pressreleases

BalletNext to present Benefit Performance at BAM Fisher — Fishman Space, May 9, 2014

NEW YORK, NY, April 8, 2014 — BalletNext, led by internationally renowned dancer Michele Wiles, returns to the BAM Fisher (Fishman Space ) for a one-night-only benefit performance on Friday, May 9. Following a critically acclaimed season at New York Live Arts… More…

BalletNext Names Brian Reeder as Resident Choreographer and Elizabeth Johanningmeier as Executive Director

• Reeder to Create New Choreographic Work Annually
• Johanningmeier to Focus on Developing a Sustainable Infrastructure

NEW YORK, NY, March 6, 2014 — BalletNext today announced Brian Reeder as Resident Choreographer and Elizabeth Johanningmeier as Executive Director… More…

BalletNext to Present Debut Season at New York Live Arts Featuring Three Original Works by Brian Reeder, Jan 14–18, 2014

NEW YORK, NY, November 19, 2013 — BalletNext led by internationally renowned dancer Michele Wiles, will present a highly anticipated season at New York Live Arts, January 14 - 18, featuring three works by acclaimed choreographer and former American Ballet Theatre (ABT) dancer, Brian Reeder… More…

Ballet Next Announces Charles Askegard Stepping Down to Pursue New ArtisticĀ Endeavors

NEW YORK, June 11, 2013 — Ballet Next announced today that Charles Askegard has stepped down from the post of co-artistic director and as a member of the Board of Directors of Ballet Next. Mr. Askegard notes, "…serving as co-artistic director of Ballet Next has been a wonderful challenge and a thrilling experience for me. I have cherished… More…

Ballet Next Presents Fall Season at The Joyce Theater, October 23–28, 2012

NEW YORK, September 4, 2012 — Ballet Next, the independent ballet company founded by acclaimed dancers Michele Wiles and Charles Askegard, will present its first week-long season at The Joyce Theater from October 23-28, 2012. Since debuting for a one-night only, sold out performance at The Joyce in 2011, Ballet Next has forged an exciting creative laboratory, bringing together world-class choreographers, dancers and musicians to develop contemporary work with the highest level of classical technique as its foundation. The highly-anticipated season includes… More…

Ballet Next Launches Choreographic Exhibitions Series with Interactive Web-Simulcast to Draw Worldwide Audience into Artistic and Production Process

NEW YORK, February 13, 2012 — Ballet Next, New York's elite independent ballet company founded by international ballet stars Michele Wiles and Charles Askegard, is launching a series of intimate choreographic exhibitions featuring new and classical works in final stages of rehearsal with interactive audience discussions at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center in New York City on March 1, March 28 & April 25 at 8:00 p.m. Participants will include choreographers Margo Sappington and Brian Reeder, and dancers Misty Copeland, Drew Jacoby, Yuriko Kajiya, Georgina Pazcoguin, Michele Wiles, Charles Askegard and Jared Matthews. More…

Michele Wiles and Charles Askegard Launch Ballet Next with Inaugural Performance at The Joyce Theater   November 21, 2011