American Ballet Theatre (ABT) is one of the world’s great classical ballet companies.
It’s home theater is the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, where it dances a summer season. It dances a brief fall season in the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.
ABT is a world leader in ballet diversity. Some of its dancers achieve global stature, and even enter popular culture.
American Ballet Theatre in New York City
STREAMING, November 1, 2023 ~ See some of the world’s most famous dancers, in the world’s most famous ballet companies, backstage at some of the world’s most famous theaters.
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DAVID H. KOCH THEATER at LINCOLN CENTER ~ Seven ballets in three programs that provide an epic tour of periods in ballet history.
October 18-29, 2023
GALA Tuesday, October 24, 2023
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New artistic director Susan Jaffe makes her mark with a series of ballets about passion.
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American Ballet Theatre’s Fall 2023 Season presents Ratmansky’s “Piano Concerto No. 1,” Kylián’s “Petit Morte,” Lander’s “Études,” Balanchine’s “Ballet Imperial,” Ashton’s “The Dream,” King’s “Single Eye,” and Ratmansky’s “On the Dnipro;” at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center; from October 18-29, 2023. abt.org
American Ballet Theatre’s Summer 2024 Season presents Cranko’s “Onegin,” McGregor’s “Woolf Works” New York Premiere, McKenzie’s “Swan Lake,” MacMillan’s “Romeo and Juliet,” and Wheeldon’s “Like Water for Chocolate;” at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center; from June 18 – July 20, 2024. abt.org
ABT dances two seasons at Lincoln Center:
- Summer at the Metropolitan Opera House
- Fall at the David H. Koch Theater
Tickets are sold by the theaters.
2023-24 Latin Principal Dancers:
- Daniel Camargo is from Sorocaba, Brazil. 🇧🇷
- Misty Copeland is from Kansas City, Missouri. 🇺🇸
- Herman Cornejo is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. 🇦🇷
- Calvin Royal III is from Tampa, Florida. 🇺🇸
2023-24 Latin Soloists:
- Luciana Paris is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. 🇦🇷
Director of Repertoire Carlos Lopez is from Madrid, Spain. @carloslopeznewyork 🇪🇸
About American Ballet Theatre
Ballet Theatre was founded in New York City in 1939, by Lucia Chase and Oliver Smith. It formed out of the Mordkin Ballet. Mikhail Mordkin (1880-1944) was a former ballet master of the Bolshoi Ballet School.
The Company changed its name to American Ballet Theatre in 1957. It moved to the Metropolitan Opera House in 1977.
Mikhail Baryshnikov was artistic director from 1980-1989.
Danish Principal Dancer Kevin McKenzie became artistic director in 1992.
In 2004, ABT’s ballet school became the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School.
American Ballet Theatre was designated “America’s National Ballet Company” by the U.S. Congress in 2006.
Alexie Ratmansky, former Bolshoi Ballet Director and MacArthur Fellow, was artist-in-residence from 2009-2023.
Susan Jaffe became artistic director in 2022. @susanjaffeofficial