CBC's Spring 2016 Performances at Miller Theatre Set

Columbia Ballet Collaborative (CBC) is pleased to present a program of six original and restaged works for its upcoming spring performances. Founded in 2007 by five professional ballet dancers enrolled at Columbia University, CBC is comprised of students from all of the University's undergraduate colleges and affiliates.

For the spring 2016 season, Columbia Ballet Collaborative welcomes Maurice Brandon Curry, choreographer, director, and advisory board member for the Repertory Dance Theatre; Amy Hall Garner, one of the first recipients of the Joffrey Ballet's Choreography of Color Award; Daniel Mantei, dancer with American Ballet Theatre; Brian Reeder, choreographer who has created works for American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the Guggenheim Museum's Works & Process; and Connor Yockus, Columbia University student pursuing a B.A. in Dance and Business. Additionally, CBC is proud to present George Balanchine's Valse Fantaisie, staged by Robert LaFosse, former dancer with American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet.

Tickets will be $10 with a CUID, $15 with a non-Columbia University student

ID, and $22 for general admission. They are available for purchase via these links:

Saturday, April 30th at 3pm: http://bit.ly/CBC3pm

Saturday, April 30th at 8pm: http://bit.ly/CBC8pm

Please RSVP to Melissa Kaufman-Gomez at columbia.ballet.collaborative@gmail.com to request a complimentary press ticket.

CBC was featured in the August 2015 issue of Dance Spirit, October/November 2013 issue of Pointe, the November 2013 issue of Dance Informa and the March 2013 issue of Dance Magazine. In the past, it has also been featured in The New York Times and TimeOut NY as well as on VanityFair.com. CBC is committed to enriching the arts in the Columbia community and providing a platform for the collaboration between professionals in the New York dance community and Columbia University students. CBC is managed and directed by students, and its members have danced professionally with companies such as Ballet West, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Houston Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada, New York City Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Orlando Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and Tulsa Ballet. The New York Times writes, "New choreographic voices are rare in ballet, and the collaborative's contribution in this respect has been vast already."

CBC is a recognized student group at Columbia University and jointly advised by the Office of Student Engagement and Barnard College's Department of Dance. We thank the Department of Dance for its generous support and continued provision of rehearsal space.

Sponsored in part by the Arts Initiative at Columbia University. This funding is made possible through a generous gift from the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.



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