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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:32 am 
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Hello! I just went on the ABT site and just discovered that the Studio Company members finally have their bios posted. It's been along time coming but worth the wait as they are a very interesting bunch with varied training backgrounds and experience. ;) Lilybee


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 10:41 am 
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I was able to see Nicola Curry who trained at Canada's National Ballet School dance Odette in Swan Lake her last year at the school and she's a very gifted dancer with solid technique and beautiful presence on stage.

<small>[ 07 January 2005, 11:43 AM: Message edited by: Isolde ]</small>


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:46 pm 
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ABT STUDIO COMPANY AND THE ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL EXCHANGE PLACES FOR PERFORMANCES, MASTER CLASSES AND SEMINARS

 
The Royal Ballet School to Perform at NYU’s Skirball Center, February 18-19
ABT Studio Company to Appear at Covent Garden’s Linbury Theatre, April 1-2

 
1/14/2005 - In February and April, the ABT Studio Company and The Royal Ballet School will travel to each other’s respective homes for performances, master classes and training sessions with senior coaching staff. The two companies last participated in this unique exchange in 2003.
The graduate students of The Royal Ballet School, along with director Gailene Stock, will come to New York for performances at NYU’s Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts February 18 and 19. The RBS repertory will include Sir Frederick Ashton’s Monotones II, Kirk Peterson’s The Eyes That Gently Touch, Robert Hill’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and Paul Boyd’s Uneven Ground, as well as excerpts from Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée and Marius Petipa’s Raymonda.
While in New York, the RBS will hold auditions for students ages 14 through 18 who wish to attend the Upper School in London in 2005-2006. Auditions will be held on Saturday, February 19 at The Ailey Studios at 405 West 55th Street. On Sunday, February 20, Ms. Stock and the RBS senior coaching staff will conduct a master class for students ages 10 through 18, also at Ailey Studios.
On April 1 and 2, the ABT Studio Company will perform at London’s Linbury Theatre at Covent Garden. Performances will include Arthur Saint-Leon’s La Vivandiere, Anton Dolin’s Variations for Four, Brian Reeder’s Tea and Temptation, Stephen Mills’ Hush, and the pas de deux from Milk Pool by Laura Gorenstein Miller.
Performances by The Royal Ballet School at the Skirball Center are at 8:00 P.M. on Friday, February 18 and at 2:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 19. Tickets priced at $32, $22 for ABT members and $12 for students are available by calling 212-992-8484 or at www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu. The Skirball Center is located at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South in New York City.
For more information on performances with the Royal Ballet School and the ABT Studio Company, please call the ABT Education Department at 212-477-3030, ext. 3206.      


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:49 am 
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ABT Studio Company will be traveling to Bermuda on Feb. 26th for a Gala of dance under chairwoman Catherine Zeta-Jones. ABT will be begin another SI there and will be their first outside the U.S.
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Brian Reeder and Karole Armitage Offer New Work at the Guggenheim
by CLAUDIA LA ROCCO for the New York Times

Wielding flashlights, four members of the Ballet Theater Studio Company crept onto the stage to begin "Gotcha!" No sooner had they arrived than a figure in black dragged a fifth dancer across the stage and into the wings, so that only his legs stuck out. Then the masked assassin, danced by Tom Forster, set about dispatching the hapless quartet, to the eerie whines and bleeps of Mark André's "Asche," performed live by Ensemble Alternance.

published: March 28, 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:18 am 
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Recent performance in NY:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/27/arts/ ... 7aile.html


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:05 am 
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The ABT website has been update with at least some of the 2006-07 Studio Company:

Returning:

Thomas Forster
Eric Tamm
Mary Mills Thomas
Lean Underwood

New:
Faye Hideko Warren
Christine Shevchenko
Joseph Gorak
Aria Alekzander
Eoin Gaj
Roddy Dobble
Devon Teuscher

Intriguing as there seem to be a lot of holdovers from last year and relatively few who apprenticed & made it to the corps, especially given the large number of departures from the corps after this season. There were a couple of seasons when it seemed like most of the Studio Company members were going quickly from Studio, to apprentice to corps.

Perhaps the company has decided to shrink a bit or at least slow down any expansion, for financial or artistic reason. It may also be that further apprenticeships are handed out this fall, though there aren't normally many apprenticeships during the City Center Season.

