Whipped Cream
May
29
2:00 PM14:00

Whipped Cream

From the delicious imaginations of Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and pop surrealist visionary Mark Ryden comes a second helping of this dollop of delightful whimsy. In this fantastical confection, a young boy overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop and falls into a delirium. To escape his attending physician, the boy dreams of his triumphant rescue by Princess Praline and her court, Princess Tea Flower, Prince Coffee, and the marching Marzipan. A delight for ballet fans of all ages.

Arron Scott (The Boy)

Isabella Boylston (Princess Tea Flower)

James Whiteside (Prince Coffee)

Misty Copeland (Princess Praline)

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Jane Eyre
Jun
5
7:30 PM19:30

Jane Eyre

Marston’s Jane Eyre challenges the idea of a classic ballet heroine. After a difficult upbringing, Jane becomes the Governess for the mysterious Mr. Rochester, discovering the struggles of society’s expectations. A literary classic brought to life by Cathy Marston’s stirring choreography and an enthralling Victorian design, Jane Eyre shows that love can conquer any obstacle.

Isabella Boylston (Jane Eyre)

Thomas Forster (Edward Rochester)

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Jane Eyre
Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

Jane Eyre

Marston’s Jane Eyre challenges the idea of a classic ballet heroine. After a difficult upbringing, Jane becomes the Governess for the mysterious Mr. Rochester, discovering the struggles of society’s expectations. A literary classic brought to life by Cathy Marston’s stirring choreography and an enthralling Victorian design, Jane Eyre shows that love can conquer any obstacle.

Isabella Boylston (Jane Eyre)

Thomas Forster (Edward Rochester)

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Manon
Jun
19
7:30 PM19:30

Manon

From the ornate salons of Paris to the mysterious wilds of colonial Louisiana, Kenneth MacMillan’s dramatic masterwork weaves an affecting tale of romance, desire and treachery. Set to Massenet’s lush score and inspired by the classic novel Manon Lescaut, this engrossing ballet soars to theatrical heights as the beautiful maiden Manon must choose between the temptations of wealth and the promise of true love.

Isabella Boylston (Manon)

David Hallberg (Des Grieux)

Christine Shevchenko (Lescaut's Mistress)

Blaine Hoven (Lescaut)

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Manon
Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

Manon

From the ornate salons of Paris to the mysterious wilds of colonial Louisiana, Kenneth MacMillan’s dramatic masterwork weaves an affecting tale of romance, desire and treachery. Set to Massenet’s lush score and inspired by the classic novel Manon Lescaut, this engrossing ballet soars to theatrical heights as the beautiful maiden Manon must choose between the temptations of wealth and the promise of true love.

Isabella Boylston (Manon)

David Hallberg (Des Grieux)

Christine Shevchenko (Lescaut's Mistress)

Blaine Hoven (Lescaut)

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Swan Lake
Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

Swan Lake

Of all the great classics performed by ABT today, Swan Lake remains the quintessential ballet. The one that defines the standards of the Company, tests its dancers, and ennobles the spirit of its audience. This romantic fable of ill-fated passion, dreamlike transformation, and ultimate forgiveness is set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score. With breathtaking choreography and visually magnificent sets evoking a Renaissance court, the fabled lake of the swans rises into view, inspiring awe for generations to come.

Isabella Boylston (Odette/Odile)

Daniil Simkin (Prince Siegfried)

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The Sleeping Beauty
Jul
1
7:30 PM19:30

The Sleeping Beauty

Alexei Ratmansky’s inspired reconstruction of this classic ballet awakens the timeless story of love triumphing over evil. Featuring 400 lavish costumes, 210 intricate wigs, and magnificent storybook sets, the beloved tale of the beautiful Princess Aurora, the evil sorceress Carabosse, and the magical kiss of a handsome prince is certain to cast a spell on your heart and to spark your imagination.

Isabella Boylston (Princess Aurora)

James Whiteside (Prince Désiré)

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The Sleeping Beauty
Jul
4
2:00 PM14:00

The Sleeping Beauty

Alexei Ratmansky’s inspired reconstruction of this classic ballet awakens the timeless story of love triumphing over evil. Featuring 400 lavish costumes, 210 intricate wigs, and magnificent storybook sets, the beloved tale of the beautiful Princess Aurora, the evil sorceress Carabosse, and the magical kiss of a handsome prince is certain to cast a spell on your heart and to spark your imagination.

Isabella Boylston (Princess Aurora)

James Whiteside (Prince Désiré)

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Whipped Cream
May
25
8:00 PM20:00

Whipped Cream

From the delicious imaginations of Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and pop surrealist visionary Mark Ryden comes a second helping of this dollop of delightful whimsy. In this fantastical confection, a young boy overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop and falls into a delirium. To escape his attending physician, the boy dreams of his triumphant rescue by Princess Praline and her court, Princess Tea Flower, Prince Coffee, and the marching Marzipan. A delight for ballet fans of all ages.

Arron Scott (The Boy)

Isabella Boylston (Princess Tea Flower)

James Whiteside (Prince Coffee)

Misty Copeland (Princess Praline)

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Harlequinade
May
15
7:30 PM19:30

Harlequinade

Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky brings this lost classic to life with a bold new staging, inspired by the archival notes of Marius Petipa. Revel in pure comedic joy as Harlequin fights for his true love, Columbine, against her father’s wishes. Full of madcap humor and delightful dancing, this tribute to the Italian commedia dell’arte tradition is a visual treat for the whole family.

