Filmed on stage at the Luckman, this virtual presentation features the renowned American Ballet Theatre Studio Company’s full ensemble in six exquisite works. ABT Studio Company, the young professional company of American Ballet Theatre, is currently made up of 18 rising stars of the ballet world between the ages of 18 and 22. ABT Studio Company prepares these outstanding young dancers, who hail from all over the globe – from California to New York to Spain to Japan – to enter American Ballet Theatre or other leading ballet companies worldwide. Nearly 80% of current dancers in American Ballet Theatre are alumni of ABT Studio Company, including 7 Soloists and 12 Principal Dancers.
ABT Studio Company dancers perform masterworks of the classical and neoclassical canons, alongside contemporary and newly created works. The group commissions a wide variety of choreographers to create new, custom pieces on the dancers each season. As part of the ABT Women’s Movement, the Studio Company commissions at least one new work by an emerging female choreographer each year.
The highly mobile ABT Studio Company serves as an ambassador for American Ballet Theatre by touring to venues large and small, leveraging the artistry, professionalism, and innovation of the Company to engage with a worldwide audience.
Bank of America: Lead Corporate Partner of ABT Studio Company
American Ballet Theatre recognizes the following donors for their extraordinary giving in support of ABT Studio Company and the ABT Apprentice Program: Rod Brayman, Sofia Elizalde, Bruce Grivetti, Nora Orphanides, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and The Ted and Mary Jo Shen Charitable Gift Fund. We gratefully acknowledge Mark Casey and Carrie Gaiser Casey for their leading support of ABT’s Apprentice Program.
Additional support for ABT Studio Company is provided by Sandra and Charles Carmeci, Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Malkin, Nicole Boutmy de Katzmann and Stuart Gordon, Amy and Gary Churgin, Karen C. Phillips, The Agnes Varis Fund, and four anonymous donors.
American Ballet Theatre
Kevin McKenzie – Artistic Director
American Ballet Theatre Studio Company
Sascha Radetsky – Artistic Director
Claire Florian – Managing Director
Yan Chen – Rehearsal Director
Luke Woods – Production Manager
Carlos Gonzalez – Covid Safety Officer and Tour Support Associate
Cy Doherty – dancer
Teresa D’Ortone – dancer
Elwince Magbitang – dancer
SunMi Park – dancer
Andrew Robare – dancer
Yoon Jung Seo – dancer
Elisabeth Beyer – dancer
Tristan Brosnan – dancer
Finnian Carmeci – dancer
Kyra Coco – dancer
Afonso Coelho – dancer
Tillie Glatz – dancer
Yuma Matsuura – dancer
Jake Roxander – dancer
Olivia Tweedy – dancer
Alejandro Valera Outlaw – dancer
Aleisha Walker – dancer
Kotomi Yamada – dancer
GRAND PAS CLASSIQUE
Choreography after Victor Gsovsky
Staged by Sascha Radetsky
Music by Daniel-Francois Auber
Dancers: SunMi Park, Andrew Robare
Choreography by Yannick Lebrun
Music by Mpho Sebina (“Lora”)
Costume by Jermaine Terry
Dancer: Aleisha Walker
CHILDREN’S SONGS DANCE
Choreography by Jessica Lang
Music by Chick Corea (selections from “Children’s Songs”)
Creative Associate: Kanji Segawa
Costumes styled by Isabella Boylston, dancewear by Elevé Dancewear
Dancers: Tristan Brosnan, Cy Doherty, Tillie Glatz, Elwince Magbitang, SunMi Park, Andrew Robare, Yoon Jung Seo
Children’s Songs Dance was commissioned with leadership support from The Rockefeller Brothers Fund. It was created in a residency at The Pocantico Center in Tarrytown, NY.
STARS AND STRIPES (Pas de Deux)
Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Staged by Victoria Simon
Music by John Philip Sousa, orchestrated by Hershy Kay (“El Capitan,” “Liberty Bell”)
Performed by Jake Roxander and Kotomi Yamada
The performance of Stars and Stripes, a Balanchine® Ballet, is presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique®. Service standards established and provided by the Trust. ABT Studio Company’s performance of Stars and Stripes pas de deux is made possible by Nora Orphanides.
SEVEN SONATAS (Excerpt)
Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Staged by Stella Abrera
Music by Domenico Scarlatti (“Sonata in F Minor, K. 481”), performed by Michael Scales, sound editing by Thomas Kikta
Costumes by Holly Hynes, courtesy of American Ballet Theatre
Dancers: Cy Doherty, SunMi Park
Seven Sonatas is generously supported by an endowed gift from The Toni and Martin Sosnoff New Works Fund. Additional support was generously provided by Leila and Mickey Straus.
FOR WHAT IS IT ALL WORTH?
Choreography by Hope Boykin
Music by Stephen Stills (“For What It’s Worth”), performed by Bill Laurance, Voices of East Harlem, and Billy Porter
Text and voiceover by Hope Boykin
Costumes styled by Hope Boykin
Dancers: Elisabeth Beyer, Tristan Brosnan, Finnian Carmeci (solo), Cy Doherty, Teresa D’Ortone, Tillie Glatz, Elwince Magbitang, Andrew Robare, Jake Roxander, Yoon Jung Seo, Olivia Tweedy, Aleisha Walker, Kotomi Yamada
For What Is It All Worth? was created during a residency at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park in Tivoli, NY. It was commissioned as part of the ABT Women’s Movement, with champion support from Jenna Segal and leadership support from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.
Streams January 28, 2022 from 6:00 pm until January 30 at 11:59 pm.