Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The safety and well-being of our audience, employees, dancers and students will always be of the highest importance to us. Following the advice of public health officials and the Centers for Disease Control, American Ballet Theatre’s offices will be closed with staff working remotely until further notice.

ABT Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater

Due to ongoing concerns relating to COVID-19, ABT’s 2020 Fall season performances at the David H. Koch Theater have been cancelled. The season was originally planned for October 21– November 1, 2020. While the impossibility of proceeding with our season is disappointing, the health and safety of our artists, staff and audiences are our highest priority.

Fall Season Announcement

ABT Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House

It is with heavy hearts we inform you that ABT spring and summer 2020 performances at the Metropolitan Opera House have been cancelled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the impossibility of proceeding with our season is deeply painful, protecting the health and well-being of our ABT artists, crew, musicians, staff and audience members is paramount.

We are temporarily revising our refund policy for tickets holders for performances May 11 to July 4, 2020. Ticket holders have been sent an email with instructions.

Spring Season Announcement

ABT's 2020 Tours

ABT’s 2020 tours to Chicago, Durham, NC, Abu Dhabi and Detroit have been postponed.
For more information, please visit the following links:



Abu Dhabi Festival


ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School

The ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School remained closed through the end of our 2019-2020 school year. We continued with our Virtual Learning Model through our originally scheduled semester end date of Friday, May 22.

The ABT JKO School open auditions on April 5 (Children’s Division) and April 18 (Pre-Professional Division) have been postponed until further notice. For information about submitting a Pre-Professional Division video audition, please click here.

ABT Studio Company

ABT Studio Company will remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 season. Dancers continued training online via our Virtual Learning Model through Friday, May 22.

All remaining Studio Company performances in spring and summer 2020 are canceled, including the New York City performances at Ailey Citigroup Theater from May 1-3, the tour to the United Kingdom, and performances at Choate Rosemary Hall, Kaatsbaan Cultural Park for Dance, Lincoln Center Moments, Five Moons Festival and Green Box Arts Festival.

ABT Summer Intensive

The ABT Summer Intensive has transitioned to Online Training for the following Summer Training Programs:

  • Collegiate Summer Intensive
  • New York Summer Intensive
  • Alabama Summer Intensive
  • Florida Summer Intensive
  • Texas Summer Intensive
  • California Summer Intensive
  • Young Dancer Summer Workshop (New York Session 1)
  • Young Dancer Summer Workshop (Costa Mesa, California)
  • Young Dancer Summer Workshop (New York Session 2)
  • Young Dancer Summer Workshop (Dallas, Texas)

Enrolled students should contact [email protected] if they did not receive their email notification and instructions.

ABT Crisis Relief Fund

As COVID-19 continues to spread, American Ballet Theatre is anticipating tremendous financial loss due to cancellation of performances and events, and also due to the effect stock market volatility is having on our donors. As a leading member of the nonprofit dance community, we anticipate a devastating hit both to earned and contributed revenue, threatening the arts and educational programs and services we offer to the public.

Please support ABT’s artists now!

ABT Crisis Relief Fund

Thank you for your support of American Ballet Theatre and for your understanding during these uncertain times. We will share updates as we continue to navigate the evolving COVID-19 situation. Please check back to this page for further updates.


Updated Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 12:00pm.