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ABT at School
Residency Programs

American Ballet Theatre proudly offers world-class artist-in-residency programs to schools in New York City and across the country. We are capable of serving grades K-12, and programs are tailored to suit each school's needs. All residencies are accompanied by complimentary tickets for students and chaperones to see an ABT or ABT Studio Company performance.


Dance Making Residency

Students work with an ABT Teaching Artist to learn dance concepts and apply them to a piece of ABT repertory, or to a curricular theme chosen collaboratively by the school and ABT. This program requires a minimum of 2 sessions. A residency of 5 or more sessions allows for the program to culminate in a student showing for peers.


Choreographic Residency

Students work with an ABT Teaching Artist to learn choreographic techniques and processes and apply them to a piece of ABT repertory, or to a theme chosen collaboratively by the school and ABT. These residencies encourage creative problem solving in small group settings and the development of dance literacy, as students work to master their own interpretations of the chosen ballet or material. Minimum of 5 sessions.


Design Residency

Students work with an ABT Design Teaching Artist to explore costumes and/or scenic design elements specific to a chosen performance. Design concepts will be linked to the performance students attend, though the designs themselves will be informed by each school's needs. This program is ideal for schools looking to enhance their existing dance or drama program, or as an addendum to an ABT dance residency. Minimum of 2 sessions.

 

For more information, please contact Amanda Tomera, ABT Education Associate:
(212) 477-3030 ext. 1173 | schoolprograms@abt.org