‘Center Stage’ Star’s Appearance Has Hearts Aflutter at Ballet San Jose

Ballet San Jose School students have been lining up for autographs and photos with Sascha Radetsky, American Ballet Theatre soloist and Center Stage star, since he started rehearsing in the San Jose studios in late March in preparation for his appearance as Prince Charming.

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Big Names, Big Events Highlight ABT Spring Season

The box office is now open for American Ballet Theatre’s 2012 spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 14 to July 7, featuring a new production of Onegin, the New York premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s Firebird, and Ethan Stiefel’s farewell performance.

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ABT Training Curriculum Sessions Planned at Ballet San Jose

American Ballet Theatre (ABT) will hold National Training Curriculum Teacher Training Sessions at Ballet San Jose in San Jose, California, for dancers and dance educators who have reached an advanced or professional level of ballet training.

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Back to School at ABT

Just as dancers need to continue to train as long as they’re dancing, teachers need to take time to learn new, fresh ways of approaching both students and material. Last year I did just that by participating in American Ballet Theatre’s Teacher Training Intensive.

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ABT Studio Company Open Auditions Set for March 3 in NYC

American Ballet Theatre will hold open auditions for the ABT Studio Company, a pre-professional program under the direction of ABT artistic director Kevin McKenzie and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School principal Franco DeVita, March 3 in New York City.

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Raffa, ABT Ballet Mistress, Named Prix de Lausanne Honorary Judge

Nancy Raffa, ballet mistress and former dancer with American Ballet Theatre, will serve as an honorary guest judge of the 40th anniversary Prix de Lausanne international ballet competition, January 30 to February 5, in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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NYC Dancers to Celebrate Career of Choreographer David Fernandez

Choreographer, dancer, and master teacher David Fernandez will be honored during a program entitled Some Dance Company, featuring performances by dancers from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and other New York companies.

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David Hallberg on U.S. Movie Screens in Bolshoi’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’

David Hallberg, who announced two months ago that he was leaving American Ballet Theatre and joining the Bolshoi Ballet, will pop up on U.S. movie screens Sunday as Prince Désiré, partnering Svetlana Zakharova as Princess Aurora, in the Bolshoi’s The Sleeping Beauty.

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Photography Exhibit Illustrates Dancers’ Relationship to Movement

“Displaced,” an exhibition of 34 portraits of dancers by photographer and former American Ballet Theatre dancer Matthew Murphy, is now showing at the Dance New Amsterdam’s Gallery at 280 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York City.

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‘Firebird,’ ‘Onegin’ Featured in ABT’s 2012 Met Season

Highlights of American Ballet Theatre’s 2012 season at the Metropolitan Opera House will include a new production of John Cranko’s Onegin, with scenery and costumes by Santo Loquasto, and the New York premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s The Firebird.

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Curtain Rises on Ballet, Musical Theater Secrets with City Center Series

Studio 5 at City Center, an intimate forum for informal conversations with some of today’s most compelling figures in dance and musical theater, kicks off October 11 at 6:30pm when Damian Woetzel gives audiences an insider’s peek into American Ballet Theatre.

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ABT’s Misty Copeland Inspires Young Dancers at Boys & Girls Club

Misty Copeland, the first African American female soloist for American Ballet Theatre, took her first ballet classes in a Boys & Girls Club. The dancer returns to her roots by traveling to watch a class and talk to young dancers at a Boys & Girls Club in the Bronx in a webisode of “A Day in the Life” on Hulu.com.

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Tharp, Volpi, Taylor on Program for ABT’s Fall City Center Season

American Ballet Theatre’s return to New York City Center this fall will be highlighted by the New York City premiere of a new work by Demis Volpi and major revivals of Merce Cunningham’s Duets in honor of the late choreographer, Paul Taylor’s Black Tuesday, and Martha Clarke’s Garden of Villandry.

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Kozlova’s Conservatory Students Present Ballet Classics

Vitali Krauchenko of American Ballet Theatre and Albert Davydov of the New Jersey Ballet will join students of Valentina Kozlova’s Dance Conservatory Company in a performance April 16 at 7pm at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street), New York City.

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