Box Office Opens for ABT's Spring Season, 4/3


American Ballet Theatre's 2011 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House,  May 16-July 9, will be highlighted by World Premieres by Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon and the U.S. Premiere of Benjamin Millepied's Troika, as well as the Revival Premiere of Antony Tudor's Shadowplay. Tickets for ABT's Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House go on sale at the box office on Sunday, April 3.

Principal Dancers for the 2011 Metropolitan Opera Season include Maxim Beloserkovsky, Roberto Bolle, Jose Manuel Carreño, Angel Corella, Herman Cornejo,  Irina Dvorovenko, Marcelo Gomes, David Hallberg, Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent, Gillian Murphy, Veronika Part, Xiomara Reyes, Cory Stearns, Ethan Stiefel, Diana Vishneva and Michele Wiles.

American Airlines is the Official Airline of American Ballet Theatre. Northern Trust is the Leading Corporate Sponsor of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre. Mandarin Oriental, New York is the Preferred Hotel of American Ballet Theatre.

The 2011 Metropolitan Opera House Season is also made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.  American Ballet Theatre's 2011 Spring Season opens with a Gala performance featuring ABT's Principal Dancers on Monday, May 16 at 6:30 P.M. For information on ABT's Spring Gala, please call the Special Events Office at 212-477-3030, ext. 3239. The 2011 Spring Gala is sponsored by Graff.