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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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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 (May 9, 2022) — 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 last spring announced his intent to retire after the […]

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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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New York Premieres of a New Work by Alonzo King and Alexei Ratmansky’s Of Love And Rage to Highlight American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Season at the Metropolitan Opera House, June 13-July 16, 2022

December 16, 2021

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

Opening Night Gala Performance to Feature Three Lead Casts in Don Quixote

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Janet Rollé Named CEO and Executive Director of American Ballet Theatre

November 23, 2021

Andrew Barth, Chairman of the Board of Governing Trustees at American Ballet Theatre, has announced the appointment of Janet Rollé to the position of CEO and Executive Director at American Ballet Theatre. Her appointment will become effective January 3, 2022. Rollé joins ABT from Parkwood Entertainment, having served as General Manager since 2016. As General […]

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2022 Summer Intensive National Audition Tour Announced

November 22, 2021

21 City Audition Tour for ABT Summer Intensive and Collegiate Program to Begin Saturday, January 8, 2022

Auditions for Young Dancer Summer Workshop to be Held in Select Cities

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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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