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April 5, 2018

ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School to Perform at NYU Skirball Center April 25-26, 2018

Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.

The American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School will appear at NYU Skirball Center in New York City, April 25-26, 2018. The ABT JKO School will give two performances, Wednesday, April 25 and Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 P.M.

Students of the ABT JKO School’s Pre-Professional Division will perform excerpts from August Bournonville’s La Sylphide and original choreography from ABT JKO School faculty members Harriet Clark, Fabrice Herrault and Mikhail Ilyin.  The programs will also feature appearances by the ABT Studio Company and students from Levels 2 and 3 of the ABT JKO School Children’s Division.

The ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, under the direction of Cynthia Harvey, serves approximately 430 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. Instruction at the ABT JKO School is based on ABT’s National Training Curriculum, which combines scientific principles with elements from the French, Italian and Russian schools of training.

NYU Skirball Center, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, is one of New York City’s major presenters of international work and has been the premier venue for cultural and performing arts events in lower Manhattan since 2003. The 860-seat state-of-the art theater, led by Director Jay Wegman, provides a home for internationally renowned artists, innovators and thinkers. NYU Skirball hosts over 300 events annually, from re-inventions of the classics to cutting-edge premieres, in genres ranging from dance, theater and performance art to comedy, music and film.

Tickets, priced at $30, are available by phone at 212-998-4941, online at or at NYU Skirball Center Box Office, located at 566 LaGuardia Place between West 4th and West 3rd Street.

 Northern Trust is the leading Corporate Sponsor of the American Ballet Theatre  Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School.

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