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American Ballet Theater Studio Company

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May 9, 2019 12:04 pm

TANNERSVILLE — American Ballet Theater Studio Company, Saturday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m.

Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street, Tannersville.

Tickets purchased ahead: $25; $20 seniors; $7 students. At the door: $30; $25 seniors; $7 students

American Ballet Theater Studio Company performs “Tarantella” by George Balanchine, a ballet inspired by an Italian folk dance based on a myth about spiders; “On the First Star of the Night” by Ma Cong; and new works by Ethan Steifel, Claudia Schreier, and Stefanie Batten Bland.

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company is a classical ensemble made up of 12 dancers of outstanding potential. As the highest level of the ABT training ladder, ABT Studio Company serves as a crucial bridge between ballet training and professional performance, preparing young dancers (ages 16-20) to enter American Ballet Theatre or other leading ballet companies worldwide.

Over two thirds of the current dancers in American Ballet Theatre began their careers in ABT Studio Company, including nine principal dancers: Isabella Boylston, Misty Copeland, Herman Cornejo, David Hallberg, Sara Lane, He Seo, Christine Shevchencko, Cory Stearns, and Devon Teuscher.