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June 26, 2023

Casting Announced for Final Three Weeks of American Ballet Theatre’s 2023 Summer Season at Metropolitan Opera House

Devon Teuscher in Giselle. Photo: Amos Adams.

NEW YORK, NY – Casting for the final three weeks of American Ballet Theatre’s 2023 Summer season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Susan Jaffe.

Eight performances of the classic Giselle will begin on Monday, July 3, led by Hee Seo in the title role, Cory Stearns as Albrecht, and Chloe Misseldine in her New York debut as Myrta. Devon Teuscher will make her New York debut as Giselle on Tuesday, July 4, opposite Aran Bell as Albrecht. On Wednesday, July 5, the matinee will include New York debuts by Catherine Hurlin as Giselle and Daniel Camargo as Albrecht, alongside Fangqi Li in her debut as Myrta, while Zhong-Jing Fang will make her New York debut as Myrta at the evening performance. Joo Won Ahn will make his New York debut as Albrecht on Friday, July 7.

Staged by Kevin McKenzie with choreography after Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, and Marius Petipa, Giselle is set to music by Adolphe Adam, orchestrated by John Lanchbery, with scenery by Gianni Quaranta, costumes by Anna Anni, and lighting by Jennifer Tipton. The world premiere of Giselle, one of the oldest continually performed ballets, occurred at the Theatre de l’Academie Royale de Musique in Paris on June 28, 1841. The ballet was first presented by ABT (then Ballet Theatre) at the Center Theatre in New York City on January 12, 1940, with choreography by Anton Dolin and scenery and costumes by Lucinda Ballard. The leading roles were danced by Annabelle Lyon and Anton Dolin. ABT’s sixth production, featuring scenery by Gianni Quaranta and costumes by Anna Anni, was created for the film Dancers, produced in 1987 by Cannon Films. This production’s first public performance was given on March 20, 1987, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, with Marianna Tcherkassky as Giselle and Kevin McKenzie as Albrecht. The current staging is by McKenzie, using the Quaranta and Anni designs.

The fourth week of ABT’s 2023 Summer season will include eight performances of Swan Lake, beginning on Monday, July 10, with Isabella Boylston as Odette-Odile, Daniel Camargo as Prince Siegfried, and Jose Sebastian as von Rothbart. Joo Won Ahn will make his debut as von Rothbart on Tuesday June 11. Set to music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake is choreographed by Kevin McKenzie after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. The ballet features scenery and costumes by Zack Brown, and lighting by Duane Schuler. This production of Swan Lake premiered on March 24, 2000, at The John F. Jennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. with Julie Kent (Odette-Odile) and Angel Corella (Prince Siegfried).

Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet will complete the 2023 Summer season with seven performances beginning Tuesday, July 18, led by Devon Teuscher and Aran Bell in the title roles and Carlos Gonzalez in his New York debut as Mercutio. Catherine Hurlin (Juliet) and Tyler Maloney (Mercutio) will make their New York debuts at the matinee performance on Wednesday, July 19, while Jake Roxander will make his New York debut as Mercutio on Thursday, July 20. Set to the score by Sergei Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet features scenery and costumes by Nicholas Georgiadis, and lighting by Thomas Skelton. Romeo and Juliet received its World Premiere by The Royal Ballet in London on February 9, 1965, and was given its ABT Company Premiere at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on January 3, 1985, with Leslie Browne and Robert La Fosse in the leading roles.

Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s 2023 Summer season at the Metropolitan Opera House begin at $30 and are available online, at the Met box office, or by phone at 212-362-6000. The Metropolitan Opera House is located on Broadway and 64th street in New York City. For more information, visit ABT’s website at

Complete casting follows.



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American Ballet Theatre’s performances of Giselle are generously supported through an endowed gift from Sharon Patrick.

Swan Lake is generously underwritten by R. Chemers Neustein.

American Ballet Theatre’s performances of Romeo and Juliet are generously underwritten through an endowed gift from Ali and Monica Wambold.

