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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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ABT’s First Pride Nights Celebrating The LGBTQIA+ Community to Feature Special Guest Appearance by Drag Artist Lypsinka, Wednesday Evening, October 27 and Saturday Evening, October 30

October 20, 2021

Post-Performance Panel Discussions to be Moderated by Actress Tommy Dorfman

Photo Exhibit by Quil Lemons to be Displayed Throughout The David H. Koch Theater

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American Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

September 20, 2021

December 10-19, 2021 in Segerstrom Hall

Tickets On Sale Now at SCFTA.org

Casting Announced – Hee Seo and Cory Stearns to Lead Opening Night Cast

American Ballet Theatre is the Official Dance Company of Segerstrom Center for the Arts

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts and American Ballet Theatre Announce Three-Year Partnership to Include World Premiere by Alonzo King and the U.S. Premiere of Like Water For Chocolate By Christopher Wheeldon

September 9, 2021

American Ballet Theatre Named the Official Dance Company of Segerstrom Center for the Arts

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American Ballet Theatre’s 2021 Fall Season at  David H. Koch Theater, October 20-31

American Ballet Theatre’s 2021 Fall Season at David H. Koch Theater, October 20-31

August 18, 2021

Box Office Opens September 8 at 10:00 A.M.

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Kara Medoff Barnett to Step Down as Executive Director of American Ballet Theatre

July 26, 2021

Kara Medoff Barnett, Executive Director at American Ballet Theatre since February 2016, will step down this fall to assume a new leadership role at First Republic Bank leading social impact marketing and strategy and developing the First Republic Foundation.  Barnett will continue to advise ABT, part-time through the end of the calendar year, while the […]

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American Ballet Theatre Announces 2021 Fall Season at David H. Koch Theater, October 20-31, 2021

July 21, 2021

First Fall Season in Two Years to Include World Premiere of ZigZag by Jessica Lang and Six Performances of Giselle

Box Office to Open Wednesday, September 8 at 10 A.M.

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American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School Appoints Aubrey Lynch to Dean of Faculty and Students

Rubén Martín Named Principal Teacher and Caridad Martinez Joins ABT JKO School Faculty

July 8, 2021

Aubrey Lynch has been appointed Dean of Faculty and Student Affairs for the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (JKO) School.  Rubén Martín has been appointed Principal Teacher for the School and Caridad Martinez has been appointed as faculty member.  The appointments, effective July 12, 2021, were announced today by Cynthia Harvey, Artistic Director of […]

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Five of New York’s Most Celebrated Companies Join Forces for the First Time Ever as part of Restart Stages at Lincoln Center

July 6, 2021

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre,
Ballet Hispánico, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and New York City Ballet

August 17-21, 2021 at 7:30pm

Made possible by CHANEL
A Project of the Arnhold Dance Innovation Fund

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New Works by Silas Farley, Helen Pickett, and James Whiteside to Debut Online at American Ballet Theatre’s 2021 Summer Celebration, Thursday, July 15 at 7:00 P.M. EDT Hosted for Free on Afterparty

June 29, 2021

First Lady Jill Biden to Feature with Special Video Message

Dr. Robert Galvin and Jennifer Garner to be Honored as “ABT Heroes”

ABT’s Summer Celebration to be Hosted by Renée Elise Goldsberry

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World Premieres by Jessica Lang, Yannick Lebrun, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Emily Kikta & Peter Walker To Lead ABT Studio Company Spring Festival, Wednesday, June 2 and Thursday, June 3, 7 P.M. ET on YouTube

May 17, 2021

World Premieres by Jessica Lang, Yannick Lebrun, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Emily Kikta and Peter Walker will be performed over two evenings during the ABT Studio Company Spring Festival, Wednesday, June 2 and Thursday, June 3 at 7 P.M. ET on American Ballet Theatre’s YouTube channel. Featuring 15 exceptionally promising, pre-professional dancers, this two-night virtual […]

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American Ballet Theatre to Present ABT Across America

May 3, 2021

Company to Travel by Bus and Truck to Eight U.S. Cities Over Three Weeks in July

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts and American Ballet Theatre Partner for a New Dance Project Uniting in Movement

April 27, 2021

Digital on-demand viewing May 12 – 26
Tickets are $25 at www.SCFTA.org

ABT and Segerstrom Center created a safe bubble
in which 18 dancers developed, rehearsed, and performed works
including by Lauren Lovette and Darrell Grand Moultrie

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Kevin McKenzie to Retire as Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre at the Conclusion of 2022 Season

March 25, 2021

Kevin McKenzie today announced his retirement as Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre at the end of 2022, following three decades of leadership. He will oversee ABT’s creation of new works and performances throughout 2021 and 2022, ensuring ABT’s vitality and artistic integrity, while working with the Board of Governing Trustees to provide a seamless […]

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2021 ABT Incubator to Stream Free Each Monday, March 29 Through May 3, 12:00 Noon ET On YouTube

March 22, 2021

ABT Artists Create Six New Works Over Zoom and in Ballet Bubbles

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American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum To Launch Subscription Site for Ballet Teachers and Students

March 10, 2021

American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum (NTC) has announced a new subscription-based web portal enabling access to selected content from ABT’s Teacher Training Intensives and its specialized Raising the Barre Weekend Workshops.  The subscription site, accessible through ABT’s website, is open to ABT Certified Teachers, ballet teachers, and ballet students around the world. To facilitate […]

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