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American Ballet Theatre
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General information
Name American Ballet Theatre
Previous names
  • Mordkin Ballet
  • Ballet Theatre
Year founded Approx. 1937
Principal venue Metropolitan Opera House
New York City
 United States of America
Website abt.org
Artistic staff
Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie
Other
Associated schools Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School
Formation
  • Principal
  • Soloist
  • Corps de Ballet
  • Apprentice

American Ballet Theatre (ABT) is a classical ballet company based in New York City. It has 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. ABT was founded in 1937 by Mikhail Mordkin and is recognized as one of the world's leading classical ballet companies. ABT is also the parent company of the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School (ballet)), and was recognized as "America's National Ballet Company" in 2006 by the United States Congress.[1][2]

History[edit]

Mikhail Mordkin, a former dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet, left Russia after the October Revolution and settled in the United States in 1924. He staged the country's first production of Swan Lake in 1924, then later formed the "Mordkin Ballet" in 1937 with students from his New York school, with Lucia Chase, his student, as one of his prima ballerinas. By 1939, former Hollywood agent, Richard Pleasant, came to New York to manage the company. By the summer of 1939, Pleasant and Chase developed big ideas to turn the company into a full-fledged ballet company, and to base it on "a gallery of dance rather than the vision of a single choreographer" and a "living museum of dance" with Russian, American and British "wings", and units for black and Hispanic dances. The pair renamed the company "Ballet Theatre" and Mordkin later departed, finding himself solely in the background.

Chase began developing the company's repertoire of well-known full-length ballets, as well as original works, amidst financial issues, until in 1945 Oliver Smith joined Ballet Theatre and became co-director with Chase. In 1957 the company changed its name to "American Ballet Theatre" and continued to focus on ballet classics with continued financial issues until, during the 1960s and 1970s, financial conditions with the company were favorable due to private funding. During this period, American Ballet Theatre shifted its focus to recruiting ballet stars.

In 1977, the company began its spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, its new official venue, then in 1980 Mikhail Baryshnikov 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 by Jane Hermann and Oliver Smith in 1989, and the pair remained as Artistic Directors until in 1992 Kevin McKenzie was appointed. McKenzie satisfied the demands of the traditional ballet audience by prioritizing full-length narrative ballets as well as succeeding in keeping the company afloat during financially unstable times. He established an official associate school in 2004, the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School (ballet) (official name: American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School), and appointed Alexei Ratmansky as "Artist in Residence" in January 2009 after a long period of no in-house choreographer.[3][4]

Artistic staff[edit]

Artistic directors[edit]

Resident choreographers[edit]

Dancers[edit]

American Ballet Theatre has four levels within the company. The are (in ascending order): Apprentice,[6] Corps de Ballet,[7] Soloist[8] and Principal.[9]

Principals[edit]

Name Nationality Training Other Companies
(inc. guest performances)
Roberto Bolle  Italy La Scala Theatre Ballet School English National Ballet
Finnish National Ballet
La Scala Theatre Ballet
National Ballet of Canada
Stuttgart Ballet
The Royal Ballet
Isabella Boylston  United States Academy of Colorado Ballet
Harid Conservatory
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
Marcelo Gomes  Brazil Helena Lobato and Dalal Achcar Ballet School
Harid Conservatory
Paris Opera Ballet School
Houston Ballet Academy
Boston Ballet School
Cuballet
Mariinsky Ballet (former Kirov Ballet)
The Royal Ballet
David Hallberg  United States School of Ballet Arizona
Paris Opera Ballet School
ABT Studio Company
Bolshoi Ballet
Colon Theater Ballet
Kiev Ballet
Royal Swedish Ballet
Paloma Herrera  Argentina Olga Ferri
Minsk Ballet School
English National Ballet School
School of American Ballet
Julie Kent  United States Maryland Youth Ballet
School of American 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
Veronika Part  Russia Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet Mariinsky Ballet
Xiomara Reyes  Cuba Cuban National Ballet School Royal Ballet of Flanders
Polina Semionova  Russia Moscow State Academy of Choreography Berlin State Ballet
Bolshoi Ballet
California Ballet
English National Ballet
La Scala Theatre Ballet
Mariinsky Ballet
Stuttgart Ballet
Tokyo Ballet
Vienna State Opera Ballet
Zurich Ballet
Hee Seo  South Korea Sun-hwa Arts Middle School
Universal Ballet Academy
John Cranko Ballet Academy
ABT Studio Company
Daniil Simkin  Russia Olga Aleksandrova Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre
Vienna State Opera Ballet
Cory Stearns  United States Seiskaya Ballet School
Royal Ballet School
ABT Studio Company
Ivan Vasiliev  Russia Dnipropetrovsk Ballet School
Belarusian State Choreographic College
Bolshoi Ballet
Mikhaylovsky Theatre
National Opera and Ballet of Belarus
Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre
Diana Vishneva  Russia Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet Bayerisches Staatsballett
La Scala Theatre Ballet
Mariinsky Ballet
James Whiteside  United States D'Valda and Sirico Dance and Music Centre
Virginia School of the Arts
Boston Ballet II
Boston Ballet

