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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2005 SUMMER INTENSIVE NATIONAL AUDITION TOUR, JANUARY 8 TO FEBRUARY 21

 
12/9/2004 - American Ballet Theatreís 2005 Summer Intensive National Audition Tour dates and locations were announced today by John Meehan, Artistic Director of Education and Training. Open to dance students ages 12 to 22, the auditions for ABTís annual Summer Intensive training programs will take place in 21 cities nationwide, beginning January 8 in Austin, Texas and continuing through February 21, 2005.

Freed of London is the exclusive sponsor of the ABT National Audition Tour.

ABTís Summer Intensives will be held in New York City (June 20-July 29); Detroit, Michigan (June 27-July 22); Tuscaloosa, Alabama (June 26-July 16); Austin, Texas (July 11-August 5) and Costa Mesa, California (August 1-19). By auditioning in one of the 21 cities, male and female students who have achieved intermediate or advanced levels of ballet training are eligible for any of the Summer Intensive sites. Students over the age of 18 will be considered for the New York Summer Intensive only. Dancers ages 16 to 20 years old may also audition for American Ballet Theatreís Studio Company, a pre-professional company of 12 young dancers, by notifying ABT officials at the time of registration. A registration fee of $30 is required.

Directed by John Meehan, American Ballet Theaterís Summer Intensive is a comprehensive training program with an emphasis on classical technique. In addition to daily ballet class, curriculum may also include classes in partnering, pointe work, nutrition, acting, yoga, music, physical therapy, history, pilates and jazz, character and modern dance. The faculty for each Summer Intensive is made up of ABT artistic staff and alumni, as well as guest teachers and accomplished pianists. Distinguished teachers have included ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, Susan Jones, Johan Renvall, Cynthia Harvey, Marianna Tcherkassky, Lupe Serrano, Leslie Browne, Ted Kivitt, Magali Messac and Kirk Peterson.

A complete schedule of ABT Summer Intensive audition sites follows. For additional information, click here or call ABTís education office at 212-477-3030, Ext. 3416.





ABTís 2005 NATIONAL AUDITION TOUR


January 8
Saturday
Austin, TX
UT Theater & Dance
Winship Drama Bldg.
23rd St. at San Jacinto
(512) 232-5301
11am 12-14
1pm 15 and up
January 9
Sunday
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Ballet Academy of TX, Coppell
700 E. Sandy Lake Rd.
(972) 745-0199
11am 12-13
1pm 14-15
3:30pm 16 and up
January 15
Saturday
Birmingham, AL
AL School of Fine Arts
1800 Eighth Ave. North
(205) 252-9241

9:00 am 12-14
11:00 am 15 and up

January 15
Saturday
Tucson, AZ
Ballet Arts
200 S. Tucson Blvd.
(520) 623-3373
3:30pm 12-14
5pm 15 and up
January 16
Sunday
Washington, DC
American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD
1570 E. Jefferson St.
(301) 984-3003
10am 12-13
12pm 14-15
2pm 16 and up
January 16
Sunday
Anaheim, CA
Anaheim Ballet
280 E. Lincoln Ave.
(714) 520-0904
10am 12-13
1pm 14-15
3pm 16 and up
January 17
Monday
Los Angeles, CA
Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Culver City
3623 Hayden Ave.
(310) 280-9145
11am 12-13
1pm 14-15
3pm 16 and up
January 22
Saturday
Chicago, IL
Hubbard Street Dance
Lou Conte Dance Studio
1147 W. Jackson Blvd.
(312) 850-9766
11am 12-14
1pm 15 and up
January 23
Sunday
Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
2900 Liberty St.
(412) 281-6727
12pm 12-14
2pm 15 and up
January 29
Saturday
Miami, FL
New World School Dance Division
25 NE 2nd St., 8th Fl.
(305) 237-3341
11am 12-14
1pm 15 and up
January 30
Sunday
Boston, MA
Boston Ballet School
19 Clarendon St.
(617) 695-6950
1pm 12-14
3pm 15 and up
February 5
Saturday
Seattle, WA
Pacific Northwest Ballet
The Phelps Cemter
301 Mercer St.
(206) 441-2435
3pm 12-14
5pm 15 and up
February 5
Saturday
Atlanta, GA
Metropolitan Ballet, Alpharetta
11460 Maxwell Rd.
(678) 297-2800
10am 12-13
12pm 14-15
2pm 16 and up
February 6
Sunday
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Ballet
455 Franklin St.
(415) 861-5600
11am 12-13
1pm 14-15
3pm 16 and up
February 6
Sunday
Winston-Salem, NC
N.C. School of the Arts
1533 S. Main St.
(336) 770-3208
1pm 12-14
3pm 15 and up
February 12
Saturday &
February 13
Sunday
New York, NY
American Ballet Theatre
890 Broadway, 3rd Fl.
(212) 477-3030 x3416
12pm 12-14
3pm 15 and up
February 19
Saturday
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Ballet School
1601 Broadway
(816) 931-2232
12:30pm 12-14
2:30pm 15 and up
February 19
Saturday
Detroit, MI
Wayne State Univ. Ė Dept. of Dance
4841 Cass Ave.
3226 Old Main Bldg.
(313) 577-2143
10am 12-13
11:30am 14-15
1:30pm 16 and up
February 20
Sunday

Denver, CO
Academy of Colorado Ballet
1278 Lincoln St.
(303) 837-8888
11:00 am 12-14
1:00 pm 15 and up
February 20
Sunday
Cincinnati, OH
College-Conservatory of Music
University of Cincinnati
Corbett Center for the Performing Arts
Directions available at: www.ccm.uc.edu/admission/directions.pdf
11am 12-14
1pm 15 and up
February 21
Monday
Minneapolis, MN
Ballet Arts
528 Hennepin Ave.
(612) 340-1071
1pm 12-14
3pm 15 and up