New American Youth Ballet
Small classes, personal attention, and kind, positive, expert teaching make New American Youth Ballet the most caring and correct ballet experience in New York City. Our students learn in a creative professional environment that nurtures their talents.
Our program is expertly directed by Elizabeth Flores, who was voted 2008 Dance Teacher of the Year by Dance Teacher Magazine. She trained with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and Juilliard School of Music, and was previously head of Summer Dance at Ballet Academy East and Artistic Director of the Harkness Youth Ballet of the 92nd Street Y.
I cannot emphasize enough how much I admire and enthusiastically recommend Elizabeth Fernandez at both personal and professional levels. Her attention to detail is stunning….DirectorDalton After School Program
Elizabeth utilizes original songs to teach ballet in a delightful style that captures the attention and imagination of children of all ages.Managing Director, Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy
The Mary Poppins of Ballet!Managing Director, Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy
We so enjoyed the show—I’ve never been able to just sit and watch and it was just gorgeous! Really really beautiful! Thank you so much for putting that together—I don’t know how you do it! Anna was so enthralled and is ready to resume her ballet lessons.NAYB Parent
Dear Bonnie and Elizabeth, your Ballet production from beginning to end was a perfect emotional crescendo that gave yesterday’s event a perfect finale with the audience on their feet wanting more. The costumes, the choreography, the performers … all were a joy to behold.
I have seen Elizabeth’s work with children and I have been impressed and in awe of her skills. She possesses a special and sincere rapport with them that is rare in a person so young. She has the heart of a child and a trusted role model.Vice President Primetime CastingABC, E.C.
We moved to China and have been trying to find a ballet school like NAYB. There is nothing that compares! We miss you!Former NAYB Parent
Your shows just keep getting better and better and Sunday’s was outstanding! All the dancing was wonderful and the orchestra sounded great.NAYB Parent
Elizabeth is a winner!International Opera Medalist and Professor at Juilliard School of Music
Congratulations on Dance Teacher of the Year and your original CD recorded in Julliard School of Music, My Ballet Ballerina and Me, the editors pick!