American Ballet Theatre

American Ballet Theatre (ABT) is a classical ballet company based in New York City. Founded in 1939 by Lucia Chase and Richard Pleasant, it is recognized as one of the world's leading classical ballet companies. Through 2019, it had an annual eight-week season at the Metropolitan Opera House (Lincoln Center) in the spring and a shorter season at the David H. Koch Theater in the fall; the company tours around the world the rest of the year. The company was scheduled to have a 5-week spring season at the MET preceded by a 2-week season at the Koch Theater beginning in 2020. ABT is the parent company of the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, and was recognized as "America's National Ballet Company" in 2006 by the United States Congress.[2][3]

American Ballet Theatre
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General information
NameAmerican Ballet Theatre
Previous namesBallet Theatre
Year founded1939[1]
Principal venueMetropolitan Opera House
New York City
Websiteabt.org
Senior staff
Executive DirectorKara Medoff Barnett
Artistic staff
Artistic DirectorKevin McKenzie
Other
Associated schoolsJacqueline Kennedy Onassis School
Formation

HistoryEdit

In 1939 Pleasant and Chase committed to the creation of "a large scale company with an eclectic repertory".[1][4] The pair and a small group from Mordkin Ballet formed Ballet Theatre. Their new company's first performance was on 11 January 1940.[1][5] Chase began developing the company's repertoire of well-known full-length ballets, as well as original works, amidst financial issues. In 1945 Oliver Smith joined Ballet Theatre and became co-director with Chase.

In 1957 the company changed its name to American Ballet Theatre.[6] It continued to emphasize ballet classics, yet remained challenged by financial issues. During the 1960s and 1970s, the company's prospects brightened due to more favorable private funding. During this period, American Ballet Theatre shifted its ballet focus to the recruitment of star performers. In 1977, the company began its spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, its new official venue.[5]

Mikhail Baryshnikov in 1980 became Artistic Director for American Ballet Theatre. Baryshnikov staged, restaged, and refurbished numerous classical ballets and, according to the company, strengthened their classical tradition. Baryshnikov was replaced in 1989 by Jane Hermann and Oliver Smith, who remained as Artistic Directors until 1992, when Kevin McKenzie received the appointment. McKenzie satisfied the demands of the traditional ballet audience by prioritizing full-length narrative ballets. He also succeeded in keeping the company afloat during financially unstable times. In 2004 he established an official associate ballet school, the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. After a long period of no in-house choreographer, McKenzie appointed Alexei Ratmansky as "Artist in Residence" in January 2009.[7][8]

Artistic staffEdit

Artistic directorsEdit

Executive director and CEOEdit

Executive directorEdit

Resident choreographersEdit

Music directors, conductors, concertmasters (partial list)Edit

  • Ormsby Wilkins (music director) (current)[12]
  • Charles Barker (principal conductor) (current)[13]
  • David LaMarche (conductor) (current)[14]
  • Benjamin Bowman (concertmaster) (current)[15]

DancersEdit

American Ballet Theatre has four levels within the company. They are (in ascending order): apprentice,[16] corps de ballet,[17] soloist,[18] and principal.[19]

