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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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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 Weekend Workshops.  The subscription site, accessible through ABT’s website, is open to ABT Certified Teachers, ballet teachers, and ballet students around the world. To facilitate […]

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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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ABT to Premiere The Ritual, Choreographed by Gabe Stone Shayer, on Lincoln Center At Home and YouTube, Sunday, December 13 at 7:30 P.M.

December 9, 2020

The Ritual, created by American Ballet Theatre Soloist Gabe Stone Shayer, will premiere on Sunday, December 13 at 7:30 P.M., as part of Lincoln Center at Home (#LincolnCenterAtHome).  Filmed on the Lincoln Center campus in September of this year, The Ritual is performed by Shayer and ABT Principal Dancer Cassandra Trenary.  The work will premiere […]

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ABT Whips Up a Digital Cookbook

December 7, 2020

ABT Kitchen Features 65 Recipes From the ABT Community with Artwork by Javier Rivet

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American Ballet Theatre to Premiere Highlights of The Nutcracker, Friday, December 4 at 6 P.M. on YouTube,  IGTV, and LG Times Square Billboard

December 4, 2020

Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside to Perform the Pas De Deux and Variations for Clara and The Prince, Choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky

Holiday 2020 Filming of The Nutcracker Sponsored By LG Signature, the Global Electronics Partner of ABT

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Levinson Arts Achievement Award Given to Gabe Stone Shayer

December 2, 2020

The New York Community Trust awards $50,000 to rising dancer and choreographer.

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American Ballet Theatre Announces Cancellation of 2021 Season at the Metropolitan Opera House

December 1, 2020

Digital and Outdoor Performances Planned for the First Half of 2021

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American Ballet Theatre Presents ABT Today: The Future Starts Now Monday, November 23, 2020 at 7 P.M. EST on ABT’s YouTube Channel

November 16, 2020

A Digital Program of New Works to Include Four World Premieres, Created in Isolated “Ballet Bubbles,” by Gemma Bond, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Christopher Rudd, and Pam Tanowitz

ABT Today to Announce ABT RISE: Representation and Inclusion Sustain Excellence, a Renewed Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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