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Of interest...where some former members are:

Glyn Scott - Birmingham Royal Ballet
Roman Zavarov - Boston Ballet in 2005-06
Alex Wong - Miami City Ballet
Jessamyn Lawrence - Pasadena Dance and also choreographing
Eduardo Permuy - Joffrey Ballet


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Another former Studio Company member Abagail Simon has also joined Joffrey. She was often partnered with Joseph Gatti who is now with Cincinnati Ballet.

Just to note this will be Eric Tamm's 3rd year in Studio company!


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Brooklyn Mack (formal Studio Co. member) is now a member of Orlando Ballet.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:28 pm 
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Also Jose Sebastian has just been added to the roster of this year's Studio Company.


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Alison Miller is now with Houston Ballet.


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Updates to the Studio Company

New members:
Ty Gurfein (an exemplary Nutcracker in NYCB's version a few seasons back)
Katherine Williams
Yannick Bittencourt

Departed to become ABT apprentices:

Thomas Forster
Eric Tamm
Lean Underwood


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ABT STUDIO COMPANY AND
FILMMAKER ELLIOT CAPLAN
TO COLLABORATE ON NEWLY COMMISSIONED WORK
BY BRIAN REEDER


University at Buffalo to Sponsor Studio Company Residency
January 8 – February 4, 2007


1/10/2007 - Award-winning filmmaker Elliot Caplan will document the dance-making process as the ABT Studio Company creates a new work to be choreographed by Brian Reeder. Commissioned by the Center for the Moving Image, University at Buffalo, the creative process will be recorded by Caplan and will be archived as an education resource for dance history, instruction and choreography. Caplan will document the choreography process over a three-week rehearsal period in New York City and will follow the Company to Buffalo for a one-week residency, January 27-February 4. This unique collaboration will culminate in two performances of Reeder’s work on January 29 at the Shea’s Performing Art Center and on February 3 at The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo. Additionally, the Mayor of Buffalo, Byron Brown, will present the work as a gift to the residents of New Orleans during the ABT Studio Company’s visit to the city, March 30 and 31.

Brian Reeder’s new work for the ABT Studio Company, a ballet for six dancers, will be set to Music for the Theater by Aaron Copland and features costumes designed by Reeder. Reeder studied at the School of American Ballet and has danced with New York City Ballet, William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt, and American Ballet Theatre. As a choreographer, Reeder has created works for Midsummer Arts Festival at Chateau de Courances, France; the Vermont Dance Festival; St. Barth’s Music Festival, and American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company. This commission will be Reeder’s fourth work for the ABT Studio Company.

Elliot Caplan, known for his extensive film and theater work including an Emmy award and the Cine Golden eagle for his work for PBS, and numerous international film and television awards, chose ABT for its long history and commitment to new choreography. Caplan said, “There are several aspects to the art of dance which deserve closer attention; documentation of the choreographic process and clear, interpretive performance footage are two areas I am particularly interested in pursuing with regard to this commission.”

Commenting on Caplan’s work and the UB commission, Kirk Peterson, Artistic Director of the ABT Studio Company said, “We are so thrilled to be collaborating with Elliot Caplan on this fascinating project. The combination of our very talented Studio Company dancers, Brian Reeder, one of the most interesting choreographers working today, and Elliot Caplan, is a dream project for us. Documenting the process of creation and the evolution of movement ideas in dance has been a much-neglected area of preservation, particularly in the ballet world. We all look forward to our participation in this noble effort.”

The ABT Studio Company is a small classical company of twelve young dancers of outstanding potential. In its eleventh season, the Studio Company prepares these dancers to enter American Ballet Theatre and provides opportunities for the emergence of new and established choreographers and composers. Through national performances, lecture-demonstrations and academic residencies, the ABT Studio Company brings the excitement of close contact with a professional company into communities around the country.

A series of master classes, lecture demonstrations and seminars will take place during the ABT Studio Company’s one-week residency at the University at Buffalo. Reeder’s new work will be featured on January 29 at a special performance for 3,000 public school students at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo. Students will be given an opportunity to meet with Mayor Byron Brown and members of ABT in a question-and-answer session following the program.
Tickets for the 8:00 PM premiere performance on February 3 at The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo are priced at $22, $15 for faculty and staff, and $10 for students. To purchase tickets, please visit www.ubcfa.org.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:04 pm 
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A host of new dancers have appeared on the ABT website:

Kaia Annika
Isaac Hernandez
Isadora Loyola
Sae Eun Park (2007 Prix de Lausanne 1st prize)
Mara Thompson
Brian Waldrep


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