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Aran Bell

Bethesda, Maryland

Joined ABT 2016 / Soloist since 2019

Biography

Photo: Taylor Brandt.

Aran Bell was born in Bethesda, Maryland.  He began studying ballet at age four, receiving the majority of his early training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and with Denys Ganio in Rome, Italy.  He continued his training with Fabrice Herrault in New York City and Magaly Suarez in Florida.  He spent several summers at The Royal Ballet School in London, and at American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive in New York City.

Bell’s awards include the Hope Award at the Youth America Grand Prix Finals in New York City in 2009 and 2010, followed by the Junior Grand Prix in 2011, Grand Prix at the Milan International Ballet Competition (2010), the Premio Positano (2011), the Premio Amalfi Young Talent Award (2012), Gold Medal at Tanzolymp Berlin (2012), Gold Medal and Audience Choice Award at Rieti International Ballet Competition (2012), the Premio Roma Jia Ruskaja (2012) and the Premio Capri Danza International Award (2014).  He has performed in galas throughout Europe and the United States.  Bell was featured in the 2011 film First Position: A Ballet Documentary.

Bell joined ABT Studio Company in September 2014, joined the main Company as an apprentice in May 2016 and became a member of the corps de ballet in March 2017. He was promoted to Soloist in September 2019.  His repertoire includes Lankendem in Le Corsaire, Harlequin’s Friend in Harlequinade, St. John Rivers in Jane Eyre, The Leaves Are Fading pas de deux, the pas de deux from Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Prince Désiré in Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty, Prince Siegfried and von Rothbart in Swan Lake, leading roles in Garden Blue and Thirteen Diversions and featured roles in AfterEffect, Deuce Coupe, In the Upper Room and Songs of Bukovina.  He created Winter in The Seasons and a leading role in AFTERITE.

Mr. Bell's performances with American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by Alan and Laraine Fischer.

Upcoming Performances

December 14, 2019
7:00 pm
Costa Mesa, California
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
The Nutcracker
(Nutcracker, the Prince)
December 20, 2019
7:00 pm
Costa Mesa, California
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
The Nutcracker
(Nutcracker, the Prince)
December 22, 2019
5:30 pm
Costa Mesa, California
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
The Nutcracker
(Nutcracker, the Prince)
February 14, 2020
7:30 pm
Washington, D.C.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Giselle
(Albrecht)
March 20, 2020
7:30 pm
Chicago, Illinois
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
La Bayadère
Act II
(Solor)
March 28, 2020
7:30 pm
Durham, North Carolina
Durham Performing Arts Center
Giselle
(Albrecht)
April 18, 2020
7:30 pm
Detroit, Michigan
Detroit Opera House
Swan Lake
(Prince Siegfried)
May 12, 2020
7:30 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
The Seasons
(Winter)
May 13, 2020
2:00 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
Theme and Variations
May 13, 2020
7:30 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
The Seasons
(Winter)
May 14, 2020
7:30 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
Garden Blue
May 15, 2020
7:30 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
Theme and Variations
May 16, 2020
8:00 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
Garden Blue
May 20, 2020
7:30 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
La Bayadère
(Solor)
May 27, 2020
2:00 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
Romeo and Juliet
(Romeo)
May 30, 2020
8:00 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
Romeo and Juliet
(Romeo)
June 12, 2020
7:30 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
Giselle
(Albrecht)
June 19, 2020
7:30 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
The Sleeping Beauty
(Prince Désiré)
June 26, 2020
7:30 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
Swan Lake
(Prince Siegfried)
July 1, 2020
7:30 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
Swan Lake
(Prince Siegfried)

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