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 Principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet (1984-91), the Cleveland Ballet (1991), and ARB (1993), where he retired from dancing in 2002.[3][4]

The company's former directors are:[1]

Dancers[edit]

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, run by Princeton Ballet School director Mary Pat Roberton is an internationally renowned 5 week program for young dancers from age 12 through 23 years old.[6]

References[edit]

  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. 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 is held at Princeton Ballet School the official school of the American Repertory Ballet.". The New York Times. 

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