2019 Calendar

Pre-Performance Talk

Dena Abergel, Children’s Ballet Master, NYCB

ThursdayJuly 187:00pm



Ms. Abergel danced with New York City Ballet for 18 years.  She originated roles in Jerome Robbins’s West Side Story Suite; Peter Martins’ Chichester PsalmsHarmonielehreSymphonic DancesThe Sleeping BeautySwan Lake and Romeo+Juliet; and Christopher Wheeldon’s Carnival of the AnimalsVariations Serieuses, and An American in Paris.  Upon retiring in 2009 she joined the School of American Ballet’s faculty and became NYCB’s Assistant Children’s Ballet Master. She was named Children’s Ballet Master at New York City Ballet in the fall of 2012. In this role she is responsible for casting and rehearsing children for The NutcrackerThe Sleeping BeautyA Midsummer Night’s DreamSwan Lake and Coppélia.  Ms. Abergel pursued college studies while a member of New York City Ballet and graduated summa cum laude in 2001 with a B.A. in English from Fordham University.

Additional Information:

  • All attendees must be a ticket holder to the performance that follows each talk
  • This event is FREE however, a reservation is required due to limited seating
  • Please note that seating for this event is done on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Doors will open 30-minutes prior to each Pre-Performance talk