New Ballet. New Music. New Ideas.
Arch Contemporary Ballet was founded with a bold spirit and innovative vision to create new ballet, new music, and new ideas for an inclusive 21st century audience.
All of ACB’s works are choreographed and completed in silence. Commissioned artists then create original music scores specifically for each repertoire program.
ACB challenges classicism by taking a cutting-edge approach to partnering. Along with male artists, women are often paired together on pointe as partners.
Read more about Arch for Autism, our initiative dedicated to bringing Autism Friendly performances to the stage.
Arch Contemporary Ballet continues to support, sustain, and further the creative process of Sheena Annalise's repertoire and bring innovation to the world of ballet. Since being founded in 2013, ACB has grown immensely to a national scale reaching thousands of audience members. We rely on contributions from our patrons and corporate sponsors to ensure the livelihood of our current performance repertoire, future endeavors, and our community outreach program Arch for Autism. All donations to ACB are tax-deductible, join us today.
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Dancer Informa Magazine Improvisation: It’s all inside Read the Full Article here —–> There’s an arguably witty, yet wise response out there to the dismissive “My kid could draw that!” – “Well, he/she didn’t.” This is partly a pointing out of how “expressionist” artists, whose work at first might not seem to take much skill, were[…]
Arch Contemporary Ballet: The ‘pointe’ of motion Sheen Center, New York, New York. August 13, 2017. Read the full review here —> There’s a certain stereotype of dancers as people who stay quiet, do what they’re told and play by the rules. Yet when it comes time for creating and innovating, in order to truly[…]
Read the full article here —–> The Unity of Art: Arch Contemporary Ballet’s ‘Hues of Memory’ By Kathryn Boland of Dance Informa. The Davenport Theatre, New York, New York. May 30, 2017. It might be a grand claim, but nothing can unify quite like art can. 1940s Hollywood musicals, for example, offered light-hearted and authentic joy to a[…]
Read the full review here. April 18th, 2017 – James Martin I’ve seen many dance companies through my time as a professor/director of Music and resident of New York City for decades, but I was blown away two weekends ago by a rising, ingenuous and brilliant choreographer, Sheena Annalise and her growingly recognizable company Arch Contemporary Ballet.[…]