OPEN ALIGN 4 – Every Sunday starting Feb 26th @ 9:45 – 10:45AM – @ Battery Dance w/Hannah Button.
TRY US OUT! New students may use promocode “tryalign” to receieve a complimentary single first class credit.

ALIGN 4 students should know the basics of a classical barre and center. This will be a simple class focusing on fundamentals, not complex choreography. TRY US OUT

We are searching for more space in NYC to hold more beginner workshops. Please check back.

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Battery’s home is a 125-year-old loft building with a stone façade in the Italian fashion. It sits on the Northeast corner of Broadway & White Street, two blocks South of Canal Street. It can be easily recognized by the store BLUES that occupies the ground floor of the building and has ample signage. Our office and studios are located on the 5th floor (ring buzzer #5).

Battery Dance
380 Broadway, 5th Floor (corner of Broadway and White Street)
New York, NY 10013-3518
Tel: (212) 219-3910


Hannah Button grew up in Syracuse, New York and began her classical dance studies at an early age, under the direction of Deborah Boughton at Center Of Ballet and Dance Arts. Hannah received a scholarship to attend Interlochen Arts Academy her senior year of high school, where she graduated with the Presidential Artistic Award. She then furthered her studies with the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase where she received her BFA. During her studies, hannah performed works by George Balanchine, Bill T. Jones, and Jessica Lang. Hannah was selected to train abroad for a semester at Codarts Rotterdam Arts Academy, where she worked with dancers from Scapino Ballet and NDT. In 2012, she was chosen to perform works in Taipei, Taiwan by Stephen Petronio and Lar Lubovitch. Upon graduation, Hannah has worked with several choreographers and companies such as Bill T. Jones, The Kevin Wynn Collective, Ori Flomin, Michael James New York, and Loudhoundmovement. She has premiered several of her own works throughout the New York area and recently got back from working in Cape Town, South Africa, as a teacher, choreographer, performer, and collaborator. She continues to create with several artists, globally, while teaching and premiering her works. Hannah found her place back in New York City, and recently established B.U.M.P–Button Universal Movement Project. Hannah is very excited to resume teaching while being a part of Align Ballet Method.

The Align Ballet Method was founded in the heart of West Hollywood, CA by former ballet dancer Michael Cornell. ALIGN focuses on helping adults of all ages learn or return to authentic classical ballet training. We do not cut corners – we present you with authentic ballet training, but with compassion and an understanding that adult bodies are different than pre-professional teens. We work with your body individually, accepting your limitations and focusing on your strengths. Founder Michael Cornell had a 10 year personal training career in Hollwood prior to launching ALIGN. This is where he began to understand the adult body, and how to work with it in a way that could offer rapid-fire adult ballet training with modifications made for the way new adult dancers move and learn.

ALIGN has been featured by Pop Sugar, Daily Candy, and VOGUE! Michael Cornell’s training programs have been mentioned in Better Homes and Gardens, HEALTH, ANGELENO, and The New York Times. As a dancer he has been seen across two pages of Dance Magazine.


#1 – Franklin Street Station
Proceed East on Franklin Street to Broadway and North (left) to White Street (3 minute walk). Battery is located on the N/E corner of Broadway & White Street.

N / R / Q / #6 / J /  Z – Canal Street Station.
Exit at Broadway and Canal. Proceed 2 blocks South on Broadway to the N/E corner of Broadway & White Streets.

A / C / E – Canal Street Station
Exit train at southern end (front if a downtown train; rear if uptown). Ascend stairs; you will be at Walker and Avenue of the Americas; cross Walker Street and proceed along the side of the Tribeca Grand Hotel (red brick building on your left); to the next corner which is White Street. Turn East (left) on White; cross Church Street and walk 1 long block to Broadway.


#1 / #6 – Broadway and 5th Avenue bus marked South Ferry, tell driver to drop you at White Street and Broadway, the second stop after Canal.


Instruct driver to take you to 380 Broadway, N/E corner of Broadway and White Street, 2 blocks South of Canal.