Year-end performances for American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (JKO) School are scheduled for Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6 at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University.
American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company performance on Friday, April 5 at 7:30pm will include full performances of Alexei Ratmansky's Le Carnaval Des Animaux, Paul Taylor's Airs, Raymond Luken's Jerusalem Divertissement and George Balanchine's Tarantella. The show will be part of the second annual "Pace Presents" program, a series of performing and visual arts programs.
The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School will perform Saturday, April 6 at 2pm and 7:30pm. Students will perform excerpts of ABT's The Sleeping Beauty, Alexei Ratmansky's
Le Carnaval des Animaux, and original works by JKO School faculty, including Franco De Vita, Raymond Lukens, Jessica Lang and Melissa Allen Bowman. The matinee will also include a performance by students from select levels of the JKO School Children's Division.
American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company is comprised of 12 dancers of outstanding potential aged 16-20. In addition to a schedule of classes including ballet technique, pointe, variations, partnering, modern, and dance history, the Studio Company gains performance experience through residencies, cultural exchanges and local performances.