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February 27, 2017

ABT Studio Company and the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School to Perform at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, March 24-26, 2017

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company and the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School will appear at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in New York City, March 24 – 26, 2017. The Studio Company will give two performances, Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 at 8:00P.M. The ABT JKO School will give two performances, Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 at 2:00P.M.

The ABT Studio Company performances will feature a mixed program of classical and new repertory, including an excerpt from Raymonda, Marcelo Gomes’ Kabalevsky Concerto for Strings and the newly commissioned work by Liam Scarlett. The ABT JKO School programs will feature George Balanchine’s La Source and excerpts from Paquita and La Bayadère performed by students in the Pre-Professional Division as well as original choreography from ABT JKO School Faculty Members Harriet Clark, Larisa Calero and Mikhail Ilyin for Levels 2 and 3 of the Children’s Division.

ABT Studio Company, directed by Kate Lydon, is comprised of 14 dancers of outstanding potential aged 16-20.  In addition to a schedule of classes including ballet technique, pointe, variations, partnering, modern, Pilates, men’s strengthening, acting and dance history, ABT Studio Company dancers gain performance experience through residencies, cultural exchanges and local performances. Over sixty of the current dancers in American Ballet Theatre began their careers in ABT Studio Company, including six Principal Dancers.

The ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, under the direction of Cynthia Harvey, serves approximately 450 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 classic French, Italian and Russian schools of training.

Tickets for the ABT Studio Company and ABT JKO School performances, priced at $30, are available online at, by phone at 212-772-4448 or at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College Box Office located at East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues.

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

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