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May 11, 2011


One-Hour Performance to Feature Special Appearance
by Angelina Ballerina‚Ñ¢

All Seats $25

Angelina Ballerina™ onstage at the Metropolitan Opera House.

ABTKids, a unique hour-long program designed for children and families, will present a performance of highlights from the Company’s 2011 Spring Season on Saturday, May 21 at 11:30 AM at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Narrated by ABT Principal Dancer Julie Kent, ABTKids includes a special guest appearance by Angelina Ballerina‚Ñ¢, the little mouse with big dreams, and performances by the acclaimed dancers of ABT. The program will include Irina Dvorovenko in the Rose Adagio from The Sleeping Beauty, Paloma Herrera and Alexandre Hammoudi in the Swan Lake, Act II pas de deux and Yuriko Kajiya and Daniil Simkin the Don Quixote, Act III pas de deux, along with excerpts from Coppélia, The Bright Stream and Cinderella.

A post-performance meet-and-greet with Angelina Ballerina‚Ñ¢ in Damrosch Park is free to all ticket holders.

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 at Broadway and 65th Street in New York City. For more information visit

CA, Inc. is a sponsor of ABT’s Family Initiatives. 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. Mandarin Oriental, New York is the Preferred Hotel of American Ballet Theatre. The 2011 Metropolitan Opera House Season is also made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, 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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