Isabella Boylston (Columbine)

James Whiteside (Harlequin)

Stella Abrera (Pierrette)

Thomas Forster (Pierrot)

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Harlequinade
May
13
7:30 PM19:30

Harlequinade

Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky brings this lost classic to life with a bold new staging, inspired by the archival notes of Marius Petipa. Revel in pure comedic joy as Harlequin fights for his true love, Columbine, against her father’s wishes. Full of madcap humor and delightful dancing, this tribute to the Italian commedia dell’arte tradition is a visual treat for the whole family.

Isabella Boylston (Columbine)

James Whiteside (Harlequin)

Stella Abrera (Pierrette)

Thomas Forster (Pierrot)

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Isabella and Friends with Rozzi
Feb
10
6:30 PM18:30

Isabella and Friends with Rozzi

When love isn’t enough. ‘When I Think Of You’ pairs top-charting artist Rozzi with American Ballet Theatre’s prima ballerina Isabella Boylston to tell a story of love and heartbreak. In this female-driven production, Rozzi performs original songs with her live band while Boylston brings to life the music and lyrics with original choreography. The show joins together two virtuosos to create a unique live experience for both music and dance lovers.When love isn’t enough. ‘When I Think Of You’ pairs top-charting artist Rozzi with American Ballet Theatre’s prima ballerina Isabella Boylston to tell a story of love and heartbreak. In this female-driven production, Rozzi performs original songs with her live band while Boylston brings to life the music and lyrics with original choreography. The show joins together two virtuosos to create a unique live experience for both music and dance lovers.

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Isabella and Friends with Rozzi
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Isabella and Friends with Rozzi

When love isn’t enough. ‘When I Think Of You’ pairs top-charting artist Rozzi with American Ballet Theatre’s prima ballerina Isabella Boylston to tell a story of love and heartbreak. In this female-driven production, Rozzi performs original songs with her live band while Boylston brings to life the music and lyrics with original choreography. The show joins together two virtuosos to create a unique live experience for both music and dance lovers.When love isn’t enough. ‘When I Think Of You’ pairs top-charting artist Rozzi with American Ballet Theatre’s prima ballerina Isabella Boylston to tell a story of love and heartbreak. In this female-driven production, Rozzi performs original songs with her live band while Boylston brings to life the music and lyrics with original choreography. The show joins together two virtuosos to create a unique live experience for both music and dance lovers.

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Harlequinade
Feb
1
7:30 PM19:30

Harlequinade

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Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky brings this lost classic to life with a bold new staging, inspired by the archival notes of Marius Petipa. Revel in pure comedic joy as Harlequin fights for his true love, Columbine, against her father’s wishes. Full of madcap humor and delightful dancing, this tribute to the Italian commedia dell’arte tradition is a visual treat for the whole family.

Isabella Boylston (Columbine)

James Whiteside (Harlequin)

Stella Abrera (Pierrette)

Thomas Forster (Pierrot)

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Harlequinade
Jan
29
7:30 PM19:30

Harlequinade

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Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky brings this lost classic to life with a bold new staging, inspired by the archival notes of Marius Petipa. Revel in pure comedic joy as Harlequin fights for his true love, Columbine, against her father’s wishes. Full of madcap humor and delightful dancing, this tribute to the Italian commedia dell’arte tradition is a visual treat for the whole family.

Isabella Boylston (Columbine)

James Whiteside (Harlequin)

Stella Abrera (Pierrette)

Thomas Forster (Pierrot)

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Harlequinade
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Harlequinade

Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky brings this lost classic to life with a bold new staging, inspired by the archival notes of Marius Petipa. Revel in pure comedic joy as Harlequin fights for his true love, Columbine, against her father’s wishes. Full of madcap humor and delightful dancing, this tribute to the Italian commedia dell’arte tradition is a visual treat for the whole family.

Isabella Boylston (Columbine)

James Whiteside (Harlequin)

Stella Abrera (Pierrette)

Thomas Forster (Pierrot)

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Harlequinade
Jan
17
7:30 PM19:30

Harlequinade

Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky brings this lost classic to life with a bold new staging, inspired by the archival notes of Marius Petipa. Revel in pure comedic joy as Harlequin fights for his true love, Columbine, against her father’s wishes. Full of madcap humor and delightful dancing, this tribute to the Italian commedia dell’arte tradition is a visual treat for the whole family.

Isabella Boylston (Columbine)

James Whiteside (Harlequin)

Stella Abrera (Pierrette)

Thomas Forster (Pierrot)

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La Bayadère
May
31
7:30 PM19:30

La Bayadère

Amid the sweeping vistas and grand temples of mystical India, this Russian classic is a glorious epic of eternal love and godly revenge.  This season, ABT offers tour-de-force performances by Principal Dancers as the doomed temple dancer, Nikiya, the warrior who betrays her, Solor, and her archrival in love, Gamzatti.  This ballet also features the renowned vision of the “Kingdom of the Shades,” showcasing the corps de ballet in gossamer white tutus, filling the stage in sublime unison as heavenly angels.

Isabella Boylston (Nikiya)

Jeffrey Cirio (Solor)

Misty Copeland (Gamzatti)

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