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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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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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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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