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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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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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Sascha Radetsky Named Director, ABT/NYU Master’s Degree Program in Ballet Pedagogy

January 28, 2016

Master’s Program Audition Scheduled for Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 10:00 A.M.

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Kara Medoff Barnett Named Executive Director at ABT

Kara Medoff Barnett Named Executive Director at ABT

January 16, 2016

Donald Kramer, Chairman of The Board of Governing Trustees at American Ballet Theatre, announced the appointment of Kara Medoff Barnett to the position of Executive Director at American Ballet Theatre, effective February 16, 2016. Barnett joins ABT from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, where she has served as Managing Director of Lincoln Center International […]

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Cynthia Harvey Named Artistic Director of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre

January 7, 2016

Cynthia Harvey, a former Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre, has been appointed Artistic Director of the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. Harvey’s appointment, which becomes effective May 2016, was announced today by ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Harvey will succeed Franco De Vita, who was first named Principal of the ABT JKO […]

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ABT to Ring NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell, Friday, December 4, 2015 at 9:30 A.M.

December 2, 2015

Students from the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School costumed for The Nutcracker will appear at the Opening Bell ceremony at NASDAQ on Friday, December 4 at 9:30 A.M. The Opening Bell ceremony highlights ABT’s annual production of The Nutcracker and its West Coast premiere at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, […]

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ABT to Auction 75th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Pointe Shoes, November 20-29, 2015

November 20, 2015

Manolo Blahnik, Karl Lagerfeld, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Louboutin, Marchesa and Narciso Rodriguez Among the Designer Creations Available for Auction Through eBay for Charity

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ABT Dancers to be Featured on TV’s JEOPARDY!, Tuesday, November 17, 2015

November 13, 2015

For the second time this year, dancers from American Ballet Theatre will be featured in a special ballet category on the television quiz show JEOPARDY!.  On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, in a category entitled “Tough Ballet,” ABT Company members will demonstrate iconic excerpts from its repertoire and read the accompanying clues. The JEOPARDY! crew traveled […]

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