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The Columbia Ballet Collaborative
(CBC) presented a program of new works from Nov. 19-21 at Barnard
’s Marion Streng Studio and the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center on West 60th Street.
Founded in 2007 by five professional dancers enrolled at Columbia, CBC is comprised of students, some of whom are current or former professional dancers, from the University’s undergraduate colleges and affiliates.
The recent performances included a new work by Pennsylvania Ballet’s choreographer in residence, Matthew Neenan, featuring New York City Ballet principal dancer, Amar Ramasar, as well as a new work by CBC’s resident choreographer, Emery LeCrone. The program also incorporated live music and included new works by Zalman Grinberg, Adam Hendrickson, Summer Jones and Amanda Lowe.
CBC members have danced with such companies as Boston Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Zurich Opera Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, among others. The group has been featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, TimeOut NY and other publications.
CCBC members are committed to enriching the arts community at Columbia, as well as in the surrounding community. The group offers free weekly ballet classes to the University community at Marion Streng Studio, and holds auditions at the beginning of every semester for its fall and spring performances.