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CBA brings to the art of ballet and its related arts new ideas and the full resources of a major research university.

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CBA is the first institute of its kind in a major research university.  It exists to address the dual needs of innovation in both the study and practice of ballet, by uniting the two to further the advancement of both.

Scholars

CBA brings ballet into the university as a serious subject of study and research – to define it as a field in the history of culture.

CBA is the first institute of its kind in a major research university.  It exists to address the dual needs of innovation in both the study and practice of ballet, by uniting the two to further the advancement of both.

The Center for Ballet
and the Arts

CBA Fellows and guests enjoy a bright, spacious dance studio, two conference rooms, private offices, and an open presentation space all in the heart of downtown Manhattan.

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The Center for Ballet and the Arts
New York University

20 Cooper Square, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003

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Team

Jennifer Homans

is the author of Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet (2010), named one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Formerly a professional dancer, Homans holds a Ph.D. in Modern European History and is the recipient of Guggenheim, Cullman Center, and NEH Fellowships. She is the Founder and Director of The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University, where she is also a Distinguished Scholar in Residence.  Homans has written for the New York Review of Books and The New Republic, among others, and is currently Dance Critic and Contributing Writer for The New Yorker.

Andrea Salvatore

is the Associate Director of The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University. Prior to joining The Center in 2014 she was the Associate Director at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy where she was responsible for the operation of the Center including the Fellows program and several research initiatives. Andrea held a variety of arts management positions at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Joyce Theater and the Brooklyn Museum. She holds a B.A. from Connecticut College in Government and Dance and received her M.A. in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University.

Courtney Sams

is the Program Associate of The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University. Additionally, she is an MPA candidate at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, specializing in management and leadership. Before joining The Center in 2019, she served as the Administrative Assistant for the Office of the President at Manhattan School of Music and the Executive Operations Assistant for Eugene Symphony Association. Sams graduated cum laude from the University of Oregon where she received her Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance and a minor in Arts Management.

Advisory Council

  • Ulrich Baer
  • Michael Beckerman
  • Vishakha Desai
  • Leah Dickerman
  • Elizabeth Diller
  • Oskar Eustis
  • William Forsythe
  • John Guare
  • Alma Guillermoprieto
  • Paul Holdengräber
  • Nicholas Hytner
  • Virginia Johnson
  • Alonzo King
  • Reynold Levy
  • Lourdes Lopez
  • John Mauceri
  • Joseph V. Melillo
  • Isaac Mizrahi
  • Mark Morris
  • Paul Muldoon
  • Catherine Oppenheimer
  • Simon Schama
  • Arlene Shuler
  • Ellen Sorrin
  • Alistair Spalding
  • Heather Watts
  • Frederick Wiseman
  • Larry Wolff

Supporters

The Center for Ballet and the Arts is made possible by founding and ongoing support from:

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