Members pay $79 to $99 per month for the privilege of booking unlimited free classes with boutique fitness studios (5 million reservations have been made as of press time), and the studio client list of 5,000 boasts some of the most coveted brands--Flywheel Sports, CorePower Yoga and Pure Barre--as well as dance studios like The Ailey School, Ballet San Jose
and Ballet Academy East.
Artist Shaina Leibson, formerly Ballet San Jose
, has been promoted to Soloist.
The father of two, previously married to fellow Cuban dancer Ana Lourdes Novoa, 53, is now artistic director of the Ballet San Jose
As Dennis Nahat, artistic/executive director for Ballet San Jose
, puts it, "People come to the theater and typically know who they're sitting next to.
We are learning it with Luigi Bonino, who was Petit's assistant, and Jose Manuel Carreno is letting us use the corps of his Ballet San Jose
On April 21, during a tribute at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, principal dancer Karen Gabay stepped onto the stage for the last time with her colleagues from Ballet San Jose
At Ballet San Jose
, beloved prima Karen Gabay will amp up the Nutcracker character's backstory in her first full-length ballet--in which she hopes to perform, as she has done for 30-plus years.
As part of the company's new artistic partnership with ABT, Ballet San Jose
has access to the ABT repertoire and coaching staff, and the BSJ school faculty will become certified in ABT's National Training Curriculum.
Last year we treated people from the touring show In the Heights and several dancers from Ballet San Jose