Commissions and presentations of new works by women choreographers are supported by the ABT Women’s Movement. Champion support for the ABT Women’s Movement is provided by Jenna Segal. Additional leadership support is provided by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.

Special thanks to Denise Littlefield Sobel for her leadership gifts to: ABT Today Fund, advancing the Company’s mission; and ABT RISE, fueling the Company’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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 The Office of the Governor 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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Mon. Eve., July 3, 7:30 P.M. GISELLE Seo, Stearns, Misseldine**
Tue. Mat., July 4, 2:00 P.M. GISELLE Teuscher**, Bell, Misseldine
Wed. Mat., July 5, 2:00 P.M. GISELLE Hurlin**, Camargo**, Li*
Wed. Eve., July 5, 7:30 P.M.  GISELLE Brandt, Cornejo, Fang**
Thu. Eve., July 6, 7:30 P.M. GISELLE Shevchenko, Royal, Misseldine
Fri. Eve., July 7, 7:30 P.M. GISELLE Boylston, Ahn**, Li
Sat. Mat., July 8, 2:00 P.M. GISELLE Trenary, Whiteside, Fang
Sat. Eve., July 8, 7:30 P.M. GISELLE Murphy, Forster, Teuscher
Mon. Eve., July 10, 7:30 P.M. SWAN LAKE Boylston, Camargo, Sebastian
Tue. Eve., July 11, 7:30 P.M. SWAN LAKE Seo, Bell, Ahn*
Wed. Mat., July 12, 2:00 P.M. SWAN LAKE Murphy, Forster, Curley
Wed. Eve., July 12, 7:30 P.M. SWAN LAKE Hurlin, Whiteside, Sebastian
Thu. Eve., July 13, 7:30 P.M. SWAN LAKE Brandt, Cornejo, Ishchuk
Fri. Eve., July 14, 7:30 P.M. SWAN LAKE Teuscher, Stearns, Curley
Sat. Mat., July 15, 2:00 P.M. SWAN LAKE Seo, Bell, Ahn
Sat. Eve., July 15, 7:30 P.M. SWAN LAKE Shevchenko, Royal, Ishchuk
Tue. Eve., July 18, 7:30 P.M. ROMEO AND JULIET Teuscher, Bell, Gonzalez**
Wed. Mat., July 19, 2:00 P.M. ROMEO AND JULIET Hurlin**, Royal, Maloney**
Wed. Eve., July 19, 7:30 P.M. ROMEO AND JULIET Boylston, Camargo, Klein
Thu. Eve., July 20, 7:30 P.M. ROMEO AND JULIET Seo, Stearns, Roxander**
Fri. Eve., July 21, 7:30 P.M. ROMEO AND JULIET Murphy, Whiteside, Klein
Sat. Mat., July 22, 2:00 P.M. ROMEO AND JULIET Shevchenko, Forster, Gonzalez
Sat. Eve., July 22, 7:30 P.M. ROMEO AND JULIET Trenary, Cornejo, Roxander
*Editors please note first time in a role
Wed. Mat., 7/5 Li (Myrta) in Giselle
Tue. Eve., 7/11 Ahn (von Rothbart) in Swan Lake
**Editors please note first time in a role in New York
Mon. Eve., 7/3 Misseldine (Myrta) in Giselle
Tue. Mat., 7/4 Teuscher (Giselle) in Giselle
Wed. Mat., 7/5 Hurlin (Giselle) and Camargo (Albrecht) in Giselle
Wed. Eve., 7/5 Fang (Myrta) in Giselle
Fri. Eve., 7/7 Ahn (Albrecht) in Giselle
Tue. Eve., 7/18 Gonzalez (Mercutio) in Romeo and Juliet
Wed. Mat., 7/19 Hurlin (Juliet) and Maloney (Mercutio) in Romeo and Juliet
Thu. Eve., 7/20 Roxander (Mercutio) in Romeo and Juliet

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