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March 19, 2018

ABT Studio Company to Perform at Ailey Citigroup Theater, April 17-18, 2018

Photo: Rosalie O’Connor.

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company will appear at Ailey Citigroup Theater at The Joan Weill Center for Dance in New York City, April 17-18, 2018. The Studio Company will give two performances, Tuesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 18, at 7:00PM.

The ABT Studio Company performances will feature a mixed program of classical and new repertory, including an excerpt from Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg’s Giselle, August Bournonville’s William Tell pas de deux, a revival of a Liam Scarlett’s Untitled and new works by Lauren Lovette and Marco Pelle.

ABT Studio Company, directed by Kate Lydon, is a classical ensemble made up of 12 dancers of outstanding potential aged 16-20. As the highest level of the ABT training ladder, ABT Studio Company serves as a crucial bridge between ballet training and professional performance. Over two-thirds of the current dancers in American Ballet Theatre began their careers in ABT Studio Company, including nine Principal Dancers.

In addition to a schedule of classes including ballet technique, pointe, variations, partnering, Pilates, men’s and women’s strengthening, acting, music and dance history, ABT Studio Company dancers gain performance experience through residencies, cultural exchanges, domestic and international tours, and local performances. ABT Studio Company performs masterworks of the classical and neoclassical canons, alongside new commissions. Renowned choreographers have developed new works on ABT Studio Company in recent years, including Benjamin Millepied, Liam Scarlett and Jessica Lang, who received her first commission from the company in 1999.

Tickets for the ABT Studio Company performances, priced at $30, are available online at or by phone at 435-222-2849. The Ailey Citigroup Theater is located at 405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue.

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