Associate Artistic Director
Elena Zahlmann trained with Elisabeth Carroll at the Princeton Ballet School, and on full scholarship at the New Jersey Governor’s School of the Arts. Before joining NYTB, she was a member of American Repertory Ballet’s junior company. In addition to her principal roles with NYTB, Elena has danced soloist roles from Oklahoma! and The King & I at The Muny, Theater of the Stars, and the Reagle Theater. She has served as assistant to Gemze de Lappe and Diana Byer in the staging of the works of Agnes de Mille and Antony Tudor. She recently staged Liza Gennaro’s original choreography from A Charlie Brown Christmas at the San Francisco Symphony. Elena has twice been awarded the Byer Fellowship and is on faculty at Ballet School NY.