Steven Melendez named Artistic Director

 Steven Melendez named Artistic Director

Monday April 11, 2022

New York Theatre Ballet will welcome its new Artistic Director Steven Melendez and honor the legacy of company founder Diana Byer at Legacy and Future, a benefit evening celebrating NYTB on Wednesday evening, May 4, 7:00 P.M. at Florence Gould Hall in New York City.

The evening will honor the legacy of Diana Byer, founder and Artistic Director of NYTB, as she passes the torch to incoming Artistic Director Steven Melendez. Legacy and Future will be highlighted by the World Premieres of Sir Richard Alston’s Bewildered set to music by Igor Stravinsky, and James Whiteside’s Mamborama, set to music by Tito Puente.

Benefit co-chairs include Jessica Golden and Scott Lippstreu, Lauren Redniss and Jody Rosen, Minna Rhee and Justin Orlando, and Joanne Tucker and Adam Driver. Tickets, starting at $250, include a post-performance cocktail party. All proceeds benefit NYTB and the LIFT community service program. For more information, contact Cathy Einhorn at

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