Company Biographies

 

Directors

Steven Melendez

Steven Melendez (Artistic Director)

Steven Melendez was born in NYC and identified as a potential talent at age seven by Diana Byer during auditions for New York Theatre Ballet’s renowned LIFT program for underserved children living in NYC shelters and public housing. In 2001 Melendez joined New York Theatre Ballet as an apprentice and in 2006 was promoted to Principal. Details

 
Diana Byer

Diana Byer (Artistic Director Emerita, Director NYTB School)

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

 
 

Featured Choreographers

 
 

Artistic Staff

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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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


Dancer photos by Rachel Neville.
Charlotte Anub

Charlotte Anub

Joined NYTB in 2021
From New York, NY Details

 
Itzkan Barbosa

Itzkan Barbosa

Joined NYTB in 2022
From New York, NY  Details

 
Hannah Davis

Hannah Davis

Joined NYTB in 2022
From Westchester, NY Details

 
Julian Donahue

Julian Donahue

Joined NYTB in 2019  Details

 
Giulia Faria

Giulia Faria

Joined NYTB in 2015
From Queens, NY Details

 
Ethan Huffman

Ethan Huffman

Joined NYTB in 2022
From Hot Springs, AR Details

 
Jonathan Leonard

Jonathan Leonard

Joined NYTB in 2019
Boston, MA Details

 
Mónica  Lima

Mónica Lima

Joined NYTB in 2016
From Lisbon, Portugal
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Nathan Rommel

Nathan Rommel

Joined NYTB in 2022
From Overland Park, KS Details

 
Sarah Stafford

Sarah Stafford

Joined NYTB in 2022
From Charlotte, NC Details

 
Amanda Treiber

Amanda Treiber

Joined NYTB in 2008
From Jacksonville, FL

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