“From the opening pose and throughout this movement there was passion and professionalism… these performers are the next generation of ballet dancers, blossoming before our eyes.” – Broadway World
On sale to members 8/22, and to the public 8/29
ABT Studio Company, the young professional company of American Ballet Theatre, is made up of 12-18 rising stars of the ballet world between the ages of 17 and 21. ABT Studio Company prepares these outstanding young dancers, who hail from all over the globe, from New York to the Philippines and Japan, to enter American Ballet Theatre or other leading ballet companies worldwide. Nearly 80% of current dancers in American Ballet Theatre are alumni of ABT Studio Company, including 7 Soloists and 12 Principal Dancers – among them Misty Copeland, Calvin Royal III, and Isabella Boylston.
Don’t miss this richly varied program of inventive original commissions plus classical and neoclassical favorites. Performances will feature selections from the following repertoire: World Premieres by Hope Boykin and Houston Thomas; recent commissions by Gemma Bond and Rena Butler; solos by Daniel Ulbricht and ABT dancer Aleisha Walker; and classics such as Balanchine’s TCHAIKOVSKY PAS DE DEUX, MacMillan’s CONCERTO Pas de Deux, and an excerpt from RAYMONDA. The group also commissions a wide variety of choreographers to create new, custom pieces on the dancers each season. As part of the ABT Women’s Movement, the Studio Company commissions at least one new work by an emerging female choreographer each year.
The highly mobile ABT Studio Company serves as an ambassador for American Ballet Theatre by touring to venues large and small. In recent years, the Studio Company has performed in such international cities as London, Athens, Manila, and St. Petersburg, and to a wide variety of US performing arts centers, outdoor festivals, museums, and college campuses.
The vibrant young dancers of ABT Studio Company bring the artistry, professionalism, and innovation of American Ballet Theatre to a worldwide audience.