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Everyone at Empire State Youth Orchestra was devastated at the news that our dear friend and outstanding music educator, Monica Roach, suffered a stroke on April 21. One of the Capital Region's most beloved cellists, composers, and teachers, Monica has devoted her life to music and to nurturing the next generation of musicians. It was Monica's vision that helped launch ESYO's first outreach program, City Instruments, providing free private lessons to children who could not otherwise afford them. Over the past two decades, Monica has offered the gift of music to hundreds of children, encouraging their talent, and helping them grow into outstanding young men and women. Monica's students look to her not just for musical guidance, but for advice on how to overcome life's challenges, how to succeed in school, and, most importantly, how to feel good about themselves. Monica's unwavering faith, her contagious sense of humor, and optimism have served as inspiration to all who know her.
Monica is on her way to recovery, but this will be a long and difficult road. As heartbreaking as it is, it could be some time before she is able to play again. She is already eager to work her way toward that goal, but the income she earns from her music will be hard lost. ESYO is doing all we can to lessen that burden, but it will only go so far.
Many have asked how they can help, and how they can best support her husband Michael, and their two children (both awesome ESYO musicians!). In response, ESYO has established a fund to assist Monica's family through this very difficult time. Every dollar raised on this page will go directly to Monica and her family to help pay for medical bills and support her recovery.
To make a financial contribution to Monica and her family, click here.
You are welcome to include a note for Monica in the donation form, and we will be sure to pass it along to her.
Please forward this message to friends of Monica.
Nutcracker 2016 photos are now available from Joe Mulone!
1. Visit http://www.joemulonephotography.com
2. Go to the tab on the home page "PURCHASE PHOTOS"
3. "Click on this link" a new page will load. You will see Nutcracker 2016 on the left side of the page.
4. Click on "Nutcracker 2016" you will see a folder for each show.
Northeast Ballet Company Remembers a Friend
Northeast Ballet Company remembers Ms. Elizabeth Harr. Ms. Harr was a dear friend and supporter of the Company. Ms. Harr was one of our readers for The Nutcracker Tea at Saratoga's Hall of Springs. We will miss her terribly. Information about her life and services can be found here. Services will be held THIS SATURDAY, May 20 at 11:00 am at the Greenridge Cemetery in Saratoga Springs.
Nutcracker 2016 photos are now available from NEB Photographer, Dave Clark!
Click on ALL PHOTOGRAPHS the first password is garden
Click on the last gallery labeled 2016 NEBC Nutcracker Performance
the password is combes
Northeast Ballet Company dancers Lucas Rodriguez and Samantha Percy perform at CBS 6's Annual Melodies of Christmas at Proctors Theater
Click HERE to check out the article written by The Daily Gazette reviewing our Nutcracker Performance!
SPAC's Nutcracker Tea at Saratoga's Hall of Springs!
Photographs copyright and courtesy of Dave Clark Imaging
Miss Myers and Staff Members attend An American in Paris at Proctors!
Miss Myers, Miss Fitzy, Miss Alie, and Mr. Lucas accepted a special invitation to attend a dress rehearsal from An American in Paris at Proctors Theater. While there, they met famed Director and Choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon, and cast member Barton Cowperthwaite! They even snagged a picture in front of Northeast Ballet's Nutcracker poster!
Miss Myers with New York City Ballet Principal Dancer and Choreographer, Miss Lauren Lovette!
Miss Myers traveled to NYC to see Miss Lovette's debut work for New York City Ballet, titled "For Clara".
Northeast Ballet Company dancers Lucas Rodriguez and Michela Semenza represent the company at Ed Lewi's star dedication at SPAC!
Dancers accompany Ms. Marcia White as she accepts her Star at SPAC!
Dancers from Northeast Ballet Company welcome guests to SPAC's 50th Anniversary Gala!
Photos: The Times Union
Dancers from Northeast Ballet represent the Company at SPAC's Family Night!
July 22, 2016
Tara Sweeney, NEB's 2015 "Clara", was chosen to dance with New York City Ballet during their 2016 SPAC Residency in A Midsummer's Night Dream!
Northeast Ballet Company Alumnus Richard Gatta, Broadway Performer!
Northeast Ballet Company at 2016 Before and Beyond Performance
April 15, 2016
copyright 2016 dave clark imaging
Go behind the scenes with the Northeast Ballet Company featuring Myers Ballet School as they prepare for their annual Nutcracker.