PrincipalsEdit

 
Hee Seo and Jared Matthews (2014)
Name Nationality Training Other companies
(incl. guest performances)
Joo Won Ahn   South Korea Y.J. Ballet People Academy
Sun Hwa Art School
Korea National University of Arts
Aran Bell   USA Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Isabella Boylston   United States Academy of Colorado Ballet
Harid Conservatory
ABT Studio Company
Paris Opera Ballet
Mariinsky Ballet
Skylar Brandt   United States Scarsdale Ballet Studio
ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School
ABT II (now the ABT Studio Company)
Misty Copeland   United States San Pedro Dance Center
Lauridsen Ballet Center
San Francisco Ballet School
ABT Studio Company
Herman Cornejo   Argentina Instituto Superior de Arte at Teatro Colón
School of American Ballet
Ballet del Teatro Argentino de La Plata
Ballet Argentino
Barcelona Ballet (former Corella Ballet Castilla y León)
Compañia de Danza Comtemporánea de Cuba
Boston Ballet
New York City Ballet
Sapporo Ballet
Thomas Forster   United Kingdom Royal Ballet School Associate Programme
Elmhurst School of Dance
The Royal Ballet School
ABT Studio Company
David Hallberg   United States School of Ballet Arizona
Paris Opera Ballet School
ABT Studio Company
Bolshoi Ballet
Colon Theater Ballet
Kiev Ballet
Mariinsky Ballet
Royal Swedish Ballet
The Royal Ballet
The Australian Ballet
Gillian Murphy   United States University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Columbia City Ballet
Kiev Ballet
Mariinsky Ballet
Royal New Zealand Ballet
Royal Swedish Ballet
Staatsballett Berlin
Calvin Royal III   United States Pinellas County Center for the Arts
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School
ABT II
Hee Seo   South Korea Sun-hwa Arts Middle School
Universal Ballet Academy
John Cranko Ballet Academy
ABT Studio Company
Christine Shevchenko   Ukraine Pennsylvania Ballet Rock School
ABT Studio Company
Daniil Simkin   Russia Vienna State Opera Ballet
Staatsballett Berlin
Cory Stearns   United States Seiskaya Ballet School
Royal Ballet School
ABT Studio Company
The Royal Ballet
Devon Teuscher   United States Champaign-Urbana Ballet Academy
Vermont Ballet Theatre School
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School
ABT Studio Company
Cassandra Trenary   United States Lawrenceville School of Ballet
ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School
ABT II (now the ABT Studio Company)
James B. Whiteside   United States D'Valda and Sirico Dance and Music Centre
Virginia School of the Arts
Boston Ballet II
Boston Ballet
Ballet Philippines

SoloistsEdit

Name Nationality Training Other companies
(incl. guest performances)
Zhong-Jing Fang   China Shanghai Ballet School
Shanghai Drama University
Joseph Gorak   United States North Central School of Ballet (TX)
Orlando Ballet School
ABT Studio Company
Orlando Ballet
Blaine Hoven   United States North Carolina School of the Arts
ABT Studio Company
Catherine Hurlin   United States Scarsdale Ballet Studio
Westchester Dance Academy
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School
Luciana Paris   Argentina Colon Theater Ballet
Craig Salstein   United States Ballet Academy of Miami
Miami City Ballet School
Joffrey Ballet School
School of American Ballet
ABT Studio Company
Intermezzo Dance Company
Gabe Stone Shayer   USA The Rock School for Dance Education
Bolshoi Ballet Academy
Katherine Williams   United States Ballet Royale Academy
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School
Roman Zhurbin   Russia Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
Studio Maestro
ABT Studio Company

Former dancersEdit

The following is a partial list of former dancers with ABT, listed by their highest rank prior to leaving the company.

Former principal dancersEdit

Former soloistsEdit

Former corps de balletEdit

  • Susan Borree
  • Maria Bystrova (2000–2010)[80]
  • Caroline Duprot (2009–2011)[81]
  • Tobin Eason (2002–2012)[82]
  • Aino Ettala (2010)[83]
  • Hezekiah C. Fairbank (1999–2000)
  • Victoria (Born) Fornelli (1999–2000)
  • Jeffrey Golladay (2003–2012)
  • Meaghan Hinkis (2010–2011)[84]
  • Carrie Jensen (2000–2009)[85]
  • Clinton Luckett (1992–2002)[86]
  • Ellizzette Duvall (1970–1973)[87]
  • Ilona McHugh (1997–2005)
  • Patrick Ogle
  • Joseph Phillips (2008–2013)[88]
  • Brendali Staana Espiritu[89]
  • Isaac Stappas (2000–2011)[90]
  • Sarawanee Tanatanit (2002–2008)[91]
  • Mary Mills Thomas (2008–2011)[92]
  • Melissa Thomas (2002–2009)[93]
  • Simon Wexler
  • Jennifer Whalen
  • Katharine Wildish (1985–1987)
  • Renata Pavam (2002-)
  • Bo Busby [94]

