Company Biographies

 

Directors

Diana Byer

Diana Byer (Founder & Artistic Director)

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 >

 
 

Choreographers

NYTB combines classic masterpieces with the modern sensibilities of established and up and coming choeographers of today. Works by the following choreographers are featured in current Legends & Visionaries programs.
 

Artistic Staff

Elena Zahlmann

Elena Zahlmann (Associate Artistic Director)

Joined NYTB in 2000
From Brick, NJ

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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 (Music Director)

Michael is active as a collaborative pianist and chamber musician, as well as promoting and performing works by new composers. Details >

 

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


 

Carlos Alonso

Carlos Alonso

Joined NYTB in 2016
From Madrid, Spain

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Mónica  Lima

Mónica Lima (Apprentice)

Joined NYTB in 2016
From Lisbon, Portugal
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Guyonn Auriau

Guyonn Auriau

Joined NYTB in 2016
From Paris, France

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Carmella Lauer

Carmella Lauer

Joined NYTB in 2006
From Flagstaff, AZ

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Steven Melendez

Steven Melendez

Joined NYTB in 2000
From New York, NY

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Mayu Oguri

Mayu Oguri

Joined NYTB in 2012
From Kanagawa, Japan

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Joshua Andino-Nieto

Joshua Andino-Nieto

Joined NYTB in 2010
From Stuttgart, Germany

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Alexis Branagan

Alexis Branagan

Joined NYTB in 2012
From Roselle Park, NJ

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Daniel  Salas

Daniel Salas

Joined NYTB in 2016
From Paso Robles, CA

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Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith

Joined NYTB in 2016
From Orange County, CA

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Amanda Treiber

Amanda Treiber

Joined NYTB in 2008
From Jacksonville, FL

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Stephen Campanella

Stephen Campanella

Joined NYTB 2011
From West Windsor, NJ

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Mitchell Kilby

Mitchell Kilby

Joined NYTB in 2006
From Newcastle, Australia

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