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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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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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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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SunMi Park and Tristan Brosnan in Jessica Lang's Children's Songs Dance. Photo: Erin Baiano.

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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