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American Ballet Theatre
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School

 
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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American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School