DANCE & MUSIC ‣ Announcing the ABT Studio Company Spring Festival, June 2 and 3
Updated: Jun 14, 2021
Victoria Parker, Senior Editor, Dance and Phil Cartwright, Founder
Witness the next generation of ABT talent! American Ballet Theatre is thrilled to present the ABT Studio Company Spring Festival, featuring 11 ballets filmed by kw creative this spring in a Covid-safe “ballet bubble” at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park.
The event includes world premieres by Jessica Lang, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Yannick Lebrun, and Emily Kikta & Peter Walker, plus excerpts from ballets by August Bournonville, Kevin McKenzie, Alexei Ratmansky, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, and Vasily Vainonen.
ABT Studio Company, under the artistic direction of Sascha Radetsky, is a classical ensemble of dancers of outstanding potential aged 17-21. As the highest level of the ABT training ladder, it serves as a crucial bridge between ballet training and professional performance. 80% of the current dancers in American Ballet Theatre began their careers in ABT Studio Company, including seven Soloists and twelve Principal Dancers. Each season, ABT Studio Company commissions several new works of choreography and engages the broadest possible ballet audience by performing varied repertoire in a range of venues around the globe.
ABT Studio Company Spring Festival