On Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5:15 p.m., the American Repertory Ballet will host a free event, “Meet the Dancers,” as part of its On Pointe Series. This casual get-together is an opportunity to meet Artistic Director Douglas Martin, Resident Choreographer and Ballet Master Mary Barton plus the 2017-2018 company of American Repertory Ballet.
Mr. Martin will also talk about ARB’s ambitious 2017-2018 performance season, which kicks off with Woman of Dance: Celebrating the Work of Mary Barton, for two performances, September 22 and 23, 7:30 p.m., at Rider University’s Bart Luedeke Center Theater.
The 2017-2018 Company dancers are: Shaye Firer, Jacopo Jannelli, Austap Klymko, Aldeir Monteiro, Toleu Mukanov, Mattia Pallozzi, Emily Parker, Erikka Reenstierna-Cates, Lily Saito, Giulia Settimo, Anna Porter Wilkes-Davis, Journy Wilkes-Davis and Nanako Yamamoto.
ARB launched On Pointe in 2010 to make ballet and related topics more accessible to the community. The enrichment series brings guest speakers, lecture demonstrations, company performance previews and panel discussions to seasoned dance enthusiasts and new students alike, on a monthly basis. On Pointe events are free and open to the public.