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ABT News

May 21, 2010


One-Hour Performance to Feature
Special Appearance by Angelina Ballerina™

All Seats $25

ABTKids, a unique hour-long program designed for children and families, will present a performance of highlights from the Company’s 2010 Spring Season on Saturday, June 5 at 11:30 AM at the Metropolitan Opera House. A special ABTKids Pre-Performance workshop, an hour-long introductory ballet workshop for children ages 12 and under, will take place at 9:30 AM.

Narrated by ABT II Artistic Director Wes Chapman, ABTKids includes a special guest appearance by Angelina Ballerina™, the little mouse with big dreams, and performances by the acclaimed dancers of ABT. Students of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre will also perform the “Friends Dance” from the ballet classic Coppélia, as staged by Frederic Franklin.

A post-performance meet-and-greet with Angelina Ballerina™ on the Grand Tier at the Metropolitan Opera House is free to all ticket holders.

All tickets for ABTKids are $25 and are available at the Metropolitan Opera House box office or by calling 212-362-6000. The Metropolitan Opera House is located at Broadway and 65th Street in New York City. For more information visit

CA, Inc. is a sponsor of ABT’s Family Initiative. ABTKids is generously supported through an endowed gift from Thomas and Lydia West, in loving memory of Vivian B. West. Payless ShoeSource® is the underwriting sponsor of Family Day.

J.P. Morgan is the Leading Corporate Sponsor of Make a Ballet. American Airlines is ABT’s Official Airline. Northern Trust is the Official Sponsor of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre. LVMH Moƒót Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Inc. is the Official Sponsor of ABT II. Mandarin Oriental is ABT’s
Preferred Hotel. ABT is supported, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Recovery Act, the New York State Council on the Arts,
a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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