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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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NINA ANANIASHVILI TO WITHDRAW FROM PERFORMANCES AT METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE

NINA ANANIASHVILI TO WITHDRAW FROM PERFORMANCES AT METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE

February 4, 2005

Due to personal considerations, American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Nina Ananiashvili has announced she will withdraw from scheduled performances this Spring. Ananiashvili plans to return to the Company in early 2006.

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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE<br>AT L.A.’S DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION<br>5 performances April 28 through May 1, 2005

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
AT L.A.’S DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION
5 performances April 28 through May 1, 2005

January 18, 2005

Giselle
Four Performances April 29 through May 1

Mixed Repertory Program
One Performance only April 28

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HERMAN CORNJEO NOMINATED FOR <i>BENOIS de la DANSE</i> PRIZE

HERMAN CORNJEO NOMINATED FOR BENOIS de la DANSE PRIZE

January 18, 2005

American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Herman Cornejo was nominated for the Benois de la Danse Prize for his performance in ABT’s production of Michel Fokine’s Le Spectre de la Rose. The award ceremony, to be held in Moscow on April 26, 2005, represents the achievements of the most outstanding choreographer, male dancer, female dancer, composer […]

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ABT STUDIO COMPANY AND THE ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL EXCHANGE PLACES FOR PERFORMANCES, MASTER CLASSES AND SEMINARS

ABT STUDIO COMPANY AND THE ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL EXCHANGE PLACES FOR PERFORMANCES, MASTER CLASSES AND SEMINARS

January 14, 2005

The Royal Ballet School to Perform at NYU’s Skirball Center, February 18-19

ABT Studio Company to Appear at Covent Garden’s Linbury Theatre, April 1-2

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NORTHERN TRUST NAMED AS LEAD CORPORATE SPONSOR OF AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S 2005 METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE SEASON

NORTHERN TRUST NAMED AS LEAD CORPORATE SPONSOR OF AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S 2005 METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE SEASON

January 7, 2005

American Ballet Theatre proudly announced today the addition of Northern Trust as lead corporate sponsor of its 2005 Metropolitan Opera House season. In addition, Northern Trust will also serve as Principal Corporate Sponsor of ABT’s 2005 Spring Gala. Founded in 1889, The Northern Trust Company is one of the world’s leading financial institutions. Its global […]

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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE APPOINTED AS A MEMBER OF UNESCO

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE APPOINTED AS A MEMBER OF UNESCO

January 5, 2005

American Ballet Theatre will serve on the U.S. National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a representative of non-governmental organizations. The appointment, which became effective November 15, 2004, was made by United States Secretary of State Colin L. Powell. In joining the National Commission, American Ballet Theatre, led by […]

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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2005 SUMMER INTENSIVE NATIONAL AUDITION TOUR, JANUARY 8 TO FEBRUARY 21

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2005 SUMMER INTENSIVE NATIONAL AUDITION TOUR, JANUARY 8 TO FEBRUARY 21

December 9, 2004

American Ballet Theatre’s 2005 Summer Intensive National Audition Tour dates and locations were announced today by John Meehan, Artistic Director of Education and Training. Open to dance students ages 12 to 22, the auditions for ABT’s annual Summer Intensive training programs will take place in 21 cities nationwide, beginning January 8 in Austin, Texas and […]

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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE FOLLOWS TRIUMPHANT 2004 CHICAGO VISIT  WITH EIGHT PERFORMANCES OF <i>GISELLE</i> AT THE CIVIC OPERA HOUSE, APRIL 19-24, 2005

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE FOLLOWS TRIUMPHANT 2004 CHICAGO VISIT WITH EIGHT PERFORMANCES OF GISELLE AT THE CIVIC OPERA HOUSE, APRIL 19-24, 2005

November 30, 2004

Alessandra Ferri, Julie Kent, and Amanda McKerrow Among Principals Performing the Role of Giselle

