Associate Artistic Director/Dancer
Elena Zahlmann is a Principal Dancer and Associate Artistic Director of New York Theatre Ballet, where she is featured in ballets by master choreographers Frederick Ashton, Agnes de Mille, José Límon, Jerome Robbins, and Antony Tudor. She has originated roles in the works of Richard Alston, Nicolo Fonte, Matthew Neenan, & Pam Tanowitz. She has appeared with NYTB and The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, featured in tributes to Rogers & Hammerstein and Lerner & Lowe, and their holiday concerts, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, Holiday Follies, and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, assisting choreographer Liza Gennaro. Zahlmann has been the stager and répétiteur of A Charlie Brown Christmas-LIVE! for the San Francisco Symphony since 2014. She has danced soloist roles from Oklahoma! and The King & I in regional theaters; and has been a guest artist with David Parker's The Bang Group, Mabou Mines, and David Gordon's Pick Up Performance Company. She has taught master classes of Agnes de Mille repertory for American Dance Machine for the 21st Century at Steps on Broadway; and is on faculty at the School of New York Theatre Ballet, the official training academy of NYTB.