iOS app Android app

American Ballet Theatre

Ballet Star Frederic Franklin to Be Honored in Oct 14th Memorial Celebration

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The dance world lost a ballet great of the 20th century earlier this year, and American Ballet Theatre, with whom he performed into his 90's, is throwing a big bash in his honor

What's Ballet Been Up To?: Clicking Like, Filling Seats and What's to Come

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 11.24.2013 | Arts
Rainesford Alexandra

In a time when most people would rather text and twerk than see a live classical performance, companies and dancers around the world are growing more innovative in the pursuit of a connection with their audience.

Initiative Launches To Develop More Black Ballerinas

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 09.24.2013 | Black Voices

Misty Copeland was discovered by a combination of luck, talent and being in the right place at the right moment. One afternoon while at the Boys a...

Creativity Behind the Scenes: Preserving the Culture of Artistry

Phil Chan | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts
Phil Chan

Despite the advent of video and recording technology, tradition continues even today: each fresh generation gets passed down a little bit of distilled knowledge from the first production of any given artistic work. You cannot learn how to be a swan from a video.

Gene Schiavone -- One of Ballet's Top Photographers Explores New Realms

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 10.12.2013 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

In the world of dance photography, Gene Schiavone's photographs are acclaimed for their exceptional ability to capture the art of ballet. He exudes the friendly, calm confidence of someone who knows how good he is but doesn't need to prove anything.

Changing the Field of Dreams: How America and England Can Cultivate More Homegrown Ballerinas

Risa Gary Kaplowitz | Posted 10.05.2013 | Arts
Risa Gary Kaplowitz

Contrary to the intuition of non-dancers, potential ballerinas are not young girly-girls. Rather, a ballerina usually comes out of the womb with wiry limbs, coordination beyond her years, and a restlessness of body, mind, and spirit. She is a tomboy.

The Power of a Challenge Grant

Michael Kaiser | Posted 10.05.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Turning around arts organizations is mostly about changing the psychology of an organization. If we can get people who are closest to us to believe in our work and proceed with confidence, we can find the resources we need.

Misty's On A Mission

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.23.2013 | Black Voices

Being the first black female soloist for the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in over 20 years takes a tremendous amount of talent, hard work, determinat...

American Ballet Theatre Brings Visionary Mixed Bill to Los Angeles

Carla Escoda | Posted 09.16.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

American Ballet Theatre kicked off the final stretch of its long and arduous season on Thursday with an inspired opening night program that gave us a powerful political and personal statement by Alexei Ratmansky, flanked by two of George Balanchine's iconic works in interpretations that show the company off at its best.

American Ballet Theatre Bows Out in Los Angeles With Le Corsaire

Carla Escoda | Posted 09.16.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

With material like this, seasoned dancers have to act up a storm to prevent the whole thing from degenerating into a circus.

Crazy and Fabulous: Art Adventures in Downtown LA

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.15.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

During this past weekend, the weather in LA was hot and humid - just the way I hate it. And still, in spite of all this, I travelled downtown - and ...

PHOTOS: Looking Back On Ballet's Last Season

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 09.09.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — It may be sweltering summer out there, but the spring ballet season has just officially ended in New York, with the last frothy perfo...

Sarah Lane: All American Ballerina

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 08.29.2013 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

We didn't really talk about that noisy controversy having to do with her role as Natalie Portman's dance double in the film, Black Swan. It's something that will probably follow her for the rest of her career but it isn't something that she thinks about. Lane is always looking ahead, never back.

Keep New York City Dancing

Phil Chan | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Phil Chan

We are more than tutus and tiaras when you want a night out on the town. We are New Yorkers. Living, working, making, learning, teaching. We pilot educational models that are replicated worldwide. We help maintain the city's reputation of being the dance capital of the planet.

Creativity Behind the Scenes: Developing the Craft for a 21st Century Audience

Phil Chan | Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts
Phil Chan

Opera is currently reviving and reinventing itself for modern audiences, and one organization in particular has had a fair amount of success in creating new operatic works.

ABT's Isabella Boylston: Defining Space and Being in the Moment

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 07.23.2013 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

American Ballet Theatre soloist Isabella Boylston defines space around her by moving through it. As she moves, whether on stage or in rehearsal, everything seems to shift and realign itself around her.

Ballet Gets Chic

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Fashion takes a back seat to nothing – not even seriously chilly weather – at New York's fanciest dance gala. And so the...

An Astonishing Performance

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.13.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Every once in a while I attend a performance that is so remarkable that I forget about ticket sales, fundraising, budget cutting or any other aspect of my job. A recent performance of Le Corsaire by American Ballet Theatre was such a moment.

Ballet Superstar Roberto Bolle Talks Favorite Dancers, Choreographers and Katy Perry

Adria Rolnik | Posted 07.09.2013 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

How does Roberto Bolle, Italian ballet superstar and one of Italy's most beloved artists, find a moment to sit down and chat?

A Smart Joint Venture in Los Angeles

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Reducing staff time and cost is only one of the benefits. The exciting innovation of this new venture is that all member theater companies will also be allowed to borrow the stored items of the other companies, as needed.

Does Ballet Need Sensuality? Tamara Rojo Vows to Bring Sexy Back

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 06.01.2013 | Arts
Rainesford Alexandra

Rojo's pursuit of outside-the-box sexuality in ballet, or at least her attempt to restore it, is less about the bodily indications of mature themes as it is about the challenge, for both the dancers and audiences.

One Sentence: How to Watch Dance

Phil Chan | Posted 02.27.2013 | Arts
Phil Chan

I am often asked by new audience members of all ages, but especially young people, what should they look for at a dance performance. I decided to ask my colleagues to answer this question in one sentence.

Merry Christmas, Walt!

John Mauceri | Posted 02.20.2013 | Arts
John Mauceri

During this Christmas Season, I could not help but notice that The New York Times' default metaphor for anything a critic finds objectionable in the arts is none other than Walt Disney. It is as if Uncle Walt was the anti-Christ of Art. When his name appeared once again the other day, I stopped to think about what that might mean.

PHOTOS: Misty Copeland Stuns In Beautiful New Calendar

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Black Voices

Need some fresh inspiration for getting in shape? Well, look no further. American Ballet Theatre ballerina Misty Copeland has created a stunning 2013 ...

Kitri Basilio Barcelona

Carla Escoda | Posted 12.26.2012 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Never have Santo Loquasto's elegant designs looked so perfect as in this glittering, yet intimate, setting, and the opening night audience seemed to take feisty Cuban ballerina Xiomara Reyes to their hearts.