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From the company:

CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST TW0 WEEKS OF

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S

2005 FALL SEASON AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER

Casting for the first two weeks of American Ballet Theatre’s 2005 season at New York City Center, October 19 through November 6, was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.

American Ballet Theatre’s Fall 2005 season will kick off with an Opening Night gala performance highlighted by the Company Premiere of Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun, danced by Julie Kent and Ethan Stiefel, the Revival Premiere of Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo, led by Erica Cornejo, Craig Salstein and Isaac Stappas, and a performance of Mark Morris’ Gong. The program will also include the pas de deux from Paquita, performed by Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky, and excerpts from Kirk Peterson’s The Howling Cat, with Paloma Herrera and Jose Manuel Carreño.

The World Premiere of Peter Quanz’ Kaleidoscope on Thursday, October 20, led by Gillian Murphy, Ethan Stiefel, Veronika Part and Maxim Beloserkovsky, will highlight the first week of ABT’s Fall season at New York City Center. Xiomara Reyes and Herman Cornejo will debut in the leading roles at the evening performance on Saturday, October 22. The Friday, October 21 performance will include the Company Premiere of Kurt Jooss’ The Green Table (A Dance of Death in Eight Scenes), featuring David Hallberg in the role of Death, and the Revival Premiere of George Balanchine’s Apollo, led by Jose Manuel Carreño, Julie Kent, Stella Abrera and Irina Dvorovenko. Paloma Herrera, Maria Riccetto and Gillian Murphy will debut in Apollo at the matinee on Sunday, October 23, with Ethan Stiefel dancing the title role. The matinee on Saturday, October 22 will feature debuts by Stella Abrera and David Hallberg in Afternoon of a Faun and by Xiomara Reyes and Jared Matthews in Rodeo.

The season’s second week will be highlighted by the Revival Premiere of Antony Tudor’s Dark Elegies on Wednesday, October 23, led by Michele Wiles, Julie Kent, Grant DeLong, Sascha Radetsky, Adrienne Schulte and Jesus Pastor. At the matinee on Sunday, October 30, Kristi Boone, Simone Messmer, Isaac Stappas, Jared Matthews, Sarawanee Tanatanit and Carlos Lopez will dance the leading roles for the first time. The matinee on Saturday, October 29, will feature debuts by Julie Kent and David Hallberg in Kaleidoscope and by Isaac Stappas as Death in The Green Table. Other debuts for the week include Veronika Part, Melanie Hamrick and Michele Wiles in Apollo on Thursday, October 27, and Irina Dvorovenko, Melanie Hamrick and Veronika Part in Les Sylphides on Friday, October 28.

Countrywide Financial is the National Sponsor of American Ballet Theatre and Cole Haan is a Leading Benefactor. Graff is the 2005 City Center Season Sponsor. ABT’s 2005 City Center season is also made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts. American Ballet Theatre’s Opening Night Gala is generously underwritten by Malo and Superfund Asset Management, Inc., with additional support from Lee Angel Jewelry.

Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s 2005 Fall season at New York City Center are priced from $35 to $80 and are on sale now at the New York City Center box office, on-line at www.abt.org <http://www.abt.org/> or by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212. Discounts are available for packages of three or more performances. City Center is located at West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in New York City. For more information, please visit ABT’s website at www.abt.org <http://www.abt.org/> .

Complete casting follows:

FIRST WEEK

Wed. Eve., Oct. 19, 7 P.M. AFTERNOON OF A FAUN (COMPANY PREMIERE) – Kent, Stiefel

PAQUITA Pas de Deux – Dvorovenko*, Beloserkovsky*

THE HOWLING CAT Excerpts (COMPANY PREMIERE) –

Herrera, Carreño

GONG - Company

RODEO (REVIVAL PREMIERE) – E. Cornejo, Salstein*, Stappas*

Thurs. Eve., Oct. 20, 7:30 P.M. LES SYLPHIDES – Abrera, Hallberg, E. Cornejo, Riccetto