Soloists[edit]

Name Nationality Training Other Companies
(inc. guest performances)
Stella Abrera  United States Le Studio
West Coast Ballet Theatre
Halliday Dance Centre
Royal New Zealand Ballet
Kristi Boone  United States Draper Dance Studio
Rochester City Ballet
San Francisco Ballet School
Chautauqua Institute Ballet
Misty Copeland  United States San Pedro Dance Center
Lauridsen Ballet Center
San Francisco Ballet School
ABT Studio Company
Joseph Gorak  United States North Central School of Ballet (TX)
Orlando Ballet School
ABT Studio Company
Orlando Ballet
Alexandre Hammoudi  France Paris Opera Ballet School
Academy of Dance Salle Pleyel
English National Ballet School
School of American Ballet
ABT Studio Company
Cuban National Ballet
Stars of American Ballet
Sarah Lane  United States Memphis Classical Ballet
Draper Center for Dance Education
Boston Ballet School
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
Christine Shevchenko  Ukraine Pennsylvania Ballet Rock School
ABT Studio Company
Devon Teuscher  United States Champaign-Urbana Ballet Academy
Vermont Ballet Theatre School
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School (ballet)
ABT Studio Company
Roman Zhurbin  Russia Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
Studio Maestro
ABT Studio Company

Corps de Ballet[edit]

The American Ballet Theatre's current Corps de Ballet includes:[7]

Apprentices[edit]

The American Ballet Theatre's current apprentices includes:[11]

Former dancers[edit]

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

Former principal dancers[edit]

Former soloists[edit]

Former corps de ballet[edit]

Repertoire[edit]

Maybe 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.

The main season is held during eight weeks in 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 Brooklyn Academy of Music. The company tours extensively throughout United States and the world.

The current choreographer in residence for ABT is Alexei Ratmansky.

Production Staff[edit]

  • N. James Whitehill III (Director of Production) (current)
  • Richard Koch (Technical Director) (current)
  • Danielle Ventimiglia (Production Stage Manager) (current)
  • Jennifer McGrath (Stage Manager) (current)
  • Jeremiah Bischoff (Assistant Stage Manager) (current)
  • Brad Fields (Lighting Director) (current)
  • Jon Goldman (Assistant Lighting Director) (current)
  • Dan De Prenger (Head Carpenter) (current)
  • Esteban Osorio, Chris Miano (Assistant Carpenters) (current)
  • Brian Zimmerman (Head Electrician) (current)
  • Andrew Blais, Paul Frydrychowski (Assistant Electricians) (current)
  • Paul Wells (Property Master) (current)
  • Steve Dunbar (Property Man) (current)

Music Department[edit]

Wardrobe Master[edit]

  • Bruce Horowitz (current)
  • Robert Holloway (joined as dancer 1964) (1965-1996) [85]

Wardrobe Mistress[edit]

  • Hilarie Jenkins, Caryn Wells (current) [86]
  • May Ishimoto (1974-1990) [87]
  • Dolly Cribben [88]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes

