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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 NAMES RACHEL S. MOORE AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE NAMES RACHEL S. MOORE AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

February 27, 2004

Lewis S. Ranieri, Chairman of American Ballet Theatre’s Board of Trustees, announced the appointment of Rachel S. Moore to the position of Executive Director, effective mid-April. Moore, a former dancer with American Ballet Theatre, had served as Director of the Center for Dance Education at Boston Ballet since 2001. As Executive Director of American Ballet […]

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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE ANNOUNCES JOSEPH A. WILSON CHALLENGE GRANT

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE ANNOUNCES JOSEPH A. WILSON CHALLENGE GRANT

February 25, 2004

American Ballet Theatre announced today a $400,000 Challenge Grant issued by Mr. Joseph A. Wilson, a commercial real estate developer from New Jersey. Mr. Wilson initiated the $400,000 matching grant program to raise funds for American Ballet Theatre over the next two years. The Joseph A. Wilson Challenge Grant will match new or upgraded unrestricted […]

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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE NAMES NEW SPONSORS

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE NAMES NEW SPONSORS

February 25, 2004

American Ballet Theatre announced today three new corporate sponsorships. Countrywide Financial Corporation, the nation’s largest residential mortgage lending firm, has been named a National Sponsor of American Ballet Theatre’s national tour and New York seasons, and Cole Haan, a leader in fashion and accessories, has been named a Leading Benefactor of ABT’s national tour and […]

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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S <i>CULINARY PAS DE DEUX</i> AT THE PUCK BUILDING IN NEW YORK CITY, MONDAY, MARCH 8 AT 6:30PM

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S CULINARY PAS DE DEUX AT THE PUCK BUILDING IN NEW YORK CITY, MONDAY, MARCH 8 AT 6:30PM

February 4, 2004

Over 25 of New York’s Premier Restaurants to be Represented

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DANCE AT THE MUSIC CENTER<br>AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE 2004 SPRING SEASON DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION

DANCE AT THE MUSIC CENTER
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE 2004 SPRING SEASON DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION

January 29, 2004

10 Performances April 1 to 10, 2004

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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AT THE GUGGENHEIM TO PRESENT SYMPOSIUM ON NEW PRODUCTION OF <i>RAYMONDA</i>, SUNDAY AND MONDAY, JANUARY 18 AND 19 AT 8 P.M.

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AT THE GUGGENHEIM TO PRESENT SYMPOSIUM ON NEW PRODUCTION OF RAYMONDA, SUNDAY AND MONDAY, JANUARY 18 AND 19 AT 8 P.M.

January 7, 2004

ABT Dancers to Perform Excerpts from New Production of the Full-Length Ballet

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ROBERTA MARQUEZ TO MAKE DEBUT WITH AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE

ROBERTA MARQUEZ TO MAKE DEBUT WITH AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE

January 6, 2004

Principal Guest Artist to Perform Nikiya in La Bayadère at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Metropolitan Opera House

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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AND CASITA MARIA TO PRESENT <i>DANCE ARRIBA!</i> AT APOLLO THEATER, JANUARY 27

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AND CASITA MARIA TO PRESENT DANCE ARRIBA! AT APOLLO THEATER, JANUARY 27

December 30, 2003

Paloma Herrera, Angel Corella and Jose Manuel Carreño Scheduled to Perform

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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2004 SUMMER INTENSIVE NATIONAL AUDITION TOUR, JANUARY 10 TO FEBRUARY 22

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2004 SUMMER INTENSIVE NATIONAL AUDITION TOUR, JANUARY 10 TO FEBRUARY 22

December 18, 2003

Dates and locations for American Ballet Theatre’s 2004 Summer Intensive National Audition Tour 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 10 in Miami, Florida […]

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SUSAN FALES-HILL, LORI GAROFALO, NICHOLAS S. SCHORSCH AND MARK WAINGER ELECTED TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF BALLET THEATRE FOUNDATION

