Daniel Ulbricht (Contributed photo)

Eglevsky Ballet Presents Live From Studio 4 On April 20

Eglevsky Ballet, Long Island’s premier ballet company and academy, presents Live from Studio 4, an intimate evening of classical and contemporary ballets. The performances will take place on Saturday, April 20th at 7PM at the studios of Eglevsky Ballet, 700 Hicksville Road, Suite 102 in Bethpage, NY.

This performance of new and existing repertory works is a part of the professional ballet company’s spring season. “These works were chosen to showcase our dancers unique ability to transfer from classical to neo-classical to contemporary with ease and mastery of their techniques,” says Maurice Brandon Curry, the Executive Artistic Director of the Eglevsky Ballet. “We are also very fortunate to be able to have the performance in our own space which can comfortably accommodate over 100 people making the evening very special.”

The Saturday evening performance is a gala and features performances by the Eglevsky Ballet professional company and students at the school. Guest artists include Patrick Frenette and Fangqi Li of American Ballet Theatre, Henry Steele of Parsons Dance Company, and Daniel Ulbricht, principal dancer of NYC Ballet who will perform with his wife, dancer Danielle Diniz. Mr. Curry states, “Our company was founded by André Eglevsky, who was, arguably, one of the greatest male dancers of his generation and was a principal dancer with both New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. Our connection to this legacy is an important part of our continued growth as an organization. These are some of the most renowned dancers in the world and their generosity of their time and talents are a gift to Eglevsky Ballet and its audiences.”

Additionally, live music will be provided by members of the Massapequa Philharmonic Orchestra led by Eglevsky Ballet’s music director David Bernard. Tickets may be purchased by visiting

About The Company
Over 60 years ago, legendary dancer André Eglevsky envisioned a classical ballet school and company on Long Island that would equal, if not, rival, the artistic endeavors offered in New York City. Today, Eglevsky Ballet continues in offering classical ballet excellence both in the classroom and on stage. Led by Maurice Brandon Curry and a vibrant board of directors, the company is experiencing unprecedented growth. Mr. Curry, the seventh Artistic Director in the company’s history, is an internationally renowned director, choreographer, and arts administrator who has elevated the mission of the organization with innovative programming, educational outreach initiatives, and collaborations with other non-profit organizations. Eglevsky Ballet continues its annual tradition of The Nutcracker, the longest running and only professional production on Long Island. The repertory has expanded to include a full-length Cinderella as well as new works by both emerging and established choreographers. The company also boasts a full-time professional training academy located in Bethpage, NY. Students from Nassau and Suffolk counties, as well as Queens and Brooklyn travel to the state-of-the-art facility where they may enroll in a pre-professional training program or participate in open classes. In recognition of the company’s innovative programming, educational and community outreach initiatives, and long-standing presence in the arts community of Long Island, Eglevsky Ballet was the Arts and Culture recipient of the 2022 Long Island Imagine Awards.

—Submitted by Eglevsky Ballet

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