RepertoireEdit

Perhaps no other choreographer was as closely associated with ABT as the great British choreographer Antony Tudor, who made his American debut with the company. The other continuous creative force was the legendary Agnes de Mille. She staged the majority of her ballet works with them. Many choreographers have mounted works especially for ABT, including George Balanchine, Adolph Bolm, Michel Fokine, Léonide Massine, and Bronislava Nijinska. Other renowned choreographers who have worked at ABT include Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp, and Alvin Ailey.

ABT's 1976 production of The Nutcracker starring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gelsey Kirkland was televised the following year and has become a broadcast classic.[citation needed]

The main season is held during the spring at New York City's Metropolitan Opera House, with shorter seasons in the fall previously held at New York City Center, now held at the David H. Koch Theater. Performances of Alexei Ratmansky's The Nutcracker during the holiday season are held at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The company tours extensively throughout United States and the world.[95]

The current choreographer-in-residence for ABT is Alexei Ratmansky.[13]

Schools and programsEdit

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis SchoolEdit

The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre (ABT/JKO School) is the associate school of American Ballet Theatre located within the Flatiron District of Manhattan, New York City. The school comprises a Children's Division for ages 4 to 12, a Pre-Professional Division for ages 12 to 18, and the preparatory program Studio Company for ages 16 to 20. Cynthia Harvey, a former dancer with ABT, serves as the school's artistic director.[96]

Studio CompanyEdit

ABT Studio Company, formerly known as ABT II, is a small company of 12 young dancers, ranging from ages 16 to 20, handpicked by ABT.[97] It is the top level of the American Ballet Theatre training ladder and is currently an extension of the ABT JKO school.[98] These dancers are trained in the program to join ABT's main company or other leading professional companies, and the program is described by ABT as "a bridge between ballet training and professional performance".[97]

Project PliéEdit

Project Plié is a diversity initiative launched in 2013 by Rachel Moore, who was then ABT's executive director and CEO. Following her departure, the project was overseen by artistic director Kevin McKenzie and Mary Jo Ziesel, ABT director of education and training.[99] The program was inspired by ABT principal dancer Misty Copeland, and aims to "increase racial and ethnic representation in ballet and diversify America's ballet companies".[100] The initiative is made up of a combination of partnerships within the community and within the industry in addition to scholarships and opportunities for exposure for children of color.[100] Annually, as of 2013, Project Plié has awarded scholarships[101] to young people ranging from ages 9 to 18 including to the ABT/JKO School, ABT's summer intensive programs and ABT's Young Dancer Workshop.[100]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Notes

