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June 4, 2024

Casting Announced for First Two Weeks of American Ballet Theatre’s 2024 Summer Season at Metropolitan Opera House

New York Premiere of Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works on Tuesday, June 25 At 7:30 P.M.

Former ABT Principal Dancer Alessandra Ferri to Appear as Guest Artist in Woolf Works

ABT - wwscene3msScene from Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works. Photo: Marty Sohl.

NEW YORK, NY  – Casting for the first two weeks of American Ballet Theatre’s 2024 Summer season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Susan Jaffe.

Returning to the Metropolitan Opera House stage, John Cranko’s Onegin will be given seven performances, beginning Tuesday, June 18 at 7:30 P.M. with Devon Teuscher as Tatiana, Daniel Camargo as Onegin, Jake Roxander as Lensky, and Zimmi Coker as Olga in their debuts, as well as Roman Zhurbin as Prince Gremin. Additional debuts include Christine Shevchenko (Tatiana), Joo Won Ahn (Lensky), and Joseph Markey (Prince Gremin) at the matinee performance on Wednesday, June 19; James Whiteside (Onegin), Calvin Royal III (Lensky), and Andrii Ishchuk (Prince Gremin) at the Wednesday, June 19 evening performance, and Chloe Misseldine (Tatiana), Thomas Forster (Onegin), Aran Bell (Lensky), Catherine Hurlin (Olga), and Jarod Curley (Prince Gremin) on Thursday, June 20.

Set to music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, arranged and orchestrated by Kurt-Heinz Stolze, Onegin is based on the verse novel Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin. Onegin received its World Premiere on April 13, 1965, by Stuttgart Ballet in Stuttgart, Germany. The ballet received its Company Premiere by American Ballet Theatre on June 1, 2001, at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York led by Julie Kent (Tatiana), Robert Hill (Onegin), Vladimir Malakhov (Lensky), and Maria Riccetto (Olga). This new production, with sets and costumes by Santo Loquasto and lighting by James F. Ingalls, was premiered by National Ballet of Canada on June 19, 2010, at the Four Seasons Center for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Canada, and was first performed by ABT on June 4, 2012, at the Metropolitan Opera House. Onegin is staged for ABT by Reid Anderson and Jane Bourne.

 ABT will present the New York Premiere of Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works on Tuesday, June 25 at 7:30 P.M. featuring ABT Guest Artist and former Principal Dancer Alessandra Ferri making her Company debut in the principal role she created with The Royal Ballet in London, alongside Herman Cornejo in his debut. Over the seven performances, New York debuts will include Gillian Murphy and Joo Won Ahn at the matinee performance on Wednesday, June 26, and Devon Teuscher and James Whiteside at the evening performance on Wednesday, June 26. Hee Seo and Aran Bell will make their New York debuts on Thursday, June 27.

Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works, an award-winning ballet triptych, re-creates the emotions, themes, and fluid style of three of Virginia Woolf’s novels: Mrs. Dalloway, Orlando, and The Waves. Enmeshed with elements from Woolf’s letters, essays, and diaries, Woolf Works expresses the heart of an artistic life driven to discover a freer, uniquely modern realism. It brings to life Woolf’s world of “granite and rainbow,” where human beings are at once both physical body and uncontained essence.

Woolf Works has received notable recognition and outstanding critical acclaim. The full-length contemporary ballet won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production, and McGregor was awarded the Critics Circle National Dance Award for Best Classical Choreography for the work.

Created for The Royal Ballet in 2015, Woolf Works is structured into three acts: “I now, I then,” “Becomings,” and “Tuesday,” each starkly distinct in visual design and choreography. Woolf Works features concept, direction, and choreography by Wayne McGregor and music by Max Richter, with set design by Ciguë (“I now, I then”), We Not I (“Becomings”), and Wayne McGregor (“Tuesday”); costume design by Moritz Junge; lighting design by Lucy Carter; film design by Ravi Deepres; and dramaturgy by Uzma Hameed. Woolf Works is produced in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. This production was first seen at the Royal Opera House, London on May 11, 2015. The ballet received its North American Premiere by American Ballet Theatre on April 11, 2024, at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California.

Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s 2024 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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Major support for the 2024 season production of Woolf Works is provided by the Straus Family Foundation.

Leadership support of ABT’s New Works Initiative is provided by the Blavatnik Family Foundation, The Ted and Mary Jo Shen Charitable Gift Fund, and through an endowed gift from The Toni and Martin Sosnoff New Works Fund.

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.

