A dance institution for more than half a century, American
Ballet Theatre is justifiably proud of its 65-year history.
Since its founding in 1939, ABT has presented works from
some of the world's finest choreographers and performers,
works that have maintained the greatest traditions of classical
ballet, as well as works that have expanded the artistic
boundaries of contemporary dance.
The following pages are designed to celebrate this rich
history, as well as provide an invaluable resource of information
about the vital ballet tradition American Ballet Theatre
strives continuously to uphold. Whether you are interested
in broadening your understanding of basic ballet terms,
finding out more about ABT's vast repertoire, or getting
the latest news, ABT's Library has all you need, right at