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

May 11, 2016

Isabella Boylston and Jeffrey Cirio to Lead Revival Premiere of La Fille Mal Gardée on Tuesday, May 24

Gillian Murphy to Celebrate 20th Anniversary with ABT on Saturday Evening, May 28

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Polina Semionova to Withdraw from Performances with ABT at Metropolitan Opera House

May 2, 2016

Principal Dancer Polina Semionova will take a medical leave during American Ballet Theatre’s Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, withdrawing from all previously scheduled performances, it was announced today by Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director. Hee Seo will replace Semionova in performances of Frederick Ashton’s Sylvia on Tuesday evening, May 10 and the matinee on […]

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Clinton Luckett Named Assistant Artistic Director of ABT

April 26, 2016

Clinton Luckett, Ballet Master and former dancer at American Ballet Theatre, has been appointed Assistant Artistic Director of the Company. Luckett’s appointment, which becomes effective August 2016, was announced today by ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Luckett will succeed Victor Barbee, who was first named Assistant Artistic Director of the Company in 2001 and Associate […]

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

April 25, 2016

Casting for the first two weeks of American Ballet Theatre’s 2016 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. The season will begin on Monday, May 9 with eight performances of Frederick Ashton’s Sylvia, led by Gillian Murphy (Sylvia), Marcelo Gomes (Aminta), Craig Salstein (Eros) and James Whiteside […]

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ABT’s 2016 Spring Gala at Metropolitan Opera House to Feature World Premiere by Alexei Ratmansky, Monday Evening, May 16 at 6:30 P.M.

April 18, 2016

Alessandra Ferri to Perform the Pie Jesu From Kenneth MacMillan’s Requiem with Guest Soprano Ying Fang

Pamela Ford, Mary Elizabeth Snow, Sutton Stracke and Caryn Zucker to Chair Annual Benefit

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Mathias Heymann of the Paris Opera Ballet to Appear as Exchange Artist with American Ballet Theatre During 2016 Spring Season at The Metropolitan Opera House

April 14, 2016

Mathias Heymann, an étoile with the Paris Opera Ballet, will debut as an Exchange Artist with American Ballet Theatre during the Company’s 2016 Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.  Heymann will perform the role of Conrad in Le Corsaire at the evening performance on Wednesday, […]

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Devon Teuscher to Receive 2016 Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship

April 12, 2016

American Ballet Theatre Soloist Devon Teuscher has been awarded a 2016 Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship. The Fellowship, which recognizes young artists of extraordinary talent, provides additional resources to help them realize their full potential. To encourage the personal and artistic development of young artists, the one-year Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship will provide funds to cover training […]

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American Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s The Golden Cockerel and World Premiere of New Ratmansky Work to Highlight American Ballet Theatre’s 2016 Spring Season at Metropolitan Opera House, May 9-July 2, 2016

March 16, 2016

Season to Feature Ratmansky Festival and Revival of Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée

Guest Artist Alessandra Ferri and Exchange Artist Xander Parish Scheduled to Perform

Principal Dancers Stella Abrera and Gillian Murphy to Celebrate 20 Years with Company

Box Office Opens March 20 at 12 Noon

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ABT Studio Company to Perform at The Joyce Theater April 15-17, 2016

March 15, 2016

Friday Evening Performance to Include a World Premiere by Ethan Stiefel and New York City Premieres by George Williamson and Gemma Bond

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