Record of excellence

NYIBC attracts hiring artistic directors and choreographers who are confident that a dancer who has been coached and mentored at NYIBC can endure the rhythm of work and life in a premier ballet company.

Since the first NYIBC in 1984, our Alumni have gone on to successful careers with leading international companies, including: American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Royal Danish Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Shanghai Ballet, Miami City Ballet, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Boston Ballet, Washington Ballet, and Ballet Estable del Teatro Colón among many others.

Past NYIBC participants and where they are today:

1984 – Victoria Mazzarelli, Artistic Director, The Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts
1984 – Alexandre Proia, Director/Teacher/Choreographer, Proia Dance Project
1987 – José Manuel Carreño, Artistic Director, Ballet de Monterrey
1987 – Maximiliano Guerra, Dancer/Director/Choreographer, Co-Owner/Director of Fábrica de Arte
1987 – Xin Lili, National First Class Dancer/Artistic Director, Shanghai Ballet
1987 – Anders Nordström, Former Principal Dancer, Royal Swedish Ballet
1987 – Yang Xinhua, Director, Shanghai Ballet School
1990 – Barry Hughson, Executive Director, National Ballet of Canada
1990 – Diliana Nikiforova, Prima Ballerina, Sofia National Opera and Ballet
1996 – Gillian Murphy, Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre
2000 – Sarah Lamb, Principal Dancer, The Royal Ballet
2003 – Cesar Morales, Principal Dancer, Birmingham Royal Ballet
2003 – Ludmila Pagliero, Danseuse Étoile, Paris Opera Ballet
2003 – Victoria Jaiani, Company Artist, Joffrey Ballet
2003 – Temur Suluashvili, Company Artist, Joffrey Ballet
2005 – Christine Rocas, Company Artist, Joffrey Ballet
2003 – Kathleen Breen Combes, Principal Dancer, Boston Ballet
2005 – Joseph Gatti, Artistic Director/CEO, United Ballet Theatre and Teacher/Coach/Principal Guest Artist/Freelancer
2007 – Eun-Ji Ha, Étoile, Finnish National Ballet
2007 – Wu Husheng, National First Class Dancer/First Principal Dancer, Shanghai Ballet
2007 – Paulo Arrais, Principal Dancer, Boston Ballet
2009 – Amber Neumann, Company Dancer, Compagnie des Theater Hagen
2009 – Mark Giragosian, Board of Directors, Joffrey Ballet
2009 – Ricardo Santos, Company Dancer, Ballet Arizona