Friday, August 9, 2019

American, NYC Ballet Dancers Performing at Silver Bay

Silver Bay Association AuditoriumDancers of American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet are set to present an evening of dance on August 15th, 2019 at Silver Bay YMCA Family Conference & Retreat Center, 87 Silver Bay Rd, at Silver Bay on Lake George.

The performance will showcase the talents of soloist Unity Phelan of New York City Ballet and dancers Isabella Boylston, Cory Stearns, Sung Woo Han, Devon Teuscher, and James Whiteside of American Ballet Theatre, who will perform several excerpts from a variety of famous ballets, such as Le Corsaire, Manon, and Swan Lake, as well as new choreography in the world premiere of Le Sablier at the Auditorium on the Silver Bay campus.

Unity Phelan, who joined New York City Ballet in 2012, has performed in numerous ballets by George Balanchine, Alexei Ratmansky and several others in addition to appearances in television campaigns and films including the upcoming “John Wick 3: Parabellum”.

Since joining American Ballet Theatre in 2005, principal dancer Isabella Boylston has appeared in lead roles in several ballets such as Firebird and The Nutcracker, as well as performances as guest artist with the Mariinsky Ballet in St. Petersburg and the Royal Danish Ballet.

Cory Stearns joined American Ballet Theatre in 2004 following his graduation from The Royal Ballet School in London. Since winning the Erik Bruhn Prize for best male dancer in 2009, Stearns has been appointed a principal dancer in 2011 and performed in several leading roles in ballets such as Romeo and Juliet and Le Corsaire.

After winning a variety of international ballet dance competitions, Sung Woo Han joined American Ballet Theatre’s corps de ballet in 2013. He has since appeared in several productions including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Raymonda Divertissements.

Devon Teuscher formally joined American Ballet Theatre in 2007 after studying with American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School and shortly after their Studio Company in 2006. She was appointed a principal dancer in 2017 and has danced in leading roles in ballets such as Bach Partita and Coppelia.

James Whiteside joined American Ballet Theatre in 2012 as a soloist and shortly after was appointed a principal dancer. Throughout his professional career, he has performed the works of Balanchine, Cranko, Macmillan, Ratmansky, Tudor, and Tharp, and originating roles in Ratmansky’s Serenade After Plato’s Symposium, Harlequinade, and Chamber Symphony.

General admission is free and open to the community. VIP tickets, which include admittance to the dress rehearsal, access to preferred seating for the performance, and an opportunity to meet the dancers at a private gala following the performance, are available for purchase for $75. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (518) 543-8833 x 391.

Photo of Silver Bay Association Auditorium provided.

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