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November 13, 2015

ABT Dancers to be Featured on TV's JEOPARDY!, Tuesday, November 17, 2015

James Whiteside and Gillian Murphy (top) and Cory Stearns on set at JEOPARDY!'s ABT shoot last February.

For the second time this year, dancers from American Ballet Theatre will be featured in a special ballet category on the television quiz show JEOPARDY!.  On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, in a category entitled “Tough Ballet,” ABT Company members will demonstrate iconic excerpts from its repertoire and read the accompanying clues.

The JEOPARDY! crew traveled to ABT’s New York City rehearsal studios last February to film footage for the category with Principal Dancers Gillian Murphy and Cory Stearns, Soloists Sarah Lane and Craig Salstein and corps de ballet member Blaine Hoven. This will be American Ballet Theatre’s second appearance on JEOPARDY!; last May, ABT dancers presented clues in a category dedicated to the Company’s 75th Anniversary.

JEOPARDY!, America’s Favorite Quiz Show®, and its host, Alex Trebek, are in their 32nd season in syndication. The top-ranked quiz show, with 26 million viewers each week, JEOPARDY! holds the Guinness World Records® title for the most Emmy® Awards won by a TV game show (32 Emmys), including the 2015 Emmy® for Outstanding Game Show. In 2014, JEOPARDY! won the inaugural Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Writing for a Quiz and Audience Participation Show; it is also the recipient of a 2011 Peabody Award. JEOPARDY! is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company; it is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Television International, both units of CBS Corp. For more information, please visit

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