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 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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Tues. Eve., June 18, 7:30 P.M. ONEGIN Teuscher*, Camargo*, Roxander*, Coker*, Zhurbin
Wed. Mat., June 19, 2:00 P.M. ONEGIN Shevchenko*, Stearns, Ahn*, Brandt, Markey*
Wed. Eve., June 19, 7:30 P.M. ONEGIN Seo, Whiteside*, Royal*, Trenary, Ishchuk*
Thurs. Eve., June 20, 7:30 P.M. ONEGIN Misseldine*, Forster*, Bell*, Hurlin*, Curley*
Fri. Eve., June 21, 7:30 P.M. ONEGIN Teuscher, Camargo, Roxander, Coker, Zhurbin
Sat. Mat., June 22, 2:00 P.M. ONEGIN Seo, Whiteside, Royal, Trenary, Ishchuk
Sat. Eve., June 22, 7:30 P.M. ONEGIN Shevchenko, Stearns, Ahn, Brandt, Markey
Tue. Eve., June 25, 7:30 P.M. WOOLF WORKS
(New York Premiere)
Ferri+***, Cornejo*
Armstrong**, Camargo**, Curley**, Fleytoux**, Forster**, Gonzalez**, Hurlin**, Markey**, Park**, Roxander**, Sebastian**, Shevchenko**, Trenary**, Zhurbin**
Wed. Mat., June 26, 2:00 P.M. WOOLF WORKS Murphy**, Ahn**
Armstrong**, Boylston**, Brandt**, Clerico**, de la Nuez**, Forster**, Frenette**, Gonzalez**, Granlund**, Kimura**, Lall**, Lawovi**, Li**, Menegussi**, Misseldine**, Robare**, Royal**
Wed. Eve., June 26, 7:30 P.M. WOOLF WORKS Teuscher**, Whiteside**
Armstrong, Camargo, Curley, Fleytoux, Forster, Gonzalez, Hurlin, Markey, Park, Roxander, Sebastian, Shevchenko, Trenary, Zhurbin
Thu. Eve., June 27, 7:30 P.M. WOOLF WORKS Seo**, Bell**
Boylston, Brandt**, Clerico, de la Nuez, Frenette**, Granlund**, Lawovi, Li**, Menegussi, Misseldine, Robare, Royal**, Stearns**
Fri. Eve., June 28, 7:30 P.M. WOOLF WORKS Ferri+, Cornejo
Armstrong, Camargo, Curley, Fleytoux, Forster, Gonzalez, Hurlin, Markey, Park, Roxander, Sebastian, Shevchenko, Trenary, Zhurbin
Sat. Mat., June 29, 2:00 P.M. WOOLF WORKS Seo, Bell
Boylston, Brandt, Clerico, de la Nuez, Frenette, Granlund, Lawovi, Li, Menegussi, Misseldine, Robare, Royal, Stearns
Sat. Eve., June 29, 7:30 P.M. WOOLF WORKS Murphy, Ahn
Armstrong, Camargo, Curley, Forster, Gonzalez, Hurlin, Kimura, Lall, Lawovi, Markey, Park, Roxander, Sebastian, Shevchenko, Trenary
*Editors please note first time in a role
Tue. Eve., 6/18 Teuscher (Tatiana), Camargo (Onegin), Roxander (Lensky), and Coker (Olga) in Onegin
Wed. Mat., 6/19 Shevchenko (Tatiana), Ahn (Lensky), and Markey (Prince Gremin) in Onegin
Wed. Eve., 6/19 Whiteside (Onegin), Royal (Lensky), and Ishchuk (Prince Gremin) in Onegin
Thurs. Eve., 6/20 Misseldine (Tatiana), Forster (Onegin), Bell (Lensky), Hurlin (Olga), and Curley (Prince Gremin) in Onegin
Tues. Eve., 6/25 Cornejo in Woolf Works
**Editors please note first time in a role in New York
Tues. Eve., 6/25 Armstrong, Camargo, Curley, Fleytoux, Forster, Gonzalez, Hurlin, Markey, Park, Roxander, Sebastian, Shevchenko, Trenary, and Zhurbin in Woolf Works
Wed. Mat., 6/26 Murphy, Ahn, Armstrong, Boylston, Brandt, Clerico, de la Nuez, Forster, Frenette, Gonzalez, Granlund, Kimura, Lall, Lawovi, Li, Menegussi, Misseldine, Robare, and Royal in Woolf Works
Wed. Eve., 6/26 Teuscher and Whiteside in Woolf Works
Thurs. Eve., 6/27 Seo, Bell, Brandt, Frenette, Granlund, Li, and Stearns in Woolf Works
***Editors please note first time in a role with ABT
Tues. Eve., 6/25 Ferri+ in Woolf Works

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