Our Studio Company, the Gelsey Kirkland Ballet, is under the artistic leadership of Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov. The company, consisting of some of the most gifted and passionate ballet dancers from the United States and around the world, is capable of realizing diverse and compelling theatrical ideas through specialized, comprehensive training and direction. The company develops new, innovative dramatic ballets, while at the same time building a repertoire of traditional classical works. Gelsey Kirkland Ballet also provides residencies and exciting creative opportunities for gifted choreographers, musicians, designers, and dramaturges.
Focusing on her passionate belief in storytelling through dance onstage, Ms. Kirkland’s experience in bringing the classics to life, as well as working with the greatest choreographers of the 20th Century including Tudor, Balanchine, Robbins, Ashton, and MacMillian, gives her an enlightened perspective when choosing repertoire. Gelsey Kirkland Ballet, which is comprised of 12 full time members and 6 apprentices for a total of 18 dancers, will present three annual performances in New York City, throughout the year. For selected performances, the company will work in collaboration with dancers from the GKA Year Round Professional Training Program.