Brighton Ballet Theater

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Brighton Ballet Theater (BBT | The School of Russian American Ballet) is a not-for-profit dance organization. Established in 1987, it is situated in Manhattan Beach area of Brooklyn and located on the campus of Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York.


Three hundred students are enrolled and an additional five hundred students participate through programs in the New York City public schools. BBT instructors are professionally trained dancers who studied in Russian, Ukrainian, or American institutions. In addition, the instructors have performing, teaching and choreographing experience at ballet companies of the former Soviet Union, and USA.

Each year Brighton Ballet Theater holds two large-scale productions and countless presentations at various special events in the Tri-state area. The school hosts the Annual Children's Festival "The World of Dance" and performances of The Nutcracker (VIDEO) at the Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center.

The BBT/School of Russian American Ballet also has a Summer Intensive Dance Program held in June through August of every year.

Selected productions[edit]

  • Carlson who lives on the Roof, 1992
  • Les Sylphides, 1993, and 1999
  • In the Snow Queen Kingdom, 1993
  • Classical Symphony, 1997
  • Grand Pas from the Paquita, 1997
  • Excerpts from the ballet: The Sleeping Beauty 1998
  • Excerpts from the ballet Coppélia, 2000
  • The Four Seasons, 2002
  • The Radish, 2002 - VIDEO
  • The Nanny's Story, 2003 - VIDEO
  • The Ugly Duckling, 2004 - VIDEO
  • Sunrise, 2005 - VIDEO
  • Orchestra, 2006
  • Aria, 2007
  • "The Kingdom of the Shades" from Petipa's ballet La Bayadère, 2008
  • Grand Pas Classique from ballet Paquita, 2008
  • Winter Holiday Concert at Kingsborough, 2008
  • The Sunrise, 2009
  • The Four Seasons, 2009
  • The Enormous Turnip, 2009
  • The Ugly Duckling, 2010
  • The Four Seasons (Vivaldi), 2011
  • The White Swans, 2011
  • Déjà Vu (Bach), 2011
  • BBT's Tribute Honoring Igor Moiseyev, 2011
  • Excerpts from ballet "Paquita" by Ludwig Minkus, 2012
  • Divertissement from the 3rd act of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake", 2012
  • "The Kingdom of the Shades" from Petipa's ballet La Bayadère, 2012
  • Chopiniana, 2013
  • “Dream” Scene from ballet “Don Quixote”, 2013
  • Excerpts from Tchaikovsky's "The Sleeping Beauty", 2014
  • The Giant Turnip, 2014
  • The Four Seasons by A. Vivaldi, 2014
  • Excerpts from ballet "Paquita", 2015
  • “Coming to America” Special, 2015
  • Excerpts from ballet “Swan Lake”, 2015
  • The Sunrise, 2015
  • The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns (Excerpts), 2015


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