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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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Random House Children’s Books to Partner with ABT on a Multi-Year, Multi-Book Publishing Program to Launch in Fall 2020

April 2, 2020

B Is for Ballet and Boys Dance! Will Release in Time for the Opening of
ABT’s 80th Anniversary Fall Season

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American Ballet Theatre Launches ABT Crisis Relief Fund in Support of ABT Artists

March 26, 2020

American Ballet Theatre’s artists – dancers, production crew, rehearsal pianists, ballet masters and education faculty – directly impacted by the loss of income due to canceled tour engagements in four cities this spring are now receiving supplemental benefits and financial support through the newly established ABT Crisis Relief Fund.  The Fund, created by ABT, will […]

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ABT to Offer Online Classes for Children Ages 2-8 on Instagram

March 20, 2020

Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, children and parents can tune into @ABTSchool on Instagram for daily classes in ballet movement taught by former ABT dancers, faculty from the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (JKO) School and ABT teaching artists.  All teachers are certified in the ABT National Training Curriculum.  The classes will be available through Instagram […]

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ABT’s Performances at 2020 Abu Dhabi Festival to Be Postponed

March 10, 2020

American Ballet Theatre’s scheduled performances of Romeo and Juliet at the 2020 Abu Dhabi Festival have been postponed due to concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19). It was announced today by the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation. American Ballet Theatre’s performances of Romeo and Juliet with The Cleveland Orchestra were scheduled for April 3 and […]

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David Hallberg Named Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet

March 3, 2020

American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer David Hallberg has been appointed Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, effective January 2021. It was announced on Monday, March 2, 2020 in Melbourne by The Australian Ballet. Hallberg succeeds David McAllister, who served as Artistic Director for the last 30 years. Commenting on the appointment, American Ballet Theatre Artistic […]

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ABT Ballet Master Nancy Raffa Nominated for Isadora Duncan Award

February 26, 2020

American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Ballet Master Nancy Raffa has been nominated for a prestigious Isadora Duncan Award for her 2013 restaging of Alexei Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy at San Francisco Ballet. Shostakovich Trilogy was originally created by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky as a co-production with San Francisco Ballet. The trilogy comprised Symphony #9, first […]

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts Presents World Premiere of ABT’s Of Love and Rage Choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky

January 24, 2020

March 5 – 8, 2020 in Segerstrom Hall

Tickets on sale now

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ABT at 80 Gives 80 Hours of Service to New York Cares Coat Drive

January 23, 2020

As American Ballet Theatre celebrates the 80th Anniversary of its founding in January of 1940, Company dancers and staff joined together to contribute 80 hours of service to the New York Cares Coat Drive, giving back to the city that has been home and headquarters to America’s National Ballet Company® for eight decades. New York Cares […]

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ABT to Appear at 2020 Abu Dhabi Festival, April 3 and 4

November 11, 2019

ABT to Give Two Performances of Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet with The Cleveland Orchestra at Emirates Palace Auditorium

Soloist Cassandra Trenary and Calvin Royal III to Debut in the Title Roles

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2020 Summer Intensive Audition Tour Announced

November 1, 2019

27 City Audition Tour for ABT Summer Intensive and Collegiate Program to Begin Saturday, January 4, 2020

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

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New York Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s Of Love and Rage to Highlight ABT’s 80th Anniversary Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 11–July 4, 2020

October 24, 2019

80th Anniversary Season to Open with “ABTThen And Now”
Featuring Works by George Balanchine, Jessica Lang,
Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp and Antony Tudor
and 40th Anniversary Performances ff
La Bayadère To Honor Legendary Ballerina Natalia Makarova

Stella Abrera to Give Farewell Performance in Giselle,
Saturday Evening, June 13

Natalia Osipova, Olga Smirnova and Kimin Kim to Appear as
Guests Artists for the Season

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Stella Abrera to Give Farewell Performance with ABT, Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the Metropolitan Opera House

October 21, 2019

Abrera to Conclude 24-Year Career with a performance in the title role of Giselle

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Erica Cornejo to Join Herman Cornejo On Stage in El Chamuyo in Celebration of Herman Cornejo’s 20th Anniversary with ABT, Saturday Evening, October 26 at David H. Koch Theater

October 2, 2019

Erica Cornejo, former American Ballet Theatre Soloist and former Boston Ballet principal dancer, will join her brother Herman on stage in El Chamuyo at the David H. Koch Theater on Saturday evening, October 26 at 8:00 P.M.  The pas de deux is a pièce d’occasion celebrating Herman Cornejo’s 20th Anniversary with ABT. El Chamuyo, a tango […]

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Choreographers for 2019 ABT Incubator Selected

September 30, 2019

Claire Davison, Zhong-Jing Fang, Sung Woo Han, Gabrielle Lamb and Laura O’Malley to Create New Work for Choreographic Program

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ABT’s National Training Curriculum Presents “Raising the Barre: The Cuban Method” October 19-20, 2019

ABT’s National Training Curriculum Presents “Raising the Barre: The Cuban Method” October 19-20, 2019

September 27, 2019

Laura Alonso, Rodolfo Castellanos Cardoso and Caridad Martinez
To Serve as Guest Faculty for Two-Day Teacher Training Workshop

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