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  20. ^ "Dancers: Principals: Nina Ananiashvili". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on February 8, 2009. Retrieved February 11, 2012. first appearance with ABT in the spring 1993
  21. ^ "Dancers: Principals: Victor Barbee". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on April 9, 2003. Retrieved February 16, 2012. joined ABT in February 1975, was promoted to soloist in 1979, and to principal dancer in 1984
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  23. ^ "Summer Intensives Faculty: Leslie Browne". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2012. joined ABT as a soloist in 1976, was promoted to principal dancer in 1986
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  25. ^ "Dancers: Principals: José Manuel Carreño". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved February 10, 2012. joined ABT as a principal dancer in June 1995
  26. ^ "choreographers: Anton Dolin". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on May 28, 2012. Retrieved February 11, 2012. joined Ballet Theatre (now ABT) at its inception in 1940, remaining until 1946 as a dancer and choreographer
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  28. ^ "Dancers: Principals: Alessandra Ferri". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on November 8, 2007. Retrieved February 11, 2012. joined ABT as a principal dancer in 1985
  29. ^ "Carla Fracci". The Ballerina Gallery. Retrieved February 16, 2012. from 1967 she was principal guest artist of the American Ballet Theatre
  30. ^ "Dancers: Principals: Guillaume Graffin". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on December 15, 2004. Retrieved February 11, 2012. joined ABT as a principal dancer in 1988
  31. ^ "Choreographers: Cynthia Gregory". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on May 31, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2012. joined the ABT in 1965, was quickly promoted to a principal dancer
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  33. ^ Dean Speer and Francis Timlin (November 2003). "An Interview with Cynthia Harvey former American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer". CriticalDance.com. Retrieved February 16, 2012. promoted to principal in 1982
  34. ^ "Susan Jaffe Named Ballet Mistress With American Ballet Theatre". Press Release. American Ballet Theatre. June 11, 2010. Archived from the original on March 20, 2012. Retrieved February 11, 2012. joined ABT in December 1980, became a soloist in 1981, was promoted to principal dancer in 1983, retired from American Ballet Theatre in 2002
  35. ^ "Choreographers: Gelsey Kirkland". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on August 4, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2012. joined ABT in 1974 as principal dancer
  36. ^ "Robert La Fosse". Barnard College Department of Dance. Retrieved February 11, 2012. joined American Ballet Theatre in 1977, where he danced as a principal dancer for nine years
  37. ^ Jack Anderson (November 10, 2011). "Annabelle Lyon, Dancer With Balanchine, Dies at 95". The New York Times. Retrieved February 11, 2012. In 1939 she became a charter member of Ballet Theater (now ABT) ... leaving Ballet Theater in 1943
  38. ^ "Choreographers: Natalia Makarova". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on June 6, 2008. Retrieved February 16, 2012. joined ABT in December 1970
  39. ^ "Dancers: Principals: Vladimir Malakhov". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on March 21, 2009. Retrieved February 11, 2012. joined ABT as a principal dancer in Spring 1995
  40. ^ "Obituaries: Dame Alicia Markova". The Independent. December 3, 2004. Archived from the original on November 8, 2012. Retrieved February 11, 2012. Ballet Theatre 1941–46
  41. ^ "Choreographers: Kevin McKenzie". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved February 11, 2012. joined ABT as a soloist in March 1979, was appointed a principal dancer the following December, and danced with the company until 1991
  42. ^ "Dancers: Principals: Amanda McKerrow". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on May 27, 2006. Retrieved February 11, 2012. joined ABT as a member of the corps de ballet in 1982, was appointed a soloist in 1983, and a principal dancer in 1987
  43. ^ "Dancers: Principals: Kathleen Moore". American Repertory Ballet, Princeton Ballet School. Retrieved September 29, 2018. joined ABT II in 1980, invited to corps de ballet in 1982, promoted to soloist in 1988, promoted to principal in 1991
  44. ^ "Veronika Part to Give Final Performances with ABT". American Ballet Theatre. July 8, 2017. Retrieved July 9, 2017. joined ABT in 2002, promoted to Principal Dancer in May 2009 and left on July 8, 2017[permanent dead link]
