Brooklyn Ballet Brings Back 'Brooklyn's 3 Billys' in Elevate All Star Performance, June 5 & 8, 2013
Brooklyn Ballet welcomes back some of the dance world’s budding stars during a celebratory performance by young alum who came to ballet through Brooklyn Ballet's Elevate program for public schools.
Naazir and Shaakir Muhammad & John Michael Abenanty
formerly of Brooklyn Ballet; photo by Raw Material Photography
Join us at The Actors Fund Arts Center!
Wednesday, June 5, 7pm
Saturday, June 8, 2pm
Brooklyn Ballet Company, Youth Ensemble and students from the School will also perform.
All Grown Up
We'll be sharing a new interview each week to introduce you to our Elevate All Stars, five dancers who were discovered, recruited and trained by Brooklyn Ballet before acceptance to prestigious pre-professional ballet programs across the country - here in New York at American Ballet Theatre's JKO School and Ballet Hispanico and in Florida's Harid Conservatory.
But first, a flashback to 2007, when All Stars John Michael (PS 207 Marine Park) and Naazir & Shaakir (PS 251 Flatlands), performed “3 Toreros” choreographed by Caridad Martinez.
Just wait til you see how these boys can move now!
Brooklyn Ballet has reached more than 11,000 children in eight of Brooklyn's public schools through Elevate, its innovative educational program that infuses ballet training in school curriculum.