Every dancer dreams of performing on the stage of New York's Metropolitan Opera House. For 80 sophomores from Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens, that dream is about to come true.
For the past eight years, American Ballet Theatre's "Make a Ballet" outreach program has given Frank Sinatra dance students a chance to choreograph, perform, design and produce a performance. This year's show will feature original ballets (created with the help of choreographer Jessica Lang) inspired by the music of Philip Glass. You can catch the students in action May 2 and 3 at 7 pm.
The real fun comes on May 23, when all four of ABT's "Make a Ballet" schools—PS 1, PS 20, Waterside and Frank Sinatra—perform in ABT's "Young People's Ballet Workshop," presented on the Met stage. Each school has used different composers as their sources of inspiration, and all will come together to show what they created.