“The arts aren’t extracurricular; they’re extra essential,” Aubrey Lynch II.

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Last Update June 12, 2018


ABT Exam results are in! Contact Aubrey Lynch, for more information.

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Learn more about our Open Class dance faculty below: Leyland Simmons SmLeyland Simmons HSA Dance Resident Choreographer, Leyland Simmons performed with the New York City Ballet, Complexions, Ailey II, Ballet X, Peridance Ensemble, Forces of Nature Dance Company, Nathan Trice’s/Rituals, and George Faison. Leyland has also performed at Jacob’s Pillow, the Cincinnati, Moscow and Miami International Ballet Festivals. Mr. Simmons is also a member of the School of American Ballet’s Alumni Advisory Committee on Diversity and a certified affiliate teacher in the American Ballet Theaters Pre-Primary to Level Three Curriculum. Adults and Children Ages 12+

  • Ballet 5 -7 Intermediate/Advanced
  • Saturday
  • 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Men’s Ballet
  • Wednesdays, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Kat WildishKat Wildish Kat Wildish is a New York City master ballet and pointe technique teacher for students of all ages and levels. Currently, Kat teaches at Pace University, Peridance Capezio Center and Ballet Arts. Kat has performed with New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Zurich Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, and The Eglevsky Ballet (under the artistic direction of Edward Villella). Adults and Children Ages 12+

  • Ballet 5 -7 Intermediate/Advanced
  • Friday
  • 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
  • Teen and Adult Ballet for Absolute Beginners
  • Friday
  • 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM


General Dance Information

HSA Dance Ensemble Celebrate Dance SmHSA Dance Ensemble provides opportunities for dancers to achieve their highest level of excellence through rigorous training, performance opportunities and community service. It is a group of our most talented students with ambitions to attend elite arts middle schools, high schools, universities and work professionally as performers. Ages 12-17, some of these talented dancers already attend Laguardia High School, Talent Unlimited and Professional performing Arts School.

ABT Bridge Class To broaden the efforts of the Project Plié initiative and to build stronger ties to ABT’s New York City community, the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School offers a special bridge class, held weekly on Monday nights during the 2015-2016 school year. Young dancers ages 8-11 have the opportunity to study with the ABT JKO School faculty while maintaining strong ties to the studios, schools and community programs in which they are currently enrolled. HSA, one of six official affiliate schools in the world, is honored to have five of its students be the first to experience the debut of ABT’s JKO Bridge Class. http://www.abt.org/education/projectplie/jkobridgeclass/

Thank you!

AUBREY LYNCH II Director of Dance
Mr. Lynch is a former dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and an original cast member and Associate Producer of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Disney’s The Lion King. He has taught at many dance institutions including Steps on Broadway and The Ailey School. He has designed and lead workshops and programs for Theater Development Fund, mentored student contestants at the prestigious YoungArts Week, and coaches children for film, television, and Broadway. Mr. Lynch is the founder and Artistic Director of Mr. Aubrey’s Show Kids empowering youth through arts. He attended University of Michigan and has appeared on “The Cosby Show,” and videos for En Vouge and George Michael. He is also a professional visual artist, actor and musician.

Harlem School of the Arts is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.Pre-Primary through Level 3 will be taught by ABT® Certified Teachers who have successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.
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