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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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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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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE ANNOUNCES STUDIO COMPANY ASSOCIATE PROGRAM<br>Auditions to be Held December 8 at ABT Headquarters

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE ANNOUNCES STUDIO COMPANY ASSOCIATE PROGRAM
Auditions to be Held December 8 at ABT Headquarters

November 17, 2003

Unique After-School Pre-Professional Training Program To Emphasize the ABT Style and Classical Technique

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ANGELINA BALLERINA TO APPEAR AT AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S <i>ABTKids</i> DAY, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 AT 11:00 AM

ANGELINA BALLERINA TO APPEAR AT AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S ABTKids DAY, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 AT 11:00 AM

October 30, 2003

Angelina Ballerina, star of her own award-winning television series on PBS, will dance her way into American Ballet Theatre’s ABTKids day on Saturday, November 1 at 11:00 AM with a special appearance in front of New York’s City Center. Angelina will also be on hand immediately following the performance to take photos with ABTKids ticket […]

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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 8, 2003

Amanda McKerrow to Make ABT Debut as Hagar in Pillar of Fire
on Wednesday, November 5

Pas de Deux from Flames of Paris to be Performed
on November 8 and 9 Matinees

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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST TWO WEEKS OF AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S 2003 FALL SEASON AT CITY CENTER

CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST TWO WEEKS OF AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S 2003 FALL SEASON AT CITY CENTER

October 3, 2003

Performances to Include the Debuts of Gillian Murphy as Hagar in Pillar of Fire and David Hallberg in Theme and Variations

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JULIE KENT TO TAKE MATERNITY LEAVE

JULIE KENT TO TAKE MATERNITY LEAVE

October 2, 2003

American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Julie Kent will take maternity leave following her performances at City Center in New York City. Miss Kent and her husband Victor Barbee, ABT’s Associate Artistic Director, are expecting their first child in April 2004. Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie said, “We are overjoyed for Julie and Victor. We will miss […]

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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE PRESENTS <i>ABTKIDS</i> AT CITY CENTER, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 AT 11:30AM

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE PRESENTS ABTKIDS AT CITY CENTER, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 AT 11:30AM

October 1, 2003

One-hour Performance to Feature Family-Friendly Excerpts from ABT’s Fall Season

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ABT’S OPENING NIGHT GALA AT CITY CENTER TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF GEORGE BALANCHINE AND SIR FREDERICK ASHTON

ABT’S OPENING NIGHT GALA AT CITY CENTER TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF GEORGE BALANCHINE AND SIR FREDERICK ASHTON

September 30, 2003

MUFFIE POTTER ASTON & SHERRELL ASTON, JULIA & DAVID KOCH AND GRACE & CHRIS MEIGHER TO SERVE AS GALA CO-CHAIRS

AKRIS TO SPONSOR OCTOBER 22ND BENEFIT

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JESUS PASTOR TO JOIN AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AS A SOLOIST

JESUS PASTOR TO JOIN AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AS A SOLOIST

September 18, 2003

Jesus Pastor has joined American Ballet Theatre as a Soloist effective immediately, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Pastor was born in Madrid and began his ballet training at the age of nine at the Victor Ullate School. He joined the Compañia Victor Ullate in 1992 and was promoted to principal dancer […]

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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AT THE GUGGENHEIM PRESENTS <i>ANTONY TUDOR AND AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE</i>, SUNDAY AND MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 & 29 AT 8 P.M.

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AT THE GUGGENHEIM PRESENTS ANTONY TUDOR AND AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE, SUNDAY AND MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 & 29 AT 8 P.M.

September 16, 2003

ABT Dancers to Perform Excerpts of Tudor’s Seminal Works

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CARLOS ACOSTA TO JOIN AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE FOR 2003 FALL SEASON AT CITY CENTER

CARLOS ACOSTA TO JOIN AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE FOR 2003 FALL SEASON AT CITY CENTER

August 4, 2003

Carlos Acosta, a principal guest artist with The Royal Ballet in London, will rejoin American Ballet Theatre as a Principal Dancer for the Company’s 2003 Fall season at City Center, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Mr. Acosta last appeared with American Ballet Theatre as a Principal Dancer in the Spring of […]

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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE NEW YORK SUMMER INTENSIVE STUDENTS TO PERFORM AT LaGUARDIA HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 AT 12:00 P.M. AND 4:00 P.M.

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE NEW YORK SUMMER INTENSIVE STUDENTS TO PERFORM AT LaGUARDIA HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 AT 12:00 P.M. AND 4:00 P.M.

July 28, 2003

American Ballet Theatre’s New York Summer Intensive Program’s final performances of repertory excerpts and original choreography are scheduled for Friday, August 1 at 12:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts in New York City. The performances are the culmination of ABT’s eighth annual Summer Intensive, a six-week training program […]

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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2003 FALL SEASON AT CITY CENTER, OCTOBER 22-NOVEMBER 9

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2003 FALL SEASON AT CITY CENTER, OCTOBER 22-NOVEMBER 9

June 24, 2003

COMPANY PREMIERE OF WILLIAM FORSYTHE’S workwithinwork AND WORLD PREMIERE BY ROBERT HILL TO HIGHLIGHT SEASON

Preview From Full-Length Raymonda and Revival of Pillar of Fire Also Planned

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