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May 20, 2013

ABTKids, A One-Hour Introduction to Ballet, Saturday, June 1 at 11:30 AM at Metropolitan Opera House

All Seats $25

Sarah Lane in The Sleeping Beauty.

ABTKids, a unique hour-long program designed for children and families, will present a performance of highlights from the Company’s 2013 Spring Season on Saturday, June 1 at 11:30 AM at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Hosted by former ABT dancer Kate Lydon, the ABTKids program will include Luciana Paris and Arron Scott in the first movement of Symphony #9, Sarah Lane in the Rose Adagio from The Sleeping Beauty, Hee Seo and Alexandre Hammoudi in the Black Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake, and Gillian Murphy and Misty Copeland in a selection from Le Corsaire. Audience members will also get a chance to see an original piece of choreography by ABT Principal Dancer Marcelo Gomes, danced by Thomas Forster.

All tickets for ABTKids are $25 and are available online, at the Met box office or by phone at 212-362-6000. The Metropolitan Opera House is located on Broadway between 64th
and 65th streets in New York City. For more information, visit ABT’s website at

ABTKids is generously supported through an endowed gift from Thomas and Lydia West, in loving memory of Vivian B. West.

American Airlines is the Official Airline of American Ballet Theatre. Northern Trust is the Leading Corporate Sponsor of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre. ABT is supported, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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