American Repertory Ballet

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The American Repertory Ballet (ARB) is an American ballet company based in New Jersey.[1]

The company was founded by Audrée Estey in 1963 as the Princeton Regional Ballet Company. In 1978 it became a professional company and was renamed Princeton Ballet Company. It was named American Repertory Ballet in 1990. The former Garden State Ballet merged with ARB during the 1995-1996 season.[2]

Artistic directors[edit]

Douglas Martin has been the company director since 2010. He was a dancer with the Joffrey Ballet (1984), the Cleveland Ballet (1991), and ARB (1993), where he retired from dancing in 2002.[3][4]

The company's former directors are:[1]


The dancers for the American Repertory Ballet's 2013-2014 season are:[5]

Summer Intensive[edit]

The Princeton Ballet School's summer intensive, established in 1981, is an internationally renowned program for young dancers.[6]


  1. ^ a b Dunning, Jennifer (March 27, 2006). "American Repertory Ballet: Strong Women, Lithe Youngsters, Sharp Turns". New York Times. Retrieved December 19, 2010. "Audrée Estey's Princeton Ballet School, a precursor to the American Repertory Ballet" 
  2. ^ "History". American Repertory Ballet. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ La Gorce, Tammy (November 19, 2010). "Keeping Up Tradition, Sugar Plums and All". New York Times. Archived from the original on 25 November 2010. Retrieved December 19, 2010. "Douglas Martin, the new director of the American Repertory Ballet" 
  4. ^ "Artistic Leadership". American Repertory Ballet. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Dancers". American Repertory Ballet. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ La Gorce, Tammy (July 8, 2011). "Summer Intensive at the American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School". The New York Times. 

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