NYCB dancers in NY Export: Opus Jazz


After retiring from dancing, Ellen became the Director of Media Projects for New York City Ballet, where she has developed and produced over 50 short documentaries with some of NYC’s most promising young filmmakers. In 2014, Ellen produced her first feature length documentary, BALLET 422, directed by Jody Lee Lipes and featuring NYC Ballet. BALLET 422 premiered in competition at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and has been acquired by Magnolia Pictures. Ellen serves as a member of the Advisory Committee of non-profit advocacy group Dance/NYC, and the Advisory Board of NYU Tisch’s Dance & New Media Program.


Tribeca Film Festival Presents World Premiere Documentary: Ballet 422

Ellen Bar, Tiler Peck, Justin Peck, Jody Lee Lipes, Sterling Hyltin, Anna Rose Holmer, and Amar Ramasar attend the “Ballet 422” Premiere during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theater on April 19, 2014 in New York City.


Tiler Peck’s “Screen Test” – directed by Ellen Bar

Columbia University article

Time Out interview with Ellen

Dance In America: NY Export: Opus Jazz Interview with Creators Ellen Bar and Sean Suozzi

Ellen Bar: The Making of NY Export/Opus Jazz

Magnolia Pictures picks up “Ballet 422″

Opus Jazz website

Go Inside the NYCB in “BALLET 422″

Tribeca Film Review: ‘Ballet 422’