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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.

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American Ballet Theatre Reaches a Tenative Collaborative Agreement with Dancers and Stage Managers

American Ballet Theatre Reaches a Tenative Collaborative Agreement with Dancers and Stage Managers

February 16, 2024

NEW YORK, NY – American Ballet Theatre (ABT) is delighted to announce a tenative agreement with the American Guild of Musical Artists, representative of its artists, indicative of a new chapter in artist support and excellence. Susan Jaffe, Artistic Director, stated, “This agreement is a testament to our shared commitment to the art of ballet […]

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Artists of The Royal Ballet in Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works.

New York Premiere of Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works To Highlight American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Season at the Metropolitan Opera House, June 18 – July 20, 2024

November 15, 2023

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

Subscriptions On Sale Monday, November 20 at 12:00 P.M.

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2024 American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive National Audition Tour Announced

2024 American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive National Audition Tour Announced

November 7, 2023

19 City Audition Tour for ABT Summer Intensive and Collegiate Program to Begin Saturday, January 6, 2024

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

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American Ballet Theatre 2023 Fall Gala to be Held at The David H. Koch Theater October 24

September 18, 2023

2023 Fall Gala Featuring ABT Principal Dancers, ABT Studio Company, and Students of the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School

Tickets On Sale Now

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Scene from Alonzo King’s Single Eye.

Casting Announced for American Ballet Theatre’s 2023 Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater

August 28, 2023

2023 Fall Gala Featuring ABT Principal Dancers, ABT Studio Company, and Students of the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School Scheduled for Tuesday, October 24

 Tickets On Sale Wednesday, September 6 at 12:00 P.M.

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Cassandra Trenary in The Dream.

American Ballet Theatre Announces 2023 Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater, October 18–29, 2023

July 19, 2023

Three Programs Featuring Seven Ballets Including the Return of Petite Mort, Études, and Ballet Imperial

Box Office to Open Wednesday, September 6

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Casting Announced for Final Three Weeks of American Ballet Theatre’s 2023 Summer Season at Metropolitan Opera House

June 26, 2023

NEW YORK, NY – Casting for the final three weeks of American Ballet Theatre’s 2023 Summer season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Susan Jaffe. Eight performances of the classic Giselle will begin on Monday, July 3, led by Hee Seo in the title role, Cory Stearns as Albrecht, and […]

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Janet Rollé to Resign as CEO & Executive Director of American Ballet Theatre

Janet Rollé to Resign as CEO & Executive Director of American Ballet Theatre

June 14, 2023

NEW YORK, NY  – Janet Rollé, CEO & Executive Director at American Ballet Theatre, resigned from her role, effective immediately. As part of the transition, Rollé will continue to serve as a Strategic Advisor to the Chair of the Board while the Board of Trustees initiates a search for her successor. Rollé brought to ABT […]

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Cassandra Trenary and Herman Cornejo in Like Water for Chocolate,

Casting Announced for First Two Weeks of American Ballet Theatre’s 2023 Summer Season at Metropolitan Opera House

June 12, 2023

Opening Night Gala Performance and New York Premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Like Water For Chocolate on Thursday, June 22 At 6:30 P.M. 

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Young fans attend ABTKids at the Metropolitan Opera House. Photo: Rosalie O’Connor.

American Ballet Theatre Presents ABTKids on Saturday, June 24 At 11:00 A.M. at Metropolitan Opera House with Host James Whiteside

June 6, 2023

Welcoming ballet’s youngest fans at American Ballet Theatre, ABTKids returns to the Metropolitan Opera House on Saturday, June 24 at 11:00 A.M. The family-friendly showing of selections from the ABT main Company’s illustrious repertoire will feature ABT’s accomplished dancers and is hosted by ABT Principal Dancer James Whiteside. Designed for children ages 4-12 and their […]

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Cassandra Trenary and Herman Cornejo in Like Water for Chocolate,

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

Season to Include Full-Length Classics Giselle, Swan Lake, and Romeo and Juliet

April 17, 2023

Opening Night Gala Featuring Like Water For Chocolate

General Public On Sale Begins Monday, April 24 at 12:00 P.M.

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ABT Studio Company Returns To NYU Skirball for Spring Moves with Four New York City Premieres, Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 at 7:00 PM

April 10, 2023

Performances to Include Repertory Works and New York City Premieres by Gemma Bond, Hope Boykin, Houston Thomas, and ABT Apprentice Aleisha Walker

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Stella Abrera

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

March 15, 2023

NEW YORK, NY – Stella Abrera, former Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre, has officially been named Artistic Director of the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School as announced by ABT Artistic Director Susan Jaffe. Following a 24-year performing career with American Ballet Theatre, Abrera served as Artistic Director of Kaatsbaan Cultural Park in Tivoli, New […]

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts Announces the North American Premiere of American Ballet Theatre’s Like Water for Chocolate, Christopher Wheeldon’s latest full-length ballet

February 7, 2023

Music Performed Live by Pacific Symphony

March 29-April 2 in Segerstrom Hall

Tickets are on sale now at scfta.org

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

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American Ballet Theatre’s Aleisha Walker Wins Young Creation Award at 2023 Prix De Lausanne 50th Anniversary Competition

February 1, 2023

NEW YORK, NY  – American Ballet Theatre is proud to announce that ABT apprentice Aleisha Walker won a coveted Young Creation Award at the 2023 Prix de Lausanne 50th Anniversary Competition in Lausanne, Switzerland. Walker’s solo Do You Care?, set to “Nocturnal Waltz” by Johannes Bornlof and performed by ABT Studio Company member Madison Brown, […]

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