Isabella Boylston News

BWW Review: ABT Triumphs with Tchaikovsky and Closes Spring SeasonBWW Review: ABT Triumphs with Tchaikovsky and Closes Spring Season
by Christina Pandolfi - Jul 11, 2017

It's always a bittersweet feeling when a company ends its season, and in the current political climate, one can never take the arts for granted. But on Friday July 7, 2017, the Metropolitan Opera House was atwitter with the promise of American Ballet Theatre's program dedicated to Tchaikovsky. Pre-show, the audience crackled with uproarious excitement, perfectly in keeping with the dazzling, multi-layered nuance to be found in the breadth of Tchaikovsky's compositions. (more...)

Ballet's James Whiteside is White Hot and Coming to a City Near You This SummerBallet's James Whiteside is White Hot and Coming to a City Near You This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

James Whiteside, ballet's most daring principal artist known for his theatrical and technical versatility, will begin an extensive and varied summer tour, with seven appearances worldwide, after the close of the American Ballet Theatre's Metropolitan Opera House Season. Whiteside kicks off the summer at Fire Island Dance Festival, followed by an evening of self-choreographed work at Jacob's Pillow, performances at Joyce Theater with Gemma Bond, BALLETNOW, Vail Dance Festival and Ballet Sun Valley, and lastly a tour to Japan late summer to work with Tokyo Disney. Performances will showcase a variety of dance styles including classical ballet, contemporary ballet, modern, theater jazz and hip-hop. (more...)

BALLETNOW Will Showcase 24 Dance Superstars in Iconic and Contemporary Dance FavoritesBALLETNOW Will Showcase 24 Dance Superstars in Iconic and Contemporary Dance Favorites
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

As The Music Center wraps up its 14th season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, Angelenos have the opportunity to see some of the world's finest dancers perform a mix of iconic ballets and new pieces in The Music Center's BalletNOW.  Following the popularity of the first BalletNOW in 2015, The Music Center commissioned this highly innovative three-performance program, featuring international ballet sensation and New York City Ballet Principal Tiler Peck as curator.  Peck created a mixed repertory to highlight the versatility and athleticism of today's ballet dancers including pieces that pair classical dancers with their contemporaries in other dance genres.  (more...)

Casting Announced for ABT's Final Two Weeks at The MetCasting Announced for ABT's Final Two Weeks at The Met
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

Casting for the seventh and eighth weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE Serves up a Phantasmagorical Helping of Whipped CreamBWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE Serves up a Phantasmagorical Helping of Whipped Cream
by Sondra Forsyth - May 25, 2017

An overview on the NYC Metropolitan Opera web site of choreographer Alexei Ratmansky's newest work, “Whipped Cream”, calls the ballet a “dollop of delightful whimsy”. Yet the full-length production by ABT's Artist in Residence, with a run at the opera house from May 23rd to July 1st 2017, is in fact a heaping serving of horror-infused revelry complete with drunken characters and an illness caused by overindulgence in sweets. (more...)

ABT Announces Casting for GISELLE, THE GOLDEN COCKEREL & LE CORSAIREABT Announces Casting for GISELLE, THE GOLDEN COCKEREL & LE CORSAIRE
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Casting for the third and fourth weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

ABT Announces Casting for First Two Weeks at The MetABT Announces Casting for First Two Weeks at The Met
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

Casting for the first two weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre and St. Louis Symphony Collaborate for FIREBIRD Performance With Misty Copeland and Isabella BoylstonAmerican Ballet Theatre and St. Louis Symphony Collaborate for FIREBIRD Performance With Misty Copeland and Isabella Boylston
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

One of the world's greatest dance companies, American Ballet Theatre (Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director), will unite with the seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning musicians of the St. Louis Symphony in February 2018, at the University of Nebraska's Lied Center for Performing Arts. The collaboration was announced this morning at New York City's Lincoln Center and features a once-in-a-lifetime performance of Igor Stravinsky's masterwork:Firebird with Principal Dancers Misty Copeland (Friday, Feb. 16, 2018) and Isabella Boylston (Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018) illuminating the iconic Firebird role. (more...)

