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Meet ABT’s Claire Davison, Who Moonlights as a Clown

Ballet dancers sometimes “enjoy” a reputation (undeserved) for being overly self-serious. Not Claire Davison, who, since 2013, has been a standout of American Ballet Theatre’s corps de ballet—and also happens to be a trained clown. When she’s not rehearsing at 890 Broadway or performing onstage at the Metropolitan Opera House, you can find Davison around […]

ABT’s Skylar Brandt Shares Her Typical Daily Routine

If you have seen Skylar Brandt perform, or taken a glance at her social media, you know that she is a force of nature—her technical power is only surpassed by her unyielding love of ballet. But many Brandt fans might be surprised to learn that the American Ballet Theatre principal is also passionate about sleeping. […]

Passing ABT’s Torch: A Conversation With Susan Jaffe and Kevin McKenzie

American Ballet Theatre is starting the New Year with a new leader: Susan Jaffe, who last May was named as the successor to Kevin McKenzie after his 30-year tenure as artistic director. Jaffe isn’t new to ABT—she joined the corps at 18 and was a beloved principal dancer and international star there for 22 years. […]

Breaking Down Coupé Jeté en Tournant With ABT’s Carlos Lopez

There’s something uniquely exciting about coupé jeté en tournant. “I think it’s the combination of turning, jumping and traveling,” says Carlos Lopez, American Ballet Theatre’s director of repertoire and a former soloist with the company. “Usually you see it at the end of a ballet, in a manège in the coda. It requires a lot […]

Daniel Camargo, ABT’s New Principal, Is A Dancer With Acting In His Veins

This spring, during American Ballet Theatre’s season at the Metropolitan Opera House, it was hard not to notice a new face at the company. Daniel Camargo, a Brazilian-born dancer formerly of Stuttgart Ballet and Dutch National Ballet, came to ABT to fill in for injured dancers. In the year before the pandemic, Camargo, now 31, […]

ABT Promotes Catherine Hurlin, Roman Zhurbin and More, Daniel Camargo Joins Full-Time

American Ballet Theatre, now into the fifth and final week of its Metropolitan Opera House season, announced company promotions this afternoon. Notably, soloist Catherine Hurlin, who has been starring in ballet after ballet this summer, has been named a principal dancer, along with longtime soloist Roman Zhurbin. Daniel Camargo, who has been dancing with the […]

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