AFTERNOON OF A FAUN – Kent, Stiefel

PAQUITA Pas de Deux – Herrera*, Carreño*

KALEIDOSCOPE (WORLD PREMIERE) – Murphy, Stiefel,

Part, Beloserkovsy

Fri Eve., Oct. 21, 8 P.M. APOLLO – Carreno, Kent, Abrera*, Dvorovenko*

GONG - Company

THE GREEN TABLE (COMPANY PREMIERE) - Hallberg

Sat. Mat., Oct. 22, 2 P.M. LES SYLPHIDES – Riccetto, Saveliev, Kajiya, Fang

AFTERNOON OF A FAUN – Abrera*, Hallberg*

PAQUITA Pas de Deux – Dvorovenko, Beloserkovsky

RODEO – Reyes*, Radetsky, Matthews*

Sat. Eve., Oct. 22, 8 P.M. KALEIDOSCOPE – Reyes*, H. Cornejo*, Part, Beloserkovsky

GONG - Company

RODEO – E. Cornejo, Salstein, Stappas

Sun. Mat., Oct. 23, 2 P.M. GONG - Company

APOLLO – Stiefel, Herrera*, Riccetto*, Murphy*

RODEO – Reyes, Radetsky, Matthews

SECOND WEEK

Tue. Eve., Oct. 25, 7:30 P.M. APOLLO – Carreño, Kent, Abrera, Dvorovenko

GONG - Company

THE GREEN TABLE – Hallberg

Wed. Eve., Oct. 26, 7:30 P.M. KALEIDOSCOPE – Reyes, H. Cornejo, Part, Beloserkovsky

DARK ELEGIES – Wiles*, Kent*, DeLong*, Radetsky*, Schulte*, Pastor*

IN THE UPPER ROOM - Company

Thurs. Eve., Oct. 27, 7:30 P.M. APOLLO – Beloserkovsky, Part*, Hamrick*, Wiles*

TCHAIKOVSKY PAS DE DEUX – Reyes, Corella

PAQUITA Pas de Deux – Dvorovenko, Carreño

RODEO – E. Cornejo, Salstein, Stappas

Fri. Eve., Oct. 28, 8 P.M. LES SYLPHIDES – Dvorovenko*, Beloserkovsky, Hamrick*, Part*

DARK ELEGIES – Wiles, Kent, DeLong, Radetsky, Schulte, Pastor

IN THE UPPER ROOM - Company

Sat. Mat., Oct. 29, 2 P.M. KALEIDOSCOPE – Murphy, Stiefel, Kent*, Hallberg*

GONG - Company

THE GREEN TABLE – Stappas*

Sat. Eve., Oct. 29, 8 P.M. LES SYLPHIDES – Dvorovenko, Beloserkovsky, Hamrick, Part

AFTERNOON OF A FAUN – Abrera, Hallberg

LE CORSAIRE Pas de Deux – Herrera, Corella

IN THE UPPER ROOM – Company

Sun. Mat., Oct. 30, 2 P.M. LES SYLPHIDES – Abrera, Hallberg, E. Cornejo, Riccetto

DARK ELEGIES – Boone*, Messmer*, Stappas*, Matthews, Tanatanit*, Lopez*

THE GREEN TABLE – Stappas

*Please Note: first time in a role:

Wed. Eve., Oct. 19 – Dvorovenko, Beloserkovsky in Paquita Pas de Deux; Salstein (Champion

Roper), Stappas (Head Wrangler) in Rodeo

Thurs. Eve., Oct. 20 – Herrera, Carreño in Paquita Pas de Deux

Fri. Eve., Oct. 21 – Abrera (Polyhymnia), Dvorovenko (Calliope) in Apollo

Sat. Mat., Oct 22 – Abrera, Hallberg in Afternoon of a Faun; Reyes, Matthews (Head Wrangler)

in Rodeo

Sat. Eve., Oct. 22 – Reyes, H. Cornejo in Kaleidoscope

Sun. Mat., Oct 23 – Herrera (Terpsichore), Riccetto (Polyhymnia), Murphy (Calliope) in Apollo

Wed. Eve., Oct. 26 – Wiles, Kent, DeLong, Radetsky, Schulte, Pastor in Dark Elegies

Thurs. Eve., Oct. 27 – Part (Terpsichore), Hamrick (Polyhymnia), Wiles (Calliope) in Apollo

Fri. Eve., Oct. 28 – Dvorovenko, Hamrick, Part in Les Sylphides

Sat. Mat., Oct. 29 – Kent, Hallberg in Kaleidoscope; Stappas in The Green Table

Sun. Mat., Oct. 30 – Boone, Messmer, Stappas, Matthews, Tanatanit, Lopez in Dark Elegies

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My own note: Part is not making a debut in Apollo, but dancing the role for the first time at ABT. She performed the role with the Kirov (in NY, too).

