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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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2016 Summer Intensive National Audition Tour Announced

November 9, 2015

23 City Audition Tour for ABT Summer Intensive and Collegiate Program to Begin January 2, 2016

Auditions for Young Dancer Summer Workshop to be Held in Select Cities

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ABT’s 2016 Spring Season at  the Metropolitan Opera House, May 9-July 2, 2016,  to Feature World Premiere Work by ABT  Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky  and American Premiere of <i>The Golden Cockerel</i>

ABT’s 2016 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 9-July 2, 2016, to Feature World Premiere Work by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and American Premiere of The Golden Cockerel

October 23, 2015

Season to All Include Revival of La Fille mal gardee and Two All-Ratmansky Repertory Programs

Guest Artist Alessandra Ferri to Dance the Role of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet on Thursday, June 23, 2016

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ABT to Bring the <i>Make a Ballet On Tour</i> Program to Los Angeles

ABT to Bring the Make a Ballet On Tour Program to Los Angeles

October 14, 2015

American Ballet Theatre will bring its Make a Ballet On Tour program to two schools in Los Angeles this Fall, Gabriella Charter School and Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts. Both schools work with ABT’s Make a Ballet dance and design teaching artists from October 9 – 16, 2015. The program will […]

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ABT to perform on ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Monday, October 19 11:35/10:35p CT

ABT to perform on ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Monday, October 19 11:35/10:35p CT

October 13, 2015

Principal Dancer Misty Copeland and Company members from American Ballet Theatre will make a guest appearance on the first night of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” at Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, NY, Monday, October 19, 2015. Host Jimmy Kimmel will welcome Ms. Copeland and fifteen ABT dancers for a special performance on the BAM stage, […]

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ABT 2015 Fall Gala at David H. Koch Theater, Wednesday Evening, October 21 at 6:30 PM

September 28, 2015

Gala Evening Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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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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