Contemporary Ballet Company and Studio Opens in N.J.

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A new contemporary ballet company and educational studio, lustigdancetheatre, has found a home at 80 Albany Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Lustigdancetheatre makes its home in New Brunswick. (Photo courtesy lustigdancetheatre)

The dance organization includes a 10-member professional troupe that performs a repertoire of works by Graham Lustig, artistic director, plus the LDT Dance and Wellness Studio. Student classes are offered in ballet, pointe, contemporary, hip-hop, Afro-Caribbean, tap, creative dance, and Pilates. Adult and wellness classes include beginner ballroom, Latin fusion, ballet, Pilates, yoga, Afro-Caribbean, Zumba, and Israeli folk dancing.

Director Lustig danced with the Dutch National Ballet and the Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet before embarking on a freelance choreographic career that has encompassed more than 60 works for companies such as Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Ballet West, Northern Ballet Theatre, Hong Kong Ballet, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, and the Sacramento Ballet.

In 1999 he was appointed artistic director of the American Repertory Ballet in New Brunswick and its affiliated school, the Princeton Ballet School, expanding education and outreach programs and choreographing 11 new works for ARB.

In 2003, Lustig was invited to become a charter member of the Artists Council for Americans for the Arts in Washington, DC. He serves on the advisory boards of the Princeton Festival and the Terpsichore Theatre of Dance and has served as a panelist for the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and numerous times for the National Endowment for the Arts. He has also served as part-time artistic director of the Oakland Ballet Company.

Visit www.lustigdancetheatre.org or call 732.246.7300 for further information.

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