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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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David Hallberg to Return for Performances at the Metropolitan Opera House, Spring 2017

January 3, 2017

American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer David Hallberg will return to perform with the Company for the 2017 Metropolitan Opera House season.  It was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Hallberg, who last performed with American Ballet Theatre in June 2014, withdrew from performances with the Company in the Fall of 2014 due to a […]

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2017 Summer Intensive National Audition Tour Announced

November 30, 2016

27 City Audition Tour for ABT Summer Intensive and Collegiate Program to Begin January 7, 2017

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

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Kate Lydon Appointed ABT Summer Intensive Artistic Director

October 31, 2016

Kate Lydon has been named artistic director of American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive programs, it was announced today by ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Lydon, who is also artistic director of the ABT Studio Company as well as Apprentice Program Coordinator, succeeds Julie Kent who served as the Summer Intensive artistic director for 2016. “Twenty-nine […]

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New York Premiere of Whipped Cream and Company Premiere of Souvenir d’un lieu cher by Alexei Ratmansky to Highlight ABT’s 2017 Spring Season, May 15-July 8, at Metropolitan Opera House

October 25, 2016

Guest Artist Alessandra Ferri to Dance Two Performances as Tatiana in John Cranko’s Onegin, June 20 and 22

Principal Dancer Marcelo Gomes to Celebrate 20th Anniversary with ABT

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Whipped Cream, a World Premiere by ABT, Choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky and Designed by Artist Mark Ryden, Set for March 15, 2017 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California

October 5, 2016

Two-Act Ballet With Original Libretto and Score by Richard Strauss

New York Premiere Scheduled for May 22, 2017 at Metropolitan Opera House

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Diana Vishneva to Give Final Performances with ABT

September 15, 2016

Farewell Performance Scheduled for Friday Evening, June 23 at Metropolitan Opera House

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Casting Announced for ABT’s Performances of The Nutcracker at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

September 12, 2016

Misty Copeland and Herman Cornejo Lead Opening Night Cast

December 9-18, 2016 in Segerstrom Hall
Tickets On Sale Now

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Faculty for 2016-2017 School Year at the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School Announced

August 25, 2016

ABT Alumni Robert La Fosse and Ethan Stiefel to Join Faculty

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ABT’s 2016 New York Summer Intensive Final Performances Scheduled for Friday, July 29, 12:00 PM and 2:30 PM at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

July 14, 2016

Final performances for American Ballet Theatre’s New York Summer Intensive Program are scheduled for Friday, July 29, 2016 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 21st annual New York Summer Intensive, a five-week training program for dancers ages […]

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Company Premiere of Benjamin Millepied’s Daphnis and Chloe and World Premiere of a New Work by Jessica Lang to Highlight American Ballet Theatre’s Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater, October 19-30, 2016

July 13, 2016

Revivals of George Balanchine’s Prodigal Son and Frederick Ashton’s Symphonic Variations Also Planned

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Carlos Lopez Named Ballet Master with ABT

July 5, 2016

Carlos Lopez, a former Soloist with American Ballet Theatre, has been named to the position of Ballet Master with the Company effective August 1, 2016.  It was announced today by Kevin McKenzie, ABT Artistic Director. Carlos Lopez is currently a Ballet Master for the ABT Studio Company and a Company teacher at ABT. He began […]

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Jeffrey Cirio Promoted to Principal Dancer and Blaine Hoven Promoted to Soloist with ABT

July 1, 2016

Jeffrey Cirio has been promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Blaine Hoven has been promoted to Soloist.  The promotions, announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, become effective August 1, 2016. Jeffrey Cirio joined American Ballet Theatre as a Soloist in August 2015. Cirio began his ballet training at […]

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Andrew F. Barth Elected Chairman of  Board of Governing Trustees for  ABT

Andrew F. Barth Elected Chairman of Board of Governing Trustees for ABT

June 13, 2016

Brian J. Heidtke Elected to Board President

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Casting Announced for Final Two Weeks of  ABT’s 2016 Spring Season  at Metropolitan Opera House

Casting Announced for Final Two Weeks of ABT’s 2016 Spring Season at Metropolitan Opera House

June 8, 2016

Guest Artist Alessandra Ferri to Dance the Role of Juliet in Romeo And Juliet on Thursday Evening, June 23

Stella Abrera to Celebrate 20th Anniversary with ABT on Thursday Evening, June 30

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Casting Announced for Fifth and Sixth Weeks of ABT’s 2016 Spring Season at Metropolitan Opera House

May 23, 2016

American Premiere of The Golden Cockerel

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