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

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

 

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 (Company Pianist & Music Director)

Company Pianist and Music Director
Joined NYTB in 2010
From Christiansburg, VA Details

 
Elena Zahlmann

Elena Zahlmann (Associate Artistic Director/Dancer)

Joined NYTB in 2000
From Brick, NJ

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Dancers


 

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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Giulia Faria

Giulia Faria

Joined NYTB in 2015
From Queens, NY Details

 
Genaro Frieire

Genaro Frieire

Joined NYTB in 2018
From Guayaquil, Ecuador Details

 
Alicia Goytizolo

Alicia Goytizolo

Joined NYTB in 2018
From Pompano, FL Details

 
Alonso Guzman

Alonso Guzman

Joined NYTB in 2018
From Puerto Rico Details

 
Carmella Lauer

Carmella Lauer

Joined NYTB in 2006
From Flagstaff, AZ

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Mónica  Lima

Mónica Lima (Apprentice)

Joined NYTB in 2016
From Lisbon, Portugal
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Dawn Gierling Milatin

Dawn Gierling Milatin

Joined NYTB in 2017
From Melbourne, FL Details

 
Amanda Treiber

Amanda Treiber

Joined NYTB in 2008
From Jacksonville, FL

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Sean Stewart

Sean Stewart

Joined NYTB in 2018 Details

 
Erez Milatin

Erez Milatin

 Joined NYTB in 2017
From Mishmar Hashiv’a, Israel Details