  45. ^ "Kirk Peterson Named Artistic Director of ABT Studio Company". Press Release. American Ballet Theatre. March 8, 2006. Archived from the original on October 11, 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2012. joined ABT in 1974 and rose to the rank of Principal, left in 1980
  46. ^ Chris Pasles (October 28, 1993). "Nymph Maniacs : A Song of the Sea Infuses 'Sirens,' Premiering at UCI". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 16, 2012. joined ABT in 1978, resigned in 1993
  47. ^ "Danilo Radojevic, Associate Artistic Director". The Australian Ballet. Archived from the original on March 15, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2012. left The Australian Ballet to become a Soloist with ABT, with the company for 15 years, was promoted to principal dancer in 1981
  48. ^ "Johan Renvall". Ballet Arts. Retrieved February 11, 2012. joined ABT in 1978, was promoted to soloist in 1981, and to principal dancer in 1987, retired in 1996
  49. ^ "Alumni: Keith Roberts". UNCSA School of Dance. Archived from the original on February 24, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2012. joined ABT as a member of the corps de ballet in 1987, was appointed soloist in 1992, and principal dancer in 1997
  50. ^ Bachko, Katia (July 2, 2012). "Ethan Stiefel: No Longer "Center Stage"". The New Yorker. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  51. ^ "Ballet Mistress: Marianna Tcherkassky". Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 11, 2012. joined ABT in 1970, was elevated to principal dancer in 1976
  52. ^ "Dancers: Principals: Ashley Tuttle". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on August 15, 2004. Retrieved February 11, 2012. joined the corps de ballet of ABT in 1987, was promoted to soloist in 1992, and to principal dancer in 1997
  53. ^ "The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre: Faculty Biography: Martine van Hamel". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on March 24, 2012. Retrieved February 11, 2012. joined ABT in 1970, was promoted to the rank of soloist in 1971, became a principal dancer in 1973
  54. ^ "Dancers: Principals: Michele Wiles". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on May 25, 2011. Retrieved February 10, 2012. joined ABT in 1998, was promoted to soloist in 2000, and to principal dancer in 2005
  55. ^ "Diana Vishneva to Give Final Performances with ABT". Archived from the original on July 4, 2017. Retrieved July 8, 2017. joined ABT as a Principal Dancer in 2005, retired in June, 2017
  56. ^ "Dancers: Soloists: Ethan Brown". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on February 11, 2005. Retrieved February 11, 2012. joined ABT as a member of the corps de ballet in 1981, was promoted to soloist in 1988
  57. ^ David Vaughan (July 6, 2004). "Ethan Brown's Retirement". danceviewtimes.com. Retrieved February 11, 2012. July 2 & 3, 2004
  58. ^ "Summer Intensives Faculty: Leslie Browne". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2012. joined ABT as a member of the corps de ballet in 1980, achieved rank of soloist in 1991, retired in 1996
  59. ^ "Dancers: Soloists: Sandra Brown". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on March 13, 2005. Retrieved February 11, 2012. joining the corps de ballet of American Ballet Theatre in 1987, was promoted to soloist in 1992
  60. ^ "Sandra Brown". Colorado Ballet. Retrieved February 11, 2012. In 2003 she left ABT to pursue work as a freelance artist
  61. ^ "Faculty: Carolyn Tener Brown". New Jersey School of Ballet. Archived from the original on April 7, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2012. was a soloist with American Ballet Theatre for 7 years
  62. ^ "Dancers: Soloists: Carmen Corella". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on July 30, 2007. Retrieved February 11, 2012. joined ABT as a member of the corps de ballet in April 1998, was appointed a soloist in August 2003
  63. ^ "Dancers: Soloists: Erica Cornejo". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on August 4, 2007. Retrieved February 11, 2012. joined ABT’s Studio Company in May 1998, later that year joined ABT as a member of the corps de ballet, was appointed a soloist in April 2003
  64. ^ "Master Class with George De La Pena". indianapolis City Ballet. Retrieved February 16, 2012. soloist with American Ballet Theater[permanent dead link]
  65. ^ "Dancers: Soloists: Joaquín De Luz". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on June 26, 2003. Retrieved February 11, 2012. joined ABT as a member of the corps de ballet in 1997, was promoted to soloist in 1998
  66. ^ "Lisa de Ribere". The School of American Ballet. Archived from the original on December 10, 2012. Retrieved February 11, 2012. joined ABT in 1979 ... soloist ... retired from performing in 1984
