American Ballet Theatre

Kevin McKenzie
Artistic Director

Kara Medoff Barnett
Executive Director

Alexei Ratmansky
Artist in Residence


SIERRA ARMSTRONG · ARAN BELL · ISABELLA BOYLSTON
THOMAS FORSTER · HEE SEO · CHRISTINE SHEVCHENKO · REMY YOUNG


Clinton Luckett
Associate Artistic Director

Irina Kolpakova
Principal Répétiteur



THE DYING SWAN

Choreography by MIKHAIL FOKINE
Performed with the permission of the Fokine Estate Archive
Copyright The Fokine Estate Archive: 1905
Music by CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
Costume by ZACK BROWN

HEE SEO

Cello: SCOTT BALLANTYNE
Piano: MICHAEL SCALES



OVERLOOK

Choreography by ADRIANA PIERCE
Music written and performed by JULIA KENT
Costumes by SYLVIE ROOD

SIERRA ARMSTRONG · REMY YOUNG

This duet is a nuanced expression of a queer relationship and serves as a loving testament to the unique and varied ways in which two women communicate and connect. The dancers care for and about each other. They give and take and share and love, and they create a world for themselves in which they feel seen, comfortable, proud, communicative, and respected.

Overlook was created in residency at Bridge Street Theater, Catskill, New York as part of #QueertheBallet, an initiative by choreographer Adriana Pierce to broaden the definition and representation of classical ballet to meaningfully include LGBTQ+ narratives and creative voices. Overlook had its digital premiere on February 25, 2021 and was given its ABT Company Premiere on June 24, 2021 in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado.




SEVEN SONATAS
(Pas de Deux)

Choreography by ALEXEI RATMANSKY
Music by DOMENICO SCARLATTI (“Sonata in F Minor K. 481”)
Costumes by HOLLY HYNES

CHRISTINE SHEVCHENKO · THOMAS FORSTER

Piano Soloist: MICHAEL SCALES

Seven Sonatas received its World Premiere at The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, on October 2, 2009.

Seven Sonatas is generously supported through an endowed gift from The Toni and Martin Sosnoff New Works Fund.

Additional support was generously provided by Leila and Mickey Straus.




LET ME SING FOREVERMORE

Choreography by JESSICA LANG
Songs performed by TONY BENNETT
Costumes by BRADON McDONALD

ISABELLA BOYLSTON · ARAN BELL

Let Me Sing Forevermore received its World Premiere on March 23, 2019 at the Erik Bruhn Competition in Toronto, Canada performed by Catherine Hurlin and Aran Bell.

Let Me Sing Forevermore is generously supported through an endowed gift from The Toni and Martin Sosnoff New Works Fund.

“Steppin’ Out With My Baby” Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. This selection is used by special arrangement with Rodgers and Hammerstein: A Concord Company. www.irvingberlin.com All Rights Reserved. “Fly Me to the Moon (in other words)” Words and music by Bart Howard. TRO © Copyright 1954 (Renewed) Palm Valley Music, LLC, New York, NY. International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved Including Public Performance for Profit. “I Got Rhythm” from the album Tony Bennett, Here’s to the Ladies [1995], written by Ira Gershwin, published by Warner Chappell Music Publishing. THE WORLDWIDE COPYRIGHTS IN THE MUSIC OF GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE LICENSED BY THE GERSHWIN® FAMILY


AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
Company History

American Ballet Theatre is one of the greatest dance companies in the world. Revered as a national treasure since its founding season in 1940, its mission is to create, present, and extend the great repertoire of classical dancing for the widest possible audience. Headquartered in New York City, ABT is the only cultural institution of its size and stature to extensively tour, engaging and inspiring audiences for eight decades in 50 U.S. states, 45 countries, and over 480 cities worldwide. ABT’s extraordinary dancers hail from 14 countries and 24 U.S. states. ABT’s repertoire includes full-length classics from the nineteenth century, the finest works from the early twentieth century, and diverse and dynamic contemporary work by the leading choreographers of today. In 2006, by an act of Congress, ABT became America's National Ballet Company®.