SUSAN FALES-HILL, LORI GAROFALO, NICHOLAS S. SCHORSCH AND MARK WAINGER ELECTED TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF BALLET THEATRE FOUNDATION

December 17, 2003

American Ballet Theatre has announced the election of Susan Fales-Hill, Lori Garofalo, Nicholas S. Schorsch and Mark Wainger to the Board of Trustees of Ballet Theatre Foundation, effective immediately. “The Board is very pleased to welcome such accomplished and dedicated professionals who share our commitment in supporting artistic excellence and building ABT’s future as an […]

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SAKS FIFTH AVENUE COMMITS TO THE RESTORATION OF AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S LEGENDARY COSTUMES

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE COMMITS TO THE RESTORATION OF AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S LEGENDARY COSTUMES

December 8, 2003

New York, New York – December 8, 2003 – Saks Fifth Avenue is threading the needle for American Ballet Theatre. Saks, as Leading Corporate Sponsor of the ABT Costume Fund, has donated an initial gift of $50,000 to the Company’s new campaign. This critical initiative is dedicated to the restoration, replacement, and archiving of ABT’s […]

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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE MAKES TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO CHICAGO WITH THE TCHAIKOVSKY CLASSIC, <i>SWAN LAKE</i> IN EIGHT PERFORMANCES ONLY AT CIVIC OPERA HOUSE, MARCH 24-28, 2004

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE MAKES TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO CHICAGO WITH THE TCHAIKOVSKY CLASSIC, SWAN LAKE IN EIGHT PERFORMANCES ONLY AT CIVIC OPERA HOUSE, MARCH 24-28, 2004

December 4, 2003

Engagement Marks Chicago Premiere of Kevin McKenzie’s Swan Lake;
Paloma Herrera and Marcelo Gomes to Lead Opening Night Cast

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DAVID HALLBERG PROMOTED TO SOLOIST AT AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE

DAVID HALLBERG PROMOTED TO SOLOIST AT AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE

December 1, 2003

Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie has announced the promotion of David Hallberg to Soloist, effective January 2004. Born in Rapid City, South Dakota, David Hallberg began jazz and tap classes at the age of ten. He began ballet training at age 13 with Kee Juan Han at the Arizona Ballet School in Phoenix. In 1999, he […]

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ALL-NEW PRODUCTION OF <i>RAYMONDA</i> BY ANNA-MARIE HOLMES AND KEVIN McKENZIE TO HIGHLIGHT ABT’S 2004 SPRING SEASON AT THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE, MAY 10 THROUGH JULY 3

ALL-NEW PRODUCTION OF RAYMONDA BY ANNA-MARIE HOLMES AND KEVIN McKENZIE TO HIGHLIGHT ABT’S 2004 SPRING SEASON AT THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE, MAY 10 THROUGH JULY 3

November 18, 2003

ALL-BALANCHINE PROGRAM TO FEATURE COMPANY PREMIERE OF MOZARTIANA AND REVIVAL OF BALLET IMPERIAL IN HONOR OF THE CHOREOGRAPHER’S CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR FREDERIC FRANKLIN ALSO PLANNED

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WILLIAM FORSYTHE’S <I>THE VERTIGINOUS THRILL OF EXACTITUDE</I>, SCOTT RINK’S <I>THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE</I> AND PETER QUANZ’ <I>SPRINGSCAPE</I> TO HIGHLIGHT ABT STUDIO COMPANY PERFORMANCES AT NYU’S SKIRBALL CENTER, DECEMBER 4-6

WILLIAM FORSYTHE’S THE VERTIGINOUS THRILL OF EXACTITUDE, SCOTT RINK’S THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE AND PETER QUANZ’ SPRINGSCAPE TO HIGHLIGHT ABT STUDIO COMPANY PERFORMANCES AT NYU’S SKIRBALL CENTER, DECEMBER 4-6

November 18, 2003

Narrated Family Matinee to be Given, Saturday, December 6 at 2 P.M.

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