Our exciting 2017/2018 season features collaborations with these amazing choreographers:
The 2017/18 season will also feature a musical collaboration with
Peter Lloyd on double bass and Kobi Malkin on violin
Upcoming Events and Performances
Photo courtesy of Music from Angel Fire, Photo credit; Keith Cheng
MARCH 25, 2018 3:00PM
MANHATTAN MOVEMENT AND ARTS CENTER, Theater
248 West 60th Street New York NY, 100123
Tickets $30 Reserved Seating Only
Photo credit: Susan Wilson
Acclaimed New York choreographer, David Fernandez has created works for leading dancers from the American Ballet Theater and the New York City Ballet. Other commissions include Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble, Youth America Grand Prix, Opera North, Staten Island Ballet, New Jersey Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, ChoreoPlan ,
National Choreographers Initiative, E-moves at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse, the Joffrey Ballet School in New York, and the Vassar Repertoire Dance Theatre. During David’s dance career, he performed with Chicago’s Boitsov Classical Ballet, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Ballet Theatre of Chicago, and in Indiana University’s production of "Don Quixote,” directed by Susan Jones of the American Ballet Theatre. David also had the honor of performing alongside Mikhail Baryshnikov in “The Doctor and The Patient” at the 2004 Lincoln Center Festival. In recent news David will be choreographing for Lloyd Knight, principal dancer of Martha Graham Dance Company, and Ask La Cour, principal dancer at New York City Ballet, for his original series "New York Duets". In 2017 he will be a resident choreographer at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.
Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, dance educator, speaker, and social media expert based out of both New York City and Philadelphia. He currently works as Ballet and Contemporary faculty at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway, and manages the contemporary dance department at Greenwich Ballet Academy. He has choreographed for numerous organizations, held the position of Artistic Director of Alaska Dance Theatre, hosts the Pas de Chát: Talking Dance podcast on the Premier Dance Network, and runs the popular blog, Life of a Freelance Dancer. Barry began his professional career with Houston Ballet. The following season he joined Pacific Northwest Ballet, where he danced leading and featured roles for seven seasons and worked as a delegate for the American Guild of Musical Artists. As a Principal with Ballet X, Barry spent 4 years traveling the nation as a Principal Guest Artist.
As a dance-maker, Barry has been commissioned by the Columbia Ballet Collaborative at Columbia University (NYC), CelloPointe (NYC), Uptown Dance Company (Houston), and the Men in Dance festival (Seattle). In 2014, he was selected out of over 60 international applicants to choreograph at the National Choreographers Initiative. He was a finalist at both the McCallum Theatre’s 18th annual Choreography Festival and the 2nd annual Visions Choreographic Competition. Mr. Kerollis has also received an Outstanding Choreographer award at Youth America Grand Prix. Beyond these achievement, Barry has created works for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Alaska Dance Theatre, Pulse Dance Company, and four works for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s annual Next Step choreographers showcase.
Gabrielle Lamb, winner of a 2014 Princess Grace Award for Choreography, is a New York City-based choreographer and dancer. Born in Savannah, Georgia, she was trained at the Boston Ballet School and joined Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal in 2000, earning her soloist promotion in 2003. At the invitation of choreographer Christopher Wheeldon she moved to New York City in 2009 to join his company Morphoses. Ms. Lamb, who began choreographing in 2005, has won the National Choreographic Competition of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 2009 as well as, in 2013, First Prizes in Milwaukee Ballet’s Genesis International Choreographic Competition and Western Michigan University’s National Choreographic Competition. She was named winner of the Banff Centre’s 2014-15 Clifford E. Lee Choreography Award; and in 2014 she was honored with a New York City Center Choreography Fellowship. Her movement style and theatricality have been profoundly influenced by the choreographers whose work she danced during her performing career, including George Balanchine, Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Nacho Duato, and Shen Wei. Since moving to New York she has also created leading roles in new works by contemporary artists such as Pontus Lidberg, Luca Veggetti, Matthew Neenan, Adam Barruch, Shannon Gillen, and Emery Lecrone.
Patrick O'Brien began his dance training in Bakersfield, CA before moving to New York in 2012 to attend The Joffrey Ballet School where he graduated as part of the Joffrey Concert Group. In 2016 he took a more active approach to pursue his passion for creating choreography.Patrick has presented works at The Brooklyn Museum, The Hudson Guild Theatre, Dixon Place, The Royal Theatre (Producers's Club), Socrates Sculpture Park, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, Earl Mosley's Intensive of the Arts, DeBaun Performing Arts Center, and Green Space. He has also presented work in Honolulu, Hawaii, and in his hometown in California. Mr. O'Brien's body of work strives to reflect on the human condition with an aesthetically cognitive approach.