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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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Brooklyn Mack to Debut with ABT as Guest Artist for 2019 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House

January 7, 2019

Mack Scheduled to Dance Three Performances of Le Corsaire, June 12 Matinee, June 13 Evening and June 15 Evening

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Gillian Murphy to Take Maternity Leave

December 14, 2018

American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Gillian Murphy has announced her maternity leave.  She and her husband, former ABT Principal Dancer Ethan Stiefel, are expecting their first child in June 2019. Ms. Murphy, who joined American Ballet Theatre in 1996, will not perform on the Company’s National Tour or during the 2019 Metropolitan Opera House season, […]

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2019 Summer Intensive National Audition Tour Announced

November 8, 2018

24 City Audition Tour for ABT Summer Intensive and Collegiate Program to Begin January 5, 2019

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

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ABT’s 2019 Spring Season at Metropolitan Opera House, May 13 – July 6, 2019, to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky with World Premiere and All-Ratmansky Program

October 25, 2018

Company Premiere of Twyla Tharp’s Deuce Coupe to Headline All-Tharp Program, May 30 – June 3

Company Premiere of Cathy Marston’s Jane Eyre
Set for June 4

Roberto Bolle to Give Farewell Performance with ABT on June 20

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Choreographers for ABT Incubator Selected

October 23, 2018

Kelsey Grills, Sung Woo Han, Gabrielle Lamb, Duncan Lyle and James Whiteside to Create New Work for Workshop

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Trick-or-Treat with ABT at the Family Friendly Matinee, David H. Koch Theater, Saturday, October 27, 2018, 2:00 P.M.

September 17, 2018

Discounted Tickets for Children Ages 4 and Up On Sale

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Casting Announced for ABT’s 2018 Fall Season at David H. Koch Theater

August 30, 2018

Alessandra Ferri to Appear as Guest Artist

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Catherine Hurlin Awarded 2018 Princess Grace Foundation-USA Dance Fellowship

August 3, 2018

American Ballet Theatre Soloist Catherine Hurlin is the recipient of a 2018 Princess Grace Award (Barbara & John Lehman Dance Award).  Hurlin received one of nine fellowships granted in the Dance and Choreography category. The annual Princess Grace Foundation-USA awards were announced in New York City on July 26. Catherine Hurlin was born in New York City […]

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Auditorium Theatre and ABT Announce Four-Year Partnership

August 2, 2018

America’s National Ballet Company®
to Perform at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre
Annually Through 2022 as Visiting Resident Company

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ABT’s 2018 New York Summer Intensive Final Performances Scheduled for Friday, July 27, 12:00 P.M. and 2:30 P.M. at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

ABT’s 2018 New York Summer Intensive Final Performances Scheduled for Friday, July 27, 12:00 P.M. and 2:30 P.M. at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

July 9, 2018

Final performances for American Ballet Theatre’s New York Summer Intensive Program are scheduled for Friday, July 27, 2018 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 23rd annual New York Summer Intensive, a five-week training program for dancers ages […]

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Sascha Radetsky Appointed ABT Studio Company Artistic Director

July 2, 2018

Sascha Radetsky has been named Artistic Director of ABT Studio Company. It was announced today by American Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.  Radetsky succeeds Kate Lydon, who joins St. Paul’s School as the director of dance at the start of the 2018-19 academic year.  Lydon has served as ABT Studio Company Artistic Director since […]

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Zhong-Jing Fang, Catherine Hurlin and Katherine Williams Promoted to Soloist with ABT

June 29, 2018

Zhong-Jing Fang, Catherine Hurlin and Katherine Williams have been promoted to the rank of Soloist with American Ballet Theatre. The promotions, announced today by ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, become effective September 1, 2018.   Zhong-Jing Fang was born in Shanghai, China and received her early training at the Shanghai Ballet School.  She graduated from […]

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World Premieres by Michelle Dorrance and Jessica Lang to Highlight ABT’s Fall Season at The David H. Koch Theater, October 17-28, 2018

June 26, 2018

Performances of Fancy Free to Commemorate Centennials of Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein

Box Office to Open July 23

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Casting Announced for Final Two Weeks of ABT’s 2018 Spring Season at Metropolitan Opera House

June 15, 2018

Casting for the seventh and eighth weeks of American Ballet Theatre’s 2018 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Eight performances of…

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ABT Launches <i>ABT Incubator</i>

ABT Launches ABT Incubator

June 14, 2018

Two-Week Choreographic Workshop Open To ABT Dancers And Freelance Choreographers, October 31 – November 10, 2018

Audition for Freelance Choreographers to be Held September 18

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