These blog pages will feature a series of personal self-portraits contributed by the teachers and staff members who comprise our exceptionally talented team at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet. Each of our instructors, coaches and ballet masters has been handpicked on the basis of their expertise, experience and deeply heartfelt commitment to guiding […]
Here at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, we are preparing to present “An Evening of Commedia & Classicism” on May 17th & 18th. Our student showcase and studio company performance will feature a one-act ballet in the first part of the program, Harlequinade. This not so well known ballet is full of charming […]
By Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn, The Huffington Post Written with Ellen Dobbyn-Blackmore posted 05/10/2013 During her dancing career Gelsey Kirkland was known for her particular ability to get to the heart of a character in the great classic story ballets. In her second career as a teacher she has combined forces with her husband and […]
The Sleeping Beauty is one of the greatest and well-treasured story ballets of all time. The epitome of classical ballet, it is considered to be the most authentic of Petipa’s work. Inspired by Charles Perrault, (who paved the way to a new category of storytelling – from folk tales to fairytales), Marius Petipa decided to create […]
It’s a new year, and here at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy we are now well into the second semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. We would like to share with you some of the exciting new developments that are happening at GKA. Firstly, in addition to our diverse and talented students in the Academy programs […]
Dear Friends, For those of you who cannot attend our November 12th Reception and Silent Auction, ‘Gelsey by Sorine’ at the Society of Illustrators New York, NY, we are offering a call-in for bidding on these beautiful photos of Gelsey Kirkland taken in 1979. Call-in time will be from 7:45 to 8:15pm EST. If you […]
GKA is excited to announce our 2013 Summer Intensive Audition Tour! To register for an audition location, please click HERE!
The Gelsey Kirkland Academy: A Safe Haven for Dancers Written by: Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn Posted: 09/10/2012 12:53 pm on The Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-blackmore-Dobbyn/ballet-dance-art-_b_1854884.html Gelsey Kirkland and Michael “Misha” ChernovWhen Gelsey Kirkland arrived at American Ballet Theatre in 1974 it was the beginning of the transformation of the company. In much the same way that Mikhail Baryshnikov […]