'Pace Presents' Continues With American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, 5/4

On May 4, Pace University's inaugural Pace Presents season brings American Ballet Theatre Studio Company (formerly ABT II) to the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts in Lower Manhattan. Made up of dancers aged 16-20, the company's members are all training for professional careers with ABT or other national and international ballet companies. Reviewing a 2010 performance The New York Times noted that "there was a sense that it might be just as gratifying to be in the junior company as the main one."
ABT's high reputation for the best in professional ballet extends to its training. Members of the ABT Studio Company participate in a pre-professional program consisting of a rigorous schedule of classes and rehearsals. Their range of study includes ballet technique, Pointe, partnering, modern, mime and acting, Pilates, dance history and more. Masterworks from noted choreographers such as George Balanchine, Marius Petipa and Paul Taylor are taught alongside current and upcoming ballet choreographers.

For Pace Presents the ABT Studio Company will perform excerpts from their mixed repertoire of classical and contemporary works, offering a peak at the next generation of ballet. The program will include George Balanchine's "Tarantella," excerpts from Agnes De Mille's Broadway works, Anton Dolin's "Variations for Four," Susan Jaffe's "We Insist," and Antony Tudor's "Soirée Musicale."

The small company of 14 includes Amanda De Oliveira, Beau Fisher, Gabrielle Johnson, Lindsay Karchin, Shu Kinouchi, Lucius Kirst, Alex Kramer, Carolyn Lippert, Sem Sjouke, Brianna Steinfeldt, Gabe Stone Shayer, Paulina Waski, Lily Wisdom and Zhang Zhiyao.

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company
Friday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Orchestra Pit & Center Orchestra $40
Orchestra & Balcony Center $35
Balcony $25

Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts 
3 Spruce Street
New York, New York 10038

All tickets are available to purchase online at schimmel.pace.edu or over the phone by calling the Ovationtix Call Center at (866) 811-4111. Patrons may also stop by the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts Box Office, which is open Monday–Friday from 1:00–6:00 p.m. (212-346-1715) or two hours before curtain on show days.

By Subway
2/3 TO PARK PLACE/BROADWAY or R/W TO CITY HALL-Exit subway and walk south on Park Place, turn left onto Park Row, follow Park Row north up the side of City Hall Park to Spruce Street, turn right on Spruce. Walk east on Spruce, past Nassau. Theater entrance is approx. 1/3 of the way down the block on the left.
J/M/Z TO FULTON STREET-Exit subway and walk north on Nassau Street, past Ann St and Beekman St, turn right on Spruce. Walk east on Spruce, past Nassau. Theater entrance is approx. 1/3 of the way down the block on the left.
4/5/6 TO BROOKLYN BRIDGE/CITY HALL-Exit subway and walk south on Park Row, along the side of City Hall Park, turn left onto Spruce Street. Walk east on Spruce, past Nassau. Theater entrance is approx. 1/3 of the way down the block on the left.

By Bus
For up-to-date scheduling and maps, please contact the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).
M1-Take the M1 Bus to the City Hall/Broadway stop (walk east across City Hall Park to campus), the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall stop (walk south down Park Row to campus), or the Broadway-Nassau St./Fulton St. stop (walk two blocks north on Nassau St. to campus).
M6-Take the M6 Bus to the City Hall/Broadway stop or the Broadway-Nassau/Fulton St. stop (walk as directed above).
M9-Take the M9 Bus to the City Hall/Broadway stop or the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall stop (walk as directed above).
M15-Take the M15 Bus to Pearl and Frankfort St. (at campus), to the City Hall/Broadway stop, the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall stop, the Broadway-Nassau/Fulton St. stop or the Fulton/William St. stop (walk as directed above).
M22-Take the M22 Bus to the City Hall/Broadway stop, the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall stop or the Broadway-Nassau/Fulton St. stop (walk as directed above).
M103-Take the M103 Bus to the City Hall/Broadway stop, the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall stop or the Broadway-Nassau/Fulton St. stop (walk as directed above).
B51-Take the B51 Bus to the City Hall/Broadway stop (walk as directed above).

About Pace Presents
Pace University is pleased to unveil the inaugural season of Pace Presents, a new annual series of performing and visual arts programs at the school's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts. Directed by Martin I. Kagan, the Center's newly appointed Director of Cultural Affairs, the series is conceived as a platform to bring international artists and ensembles of the highest quality to downtown audiences at affordable prices and exemplifies the university's commitment to community development in Lower Manhattan.

About the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
Pace University's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, located within the University's downtown campus, has been an integral part of the Lower Manhattan community for almost 35 years. Located one block east of City Hall and at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, its 672-seat theatre is just a few blocks from the cobblestoned "Theatre Alley" that ran along the stage doors of some of the earliest theatres in Manhattan.

In addition to hosting academic and community events, the Schimmel Theatre presents an active season of interNational Theatre, dance and music. It was also a founding venue for the River-to-River Festival. In the aftermath of 9/11, the theatre hosted both the Tribeca Film Festival and the Tribeca Theatre Festival. From 2002 to 2004, the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts was the home of the National Actors Theatre. Television broadcast highlights include the only Democratic Presidential Debate to present all ten 2002 candidates and James Lipton's award-winning series Inside the Actors Studio, which has been taped on the Schimmel Theatre's stage since 2005.

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