This year, the ABT Studio Company Winter Festival will be streamed on American Ballet Theatre’s YouTube channel on February 9th and 10th and hosted by Isabella Boylston and Calvin Royal III.
Headlining the performances danced by the company are two world premieres; Lauren Lovette’s La Follia Variations will close the first evening’s performance and Hope Boykin’s For What Is It All Worth? the second.
ABT Studio Company dancers from New York, California, Oregon, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas, South Korea, Japan, and the Philippines gathered in the Fall of 2020 for a “ballet bubble” at Goodspeed Musicals in East Haddam, Connecticut and at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park in Tivoli, New York.
They are Elizabeth Beyer, Tristan Brosnan, Finnian Carmeci, Kyra Coco, Cy Doherty, Teresa D’Ortone, Tillie Glatz, Elwince Magbitang, Andrew Robare, Jake Roxander, Yoon Jung Seo, Olivia Tweedy, Aleisha Walker, and Kotomi Yamada.
Dancers, staff, and creators followed stringent Covid-19 safety protocols in order to train and collaborate in person. Filmed at Kaatsbaan, the ABT Studio Company Winter Festival highlights ABT Studio Company’s mission to develop the next generation of ballet dancers, choreographers, and audiences.