BALLET THEATRE FOUNDATION, INC. BOARD OF GOVERNING TRUSTEES
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994), Honorary Chairman Emerita


OFFICERS
Andrew F. Barth, Chairman
Sharon Patrick, Martin Sosnoff, Vice Chairmen
Sarah Arison, President
Stewart R. Smith, Treasurer
Melissa A. Smith, Secretary


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Andrew F. Barth, Chairman
Sarah Arison, President
Sharon Patrick, Vice Chair
Beth Chartoff Spector, Chair, Audit Committee
Kara Moore, Chair, Development Committee
Carrie Gaiser Casey, Co-Chair, Education Committee
Karen C. Phillips, Co-Chair, Education Committee
Stewart R. Smith, Chair, Finance Committee
Martin Sosnoff, Co-Chair, Investment Committee
Douglas C. Wurth, Co-Chair, Investment Committee
Jenna Segal, Chair, Nominating Committee
James Hexter, Chair, Strategic Planning Committee
Valentino D. Carlotti, Member-at-Large
Lisa Smith Cashin, Member-at-Large
Brian J. Heidtke, Member-at-Large
Patricia R. Morton, Member-at-Large
Melissa A. Smith, Member-at-Large


TRUSTEES
Linda Allard
Kara Medoff Barnett
Francesca Macartney Beale
Hamish Bowles
Damien Calderini
Iain Drayton
Susan Fales-Hill
Pamela Ford
Gwendolyn M. Fragomen
Angela H. Ho
Yongsoo Huh
Wendy Evans Joseph
Reynold Levy
Shelly London
Alissa Hsu Lynch
Paula Mahoney
Diego Marroquin
Nancy McCormick
Kevin McKenzie
Ruth Newman
Michael Paull
Dmitri Potishko
David Rabkin
Janine Racanelli
Matthew Rubel
Shari Siadat
Sutton Stracke
Douglas Tabish
Rutger von Post
John L. Warden, Esq.


CHAIRMEN EMERITI
Donald M. Kendall †
Melville Straus †
Charles H. Dyson †
Stephen J. Friedman
Peter T. Joseph †
Hamilton E. James
Lewis S. Ranieri
Edward A. Fox
Donald Kramer


TRUSTEES EMERITI
Andrew F. Barth, Co-Chair
Susan Fales-Hill, Co-Chair
Dr. Joan Taub Ades
Cheryl Bergenfeld
Arlene J. Blau
Amy R. Churgin
Susan Feinstein
Nancy Havens-Hasty
Judith M. Hoffman
Christian Keesee
Anka K. Palitz
Cindy Sites
William Henry Told, Jr.
Jean Volpe
Ali E. Wambold


HONORARY TRUSTEES
Mildred C. Brinn †
Ricki Gail Conway
Deborah, Lady MacMillan
Robin Chemers Neustein
Anne M. Tatlock
Blaine Trump
Nancy Zeckendorf


† In Memoriam


American Ballet Theatre is proud to recognize:
American Airlines, the Official Airline of American Ballet Theatre
Bank of America, Lead Corporate Partner of ABT Studio Company
LG Electronics, Global Electronics Partner of American Ballet Theatre


ABT extends deepest gratitude to:

Dr. Robert Galvin, Medical Advisor

The Straus Family Foundation for their leadership support in honor of ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.

Mark Casey and Carrie Gaiser Casey for their leading support of ABT’s Apprentice Program.

Avery and Andrew F. Barth for their sponsorship of the Corps de Ballet in memory of Laima and Rudolph Barth and in recognition of former ABT Corps dancer Carmen Barth Fox.

ABT’s Choreographic Innovation and Inspiration and Inclusion programs are generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. Additional major support of ABT’s Innovation and Inclusion programs is provided by Mark Casey and Carrie Gaiser Casey, the Ford Foundation, The Ted and Mary Jo Shen Charitable Gift Fund and through an endowed gift from the Toni and Martin Sosnoff New Works Fund.

Commissions and presentations of new works by women choreographers are supported by the ABT Women’s Movement. Champion support for the ABT Women’s Movement is provided by Jenna Segal. Additional leadership support is provided by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.

Special thanks to Denise Littlefield Sobel for her leadership gifts to: ABT's Media Fund, advancing the Company's digital endeavors; and ABT RISE, fueling the Company's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

M•A•C

The Peninsula New York

ABT is supported, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

American Ballet Theatre thanks the individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies whose contributions support the Company’s dancers, productions, education and training programs.


ABT Staff at Little Island
Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director, Hamilton E. James Chair
Kara Medoff Barnett, Executive Director
David G. Lansky, General Manager
Jeremiah Bischoff, Stage Manager
Tomoko Ueda-Dunbar, Wardrobe Supervisor
James Graber, Wardrobe