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ABT Studio Company: Spring Moves

NYU Skirball
New York, New York

Kenneth MacMillan's Concerto pas de deux. Photo: Rosalie O’Connor.
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ABT Studio Company: Spring Moves

See the next generation of ballet talent! American Ballet Theatre Studio Company presents a richly varied program of newly commissioned works alongside classical and neoclassical selections. Repertoire includes the New York City premieres of original choreography by Gemma Bond, Hope Boykin, Houston Thomas, and Aleisha Walker; a solo by Daniel Ulbricht; such favorites as George Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Kenneth MacMillan’s Concerto pas de deux, and Vasily Vainonen’s Flames of Paris; and a suite from Marius Petipa’s Raymonda. ABT Studio Company is joined by special guest Cecile Licad, who will accompany several ballets live on piano and perform excerpts from Frédéric Chopin’s Étude Op. 25.

Friday, May 19, 2023 at 7:00pm
Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 7:00pm

NYU Skirball
566 LaGuardia Place
(Between West 3rd and West 4th Street)
New York, New York

Center orchestra: $49
Side orchestra, parterre: $39
Students: $25 (purchased in person at the box office with a valid student ID)

Edited by Quinn Wharton.
Footage by Quinn Wharton, Nel Shelby Productions, Steven Jones, Daniel Madoff, The Royal Opera House.


The Go Between
Choreography by Gemma Bond
Music by Domenico Scarlatti
Performed live by Cecile Licad
…if it ain’t BA-ROQUE
Choreography by Hope Boykin
Music by Agostino Steffani, George Frideric Handel, and Antonio Vivaldi, recorded by Cecilia Bartoli
Knife’s Edge
Choreography by Houston Thomas
Music by Johannes Goldbach
Do You Care?
Choreography by Aleisha Walker
Music by Johannes Bornlöf
Tatum Pole Boogie
Choreography by Daniel Ulbricht
Music by Art Tatum
Performed live by Cecile Licad
Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux
Choreography by George Balanchine
© The George Balanchine Trust
Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Concerto (pas de deux)
Choreography by Kenneth MacMillan
Music by Dmitri Shostakovich
Flames of Paris (pas de deux)
Choreography after Vasily Vainonen
Music by Boris Asafyev
Raymonda (Suite)
Choreography after Marius Petipa
Music by Alexander Glazunov
Piano solo performed by Cecile Licad
Étude Op. 25 No.11 in A Minor “Winter Wind”
Étude Op. 25 No.12 in C Minor “Ocean”
Music by Frédéric Chopin
ABT Studio Company 2022-2023
Photo: João Menegussi.

ABT Studio Company

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company seeks to develop the next generation of ballet dancers, choreographers, and audiences.

The central mission of ABT Studio Company is to prepare its dancers of exceptional potential (ages 17-21) for careers in American Ballet Theatre’s main Company or other leading ballet companies worldwide. ABT Studio Company serves as the crucial vehicle for transitioning from student to professional performer. Nearly 80% of current American Ballet Theatre dancers are alumni of ABT Studio Company, including twelve Principal Dancers and seven Soloists.

Each season, ABT Studio Company commissions emerging and/or established choreographers to create new works on Studio Company dancers, serving as a platform for new choreography.

ABT Studio Company engages the broadest possible ballet audience by performing classical, neoclassical, and contemporary repertoire in a range of venues around the globe.

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