The American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School aims
to provide the highest quality ballet training, consistent with
the stylistic requirements of American Ballet Theatre, and to provide
dancers with a rich knowledge of classical technique and the ability
to adapt to all styles and techniques of dance. The curriculum of
the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School is ABT's National Training
Curriculum, which combines scientific principles with elements from
the classic French, Italian and Russian schools of training.
The ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School serves approximately 300
students and encompasses a Pre-Professional
Division for dancers ages 12-18 and a Children's
Division for dancers ages 3-12. Classes include classical ballet
technique, pointe, partnering, men's class, character, modern technique,
variations and Pilates. In addition, students participate in the
ABT JKO School Wellness Lecture Series, designed to educate students
and their parents on subjects facing aspiring professional dancers.
Alumni of the ABT JKO School have gone on to join many prestigious
ballet companies including American Ballet Theatre, BalletMet
Columbus, Alberta Ballet, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet,
The Juilliard School and more.
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