Eight rising artists awarded $50,000 each from Leonore Annenberg Fellowship FundEight rising artists awarded $50,000 each from Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

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Eight rising artists awarded $50,000 each from Leonore Annenberg Fellowship FundEight rising artists awarded $50,000 each from Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

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Met Box Office to Open SundayMet Box Office to Open Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 15-July 8, will feature the New York Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's Whipped Cream and the Company Premiere of Ratmansky's Souvenir d'un lieu cher. Tickets for ABT's Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House go on sale at the box office on Sunday, March 26 at 12 Noon. (more...)

Vail Dance 2017 Festival To Kick Off It's 29th Year 7/29-8/12Vail Dance 2017 Festival To Kick Off It's 29th Year 7/29-8/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

 On July 29, the Vail Dance Festival kicks off its 29th year (July 29- August 12) with a season of new collaborations, artist debuts, and world premieres. (more...)

The Kennedy Center Presents the Return of BALLET ACROSS AMERICA Series in AprilThe Kennedy Center Presents the Return of BALLET ACROSS AMERICA Series in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Celebrating innovation and diversity in American ballet, the Kennedy Center presents the return of its weeklong Ballet Across America series, April 17 and April 19-23, for seven performances in the Opera House. Last seen in 2013, and illustrating the most exciting, creative dance happening across America today, this season's engagement explores new directions in the art form through programs curated by two of the biggest superstars in the ballet world: dancer-choreographer Justin Peck and principal dancer Misty Copeland. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of ABT's WHIPPED CREAM at Segerstrom CenterCast Announced for World Premiere of ABT's WHIPPED CREAM at Segerstrom Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will present the World Premiere of American Ballet Theatre's new production of Whipped Cream, choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, with sets and costumes by pop-surrealist Mark Ryden. ABT will give seven performances of the full-length work March 15-19, 2017 in Segerstrom Hall. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre to Fly Kevin McKenzie's SWAN LAKE to Kennedy CenterAmerican Ballet Theatre to Fly Kevin McKenzie's SWAN LAKE to Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

American Ballet Theatre marks its annual engagement with one of the most beloved full-length classical ballets, Swan Lake, January 25-29 for seven performances in the Opera House. (more...)

THE ROYALE's Khris Davis, NYC Ballet's Indiana Woodward Top 2017 Clive Barnes AwardsTHE ROYALE's Khris Davis, NYC Ballet's Indiana Woodward Top 2017 Clive Barnes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Clive Barnes Foundation announced today, Monday, January 9, 2017, that Khris Davis (The Royale) has won the Seventh Annual Clive Barnes Award for Theater and that Indiana Woodward (New York City Ballet) has won the Seventh Annual Clive Barnes Award for Dance. (more...)

7th Annual Clive Barnes Theatre Award Nominees Continue to Shine Bright; Ceremony Set for January7th Annual Clive Barnes Theatre Award Nominees Continue to Shine Bright; Ceremony Set for January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The Clive Barnes Foundation recently announced the nominees for the seventh annual Clive Barnes Awards. This year's nominees continue to shine in their respective fields. (more...)

Casting Announced for American Ballet Theatre's Performances of The Nutcracker at Segerstrom Center for the ArtsCasting Announced for American Ballet Theatre's Performances of The Nutcracker at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Casting for American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker, co-presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts and ABT, was announced today by Kevin McKenzie, ABT Artistic Director and Terry Dwyer, Segerstrom Center President. Choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, The Nutcracker will be given 12 performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, December 9-18, 2016. The Nutcracker, set to music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, features choreography by Alexei Ratmansky, scenery and costumes by award-winning designer Richard Hudson and lighting by Jennifer Tipton. The Pacific Symphony performs the beloved holiday score. In the Los Angeles Times review from last year's inaugural Center performance, it declared, "Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky has made his own Christmas miracle: a joyful 'Nutcracker' ballet that is ravishing and clever enough to inspire multiple viewings." (more...)

American Ballet Theatre to Fly Kevin McKenzie's SWAN LAKE to Kennedy CenterAmerican Ballet Theatre to Fly Kevin McKenzie's SWAN LAKE to Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

American Ballet Theatre marks its annual engagement with one of the most beloved full-length classical ballets, Swan Lake, January 25-29 for seven performances in the Opera House. (more...)

Stars of SPAMILTON and More Among 7th Annual Clive Barnes Award Nominees; Michael Riedel to Host!Stars of SPAMILTON and More Among 7th Annual Clive Barnes Award Nominees; Michael Riedel to Host!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The Clive Barnes Foundation has announced the nominees for the seventh annual Clive Barnes Awards.  (more...)

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