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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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Scene from Whipped Cream. Photo: Gene Schiavone.

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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Scene from Alonzo King’s Single Eye.

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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Kotomi Yamada and Jake Roxander in the Stars and Stripes pas de deux.

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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Scene from Alonzo King’s Single Eye.

New York Premieres of Alonzo King’s Single Eye and Alexei Ratmansky’s Of Love And Rage to Highlight ABT Summer Season at the Metropolitan Opera House, June 13–July 16, 2022

April 19, 2022

Opening Night Gala Ko Celebrate Artistic Director Kevin Mckenzie and ABT Trustee Susan Fales-Hill

Season to Include 75th Anniversary Performances of George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations

Box Office Opens Monday, April 25 At 12 Noon EDT

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ABT Incubator, April 11-22, 2022 To Feature Works by Claire Davison, Raymond Pinto, Courtney Shealy, and Quinn Wharton

April 6, 2022

NEW YORK, NY (April 6, 2022) — American Ballet Theatre’s in-house choreographic program, ABT Incubator, is scheduled for April 11-22, 2022, with new works to be created on ABT dancers by four choreographers. The workshop was announced today by ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Directed by American Ballet Theatre dancer Jose Sebastian, the 2022 ABT […]

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Daniil Simkin to Return to American Ballet Theatre  as Guest Artist for 2022 Season <br><br>Daniel Camargo to Debut as Guest Artist with ABT at the Metropolitan Opera House

Daniil Simkin to Return to American Ballet Theatre as Guest Artist for 2022 Season

Daniel Camargo to Debut as Guest Artist with ABT at the Metropolitan Opera House

February 22, 2022

NEW YORK, NY (February 22, 2022) — Daniil Simkin, a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre from 2012 to 2020, will return to ABT as a Guest Artist for select performances during the Company’s touring engagements and 2022 Summer season at the Metropolitan Opera House, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Simkin […]

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Cynthia Harvey to Depart as Artistic Director of the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at the End of the Current Term

February 17, 2022

NEW YORK, NY (February 17, 2022) — Cynthia Harvey, Artistic Director of the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School since 2016, will leave her role at the conclusion of the school year in May 2022. A former Principal Dancer with ABT (1982-1996), Harvey was appointed Artistic Director of the ABT JKO School in January 2016 at […]

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Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner to Join American Ballet Theatre as Guest Répétiteurs for 2022 Season

January 19, 2022

Former American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Amanda McKerrow and former ABT Soloist John Gardner will join the Company as Guest Répétiteurs through the end of the 2022 Metropolitan Opera House season, it was announced today by ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. “Together, Amanda and John represent more than 40 years of ABT history,” said McKenzie. […]

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