ABT News

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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American Ballet Theatre Partners with CHANEL to launch Pas de Deux, a Docu-series Created by ABT Soloist Gabe Stone Shayer, Celebrating Creative Collaboration Across Disciplines

October 29, 2020

Alicia Keys, Marcus Samuelsson, Kat Sullivan, and Chloe Wise to Join ABT Dancers in Episodic Conversations

Pas de Deux to Premiere Thursday, October 29 at 7:00PM on YouTube and IGTV

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ABT to Offer Online Ballet Classes for Adults

October 26, 2020

November 2 – December 18, 2020

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American Ballet Theatre Appoints Jose Sebastian as New Director of ABT Incubator

October 9, 2020

Sebastian to Succeed David Hallberg in “ABT Incubator: Pass the Baton” Program, Wednesday, October 14 at 6:00 P.M. on YouTube and IGTV

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ABT Presents ABTKids 2020: B Is for Ballet, Saturday, October 24 at 11:00am, in Partnership with Random House Children’s Books

October 7, 2020

Jennifer Garner to Narrate Annual Program for Children

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Autumn @ ABT

September 22, 2020

American Ballet Theatre Presents All-Virtual Fall Programming, Created in Isolated “Ballet Bubbles,” Featuring World Premieres by Gemma Bond, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Christopher Rudd and Pam Tanowitz

ABT Studio Company to Bubble for Seven Weeks, Preparing New Works For Digital Distribution

ABT 80th Anniversary Fall Gala Celebration Set for November 23 on Youtube

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Moving Stories: An ABT Film Festival

September 18, 2020

Short Films Created by Dancers from
American Ballet Theatre too Premiere
Wednesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 1
at 7:00pm on ABT’s YouTube Channel

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Joo Won Ahn, Aran Bell, Skylar Brandt, Thomas Forster, Calvin Royal III and Cassandra Trenary Promoted to  Principal Dancer at ABT

Joo Won Ahn, Aran Bell, Skylar Brandt, Thomas Forster, Calvin Royal III and Cassandra Trenary Promoted to Principal Dancer at ABT

September 11, 2020

Gabe Stone Shayer Promoted to Soloist

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American Ballet Theatre presents “Up Close and Center Stage” September 1 at 7:30pm EDT on YouTube

August 25, 2020

Cast of Center Stage including Zoe Saldana, Amanda Schull, Sascha Radetsky and Ethan Stiefel Reunites to Raise Funds for Artists during the Pandemic Stars of the cult classic film CENTER STAGE, including Zoe Saldana, Amanda Schull, Sascha Radetsky and Ethan Stiefel, will come together on Tuesday, September 1 for a virtual fundraiser in support of the […]

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American Ballet Theatre Launches SideBarre, a Weekly Blog Series Featuring a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the ABT Community

July 8, 2020

SideBarre, a weekly blog series featured on, takes readers on a journey of ABT behind-the-scenes with posts from ABT dancers and conductors, staff and production crew. SideBarre offers insights from a cross-section of the Company. Check in each week to hear from members of the artistic, education, music, make-up and wardrobe departments about their […]

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American Ballet Theatre to Cancel 2020 Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater

American Ballet Theatre to Cancel 2020 Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater

June 19, 2020

Due to ongoing concerns relating to COVID-19, American Ballet Theatre announced the cancellation of its 2020 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater, originally planned for October 21–November 1, 2020. The cancellation was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie and Executive Director Kara Medoff Barnett. “We had planned a robust season of new […]

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American Ballet Theatre Announces ABT Heals, A Music and Dance Program for Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital

June 15, 2020

American Ballet Theatre, in conjunction with Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, has launched ABT Heals, a bi-weekly music and dance program to provide comfort and the beauty of ballet to Mount Sinai’s physicians and staff, patients and their families. Designed to coincide with ABT’s virtual season by spotlighting a different ballet each week, ABT Heals features […]

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An Important Message from American Ballet Theatre 

An Important Message from American Ballet Theatre 

June 1, 2020

American Ballet Theatre mourns together with and for the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and the countless others who have lost loved ones because of racism. In the fight for justice and equality, we stand with these fellow Americans and the communities of black and brown people all over this country who […]

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ABT Joins New York Cares to Assist Volunteer Efforts for The Actors Fund and KEEN

May 20, 2020

Building on the success of American Ballet Theatre’s “80 Hours of Service” with the New York Cares Coat Drive, which kicked off the Company’s 80th Anniversary earlier this year, ABT staff and artists are again joining forces with New York Cares to serve New Yorkers in need.  In addition, ABT will begin its first collaboration […]

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American Ballet Theatre Offstage: A Virtual Season

May 11, 2020

Virtual Offerings Each and Every Day for Eight Weeks to Include Tributes to ABT Dancers, Anniversary Spotlights and In-Depth Features

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American Ballet Theatre: Together Tonight

May 5, 2020

ABT’s First-Ever Online Celebration In Honor Of the 80th Anniversary of America’s National Ballet Company®
to Stream on YouTube, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7–8 PM EDT, Featuring ABT Dancers, The ABT Orchestra and Celebrity Friends

Special Guest Performances by Tony Bennett and Cynthia Erivo, with Appearances by Katie Couric, Jennifer Garner, Kelly Ripa and Liev Schreiber

An Evening of New and Innovative Work Created at a Social Distance to Benefit the ABT Crisis Release Fund

A Salute to Essential Workers Choreographed by Michelle Dorrance

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