Susan Jaffe will succeed Kevin McKenzie as American Ballet Theatre’s new artistic director, starting in December 2022.
Kevin McKenzie, American Ballet Theatre’s longtime artistic director, announced yesterday that he will retire at the end of 2022, after three decades at the helm. He will continue to oversee the company’s 2021–22 season while a search for his successor begins this summer. In an interview with The New York Times’ Rosalyn Sulcas, McKenzie noted […]
Gabe Stone Shayer, American Ballet Theatre’s newest soloist, has long been a standout onstage. But the 27-year-old dancer—the first African-American male to graduate from Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy—is also branching out into choreography and spearheading a flurry of creative projects. Shayer has big ideas for ballet’s future. “I want to be the person who facilitates […]
This spring was supposed to be one of highly anticipated debuts at American Ballet Theatre, a chance for many soloists to test their mettle in major leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera House. While the coronavirus pandemic shutdown put those debuts on pause, the company has shown a major leap of faith in its up-and-coming […]
How many of us have hovered breathlessly over our iPads, watching grainy YouTube footage of Gelsey Kirkland and Mikhail Baryshnikov in Theme and Variations? Or Suzanne Farrell in Mozartiana? (Hundreds of thousands of us, to be exact.) Well, get ready: Yesterday, Lincoln Center announced its brand new Dance Week, a series of seven online broadcasts […]
In her spare time, American Ballet Theatre corps member Kathryn Boren moonlights as a personal trainer. Certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, she trains fellow ABT dancers and also teaches a weekly Conditioning for Dancers class. While everyone is isolating inside, Boren shared her go-to home workout with Dance Magazine.
We asked American Ballet Theatre soloist Skylar Brandt to share a recipe she’s been making while sheltering in place during the pandemic. She invited us inside (digitally) to watch her make an epic ice cream sundae.
Watch American Ballet Theatre corps dancer Connor Holloway’s Euphoria-inspired makeup tutorial!