Irina Dvorovenko Takes Final ABT Bow with Onegin in May

Irina Dvorovenko, a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre since 2000, will give her final performance with the company on May 18 at the Metropolitan Opera House in the role of Tatiana in Onegin opposite Cory Stearns

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ABT Summer Intensive Audition Tour to Visit 24 Cities in January and February

American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive National Audition Tour will kick off January 5, 2013, in Boston and Phoenix, and will visit a total of 24 cities through February 3.

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ABT Leaves Longtime Home to Join Paul Taylor, NYCB, at Lincoln Center

The American Ballet Theatre said on Thursday that it has signed a three-year contract to perform at the David H. Koch Theater, ending the company’s 15-year perch at New York City Center.

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Ballet San Jose Emerges From Troubled Times with a New Nutcracker

After a year of turmoil, Ballet San Jose has announced a 2012-13 season that includes a world premiere, six company premieres, and a production of The Nutcracker with new choreography, reported the San Jose Mercury News.

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Whiteside Jetés from Boston Ballet to American Ballet Theatre

James Whiteside, formerly a principal dancer with Boston Ballet, will join American Ballet Theatre as a soloist in September, announced artistic director Kevin McKenzie.

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New ABT Apprenticeship Program Designed for Easy Entry into Company

American Ballet Theatre has created an Apprentice Program designed to prepare six dancers of outstanding potential to work as apprentice members of ABT’s corps de ballet.

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Seo and Hammoudi Move up the Ranks at American Ballet Theatre

Hee Seo has been promoted to the rank of principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Alexandre Hammoudi has been promoted to soloist, according to a release from the company.

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Public Invited to View ABT Summer Intensive Students in Final Performances

Final performances for American Ballet Theatre’s New York Summer Intensive Program are scheduled for July 27 at noon and 4pm at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, New York.

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Angel Corella Bids Farewell to ABT with One Final Swan Lake

His famously sunny smile is in ready supply. He speaks with abundant generosity of the many ballerinas he’s partnered. And he seems to be in awe of the 17-year ABT career that he’s been privileged to have had.

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Alexei Ratmansky Sets New Three-Part Work to Shostakovich

American Ballet Theatre will premiere the first of a three-part work, choreographed by artist in residence Alexei Ratmansky and set to symphonies by Dmitri Shostakovich, during its fall 2012 season at New York City Center.

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Moscow-born Semionova to Join ABT as Principal this Fall

Popular guest artist Polina Semionova will join American Ballet Theatre as a principal dancer in September and perform with ABT during the company’s New York seasons, as well as its national and international tours.

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ABT’s New App Provides Instant Connection with Fans

In an effort to keeping in up-to-the-minute touch with its global audience, American Ballet Theatre has launched its very own app. The ABT app is available for $1.99 in the iTunes Store.

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JKO/ABT Faculty Lead Master Classes at Ballet San Jose

Franco De Vita, principal of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre, and Raymond Lukens, JKO faculty member, will lead master classes May 30 to June 4 at the Ballet San Jose studios, San Jose, California.

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ABT’s Eric Tamm Honored with Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship

American Ballet Theatre corps de ballet member Eric Tamm has been awarded a 2012 Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship, which recognizes young artists of extraordinary talent.

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‘First Position’ Dancer in the Spotlight at ‘DWTS’

Michaela DePrince, a 17-year-old student of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre, is scheduled to perform on ABC-TV’s Dancing With the Stars on April 24 at 9pm ET.

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‘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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Corella Bids Farewell to ABT with ‘Swan Lake’ Performance

Retiring American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Angel Corella will give his farewell performance in the role of Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake on June 28, dancing opposite Paloma Herrera as Odette/Odile.

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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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Kozlova’s Students Join ABT Dancers in Spring Show of Ballet Classics

Valentina Kozlova’s Dance Conservatory will present its spring concert featuring guest dancers Craig Salstein and Alex Hammoudi of American Ballet Theatre on April 7 at 7pm at Symphony Space, New York City.

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Raymond Lukens Named Head of ABT’s National Training Curriculum

Raymond Lukens, artistic associate of the ABT/NYU master’s program and a faculty member of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre, has been named director of ABT’s National Training Curriculum.

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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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Ballet Star and Multi-Tasker Ethan Stiefel to Say Farewell to ABT in July

Ethan Stiefel, a principal dancer for American Ballet Theatre since 1997, will retire from the company with a farewell performance July 7 in the role of Ali, the Slave in ABT’s production of Le Corsaire.

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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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Colbert Tries Tights on for Size During Hallberg Interview

American Ballet Theatre/Bolshoi dancer David Hallberg held his own in the interview portion of his Wed. night appearance on The Colbert Report on Comedy Central.

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ABT Heads out January 7 to Audition Students for Summer Intensives

American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive National Audition Tour will kick off January 7, 2012 in Austin, Texas, and Tucson, Arizona, and will visit a total of 24 cities through February 11, 2012.

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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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ABT ‘Nutcracker’ Production Illustrated through Online Storybook

Fans eagerly awaiting the return of Nutcracker season can whet their appetites with a sneak peek behind the scenes of American Ballet Theatre’s production through a special online storybook.

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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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Bolshoi Welcomes First American Dancer into Its Ranks

David Hallberg, a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, will join the Bolshoi Ballet of Moscow, the first American to do so. The Bolshoi said he would have a starring role for the 2011-12 season.

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Tickets On Sale for ABT’s ‘The Nutcracker’ at BAM

American Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker will return to the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York, for 22 performances December 14 to 31.

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Former ABT Dancer Named Assistant Principal at JKO School

Melissa Allen Bowman, a former dancer with American Ballet Theatre and current artistic director of ABT’s Summer Intensives, has been named assistant principal of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre.

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ABT to Launch Child-Friendly Website

American Ballet Theatre this month will launch a children-oriented website, www.kids.abt.org, with features designed to encourage youngsters’ love of ballet.

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UNCSA Partners with ABT’s Onassis School to Create Training Program

The School of Dance at University of North Carolina School of the Arts has formed a partnership with the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

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Modelski’s Magic

When Madame Peff Modelski teaches ballet class, everyone in the studio experiences a dynamic fusion of knowledge, professionalism, and love of the art form.

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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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Carreño to Dance ‘Swan Lake’ in Final Performance With ABT

American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Jose Manuel Carreño will dance Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, alongside Julie Kent in the role of Odette and Gillian Murphy as Odile, in his final company performance on June 30.

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Vasiliev To Replace Injured Cornejo in ‘The Bright Stream,’ ‘Coppélia’

Ivan Vasiliev, a principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet, will appear with American Ballet Theatre as a guest artist for three performances during the 2011 Metropolitan Opera House season.

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Official ABT Training Uniforms Available Online Through IDS

International Dance Supplies (IDS), the official supplier of the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) National Training Program Uniform, announced the new range of uniforms is now available to buy online.

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Angelina Ballerina Joins ABT Dancers in Kids Program

ABTKids, a hour-long program designed by American Ballet Theatre for children and families, will present a performance of highlights from the company’s 2011 spring season on May 21 at 11:30am at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

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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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Retiring Dancer Jose Carreño to Be Feted at ABT Opening Night Gala

A tribute to principal dancer Jose Manuel Carreño will highlight American Ballet Theatre’s opening-night gala May 16 at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

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