a full-time student in September 2000. At the age of 15, Ms. Ware attended the School of American Ballet’s Summer Course and subsequently enrolled in the School’s Winter Term. The six-part docuseries, which began filming in summer 2019 and concluded in early 2020 when the school shut down due to COVID-19, follows a season with SAB students. Other video projects include New York City Ballet Workout (Vol. She was named a soloist in 1971. Ms. Schorer lectures on Balanchine aesthetics and guest teaches widely in the United States and abroad. During 18 years as a member of New York City Ballet, Ms. Abergel performed in numerous works by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. In February 2019, he was named Artistic Director of both New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet. Aired: 12/12/14 Ms. Fairchild was a Teaching Fellow at SAB from 2012-16 and a frequent guest teacher during the 2017-18 winter and summer training programs. Over the course of her nearly twenty-year career, Ms. Mazzo’s repertoire included countless roles in the works of Balanchine, Robbins, and other choreographers such as Merce Cunningham, Antony Tudor, Todd Bolender and John Taras. Her repertory included principal roles in Apollo, Serenade, Concerto Barocco, Symphony in C, Stars and Stripes, Tarantella and Jewels among others. Unless otherwise noted, classroom photos by Rosalie O’Connor and performance photos by Paul Kolnik. Suki Schorer has set ballets (or ballet excerpts) choreographed by Balanchine for SAB’s Workshop Performances annually since 1973. The documentary follows the 2019-2020 school season for the youth division at the School of American Ballet, one of the most prestigious ballet schools in the US. Stream On Pointe - English Documentary … Peter Boal was raised in Bedford, New York. Ms. Stafford was promoted to the rank of soloist in January 2002 and principal dancer in December 2007. View our grad school rankings & resources to find the best grad school for you. He attended SAB’s 1996 and 1997 Summer Courses before enrolling as a full-time student in the fall of 1997. Just in time for the holidays, Disney+ will debut a documentary series On Pointe about the youth School of American Ballet and its annual performance of … Artistic Director,Pacific Northwest Ballet. Every Christmas season, The Nutcracker ballet is performed in cities all over the world. In October 1999, Mr. Hall became an apprentice with NYCB, and he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in February 2000. Peter Boal was raised in Bedford, New York. When Ballet Came to America YouTube 1st Place Junior Group Documentary Genevieve Haskins and Eleanor McCoy She has danced principal or soloist parts in George Balanchine’s Ballo Della Regina, Chaconne, Divertimento No. 3, Western Symphony, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, Union Jack, Symphony in 3 Movements, and in Jerome Robbins’s Goldberg Variations and The Four Seasons; and Peter Martins’s Eight Easy Pieces and The Sleeping Beauty. He is currently a member of the Company’s four-person interim artistic team. Mr. Stafford originated the role of Paris in Mr. Martins’ Romeo + Juliet. In her position with the Company, Ms. Abergel casts and rehearses children from the School of American Ballet in all NYCB productions featuring roles for children, including George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, The Sleeping Beauty, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Swan Lake and Coppélia. for Live From Lincoln Center on PBS. For New York City Ballet’s 1993 Balanchine Celebration, Ms. Pilarre reconstructed Balanchine’s Symphonie Concertante, consulting with the ballet’s original principals, Tanaquil LeClercq and Maria Tallchief, and using archival film footage of Ballet Society’s 1947 production and ABT’s 1983 revival. The six-part docuseries, which began filming in summer 2019 and concluded in early 2020 when the school shut down due to COVID-19, follows a season with SAB students. Born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Abi Stafford began her dance training at the age of six with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in Carlisle under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary. Dena Abergel began ballet classes at the age of 6 with Dorit Koppel at Progressive Dance Studio in Englewood, New Jersey. In 2000, he was promoted to soloist, and in 2002 to principal dancer. On Pointe captures a season in New York City’s world renowned School of American Ballet (SAB). Ms. King attended SAB’s five-week Summer Course in 1998 at the age of 13 and returned for the 2000 and 2001 Summer Courses before enrolling as a full-time student in the fall of 2001. NEW YORK -- Now you can look inside the School of American Ballet with unprecedented access with the Disney+ docu-series "On Pointe." The long list of companies with which he has collaborated includes the Royal Ballet, the Kirov/Mariinsky Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, La Scala Ballet, Nederlans Dans Teater (The Hague), Dutch National Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (Montreal), Royal Swedish Ballet, Norwegian National Ballet, Vienna State Ballet, Ballet de Monte Carlo, Rome Opera Ballet, Berlin State Ballet, Lyon Opera Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, National Ballet of Portugal, Compañia Nacional de Danza (Madrid), Scottish Ballet, Ballet du Grand Theatre (Geneva), Ballet de Marseille, Bavarian State Ballet (Munich), Zurich Ballet, Basel Ballet, Stanislavsky and Nemirov-Danchenko Ballet, Perm Tchaikovsky State Ballet, Yekaterinburg State Ballet, National Ballet of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk), Israel ballet, Ballet am Rhein (Düsseldorf), Badische State Ballet (Karlsruhe), Hannover Ballet, Sao Paulo Dance Company, Ballet de Lorraine (Nancy), Queensland Ballet (Brisbane), Introdans (Arnhem), Oregon Ballet Theater and Dortmund Ballet (Germany). Ms. Ash appeared as herself and as the principal dance double for Zoe Saldana in the 2000 feature film Center Stage. 15, The Four Temperaments, Symphony in C, and George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® ; Peter Martins’ Romeo + Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake; Jerome Robbins’s The Concert and Glass Pieces; and Christopher Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance). Anthony Huxley was born in Walnut Creek, California, and trained at San Francisco Ballet School and the Contra Costa Ballet School before attending SAB’s five-week Summer Courses in 2002 and 2003. Ms. Killian became a member of the New York City Ballet in 1981 and was promoted to Soloist in 1989. After attending the School of American Ballet’s 2000 and 2002 Summer Courses, Ms. Anderson enrolled as a year-round student in September 2002. She was invited to become an apprentice with New York City Ballet in June 2006 and joined the NYCB corps de ballet in the spring of 2007. SAB and New York City Ballet have historically shared a common artistic leader: founder George Balanchine until his death in 1983, Peter Martins from 1983-2017, and, as of February 2019, Jonathan Stafford. Meagan Mann was reared in Lakewood and Howell, New Jersey, and began her ballet training at More Than Dance in Jackson, New Jersey. Now—finally!—we know where this can't-miss show is going to live: It was just announced that Disney+, the new streaming service set to launch November 12, has ordered the series. His film work includes Columbia Pictures’ Center Stage and PBS’ New York Export: Opus Jazz. Among the ballets in which she has performed featured roles are Ballo della Regina, Concerto Barocco, Coppélia, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Divertimento No. Leyland is a Graduate of the Professional Performing Arts High School in New York City and a former member of Ailey 2 and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Mr. Hall staged Justin Peck’s In Creases for SAB’s 2018 Workshop Performances and joined the School’s permanent faculty in September 2018. In 1989, he received SAB’s Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise and was invited by Peter Martins to join New York City Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet that same year. In 1972, Ms. Schorer became a permanent member of the faculty, teaching intermediate and advanced students. She was an apprentice with Oregon Ballet Theatre for its 2001-2002 season. In the spring of 2003, she was awarded Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, which acknowledges the exemplary achievement of young artists. Disney+ has ordered a six-part non-fiction series about the School of American Ballet in New York City from Imagine's Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. 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