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  2. ^ American Ballet Theatre (May 25, 2006). "Company History". Ballet Theatre Foundation, Inc. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ Sanjoy Roy (March 29, 2009). "Step-by-step guide to dance: American Ballet Theatre". Guardian News. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ Gus Dick Andros (September 1, 1989). "American Ballet Theatre". Andros on Ballet. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Antony Tudor - Choreographer". The Antony Tudor Ballet Trust. Retrieved February 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ "ABT Launches New Apprentice Program". 2012-08-06. 
  7. ^ a b "ABT: Dancers: Corps de Ballet". American Ballet Theatre. Retrieved February 10, 2012. 
  8. ^ "ABT: Dancers: Soloists". American Ballet Theatre. Retrieved February 10, 2012. 
  9. ^ "ABT: Dancers: Principals". American Ballet Theatre. Retrieved February 10, 2012. 
  10. ^ Luciana, Paris. "ABT'S LUCIANA PARIS AND MARCELO GOMES PERFORM AT 31ST ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS HONORS GALA TO BE BROADCAST TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30 ON CBS". Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  11. ^ http://abt.org/dancers/default.asp?section=apprentice
  12. ^ "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" 
  13. ^ "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" 
  14. ^ "Dancers: Principals: Julio Bocca". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on August 7, 2007. Retrieved February 11, 2012. "joined ABT as a principal dancer in 1986" 
  15. ^ "Summer Intensives Faculty: Leslie Browne". American Ballet Theatre. Retrieved February 16, 2012. "joined ABT as a soloist in 1976, was promoted to principal dancer in 1986" 
  16. ^ Anna Kisselgoff (November 11, 2005). "Fernando Bujones, 50, International Ballet Star, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  17. ^ "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" 
  18. ^ "choreographers: Anton Dolin". American Ballet Theatre. Retrieved February 11, 2012. "joined Ballet Theatre (now ABT) at its inception in 1940, remaining until 1946 as a dancer and choreographer" 
  19. ^ "Dance Listings for May 17-23". nytimes.com. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  20. ^ "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" 
  21. ^ "Carla Fracci". The Ballerina Gallery. Retrieved February 16, 2012. "from 1967 she was principal guest artist of the American Ballet Theatre" 
  22. ^ "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" 
  23. ^ "Choreographers: Cynthia Gregory". American Ballet Theatre. Retrieved February 16, 2012. "joined the ABT in 1965, was quickly promoted to a principal dancer" 
  24. ^ Debra Craine and Judit Mackrell (January 1, 2000). "Harvey, Cynthia". The Oxford Dictionary of Dance. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  25. ^ 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" 
  26. ^ "Susan Jaffe Named Ballet Mistress With American Ballet Theatre". Press Release. American Ballet Theatre. June 11, 2010. 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" 
  27. ^ "Choreographers: Gelsey Kirkland". American Ballet Theatre. Retrieved February 16, 2012. "joined ABT in 1974 as principal dancer" 
  28. ^ "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" 
  29. ^ 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" 
  30. ^ "Choreographers: Natalia Makarova". American Ballet Theatre. Retrieved February 16, 2012. "joined ABT in December 1970" 
  31. ^ "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" 
  32. ^ "Obituaries: Dame Alicia Markova". The Independent. December 3, 2004. Retrieved February 11, 2012. "Ballet Theatre 1941-46" 
  33. ^ "Choreographers: Kevin McKenzie". American Ballet Theatre. 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" 
  34. ^ "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" 
  35. ^ "Kirk Peterson Named Artistic Director of ABT Studio Company". Press Release. American Ballet Theatre. March 8, 2006. Retrieved February 16, 2012. "joined ABT in 1974 and rose to the rank of Principal, left in 1980" 
  36. ^ 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" 
  37. ^ "Danilo Radojevic, Associate Artistic Director". The Australian Ballet. 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" 
  38. ^ "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" 
  39. ^ "Alumni: Keith Roberts". UNCSA School of Dance. 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" 
  40. ^ "Ethan Stiefel". "joined ABT in 1997 at principal dancer, retired in 2012." 
  41. ^ "Ballet Mistress: Marianna Tcherkassky". Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Retrieved February 11, 2012. "joined ABT in 1970, was elevated to principal dancer in 1976" 
  42. ^ "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" 
