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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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Alessandra Ferri to Perform Juliet in ABT’s <i>Romeo and Juliet</i>, June 23, 2016 at Metropolitan Opera House

Alessandra Ferri to Perform Juliet in ABT’s Romeo and Juliet, June 23, 2016 at Metropolitan Opera House

September 10, 2015

Alessandra Ferri, a former Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre, will return as a Guest Artist to dance the role of Juliet in the Company’s production of Romeo and Juliet at the Metropolitan Opera House, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.  In her first return to the ABT stage since her retirement […]

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Julie Kent Appointed Summer Intensive Artistic Director

September 2, 2015

Julie Kent has been named artistic director of American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive programs, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. In addition to her leadership responsibilities with ABT’s Summer Intensives, she will serve as a teacher and coach for ABT’s main Company, Studio Company and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. Kent succeeds […]

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

August 18, 2015

Veronika Part and Marcelo Gomes Lead Opening Night cast

December 10-20, 2015 in Segerstrom Hall; tickets go on sale September 13

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ABT and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Conduct Project Plie Master Class Series

August 4, 2015

American Ballet Theatre’s diversity initiative Project Plié and Boys & Girls Clubs of America continues a master class series introducing ballet to a broad array of children with educational and activity-based master classes in member clubs across the United States. These hour-long classes, conducted by ABT Certified Teachers, serve to identify gifted children and connect them […]

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Casting Announced for ABT’s 2015 Fall Season at David H. Koch Theater

July 28, 2015

Casting for American Ballet Theatre’s 2015 Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. American Ballet Theatre opens its Fall season on Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 P.M. with a special opening night Gala performance, highlighted by the New York City premiere of a new work by Mark […]

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ABT’s 2015 New York Summer Intensive Final Performances Scheduled for Friday, July 24, 12 PM and 2 PM at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

ABT’s 2015 New York Summer Intensive Final Performances Scheduled for Friday, July 24, 12 PM and 2 PM at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

July 9, 2015

Final performances for American Ballet Theatre’s New York Summer Intensive Program are scheduled for Friday, July 24, 2015 at 12 P.M. and 2 P.M. at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, New York. The performances mark the conclusion of ABT’s 20th annual New York Summer Intensive, a five-week training program for dancers ages […]

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NYC Premiere by Mark Morris & Company Premieres of Monotones I and II, Valse-Fantaisie & AfterEffect to Highlight ABT’s Fall Season at David H. Koch Theater, October 21-November 1, 2015

July 8, 2015

Revivals of Twyla Tharp’s The Brahms-Haydn Variations, Michel Fokine’s Le Spectre de la Rose & Kurt Jooss’ The Green Table Also Planned

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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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