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A release:

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S STUDIO COMPANY AND

THE ABT JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS SCHOOL TO PERFORM AT

PACE UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK CITY, MARCH 13 – 14, 2015

American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company and the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School will appear at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at PACE University in New York City, March 13 – 14, 2015. The Studio Company will give one performance on Friday, March 13 at 7:30 PM and the ABT JKO School will give two performances on Saturday, March 14 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM.

American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company program will include Stephen Mills’ Hush, Antony Tudor’s Little Improvisations and excerpts from Marius Petipa’s Le Corsaire and Merce Cunningham’s Duets.

George Balanchine’s Valse Fantaisie, Tudor’s Soiree Musicale and excerpts from Les Sylphides will highlight the ABT JKO School programs on Saturday, March 14. The performances will also feature original choreography by ABT JKO School Artistic Director Franco De Vita, ABT National Training Curriculum Artistic Director Raymond Lukens and JKO School faculty member Marianna dello Joio.

The matinee performance on March 14 will feature a special performance by students of the ABT JKO School Children’s Division choreographed by faculty members Harriet Clark, Pamela Levy, Flavio Salazar, Richard Bowman and Olga Dvorovenko.

American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company, directed by Kate Lydon, is comprised of 14 dancers of outstanding potential aged 16-20. In addition to a schedule of classes including ballet technique, pointe, variations, partnering, modern, Pilates, men's strengthening, acting and dance history, the Studio Company gains performance experience through residencies, cultural exchanges and local performances.

The ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School serves approximately 300 students and encompasses a Pre-Professional Division for dancers ages 12-18 and a Children’s Division for dancers ages 3-14. Classes include classical ballet technique, pointe, partnering, men's class, character, modern technique, variations and Pilates. Instruction at the ABT JKO School is based on ABT's National Training Curriculum, which combines scientific principles with elements from the classic French, Italian and Russian schools of training.

Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company performance, beginning at $29, are available online (https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/938665), by phone (866-811-4111) or at the PACE University Box Office located at 3 Spruce Street, New York, NY.

Tickets for the ABT JKO School performances, beginning at $29, are available online (https://web.ovationtix.com/tra/pr/943525), by phone (866-811-4111) or at the PACE University Box Office located at 3 Spruce Street, New York, NY.

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