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May 2, 2016

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

Polina Semionova in Sylvia.

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 Saturday, May 14. Devon Teuscher will replace Semionova in performances of Alexei Ratmansky’s Symphony #9 on Tuesday evening, May 17 and Saturday evening, May 21. Gillian Murphy will replace Semionova in Swan Lake on Monday evening, June 13 and Isabella Boylston will replace Semionova in the ballet at the matinee on Saturday, June 18.  Seo replaces Semionova in Romeo and Juliet on Friday evening, June 24.

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