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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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Final New York City Performances of ABT’s The Nutcracker December 12-21, 2014 at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

November 24, 2014

Stella Abrera and Misty Copeland to Debut as Clara, the Princess

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ABT and Segerstrom Center for the Arts Announce Creation of New Dance School

November 19, 2014

The Center and ABT bring renowned ballet training program to Southern California

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2015 Summer Intensive National Audition Tour Announced

November 4, 2014

24 City Audition Tour for ABT Summer Intensive and Collegiate Program to Begin January 3, 2015

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

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ABT Studio Company to Appear at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center November 14-16, 2014

October 30, 2014

American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company will give three performances at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center’s Buttenwieser Hall in New York City November 14-16, 2014. Performance times are 8:00pm on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15, and 3:00pm on Sunday, November 16. The Studio Company performances, part of the 92nd Street Y’s “Dig […]

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ABT and the Arts Initiative at Columbia University Announce New Partnership in Conjunction with ABT’s 2014 Innovation Initiative

October 27, 2014

Partnership to Enable Columbia Students to Interface with ABT for Master Classes, Choreographic Workshop Rehearsals and Performances

Works-in-Process to be Performed at Miller Theatre at Columbia University, Sunday, November 16 at 3pm

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New York Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s All-New Production of The Sleeping Beauty to Highlight ABT’s 2015 Spring Season at Metropolitan Opera House May 11-July 4, 2015

October 16, 2014

75th Anniversary Season to Open with Week of Repertory Programs Featuring Historic Works

75th Anniversary Gala Scheduled for Monday, May 18

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Casting Announced for ABT’s 2014 Fall Season at David H. Koch Theater

October 10, 2014

Casting for American Ballet Theatre’s 2014 Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. American Ballet Theatre celebrates the opening of its Fall season on Wednesday, October 22 at 6:30 P.M. with a special opening night Gala performance, highlighted by a pièce d’occasion choreographed by ABT Artist […]

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ABT Announces Plans for 75th Anniversary Celebration

October 1, 2014

Plans were announced today for American Ballet Theatre’s 75th Anniversary season by Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director, and Rachel S. Moore, CEO.  The 15-month long celebration will be highlighted by performances of ABT’s historic repertoire presented during the Company’s 2014 and 2015 seasons, a special PBS American Masters documentary by Ric Burns, a touring exhibit by […]

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Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes to Retire as Principal Dancers with ABT

September 30, 2014

Final Performances Scheduled for 2015 Spring Season at Metropolitan Opera House

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ABT Offers VIP Sweet Seats for All Performances of The Nutcracker at the Bam Howard Gilman Opera House

September 22, 2014

Ticket Package Includes Premium Seats, Gift Bags and More

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ABT Launches YouTube Channel

ABT Launches YouTube Channel

September 15, 2014

American Ballet Theatre has launched the ABT YouTube Channel, under the channel name of “ABTBalletTheatre.”  Offering an in-depth and candid look at the Company, the ABT YouTube channel showcases current dancers in two or three minute vignettes.  Taped segments explore experiences and points of view of ABT dancers, while adding to the experience of ABT […]

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David Hallberg to Withdraw  from Upcoming Performances with  ABT Due to Injury

David Hallberg to Withdraw from Upcoming Performances with ABT Due to Injury

August 19, 2014

Due to a recurring foot injury requiring surgery, American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer David Hallberg will withdraw from upcoming performances with the Company this Fall, it was announced today by Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director.  In addition to ABT’s Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Hallberg was scheduled to perform on […]

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ABT Donates Archives to Library of Congress

August 7, 2014

American Ballet Theatre Collection: Touring the Globe for 75 Years to be Exhibited at Library of Congress, August 14, 2014-January 24, 2015

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Gillian Murphy and James Whiteside to Lead Opening Night Cast of ABT’s The Nutcracker at Bam Howard Gilman Opera House, December 12-21, 2014

August 4, 2014

Season to Mark Final New York Performances Prior to West Coast Engagement

Season Debuts to Include Stella Abrera and Misty Copeland as Clara

Box Office Opens Monday, August 18

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ABT’s New York Summer Intensive Final Performances Scheduled for Friday, July 25, 12 P.M. and 4 P.M. at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

July 8, 2014

Final performances for American Ballet Theatre’s New York Summer Intensive Program are scheduled for Friday, July 25, 2014 at 12 P.M. and 4 P.M. at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, New York.  The performances mark the conclusion of ABT’s 19th annual New York Summer Intensive, a five-week training program for dancers ages […]

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