Columbia Ballet Collaborative at Miller Theatre
Written by Bwog Staff
Columbia Ballet Collaborative (CBC) proudly presents a program of new contemporary ballet works in its return to Miller Theatre. CBC, founded in 2007 by five professional ballet dancers enrolled at Columbia, is comprised of students from all four of the University’s undergraduate colleges. Featured in The New York Times and appearing in Dance Magazine, VanityFair.com and TimeOut NY, CBC includes members who have danced professionally with Boston Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Washington Ballet, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. This season’s highlights include a performance by New York City Ballet (NYCB) principal dancer and Barnard student Teresa Reichlen in a premiere by Justin Peck, fellow member of NYCB and Columbia student. CBC’s resident choreographer Emery LeCrone, who has choreographed for North Carolina Dance Theater and Oregon Ballet Theater, will premiere a new work this season. The program will also feature a new work by former NYCB principal, Monique Meunier including a guest appearance by NYCB soloist, Craig Hall. These performances are part of Miller Theatre’s Columbia Performers Partnership, which promotes young artist development, fosters interdepartmental collaboration, and shares Columbia University’s artistic talents with a broader audience. Tickets are $12 or $7 with Columbia University ID and are available online at www.millertheatre.com/Events or at the box office.