  43. ^ "The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre: Faculty Biography: Martine van Hamel". American Ballet Theatre. Retrieved February 11, 2012. "joined ABT in 1970, was promoted to the rank of soloist in 1971, became a principal dancer in 1973" 
  44. ^ "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" 
  45. ^ "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" 
  46. ^ David Vaughan (July 6, 2004). Ethan Brown's Retirement "Ethan Brown's Retirement". danceviewtimes.com. Retrieved February 11, 2012. "July 2 & 3, 2004" 
  47. ^ "Summer Intensives Faculty: Leslie Browne". American Ballet Theatre. 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" 
  48. ^ "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" 
  49. ^ "Sandra Brown". Colorado Ballet. Retrieved February 11, 2012. "In 2003 she left ABT to pursue work as a freelance artist" 
  50. ^ "Faculty: Carolyn Tener Brown". New Jersey School of Ballet. Retrieved February 16, 2012. "was a soloist with American Ballet Theatre for 7 years" 
  51. ^ "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" 
  52. ^ "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" 
  53. ^ "Master Class with George De La Pena". indianapolis City Ballet. Retrieved February 16, 2012. "soloist with American Ballet Theater" 
  54. ^ "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" 
  55. ^ "Lisa de Ribere". The School of American Ballet. Retrieved February 11, 2012. "joined ABT in 1979 ... soloist ... retired from performing in 1984" 
  56. ^ "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" 
  57. ^ 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" 
  58. ^ Khadarina, Oksanna (6 May 2014). "Washington Ballet – Tour-de-Force: Balanchine! bill – Washington". Dancetabs. 
  59. ^ "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" 
  60. ^ "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" 
  61. ^ "Cupcakes & Conversation with Carlos Lopez". Ballet News. August 19, 2011. 
  62. ^ "Staff: Charles Maple, Conservatory Director". Maple Conservatory. Retrieved February 16, 2012. "at the age of nineteen he joined ABT, rose through the ranks to become a featured soloist" 
  63. ^ "Press Releases: San Francisco Ballet". San Francisco Ballet. Retrieved August 19, 2013. "New Company Members" 
  64. ^ "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" 
  65. ^ "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" 
  66. ^ "ABT: Inside ABT". American Ballet Theatre. April 24, 2014. Retrieved July 9, 2014. "will give his farewell performance with the Company on July 3 at the Metropolitan Opera House in the role of Franz in Coppélia" 
  67. ^ "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" 
  68. ^ "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" 
  69. ^ "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" 
  70. ^ "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" 
  71. ^ "The Artist". Tobin Eason. Archived from the original on July 7, 2012. Retrieved July 12, 2013. "Creating artwork soon become a passion, which has continued since his retirement from American Ballet Theatre in 2012" 
  72. ^ "Dancers: Corps De Ballet: Aino Ettala". 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 2010" 
  73. ^ "Dancers: Corps De Ballet: Meaghan Hinkis". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on December 13, 2010. Retrieved February 10, 2012. "joined ABT as an apprentice in March 2010, became a member of the corps de ballet in October 2010" 
  74. ^ "Dancers: Corps De Ballet: Carrie Jensen". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on April 20, 2008. Retrieved February 10, 2012. "joined ABT's Studio Company in 1999, joined ABT in May 2000" 
  75. ^ "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" 
  76. ^ "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" 
  77. ^ "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" 
  78. ^ "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" 
  79. ^ "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" 
  80. ^ "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" 
  81. ^ Ormsby Wilkins named Music Director at ABT, Inside ABT, November 22, 2005
  82. ^ Inside ABT, accessed 1/22/2013
  83. ^ A Conversation with David LaMarche, American Ballet Theatre Conductor, Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower, May 10, 2010
  84. ^ AKIRA ENDO Obituary, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 3, 2014, accessed July 9, 2014
  85. ^ Robert Holloway, 62, Dancer, New York Times, December 11, 1996
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  87. ^ May Asaki Ishimoto dies, created costumes for ballet stars, by Matt Schudel, January 17, 2010
  88. ^ American Ballet Theatre program, Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 17, 1966

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