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American Ballet Theatre


 

American Ballet Theatre

 

♦ Location: New York, New York – United States

♦ Artistic Director: Susan Jaffe

♦ Orchestra: American Ballet Theatre Orchestra

♦ Affiliated School: ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School

♦ Founded in 1939 by Lucia Chase

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American Ballet Theatre 2024 Summer Season

 

American Ballet Theatre 2024 Summer Season
American Ballet Theatre 2024 Summer Season. Cassandra Trenary and Herman Cornejo in Christopher Wheeldon’s Like Water For Chocolate. Photo by Mart Sohl.

The American Ballet Theatre 2024 summer season at the Metropolitan Opera House and casting has been announced by Artistic Director Susan Jaffe.

Principal Dancers for the American Ballet Theatre 2024 summer season include:

  • Joo Won Ahn
  • Aran Bell
  • Isabella Boylston
  • Skylar Brandt
  • Daniel Camargo
  • Herman Cornejo
  • Thomas Forster
  • Catherine Hurlin
  • Gillian Murphy
  • Calvin Royal III
  • Hee Seo
  • Christine Shevchenko
  • Cory Stearns
  • Devon Teuscher
  • Cassandra Trenary
  • James Whiteside
  • Roman Zhurbin

 

 

The season opens with a work based on the verse-novel Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin; John Cranko’s majestic and astounding ballet allows the strength and agency of our romantic heroine to shine through.

PRINCIPAL CASTING (Tatiana/Eugene Onegin)
June 18 @ 7:30PM – Devon Teuscher, Daniel Camargo
June 19 @ 2:00PM – Christine Shevchenko, Cory Stearns
June 19 @ 7:30PM – Hee Seo, James Whiteside
June 20 @ 7:30PM – Chloe Misseldine, Thomas Forster
June 21 @ 7:30PM – Devon Teuscher, Daniel Camargo
June 22 @ 2:00PM – Hee Seo, James Whiteside
June 22 @ 7:30PM – Christine Shevchenko, Cory Stearns

Wayne McGregor’s award-winning ballet triptych Woolf Works re-creates the emotions, themes, and fluid style of three of Virginia Woolf’s novels: Mrs. Dalloway, Orlando, and The Waves. Created for The Royal Ballet in 2015, Woolf Works is an ambitious, brave, and thoughtful ballet set to challenge our expectations and take us to exhilarating new places.

ABT first performed Woolf Works at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on April 11, 2024 (REVIEW).

PRINCIPAL CASTING
June 25 @ 7:30PM (NY Premiere) – Alessandra Ferri, Herman Cornejo
June 26 @ 2:00PM – Gillian Murphy, Joo Won Ahn
June 26 @ 7:30PM (Pride Night) – Devon Teuscher, James Whiteside
June 27 @ 7:30PM – Hee Seo, Aran Bell
June 28 @ 7:30PM (Honoring Alessandra Ferri) – Alessandra Ferri, Herman Cornejo
June 29 @ 2:00PM – Hee Seo, Aran Bell
June 29 @ 7:30PM – Gillian Murphy, Joo Won Ahn

Of all the great classics performed by ABT today, Swan Lake remains the quintessential ballet. Featuring the unforgettable corps de ballet moving in magical unison as the majestic, glimmering swans, this romantic fable of dreamlike transformation, set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, inspires awe and wonder.

ABT Swan Lake Review: Still a Feast for the Eyes (REVIEW)

PRINCIPAL CASTING (Odette/Odile/Prince Siegfried)
July 1 @ 7:30PM – Isabella Boylston, Daniel Camargo
July 1 @ 7:30PM – Gillian Murphy, Thomas Forster
July 3 @ 2:00PM – Chloe Misseldine, Aran Bell
July 3 @ 7:30PM – Hee Seo, Cory Stearns
July 4 @ 2:00PM – Catherine Hurlin, James Whiteside
July 5 @ 7:30PM – Christine Shevchenko, Calvin Royal III
July 6 @ 2:00PM – Devon Teuscher, Joo Won Ahn
July 6 @ 7:30PM – Skylar Brandt, Herman Cornejo

 

 

Against the sumptuous setting of Renaissance Italy, Kenneth MacMillan weaves a “dance tapestry rich in character that is rhapsodic and sensuous” in his version of Romeo and Juliet. Sergei Prokofiev’s unforgettable music underscores the beauty and passion of this beloved ballet and its star-crossed lovers.

American Ballet Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet Review: Elevating the Famous Love Story to a New High (REVIEW)

PRINCIPAL CASTING (Juliet/Romeo)
July 9 @ 7:30PM – Devon Teuscher, Aran Bell
July 10 @ 2:00PM – Christine Shevchenko, Thomas Forster
July 10 @ 7:30PM – Cassandra Trenary, Herman Cornejo
July 11 @ 7:30PM – Isabella Boylston, Daniel Camargo
July 12 @ 7:30PM – Gillian Murphy, James Whiteside
July 13 @ 2:00PM – Hee Seo, Cory Stearns
July 13 @ 7:30PM – Catherine Hurlin, Calvin Royal III

Two-time Tony Award® winner Christopher Wheeldon’s full-length ballet Like Water for Chocolate brings the magical realism of the famous modern Mexican novel and award-winning film of the same name to ABT.

American Ballet Theatre Like Water for Chocolate Review: An Open-Hearted Response (REVIEW)

PRINCIPAL CASTING (Tita/Pedro)
July 16 @ 7:30PM – Cassandra Trenary, Herman Cornejo
July 17 @ 2:00PM – Devon Teuscher, Joo Wan Ahn
July 17 @ 7:30PM – SunMi Park, Daniel Camargo
July 18 @ 7:30PM – Skylar Brandt, Carlos Gonzalez
July 19 @ 7:30PM (Herman Cornejo 25th Anniversary Celebration) – Cassandra Trenary, Herman Cornejo
July 20 @ 2:00PM – SunMi Park, Daniel Camargo
July 20 @ 7:30PM – Devon Teuscher, Joo Wan Ahn

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