American Ballet Theatre Studio Company Announces St. Louis Program

We can’t wait to welcome the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company for its St. Louis debut next weekend, Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17, at the Edison Theater.

Dance Magazine called them, “gracious and technically spectacular,” and more than two thirds of the current dancers in American Ballet Theatre began their careers with this group – including Misty Copeland and David Hallberg – so you know they know what they’re doing!

Each night’s program will be a little different, and highlights include:

  • An excerpt from Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg’s Giselle, which was originally created and staged in 2012 for The Royal New Zealand Ballet
  • Bournonville’s William Tell pas de deux, staged by Ask la Cour
  • A new work choreographed by New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Lauren Lovette, custom-created on the Studio Company
  • A new work by New York Theater Ballet Resident Choreographer Marco Pelle, inspired by the opera Carmen, custom-created on the Studio Company
  • The revival of a work by Liam Scarlett, created in an exchange between the Studio Company and The Royal Ballet School.

While you’re waiting for the show to start, check out the behind the scenes video from Teen Vogue of the company in rehearsal.

And here are a few photos from last month’s visit from Project Plié – ABT’s initiative to increase racial and ethnic representation in ballet and diversify America’s ballet companies. Maybe Richard Toda, ABT Artistic Coordinator of Educational Outreach, inspired a few future ABT Studio Company dancers here in St. Louis?

Photo by Monica Mileur
Photo courtesy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Photographer: Austin Steele
Photo courtesy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Photographer: Austin Steele
Photo courtesy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Photographer: Austin Steele

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