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May 4th at 8pm and May 5th at 3pm

Columbia Ballet Collaborative (CBC) is pleased to return to Miller Theatre this spring to

present a diverse program of vibrant works. CBC, founded in 2007 by five professional ballet

dancers enrolled at Columbia University, is comprised of students from all of the University’s

undergraduate colleges.

For the Spring 2013 season, Columbia Ballet Collaborative brings together seven

choreographers staging original works in addition to an excerpt from George Balanchine’s

The Four Temperaments. Resident choreographer Emery LeCrone’s work will feature

former New York City Ballet dancer Kaitlyn Gilliland and former Complexions

Contemporary Ballet dancer Kimi Nikaidoh, both of whom are currently students at Columbia

University. Additionally, CBC welcomes Josh Prince, a Broadway actor and choreographer

who most recently choreographed Shrek: The Musical; Alison Cook Beatty, the founder of

ACB Dance Company; and Duncan Lyle, a dancer with American Ballet Theater. Works

choreographed by current Columbia University students Caitlin Dieck (North Carolina Dance

Theatre, Charleston Ballet Theatre), Sarah Esser (Founder of e r a Dance Collective), and

Serena Mackool (San Antonio Ballet) will also be performed.

Featured in The New York Times, and appearing in Dance Magazine, TimeOut NY, and

VanityFair.com, CBC is committed to enriching the arts in the Columbia community and

providing a platform for the collaboration between professionals in the New York dance

community and Columbia University students. CBC is student-run and directed, and its

members have danced professionally with such companies as Complexions Contemporary

Ballet, Ballet West, Kansas City Ballet, New York City Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre,

Orlando Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, and Tulsa Ballet. Regarding CBC’s

focus on cultivating new works, The New York Times states, "New choreographic voices are

rare in ballet, and the collaborative’s contribution in this respect has been vast already."

Tickets are $10 with a Columbia University ID and $20 for the general public. For ticket

information, please visit www.columbiaballetcollaborative.com or www.millertheatre.com.

Performances will take place as follows:

Saturday, May 4th, 8pm & Sunday, May 5th, 3pm

Miller Theatre

2960 Broadway

New York, NY 10027

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