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New York City Ballet Dancers Featured in New Work by Avi Scher


A performance of Avi Scher’s new pas de deux for New York City Ballet dancers Ana Sophia Scheller and David Prottas will premiere as part of the Young Choreographers Showcase on November 14 at 8 p.m.

Ana Sophia Scheller and David Prottas rehearse new pas de deux. (Photo courtesy Oberon’s Grove)

The showcase will be held at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, 248 West 60th Street, New York City, and also features new works by Emery LeCrone, Justin Peck, Ja’Malik, and Zalman Grinberg. Tickets are available at SmartTix.

Scher, 26, trained at the School of American Ballet and has appeared with 11 ballet companies, including Joffrey Ballet, Washington Ballet, Ballet British Columbia, and Los Angeles Ballet. His first commission as a choreographer came at age 18, creating Jouons for the ABT Studio Company in 2002. He started his own project company Avi Scher & Dancers, in 2009 with performances at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the Kennedy Center, and a New York season at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. Ballet West, Sacramento Ballet, San Francisco Ballet School, and Miami City Ballet have danced his works

Also, at noon November 19, two short works by Scher, as well as pieces by LeCrone, Ja’Malik, and John Mark Owen, will be featured in a free performance at the 92nd Street Y. For more information on Scher, visit


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