American Ballet Theatre

Hey guys!

Last Sunday and Monday, I had the opportunity to perform in Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum. It was so much fun! Before the performance, there was a company class with ABT that I got to take--and wow, the company dancers are soooo good. It was amazing to be in the same class with them.

 

ABT soloist Simone Messmer is more than your typical bunhead. The girl has pizzazz—an effortless vivacity that's simply magnetic both onstage and off. So I'm super excited to share that she has been chosen to receive the 2010 Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship.

 

It seems like ballet dancers have been popping up in all kinds of fashion spreads these days! First we noticed a few of ABT's most beautiful men in the February issue of Elle magazine, lounging at the ABT studios with model Nataša Vojnović (and some JKO School students). Then New York City Ballet soloist Ellen Bar appeared in a gorgeous gown in J. Crew's March catalogue.

Photo by Nathan Sayers

Photo by Nathan Sayers

Published December 15, 2009
After seven years as a soloist with Amer­ican Ballet Theatre, Veronika Part was promoted to principal dancer in May. The former Kirov Ballet dancer has been the subject of much critical debate, inspiring conflicting reviews. “I feel very honored and blessed that my hard work has been recognize…more »
Published December 11, 2009
Roberto Bolle: An Athlete in TightsHigh-profile photographer Bruce Weber turns his camera on ballet stud Roberto Bolle in this new book of images. The collection showcases the Italian-born dancer’s stunning facility and captivating presence. Bolle, who has performed with The Royal Ballet, La Scala…more »
Published December 11, 2009
Isabella Boylston recently joined a rather elite club at ABT—“The Princesses,” fellow corps de ballet member Blaine Hoven’s nickname for the nine current ABT dancers who have won Princess Grace Awards. “It  was such an honor just to win,” says Boylston, “and then to realize that I…more »
Published December 11, 2009
American Ballet Theatre principal Gillian Murphy is primed for prima.more »