—Maria Calegari and Bart Cook, former New York City Ballet principal dancers, have opened the CaleCo Ballet Studio in North Salem, NY. www.calecoballetstudio.com
—The Festival Ballet Providence Center for Dance Education, under the leadership of school director Mary Ann Mayer and artistic director Mihailo Djuric, opens two satellite locations in Rumford and East Greenwich, RI, this fall. www.festivalballet.com
—Gibney Dance Center opened in New York City in September. Housing the former Studio 5-2 that Gina Gibney Dance operated for 20 years, the new space will allow Gibney to generate special creative programs as well as offer workshops, classes, residencies and rehearsal space. www.ginagibneydance.org
—The Fokine School of Ballet in Ridgewood, NJ, is closing its doors after 56 years. Founder Irine Fokine, niece of Michel Fokine and daughter of Alexandra Fedorova,
produced 52 Nutcrackers throughout the school’s history.
Photo courtesy of Gibney Dance Center