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Here's the third week casting:

CASTING ANNOUNCED F0R THIRD WEEK OF

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S FALL SEASON

AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER

Casting for the third week of American Ballet Theatre’s Fall season at New York City Center, October 19 through November 6, was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.

The third week of performances will include the debuts of Maria Riccetto, Jesus Pastor, Zhong-Jing Fang and Jared Matthews in Peter Quanz’ Kaleidoscope on Tuesday, November 1. On the same evening, Melissa Thomas will make her debut in the first song of Antony Tudor’s Dark Elegies. Other debuts for the week include Maria Riccetto and Maxim Beloserkovsky in Afternoon of a Faun on Friday, November 4, and Melissa Thomas as Polyhymnia in Apollo at the matinee on Saturday, November 5.

Countrywide Financial is the National Sponsor of American Ballet Theatre and Cole Haan is a Leading Benefactor. Graff is the 2005 City Center Season Sponsor. ABT’s 2005 City Center season is also made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts. American Ballet Theatre’s Opening Night Gala is generously underwritten by Malo and Superfund Asset Management, Inc., with additional support from Lee Angel Jewelry.

Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s 2005 Fall season at New York City Center are priced from $35 to $80 and are on sale now at the New York City Center box office, on-line at www.abt.org <http://www.abt.org/> or by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212. Discounts are available for packages of three or more performances. City Center is located at West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in New York City. For more information, please visit ABT’s website at www.abt.org <http://www.abt.org/> .

Complete casting follows:

THIRD WEEK

Tue, Eve., Nov. 1, 7:30 P.M. KALEIDOSCOPE – Riccetto*, Pastor*, Fang*, Matthews*

DARK ELEGIES – Thomas*, Messmer, Stappas, Matthews,

Tanatanit, Lopez

IN THE UPPER ROOM - Company

Wed. Eve., Nov. 2, 7:30 P.M. LES SYLPHIDES – Riccetto, Beloserkovsky, Liceica, Fang

APOLLO – Stiefel, Herrera, Riccetto, Murphy

THE GREEN TABLE - Hallberg

Thurs. Eve., Nov. 3, 7:30 P.M. GONG - Company

DARK ELEGIES – Thomas, Kent, DeLong, Matthews,

Tanatanit, Pastor

IN THE UPPER ROOM - Company

Fri. Eve., Nov. 4, 8 P.M. KALEIDOSCOPE – Murphy, Stiefel, Kent, Hallberg

AFTERNOON OF A FAUN – Riccetto*, Beloserkovsky*

LE CORSAIRE Pas de Deux – Herrera, Corella

RODEO – Reyes, Radetsky, Matthews

Sat. Mat., Nov. 5, 2 P.M. APOLLO – Carreño, Kent, Hamrick, Thomas*

DARK ELEGIES – Boone, Messmer, Stappas, Radetsky, Schulte,

Lopez

IN THE UPPER ROOM - Company

Sat. Eve., Nov. 5, 8 P.M. APOLLO – Beloserkovsky, Part, Hamrick, Wiles

TCHAIKOVSKY PAS DE DEUX – Reyes, Corella

PAQUITA Pas de Deux – Dvorovenko, Carreño

THE GREEN TABLE – Stappas

Sun. Mat., Nov. 6, 2 P.M. KALEIDOSCOPE – Murphy, Stiefel, Kent, Hallberg

AFTERNOON OF A FAUN – Riccetto, Beloserkovsky

THE HOWLING CAT (Excerpts) – Herrera, Carreño

IN THE UPPER ROOM - Company

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Please Note: First Time in a Role:

Tue. Eve., Nov. 1 – Riccetto, Pastor, Fang, Matthews in Kaleidoscope; Thomas in Dark Elegies

Fri. Eve., Nov. 4 – Riccetto, Beloserkovsky in Afternoon of a Faun

Sat. Mat., Nov. 5 – Thomas (Polyhymnia) in Apollo

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