  67. ^ "Melissa Hayden To Tape Video Series For The George Balanchine Foundation". The George Balanchine Foundation. November 5, 1999. Retrieved February 16, 2012. she joined Ballet Theatre, soon becoming a soloist, in 1945
  68. ^ a b "Houston Ballet Announces New First Soloists, Jared Matthews and Yuriko Kajiya". Houston Ballet. May 7, 2014. Retrieved July 9, 2014. Jared Matthews and Yuriko Kajiya, currently soloist dancers with American Ballet Theatre (ABT), will join Houston Ballet as first soloists for the 2014/15 season beginning in August 2014
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  70. ^ "Dancers: Soloists: Anna Liceica". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on September 3, 2007. Retrieved February 11, 2012. joined ABT's corps de ballet in 1996, was promoted to soloist in August 2000
  71. ^ "Dancers: Soloists: Carlos Lopez". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on May 25, 2011. Retrieved February 10, 2012. joined ABT as a member of the corps de ballet in September 2001, was appointed a soloist in August 2003
  72. ^ "Cupcakes & Conversation with Carlos Lopez". Ballet News. August 19, 2011.
  73. ^ "Staff: Charles Maple, Conservatory Director". Maple Conservatory. Archived from the original on February 25, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2012. at the age of nineteen he joined ABT, rose through the ranks to become a featured soloist
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  75. ^ "Dancers: Soloists: Monique Meunier". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on March 13, 2005. Retrieved February 11, 2012. joined ABT as a soloist in August 2002
  76. ^ "Dancers: Soloists: Carlos Molina". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on May 25, 2005. Retrieved February 11, 2012. joining ABT as a member of the corps de ballet in 1998, was appointed a soloist in August 2001
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  78. ^ "Amy Rose". American Ballet Intensives. Retrieved February 16, 2012. joined ABT at the age of sixteen (in 1979), was a soloist with from 1979–1992
  79. ^ "American Ballet Theatre – Gennadi Saveliev farewell in Le Corsaire – New York". DanceTabs. Retrieved July 7, 2012. Saturday was a day of farewells at American Ballet Theater, and I was happy to catch soloist Gennadi Saveliev’s final performance
  80. ^ "Dancers: Corps De Ballet: Maria Bystrova". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on September 17, 2010. Retrieved February 10, 2012. joined ABT's Studio Company (now ABT II) in August 1999, joined ABT as a member of the corps de ballet in August 2000
  81. ^ "Dancers: Corps De Ballet: Caroline Duprot". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on December 12, 2010. Retrieved February 10, 2012. joined ABT as a member of the corps de ballet in January 2009
  82. ^ "The Artist". Tobin Eason. Archived from the original on December 23, 2012. Retrieved July 12, 2013. Creating artwork soon become a passion, which has continued since his retirement from American Ballet Theatre in 2012 Alt URL
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  86. ^ "Dancers: Corps De Ballet: Clinton Luckett". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on June 2, 2002. Retrieved February 16, 2012. joined ABT as a member of the Corps de Ballet in September 1992
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  88. ^ "The American star of the ballet enticed to vladivostok". Russian News. Archived from the original on April 22, 2008. Retrieved July 9, 2014. Known American ballet dancer joseph phillips will work in troupe of seaside opera and ballet theater in vladivostok
  89. ^ Faculty, American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
  90. ^ "Dancers: Corps De Ballet: Isaac Stappas". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on May 25, 2011. Retrieved February 10, 2012. spent two years in ABT's Studio Company before joining ABT's main company in 2000
  91. ^ "Dancers: Corps De Ballet: Sarawanee Tanatanit". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on April 20, 2008. Retrieved February 26, 2012. joined ABT's Studio Company in 2001, joined ABT as an apprentice in August 2002, and the corps de ballet in January 2003
  92. ^ "Dancers: Corps De Ballet: Mary Mills Thomas". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on December 13, 2010. Retrieved February 10, 2012. joined ABT's Studio Company (now ABT II) in Fall 2005, joined ABT as an apprentice in August 2007, and the corps de ballet in January 2008
  93. ^ "Dancers: Corps De Ballet: Melissa Thomas". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on April 20, 2008. Retrieved February 26, 2012. joined ABT's Studio Company in Fall 2001, joined ABT as a member of the corps de ballet in August 2002
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