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February 28, 2013

ABT Studio Company and
The Royal Ballet School to Perform
at the Ailey Citigroup Theater,
March 26 and 27, 2013

Students of The Royal Ballet School in the pas de deux from Le Corsaire.

ABT Studio Company and the graduate students of The Royal Ballet School (RBS) will perform a shared bill at The Ailey Citigroup Theater on Tuesday,#44; March 26, and Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. Performances by ABT Studio Company will include George Balanchine’s Tarantella, Raymond Lukens’ Jerusalem Divertissement, and excerpts from Alexei Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des Animaux and Paul Taylor’s Airs. The RBS repertory will include Sir Frederick Ashton’s Rhapsody, Jiří Bubeníček’s Canon in D Major, excerpts from Maurice Bejart’s Seven Greek Dances, Ashley Page’s Larina Waltz and the pas de deux from Le Corsaire.

The shared performances are part of a unique exchange, which began in 2003, between ABT Studio Company (formerly ABT II) and The Royal Ballet School. During past exchanges the companies have traveled to each other’s respective homes for performances, master classes and training sessions with senior coaching staff. The two groups last participated in this exchange in 2012.

Northern Trust is the Leading Corporate Sponsor of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. The Royal Ballet School’s visit to New York is generously underwritten by Honorary ABT Trustee Ricki Gail Conway. Performances by The Royal Ballet School and ABT Studio Company at the Ailey Citigroup Theatre will take place at 7 P.M. on Tuesday, March 26 and
Wednesday, March 27. Tickets, priced at $20, are available at The Ailey Citigroup Theatre is located at 405 W. 55th Street at 9th Avenue in New York City.

For more information on performances with The Royal Ballet School and ABT Studio Company, please call the ABT Education Department at 212-477-3030, ext. 3339.

Tarantella. Choreography by George Balanchine. © The George Balanchine Trust.

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