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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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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

…Company dancers featured in the Spring Festival are Elisabeth Beyer, Tristan Brosnan, Finnian Carmeci, Kyra Coco, Cy Doherty, Teresa D’Ortone, Tillie Glatz, Elwince Magbitang, SunMi Park, Andrew Robare, Jake Roxander,…

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American Ballet Theatre to Present ABT Across America

May 3, 2021

Company to Travel by Bus and Truck to Eight U.S. Cities Over Three Weeks in July

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts and American Ballet Theatre Partner for a New Dance Project Uniting in Movement

April 27, 2021

Digital on-demand viewing May 12 – 26
Tickets are $25 at

ABT and Segerstrom Center created a safe bubble
in which 18 dancers developed, rehearsed, and performed works
including by Lauren Lovette and Darrell Grand Moultrie

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Kevin McKenzie to Retire as Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre at the Conclusion of 2022 Season

March 25, 2021

Kevin McKenzie today announced his retirement as Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre at the end of 2022, following three decades of leadership. He will oversee ABT’s creation of new works and performances throughout 2021 and 2022, ensuring ABT’s vitality and artistic integrity, while working with the Board of Governing Trustees to provide a seamless […]

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2021 ABT Incubator to Stream Free Each Monday, March 29 Through May 3, 12:00 Noon ET On YouTube

March 22, 2021

ABT Artists Create Six New Works Over Zoom and in Ballet Bubbles

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American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum To Launch Subscription Site for Ballet Teachers and Students

March 10, 2021

American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum (NTC) has announced a new subscription-based web portal enabling access to selected content from ABT’s Teacher Training Intensives and its specialized Raising the Barre…

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American Ballet Theatre Returns to New York City Center for Digital Program Filmed Live On Stage

February 26, 2021

Four works by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky; including a World Premiere created in a “ballet bubble”

Available on demand March 23 – April 18

$25 Digital Access on sale March 1 at Noon

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American Ballet Theatre and National Sawdust Present the World Premiere of What Becomes of Love?, Choreographed by Sonya Tayeh, Thursday, March 4, 6 P.M. ET on Facebook

February 22, 2021

In a unique collaboration, American Ballet Theatre and National Sawdust, the non-profit Brooklyn-based music venue, have joined forces to present the World Premiere of What Becomes of Love?, a dance film choreographed and directed by Sonya Tayeh and set to music by Rhye (Mike Milosh). What Becomes of Love? will be co-hosted by American Ballet […]

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American Ballet Theatre to Host ABT RISE Weekend Workshops, April 10 And 11, 2021

February 11, 2021

Virtual Two-Day Workshop Open to 2nd and 3rd Grade Public School Children Across America

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Premieres by Hope Boykin and Lauren Lovette to Headline ABT Studio Company Winter Festival, Tuesday, February 9 and Wednesday, February 10, 7 P.M. ET on YouTube

January 25, 2021

ABT Principal Dancers Isabella Boylston and Calvin Royal III to Host Two-Night Online Event

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ABT Studio Company to Premiere Visceral Harmonies, Choreographed by Amy Hall Garner, Wednesday, December 16 at 6 P.M. ET on YouTube and IGTV

December 14, 2020

A First-Ever Worldwide, Tech-Enabled Collaboration Between Young Dancers with ABT Studio Company and Young Musicians with the Collective Conservatory

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2021 Summer Intensive Virtual Audition Tour Announced

December 11, 2020

Auditions for ABT Summer Training Programs to Begin Friday, January 8, 2021 via Zoom

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