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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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Promotions Announced at ABT

Stella Abrera & Misty Copeland Promoted to Principal Dancer

June 30, 2015

Skylar Brandt, Thomas Forster, Luciana Paris, Arron Scott & Cassandra Trenary Promoted to Soloist

Maria Kochetkova & Alban Lendorf to Join Company as Principal Dancers; Jeffrey Cirio to Join as Soloist

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Casting Announced for Seventh and Eighth Weeks of ABT’s 2015 Spring Season at Metropolitan Opera House

June 15, 2015

Casting for the seventh and eighth weeks of American Ballet Theatre’s 2015 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. The seventh week will feature eight performances of Swan Lake, June 22-27. Monday night’s performance, June 22, will be led by Gillian Murphy as Odette/Odile opposite Marcelo Gomes […]

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Natalia Osipova to Withdraw From Performance of  <i>Romeo and Juliet</i>, Wednesday Evening&#44#44; June 17, Due to Injury

Natalia Osipova to Withdraw From Performance of Romeo and Juliet, Wednesday Evening&#44#44; June 17, Due to Injury

June 9, 2015

Due to injury, Natalia Osipova, a Guest Artist with American Ballet Theatre, will not perform the title role in Romeo and Juliet scheduled for Wednesday evening, June 17 at the Metropolitan Opera House, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.  Ms. Osipova sustained an injury during a performance of Giselle this season with […]

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Casting Announced for Fifth and Sixth Weeks of ABT’s 2015 Spring Season at Metropolitan Opera House

May 28, 2015

Evgenia Obraztsova to Debut as Guest Artist

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ABT Presents ABTKids, Saturday, June 13, 2015, 11:30 A.M.

May 27, 2015

One-Hour Introduction to Ballet to Feature Scenes from The Sleeping Beauty, Les Sylphides and Rodeo

All Seats $25
Vip Experience Available for $150

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Over 200 ABT Alumni to Attend Performance of <i>Giselle</i>, Saturday, May 23, 8 P.M. at Metropolitan Opera House

Over 200 ABT Alumni to Attend Performance of Giselle, Saturday, May 23, 8 P.M. at Metropolitan Opera House

May 21, 2015

Company Members Representing Seven Decades to Gather for Events During 75th Anniversary Alumni Weekend

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Casting Announced for Third and Fourth Weeks of ABT’s 2015 Spring Season at Metropolitan Opera House

May 18, 2015

Gillian Murphy and Marcelo Gomes to Lead New York Premiere of All-New Production of The Sleeping Beauty on Friday, May 29

Kimin Kim and Leonid Sarafanov to Debut as Guest Artists

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

May 18, 2015

Due to injury, Principal Dancer Polina Semionova will withdraw from her remaining performances with American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House.  It was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.  Semionova was scheduled for seven additional performances during the Company’s 2015 Spring season. Guest Artist Maria Kochetkova will replace Semionova in an excerpt from Act […]

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ABT’s 75th Anniversary to be featured on TV’s JEOPARDY!, Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May 1, 2015

American Ballet Theatre’s 75th Anniversary will be the subject of a category on the television quiz show JEOPARDY! on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.  The featured ABT category will include performance footage from several of the upcoming Spring season’s iconic ballets, with clues read by ABT dancers. The JEOPARDY! crew traveled to ABT’s New York City […]

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Casting Announced for First Two Weeks of ABT’s 2015 Spring Season at Metropolitan Opera House

April 30, 2015

Joel Grey, Sigourney Weaver, Susan Jaffe and Ruth Ann Koesun to Co-Host Diamond Anniversary Gala Performance on Monday Evening, May 18 At 6:30 P.M.

75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Sponsored by ESCADA

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Misty Copeland Named to Time Magazine’s Annual TIME 100 List

April 16, 2015

American Ballet Theatre Soloist Misty Copeland has been named by TIME Magazine to the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.  The full list and related tributes appear in the April 27 issue of TIME. Born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in San Pedro, California, Misty Copeland […]

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Joseph Gorak to Receive 2015 Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship

April 7, 2015

American Ballet Theatre Soloist Joseph Gorak has been awarded a 2015 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 […]

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ABT Studio Company and The Royal Ballet School to Perform at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, April 21 and 22, 2015

March 27, 2015

ABT Studio Company and the graduate students of The Royal Ballet School (RBS) will perform a shared bill at The Ailey Citigroup Theater on Tuesday, April 21, and Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 7:00 P.M.  Performances by ABT Studio Company will include the New York City premiere of Susan Jaffe’s Metallurgy and excerpts from Marius […]

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

March 20, 2015

Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes to Give Farewell Performances

Box Office Opens March 22 at 9:00 A.M.

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World Premiere Screening of Ric Burns’ New Documentary American Masters – American Ballet Theatre: A History Monday, March 23 At 6:00 P.M. at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

March 17, 2015

The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage hosts the World Premiere screening of American Masters – American Ballet Theatre: A History on Monday, March 23 at 6:00 P.M. in the Terrace Theater at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. American Masters – American Ballet Theatre: A History, a feature-length documentary directed […]

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