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Welcome to ABT News! To stay updated on all American Ballet Theatre topics and happenings, read our most recent press releases below. You’ll find information on both New York City and touring events on this page.

ABT maintains this section for archival purposes; individual releases are not updated and should only be relied upon up to the date on which they are published.

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New York Premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Like Water For Chocolate to Highlight American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Season at the Metropolitan Opera House, June 22–July 22, 2023

November 16, 2022

Subscriptions On Sale Wednesday, November 16 At 1:00 P.M.

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2023 Summer Intensive National Audition Tour Announced

2023 Summer Intensive National Audition Tour Announced

November 14, 2022

19 City Audition Tour for ABT Summer Intensive and Collegiate Program to Begin Saturday, January 7, 2023

Auditions for the Young Dancer Summer Workshop, ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, and ABT Studio Company to be held in Select Cities

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Daniil Simkin to Perform in Whipped Cream with American Ballet Theatre, October 21 and 22, 2022 at the David H. Koch Theater

October 19, 2022

NEW YORK, NY — Daniil Simkin, a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre from 2012 to 2020, will return to ABT as a Guest Artist for two performances of Alexei Ratmansky’s Whipped Cream during ABT’s 2022 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater. Simkin will dance The Boy in Whipped Cream on Friday, October […]

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Yan Chen Joins Full-Time Faculty of American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School and ABT Studio Company

September 7, 2022

NEW YORK, NY – Yan Chen, former Soloist with American Ballet Theatre, has been named to the dual positions of Principal Teacher for the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School Pre-Professional Division and Rehearsal Director for ABT Studio Company. The appointments, effective September 6, were announced by Stella Abrera, Acting Artistic Director of the ABT JKO […]

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Devon Teuscher in Whipped Cream. Photo: Rosalie O’Connor.

Casting Announced for American Ballet Theatre’s 2022 Fall Season at David H. Koch Theater

August 24, 2022

NEW YORK, NY – Casting for American Ballet Theatre’s 2022 Fall season has been announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Principal Dancers for the 2022 Fall season include Joo Won Ahn, Aran Bell, Isabella Boylston, Skylar Brandt, Daniel Camargo, Herman Cornejo, Thomas Forster, Catherine Hurlin, Gillian Murphy, Calvin Royal III, Hee Seo, Christine Shevchenko, […]

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American Ballet Theatre Announces 2022 Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater, October 20–30, 2022

July 18, 2022

World Premiere of Christopher Rudd’s Lifted and Five Performances of Alexei Ratmansky’s Whipped Cream to Highlight the Season

Box Office to Open Tuesday, September 6

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Catherine Hurlin and Roman Zhurbin Promoted to Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre

Daniel Camargo to Join ABT as Principal Dancer

July 12, 2022

Breanne Granlund, Sung Woo Han, Betsy McBride, Chloe Misseldine, and SunMi Park Promoted to Soloist

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Casting Announced for the Final Three Weeks of American Ballet Theatre’s 2022 Summer Season at Metropolitan Opera House

June 17, 2022

Isabella Boylston, Thomas Forster, Calvin Royal III, Skylar Brandt, and Cory Stearns to Lead New York Premiere of Alonzo King’s Single Eye, Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 PM

Celebration of Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie Scheduled for Saturday, July 9 at 8:00 PM

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Stella Abrera Named Acting Artistic Director of the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School

June 9, 2022

NEW YORK, NY  – Stella Abrera, former Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre, has been named Acting Artistic Director of the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. The appointment, effective August 22, was announced today by Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre. Abrera has served as Artistic Director of Kaatsbaan Cultural Park in Tivoli, […]

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American Ballet Theatre Presents ABTKids with Host James Whiteside, Saturday, June 18, 11:00 A.M. at Metropolitan Opera House

May 31, 2022

All Seats $25

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Catherine Hurlin and Aran Bell in Of Love and Rage.

Casting Announced for First Two Weeks of ABT’s 2022 Summer Season at Metropolitan Opera House

May 25, 2022

Opening Night Gala Performance on Monday, June 13 to Feature Three Lead Casts in Don Quixote

Catherine Hurlin and Aran Bell to Lead New York Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s Of Love and Rage on Monday, June 20

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Susan Jaffe Named Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre

May 9, 2022

NEW YORK, NY – Former American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Susan Jaffe has been named the Company’s next Artistic Director. Jaffe’s appointment, effective December 2022, was announced today by Andrew Barth, ABT Chairman of the Board of Governing Trustees. Jaffe will succeed Kevin McKenzie who last spring announced his intent to retire after the 2022 […]

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Stacy Margolis Named Chief Development Officer of American Ballet Theatre

Stacy Margolis Named Chief Development Officer of American Ballet Theatre

May 5, 2022

NEW YORK, NY (May 5, 2022) — American Ballet Theatre has named Stacy Margolis to the position of Chief Development Officer, effective May 23, 2022, it was announced today by ABT CEO & Executive Director Janet Rollé. Margolis joins ABT from Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) where she was named Vice President of Development in […]

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American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School to Perform at NYU Skirball, Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 P.M. and Saturday, May 21 at 1:30 P.M.

American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School to Perform at NYU Skirball, Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 P.M. and Saturday, May 21 at 1:30 P.M.

May 4, 2022

Dancers from American Ballet Theatre to Perform in Honor of Cynthia Harvey’s Final Year as Artistic Director of the ABT JKO School NEW YORK, NY (May 4, 2022) — The American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School will appear at NYU Skirball in New York City for two performances, Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 P.M. […]

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ABT Studio Company Returns to In-Person New York City Performances at NYU Skirball for Spring Moves, Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 P.M.

April 27, 2022

Performances to Include a World Premiere by Emily Kikta and New York City Premieres by Hope Boykin, Rena Butler, Sung Woo Han, Jessica Lang,
Yannick Lebrun, And Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

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