ABT News

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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ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School to Perform at NYU Skirball Center April 25-26, 2018

April 5, 2018

The American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School will appear at NYU Skirball Center in New York City, April 25-26, 2018. The ABT JKO School will give two performances, Wednesday, April 25 and Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 P.M. Students of the ABT JKO School’s Pre-Professional Division will perform excerpts from August Bournonville’s La Sylphide […]

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World Premieres of AFTERITE by Wayne McGregor and Harlequinade by Alexei Ratmansky to Highlight ABT’s 2018 Spring Season, May 14-July 7, at Metropolitan Opera House

March 22, 2018

Guest Artists Alessandra Ferri, Kimin Kim and Natalia Osipova to Appear

Box Office Opens Sunday, March 25

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ABT Studio Company to Perform at Ailey Citigroup Theater, April 17-18, 2018

March 19, 2018

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company will appear at Ailey Citigroup Theater at The Joan Weill Center for Dance in New York City, April 17-18, 2018. The Studio Company will give two performances, Tuesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 18, at 7:00PM. The ABT Studio Company performances will feature a mixed program of classical and new […]

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Tap Dance Choreographer Michelle Dorrance to Create First Work for ABT

March 13, 2018

World Premiere, Co-Commissioned with the Vail Dance Festival, Scheduled for Spring Gala, May 21, 2018 at Metropolitan Opera House

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Duke Announces Three-Year Partnership With ABT

February 27, 2018

DURHAM, NC — Duke University and American Ballet Theatre have announced a three-year partnership to begin in January 2019. The wide-ranging, immersive partnership marks a significant new investment in the arts at Duke, said Duke University President Vince Price and ABT Executive Director Kara Medoff Barnett, who announced the partnership at a recent gala opening […]

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American Ballet Theatre to Receive $75,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

February 16, 2018

New York, New York – National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $75,000 to American Ballet Theatre to support the Company’s 2018 national […]

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ABT to Appear at 2018 Vail Dance Festival

February 5, 2018

Company’s First Festival Appearance, July 28 and 29, 2018, to Include Works by Alexei Ratmansky and Jerome Robbins

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2018 Summer Intensive National Audition Tour Announced

November 9, 2017

26 City Audition Tour for ABT Summer Intensive and Collegiate Program to Begin January 6, 2018

Auditions for Young Dancer Summer Workshop to be Held in Select Cities

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World Premieres of AFTERITE by Wayne McGregor and Harlequinade by Alexei Ratmansky to Highlight ABT’s 2018 Spring Season, May 14-July 7, at Metropolitan Opera House

October 26, 2017

Guest Artist Natalia Osipova to Dance Title Role in Giselle May 18

Family Matinee of Whipped Cream Scheduled For Friday, July 6

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Counterpoint for Philip Johnson by Benjamin Millepied Scheduled for Select Performances of ABT’s Fall Season, October 18-29, 2017

October 2, 2017

Performances to Take Place at Intermission on the Promenade of David H. Koch Theater

Costumes Designed by rag & bone

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ABT’s National Training Curriculum Presents "Art of Port de Bras" October 21-22, 2017

September 26, 2017

Two-Day Teacher Training Workshop Led by Cynthia Harvey, Artistic Director of ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School

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Daniil Simkin to Join Staatsballett Berlin at Start of the 2018-2019 Season

Simkin to Continue Appearances with ABT

September 8, 2017

Daniil Simkin, a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre since 2012, will join Staatsballett Berlin as a permanent member at the start of the company’s 2018-2019 season.  It was announced today by Staatsballett Berlin.  Simkin will continue to perform as a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre as scheduling allows. “In the time that Daniil […]

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Misty Copeland and Daniil Simkin Lead Opening Night Cast of ABT’s The Nutcracker at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

September 7, 2017

Live Music Performed by Pacific Symphony

Additional casting includes Sarah Lane and Herman Cornejo, Gillian Murphy and James Whiteside, Stella Abrera and Alexandre Hammoudi and Hee Seo and Cory Stearns

December 7 – 17, 2017 in Segerstrom Hall; tickets on sale now

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Casting Announced for ABT’s 2017 Fall Season at David H. Koch Theater

August 16, 2017

Casting for American Ballet Theatre’s 2017 Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. American Ballet Theatre opens its Fall season on Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 P.M. with a special opening night Gala performance highlighted by the World Premiere of a new work by Artist in […]

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ABT’s 2017 New York Summer Intensive Final Performances Scheduled for Friday, July 28, 12:00 PM and 2:30 PM at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

July 13, 2017

Final performances for American Ballet Theatre’s New York Summer Intensive Program are scheduled for Friday, July 28, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. and 2:30 P.M. at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, New York. The performances mark the conclusion of ABT’s 22nd annual New York Summer Intensive, a five-week training program for dancers ages […]

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