2004-05 Marks Ferri’s 20th Anniversary Season with ABT

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NEW YORK PREMIERE OF DOMINIC WALSH’S <i>ALCHEMY</i> AND WORLD PREMIERE BY STEPHEN MILLS TO HIGHLIGHT ABT STUDIO COMPANY PERFORMANCES AT NYU’S SKIRBALL CENTER, DECEMBER 3-4

NEW YORK PREMIERE OF DOMINIC WALSH’S ALCHEMY AND WORLD PREMIERE BY STEPHEN MILLS TO HIGHLIGHT ABT STUDIO COMPANY PERFORMANCES AT NYU’S SKIRBALL CENTER, DECEMBER 3-4

November 8, 2004

American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company will present three performances at New York University’s Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, December 3 at 8 P.M. and December 4 at 2 P.M. and 8 P.M. The program will include the New York Premiere of Dominic Walsh’s Alchemy and the World Premiere of a new ballet […]

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U.S. REVIVAL PREMIERE OF SIR FREDERICK ASHTON’S <i>SYLVIA</i> AND ALL-FOKINE PROGRAM TO HIGHLIGHT AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S 2005 SPRING SEASON, MAY 23-JULY 16, AT THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE

U.S. REVIVAL PREMIERE OF SIR FREDERICK ASHTON’S SYLVIA AND ALL-FOKINE PROGRAM TO HIGHLIGHT AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S 2005 SPRING SEASON, MAY 23-JULY 16, AT THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE

October 29, 2004

ALESSANDRA FERRI TO CELEBRATE 20 YEARS WITH ABT

Carlos Acosta and Diana Vishneva Join ABT as Principal Dancers

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IRINA DVOROVENKO TO TAKE MATERNITY LEAVE

IRINA DVOROVENKO TO TAKE MATERNITY LEAVE

October 28, 2004

American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Irina Dvorovenko will take maternity leave having completed her scheduled performances at NY City Center. Ms. Dvorovenko and her husband, ABT Principal Dancer Maxim Beloserkovsky, are expecting their first child in March 2005. Ms. Dvorovenko, who joined American Ballet Theatre in 1996, will not perform on the Company’s National Tour […]

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DANCERS OF AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE REACH NEW THREE-YEAR AGREEMENT

DANCERS OF AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE REACH NEW THREE-YEAR AGREEMENT

October 25, 2004

Ballet Theatre Foundation and The Independent Artists of America (IAA), representing the dancers of American Ballet Theatre, reached a new three-year contract agreement (2004-2007). “We are delighted that the contract with the dancers has been ratified,” said Rachel Moore, Executive Director of American Ballet Theatre. “We were pleased to be able to provide the dancers […]

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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THIRD WEEK OF AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S FALL SEASON AT CITY CENTER

CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THIRD WEEK OF AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S FALL SEASON AT CITY CENTER

October 12, 2004

Role Debuts in Mozartiana and New Casts of Les Sylphides and VIII to Highlight Final Week of Performances

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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST TWO WEEKS OF AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S 2004 FALL SEASON AT CITY CENTER

CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST TWO WEEKS OF AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S 2004 FALL SEASON AT CITY CENTER

October 1, 2004

Casting for the first two weeks of American Ballet Theatreƒº√¶¬Ωs 2004 season at City Center, October 20 through November 7, was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. American Ballet Theatreƒº√¶¬Ωs Fall 2004 season will kick off with an opening night gala performance highlighted by the works of Michel Fokine, including the Nocturne from Les […]

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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE ANNOUNCES FREDERIC M. SEEGAL CHALLENGE GRANT

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE ANNOUNCES FREDERIC M. SEEGAL CHALLENGE GRANT

September 30, 2004

American Ballet Theatre announced today a $400,000 Challenge Grant issued by newly appointed President of the Board of Trustees, Frederic M. Seegal. Seegal initiated the $400,000 challenge grant program to raise funds for American Ballet Theatre over the next two years. The Frederic M. Seegal Challenge Grant will match new or upgraded unrestricted donations to […]

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