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Christine Shevchenko

Birth Place: Ukraine

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Christine Shevchenko was born in Odessa, Ukraine where she was chosen to train in rhythmic gymnastics and ballet at an Olympic School. At the age of eight, she moved to the United States and trained for nine years at Pennsylvania Ballet’s Rock School. Shevchenko danced the children’s lead in Pennsylvania Ballet’s The Nutcracker for three years, and was featured in the NBC special Degas and the Dance. In 2002 she was invited to perform with International Ballet Theatre Company’s “Stars of Kirov, Bolshoi and Ukrainian Ballet” in Annapolis, Maryland. In 2003, Shevchenko became the youngest recipient of the Princess Grace Award. Other awards include the Bronze Medal in the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, 2005 Gold Medal and Title of Laureate at the Moscow International Ballet Competition, the George Zoritch of Ballet Russe Award for Talent Recognition and the 2010 Margaret Moore Dance Award. She danced leading and soloist roles from Don Quixote, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Harlequinade, The Flames of Paris, Grand Pas Classique, Le Corsaire, Paquita, La Bayadère, and Balanchine’s Symphony in C. She also performed various contemporary pieces by many choreographers that included Caprice #1 specially choreographed by Benjamin Millepied for a competition.

Shevchenko joined American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company in August 2006 where she performed classical and contemporary pieces including the pas de deux from August Bournonville’s Flower Festival at Genzano, Lilac Garden and Continuo by Anthony Tudor, and Eyes that Gently Touch by Kirk Peterson, along with other pieces. She joined American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in December 2007 and the corps de ballet in June 2008. She became a Soloist in 2014 and a Principal Dancer in September 2017.

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Tickets for American Ballet Theatre's 2024 Summer Season to Go on Sale This Month

Tickets for ABT’s 2024 Summer season go on sale Monday, April 22 at 12:00 P.M. at the Metropolitan Opera House box office.

American Ballet Theatre to Present 2024 Spring Gala: Ballet Brilliance in May

American Ballet Theatre will host the 2024 Spring Gala: Ballet Brilliance in May. Learn more about the event!

Connecticut Ballet Reveals Guest Artists for 2023 Engagements of THE NUTCRACKER

Connecticut Ballet, under the artistic direction of Brett Raphael, announced today seven acclaimed guest stars for the 2023 Stamford and Hartford engagements of its beloved holiday blockbuster, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. 

Full Casting Announced fo ABT's THE NUTCRACKER at Segerstrom Hall

ABT Artistic Director Susan Jaffe has released principal casting which will include Devon Teuscher as Clara, the Princess, and Joo Won Ahn as The Nutcracker Prince on Opening Night, Friday, December 8.

American Ballet Theatre Unveils 2024 Summer Season at The Met

American Ballet Theatre has unveiled their 2024 Summer season at the Metropolitan Opera House, June 18 – July 20.

Segerstrom Center For The Arts Announces Cast For American Ballet Theatre's THE NUTCRACKER

Segerstrom Center for the Arts announces the cast for American Ballet Theatre's production of The Nutcracker. Get the latest news on ABT's The Nutcracker casting.

VIDEO: Watch ABT's Pop Up Book Club for THE BOY FROM KYIV by Marina Harss, about Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky

Watch a discussion around Marina Harss's newest book about the life of Alexei Ratmansky and ABT's 2023 Fall season, which will feature two works by Ratmansky.

American Ballet Theatre 2023 Fall Gala to be Presented at the David H. Koch Theater in October

American Ballet Theatre will host its 2023 Fall Gala at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30 P.M.  

American Ballet Theatre Reveals Casts for 2023 Fall Season at David H. Koch Theater

Discover the talented dancers set to perform in American Ballet Theatre's 2023 Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater. Get the inside scoop on the cast and be the first to know who will grace the stage during this highly anticipated event.

American Ballet Theatre Reveals Exciting 2023 Fall Season with Three Programs and Seven Ballets

Discover the enchanting world of American Ballet Theatre's 2023 Fall Season, featuring a diverse selection of three captivating programs and seven breathtaking ballet performances. Get ready to be mesmerized by the extraordinary talent and artistry of ABT's renowned dancers.

American Ballet Theatre Reveals Casting For Weeks 1 And 2 Of 2023 Summer Season

Casting for the first two weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2023 Summer season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced by Artistic Director Susan Jaffe.  

United Ukrainian Ballet Performs Ratmansky's GISELLE At Segerstrom Center Next Month

Following historic performances at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center and the London Coliseum, The United Ukrainian Ballet will make its West Coast debut June 29 – July 2 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, performing Alexei Ratmansky's Giselle.

United Ukrainian Ballet Makes West Coast Debut At Segerstrom Center

Following historic performances at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center and the London Coliseum, The United Ukrainian Ballet will make its West Coast debut June 29 – July 2 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, performing Alexei Ratmansky's Giselle.

LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE Comes to the Met This Summer

American Ballet Theatre returns to the Metropolitan Opera House with four stories of love for its 2023 Summer season, June 22–July 22. The season will feature the New York Premiere of two-time Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon's Like Water for Chocolate, as well as full-length classics Giselle, Swan Lake, and Romeo and Juliet.  General public on sale for ABT's 2023 Summer season begins on Monday, April 24 at 12:00 P.M. at the Metropolitan Opera House box office. 

Youth America Grand Prix 'Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow' Gala Returns to NYC

The world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition - YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX (YAGP) – returns to Lincoln Center, New York City for the first time since before the covid pandemic to host its 2023 Stars of Today Meets the Stars of Tomorrow Gala.

Cast Announced For ABT's LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE at Segerstrom Center

 Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the North American Premiere of Christopher Wheeldon's latest ballet, Like Water for Chocolate, from American Ballet Theatre for six performances from Wednesday, March 29 through Sunday, April 2.

Casting and Program Announced For American Ballet Theatre at the Staller Center For The Arts This March

The 2023 Staller Center Gala features the one and only American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in their first-ever appearance at The Staller Center for the Arts and their first-ever full company appearance on Long Island. This thrilling evening of dance on March 4 at 7pm, America's National Ballet Company, AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE, will celebrate the Staller Center in a glamorous evening for their 2023 GALA. 

Christopher Wheeldon's LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE to Highlight American Ballet Theatre's 2023 Summer Season

American Ballet Theatre’s 2023 Summer season at the Metropolitan Opera House, June 22 – July 22, will feature the New York Premiere of Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon’s Like Water for Chocolate.

American Ballet Theatre's Captivating Production Of THE NUTCRACKER Returns To Segerstrom Center For The Arts

Segerstrom Center for the Arts announces the return of SoCal's favorite holiday tradition - American Ballet Theatre's captivating production of The Nutcracker.  Co-presented by the Center and ABT with choreography by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, The Nutcracker is the beloved holiday story based on The Nutcracker and the King of Mice written by E.T.A. Hoffmann and set to a magical score by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky that will be performed live by Pacific Symphony.

Connecticut Ballet Announces Guests Artists For THE NUTCRACKER in Hartford and Stamford

Connecticut Ballet, under the artistic direction of Brett Raphael, announced the star-studded lineup of guest artists the Hartford and Stamford engagements of its holiday blockbuster, Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. 

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