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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S NEW YORK
SUMMER INTENSIVE FINAL PERFORMANCES
SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, JULY 29, 12 P.M. AND 4 P.M.,
AT FRANK SINATRA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

 
7/6/2011 - Final performances for American Ballet Theatre’s New York Summer Intensive Program are scheduled for Friday, July 29, 2011 at 12 P.M. and 4 P.M. at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, New York. The performances mark the conclusion of ABT’s 16th annual New York Summer Intensive, a five-week training program for dancers ages 12 to 22.

Summer Intensive students will perform selections from Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Coppélia, Giselle, and Le Corsaire, as well as an excerpt from Alexei Ratmansky’s The Bright Stream. Additionally, original choreography by Erika Pujic, Adrienne Hurd, Joe Istre, Leslie Browne and Brian Reeder will be featured.

Participants in American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensives are chosen through a cross-country audition tour sponsored by Freed of London, Ltd. This year, more than 4,000 students auditioned in 22 cities across the United States. ABT’s 2011 Summer Intensives will reach over 1100 participants in New York City and through satellite programs in Michigan, Alabama, Texas and California.

250 students are currently participating in the 2011 New York Summer Intensive. The annual program at ABT’s New York City studios is a comprehensive course that begins with daily ballet technique class and includes specialized classes in pointe work, partnering, choreography, jazz, character dance, modern dance, musical theater, Pilates and yoga for young dancers. To complement the dancers’ training, lectures are offered on injury prevention, nutrition and dance history.

Under the direction of Melissa Allen Bowman, the 2011 New York Summer Intensive Program incorporates a faculty of ABT alumni, members of ABT’s Artistic Staff and renowned teachers, including Kevin McKenzie, Franco De Vita, Wes Chapman, Kate Lydon, Ethan Brown, Leslie Browne, Harriet Clark, Olga Dvorovenko, Brian Reeder, Lupe Serrano, David Howard and Rosanna Seravalli.

Scünci is the Official Hair Accessory of the ABT Summer Intensive.

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts is located at 35-12 35th Avenue in Astoria, New York. For detailed directions, please visit http://www.franksinatraschoolofthearts.org. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children and students and will go on sale to the public on Friday, July 29 at 11 A.M. in the theatre lobby. For more information, please call the Summer Intensive Hotline at 212.477.3030, ext. 3416 or email summerintensive@abt.org. Please visit www.abt.org for more information.