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February News & Updates

from Buffalo's world-class ballet conservatory and company

In a hurry? Scroll to the bottom of the newsletter for the Ballet Bulletin for quick updates. 
[pictured NYS Assemblyman Sean Ryan (center) with Neglia Ballet Board Members]

Ribbon Cutting - Grand Opening

It's been exactly one year since we launched this dream of a new and state-of-the-art studio space. With so much support from individuals, corporations and foundations, our dream is now a reality.

We officially "cut the ribbon" on Saturday January 28, 2017. We thank everyone for their support and efforts and patience while we adorned the studios with mirrors, barres, and artwork. It feels like home now!

Check out our YouTube video to see how far we've come: A Lot Can Happen in A Year

See photo album on Facebook of our new finished spaces.
Donor Wall
Our director portraits are now permanently featured in our waiting room (thank you Rigidized Metals). But there's plenty of room on the yet-to-be-designed donor wall. Simply call or email us with your Capital Campaign pledge today. Thank you!

Capital Campaign Update

We've entered Phase 2 of our Capital Campaign - running until the end 2017. Our pressing needs are benches and cubbies in the dressing rooms for our students, and Nutcracker costumes and setsRead more about the campaign and how to help. Every donation helps!

February Spotlight: Gene Witkowski

(Photo "Richardson Complex - Little Planets series" courtesy of Gene Witkowski)

For many years, Gene Witkowski and his camera have been a fixture at Neglia Ballet. You’ve probably seen his photographs of ballet dancers during The Nutcracker and Baba Yaga and at end of the year performances. Four of his beautiful pieces are now adorning our Conservatory waiting area walls. But how did Gene get his start in photography and how did he originally connect with Neglia Ballet?

What began with a failed photo of the moon as a teenager, launched into a lifetime of exploring and mastering photography - through various methods and an array of subjects.

We invite you to check out our online story about Gene, complete with photographs from throughout his career.
Couples Yoga - for Valentine's Day

Monday, February 13 from 7-8pm

To celebrate LOVE in all it's forms, come to Bonnie's couples yoga class
Why focus on the cliche of romantic dinner, roses and chocolates? Instead embrace your love by moving in sync with each other, breathing the same breathe, and creating an intimacy that will far outlast candy and flowers. 

You will be uniting your mind, body and spirit with your partner. By syncing breathe and movement you will gain more strength and flexibility while deepening your relationship. 

Expect smiles, laughs and joy! 
  • $50 per couple
  • No experience is necessary.
  • Do not eat for 1 - 2 hours before class
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Bring a water bottle and mat (if you don't have a mat I will provide one)

Spaces are limited and registration is required. Email to register or for more information.

Check our website and Facebook for other Adult Wellness Classes.
This month Sergio Neglia is away touring and teaching in Argentina. He'll be in 4 cities Gualeguaychú, Buenos Aires, Rosario and Córdoba working on partnerships and drawing international students for our Summer Intensives.
While he's away, please welcome 2 Neglia Ballet guest artist instructors: Sherri Campagni and Stephani Foraker. Sherri is from Tawn Marie's Dance Center in Syracuse and Stephani comes to us from The Royal Academy of Ballet in Buffalo. 
Registration is now OPEN for Summer Intensives. Our 5-week program runs June 26 - July 28 for dancers ages 10 and up. Our 2-week workshop runs July 17 - 28 for ages 8-12. Read more... Stay tuned for dates for Boys Dance Too - a FREE intro workshop for local boys who are interested in learning about dance.
Apply today for Summer Intensives
Registration is now OPEN for Storytime Explorers - a fun camp for girls and boys ages 4-8, July 31 - August 4. Campers will read, create and perform, all the while using their imaginations and making friends. Referral discount available. Read more...
Register Now for Storytime

Open Enrollment

Classes are available for ages 3 and up for boys, girls and adults. With 3 studios, our Conservatory schedule has expanded to include new youth and adult wellness classes.

Look at the schedule and class offerings and register online to reserve your child's spot in class.
Register Now for Classes

Questions? Email us at or
call (716) 447-0401

Neglia's Ballet Bulletin

Quick updates for those who need the speedy version
February News . . . 
Ongoing . . . 
  • Registration for Summer Intensives - June 26 - July 28
  • Registration for Storytime Explorers - July 31 - August 4
  • Open Registration continues for classes for ages 3 - adult.
  • Adult Wellness Classes including YOGA & Pilates/Floor Barre.
  • Capital Campaign - Phase 2 - Help us BUILD BALLET IN BUFFALO
Coming Up . . . 
  • Dancing To Live - Thursday, May 18, 2017
  • End of Year Conservatory Show  - Sunday, June 4, 2017
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