Company Biographies

 

Directors

Diana Byer

Diana Byer (Founder & Artistic Director)

Diana Byer has performed as a soloist with Les Grandes Ballets Canadians, Manhattan Festival Ballet, New York City Opera, and the Juilliard Ensemble. She received her principal dance training from Margaret Craske and Antony Tudor. Details

 
 

Choreographers

NYTB combines classic masterpieces with the modern sensibilities of established and up and coming choeographers of today. Works by the following choreographers are featured in current Legends & Visionaries programs.
 

Artistic Staff

Elena Zahlmann

Elena Zahlmann (Associate Artistic Director/Dancer)

Joined NYTB in 2000
From Brick, NJ

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Gillian Bradshaw-Smith (Set & Property Designer, Scenic Painter)

As a fine artist, Gillian showed her work in art galleries and museums, including the prestigious Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery. Her work in scenic design, principally for the ballet, started in 1990. Details

 
Michael Scales

Michael Scales (Music Director)

Michael is active as a collaborative pianist and chamber musician, as well as promoting and performing works by new composers. Details

 

Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan (Costume Designer)

Sylvia is the Resident Costume Designer of The Metropolitan Opera. In addition to opera, she has a special interest in dance design. Details

 
 

Dancers


 

Mónica  Lima

Mónica Lima (Apprentice)

Joined NYTB in 2016
From Lisbon, Portugal
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Carmella Lauer

Carmella Lauer

Joined NYTB in 2006
From Flagstaff, AZ

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Steven Melendez

Steven Melendez

Joined NYTB in 2000
From New York, NY

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Mayu Oguri

Mayu Oguri

Joined NYTB in 2012
From Kanagawa, Japan

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Joshua Andino-Nieto

Joshua Andino-Nieto

Joined NYTB in 2010
From Stuttgart, Germany

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Alexis Branagan

Alexis Branagan

Joined NYTB in 2012
From Roselle Park, NJ

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Amanda Treiber

Amanda Treiber

Joined NYTB in 2008
From Jacksonville, FL

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Mitchell Kilby

Mitchell Kilby

Joined NYTB in 2006
From Newcastle, Australia

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