Misty Copeland and Joseph Gorak in
Romeo and Juliet.
Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.
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Ballet Theatre Foundation, Inc.
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ABT's Main Company is a touring component of approximately 120 people:
80 dancers, tech crew of 20, artistic staff of nine, music staff of
eight and administrative staff of three. The Company performs evenings
of mixed repertoire and full-length ballets to live orchestra. The
Company is generally booked for a minimum of one week; however, under
certain circumstances ABT will consider split-week engagements. The
ABT repertoire ranges from the classics to modern masters.The repertoire
available for tour is dictated by repertoire being performed that
given season at the David H. Koch Theater and/or the Metropolitan Opera House in
ABT Studio Company
ABT Studio Company is a touring unit of 15 people: 12 dancers, one
artistic staff, one stage manager and one company manager. ABT Studio
Company tours in one-week increments that can consist of a variety
of services ranging from in-theatre performances to in-school performances
and lecture/demonstrations or any combination thereof. The repertoire
of ABT Studio Company leans towards contemporary ballet with some
excerpts of classical dance.
Young People's Ballet Workshops
ABT's Young People's Ballet Workshops are specially designed programs
for young audiences. Company members perform colorful excerpts from
ABT's repertoire. The educational commentary at the Young People's
Ballet Workshop includes interesting information on the repertoire
presented, as well as on dance technique, dance's cultural significance,
the history of ballet and technical aspects of dance production. They
are available as a residency activity when booking the Main Company.
Dance Scholars are available to come to your community to give lectures
on dance. They can be done in tandem with tour dates in the form of
pre-performance ABTalks, specially planned interviews and lectures
that will provide fascinating insights and anecdotes designed to enhance
every aspect of the ballet-going experience. They can also be arranged
independently of ABT performance dates and be used as a vehicle to
cultivate and educate your ballet audience.
Master Classes can be taught by company members and/or artistic staff
during an ABT residency. Master Classes provide an invaluable learning
opportunity for both dance professionals and beginning dance students,
as well as anyone interested in polishing their technique. They can
also be taught by engaging teaching artists through the Education