Ballaro Dance will present a summer series featuring dance in outdoor spaces in five cities across New York State and Connecticut: Manhattan, Brockport, Buffalo, Sandy Hook, and Oyster Bay. Set in unique places (like community gardens, roof tops, and farms) the dancers will first interact with each space through "site-specific" performances, then share a traditional concert of works on stage.


The Company will present a few of their "greatest hits" including audience favorites: Jazz For Six, a fun, care-free ensemble work exploring musicality and gesture, and Stairway To Nowhere, a quirky solo composed of acrobatic feats of flexibility and power, paired with serpent-like characterization. Several other new dances will round out the repertory engaging audiences of all ages through the Company's energized approach to modern dance. Open Air will also feature Boston-based cellist, Rob Bethel, playing live throughout the series. 


Here's the full line-up of performances where you can SEE us in action:



Brockport, NY: SUNY Brockport, Alumni House Community Garden & Strasser Studio

Saturday, August 24  | 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Site-Specific Wine Reception and Performance 


Read more about the event HERE! 



Buffalo, NY: Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts

Sunday, August 25  |  12:45pm - 1:30pm on the St. James Stage

Free Admission, Outdoor Performance 



Sandy Hook, CT: Appleberry Farm 

Saturday, September 7  |  5:00pm - 9:00pm 

TICKETS are now on sale for our Season Gala!

As a thank you to audience members who attend other performances in our Open Air series in both Manhattan and Brockport,

please use DISCOUNT CODE ("Manhattan" or "Brockport") to save $10 off your Gala ticket purchase!



Oyster Bay, NY: Orkestai Farm 

Saturday, September 14  |  4:00pm - 7:00pm, Performance at 6:15pm

In Collaboration with Orkestai Farm's Fall Festival




Company Class Schedule

Friday, August 23   |   4:30pm - 6:00pm

Buffalo, NY 

Saturday, August 24   |   11:30am - 1:00pm

Brockport, NY


RSVP to register to MOVE with us in the studio!



A huge THANK YOU to one of our

2019 Season Corporate Partners,

Scarlett Real Estate! 


We appreciate your support and love from down in Charlotte, NC as we prepare for our Open Air performances this summer!




Ballaro Dance is a New York City based modern dance company performing the work of Marisa f. Ballaro.


The dances are about physical space, music, and time. Small gestures are brought to life while making meaning through storytelling.