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Ethan Stiefel is an American dancer, choreographer, and director. He was a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre from 1997 until July 2012. He was the artistic director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet from 2011 to 2014. His wife is Gillian Murphy, also a principal dancer with ABT.

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Review: AMERICAN REPERTORY BALLET's ELEVATE Sparkles at Kaye Playhouse

What did our critic think of ELEVATE at Kaye Playhouse? For the better part of a century, American Repertory Ballet (ARB) has been the preeminent ballet company of New Jersey. And on March 30th, the company was able to both celebrate this milestone, but also showcase their growing talents as an organization.

Interview: Ethan Stiefel And Gillian Murphy are Taking American Repertory Ballet to New Heights

Ethan Stiefel and Gillian Murphy are two of the world’s greatest dancers of all time. A bold statement, yes—but one undeniably supported by their decades spent delighting audiences all over the world. Stiefel, singular for his excellence of classical technique and precision; Murphy, for her poetic resonance and bravura, the duo have each made names for themselves that will be long remembered in the history books.

Spotlight: ELAVATE at American Repertory Ballet

American Repertory Ballet Celebrates 70th Anniversary!

American Repertory Ballet Returns To McCarter Theatre Center With OF SWANS AND VARIANTS

Experience OF SWANS AND VARIANTS by the American Repertory Ballet at McCarter Theatre Center on April 4.

American Repertory Ballet  Returns to Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College With ELEVATE

American Repertory Ballet has announced its return to Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in New York City for its 70th anniversary season with “Elevate,” a diverse program of cutting-edge ballet and contemporary works, Saturday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m.

American Repertory Ballet Presents CLASSIC BEAUTY: An All-Tchaikovsky Program At The New Brunswick Performing

American Repertory Ballet presents Classic Beauty: An All-Tchaikovsky Program featuring excerpts from Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, March 8-10, 2024. Experience timeless ballet masterpieces with renowned music and expressive characterizations.

THE NUTCRACKER Comes to State Theatre New Jersey This Month

State Theatre New Jersey presents The Nutcracker with American Repertory Ballet for five performances on Friday, December 15 at 7:30pm; Saturday, December 16 at 2pm and 7pm; and Sunday, December 17 at 1pm and 5pm.

American Repertory Ballet Celebrates 60th Anniversary Of THE NUTCRACKER With Performances Across New Jersey

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) has announced the return of its beloved production of The Nutcracker, celebrating an impressive 60-year milestone of captivating audiences and spreading holiday joy throughout New Jersey. As one of the longest-running productions in the United States, ARB's The Nutcracker has become a cherished tradition. 

American Repertory Ballet Opens 2023/24 Season With ELEVATE

American Repertory Ballet opens its 2023/24 season with “Elevate”  at the state-of-the-art New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. Learn more about the performance and how to get tickets here!

American Repertory Ballet Reveals Dancer Promotions and New Hires for the 2023/24 Season

 American Repertory Ballet has announced the latest appointments and promotions within its Company for its upcoming 2023/24 season. These advancements mark a significant milestone in the dancers’ careers, underscoring their talent and commitment as professional ballet dancers.

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 Repertory Ballet to Present Work by Ethan Stiefel, Meredith Rainey, and More in 2023/24 Season

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) has unveiled its 2023-2024 season under the leadership of Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel. A bold reflection of the company's uniqueness, the upcoming season expands artistic boundaries and introduces exciting new dance and music.

Princeton Ballet School Presents SUMMER DANCE 2023 At McCarter Theatre's Berlind Theatre

Princeton Ballet School presents Summer Dance 2023, an exciting, high-energy evening showcasing the talent and dedication of students from Princeton Ballet School's renowned summer intensive program, on Friday, July 28 at 6:00 p.m. The performance takes place at the Berlind Theatre, located at McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place in Princeton.

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.

State Theatre New Jersey Announces Eight Holiday Shows and Christmas In July Sale

State Theatre New Jersey has announced a special Christmas in July Sale from Friday, July 14 through Monday, July 31.

Dawn Atkins Appointed Principal Dancer With Miami City Ballet

29-year-old Dawn Atkins has been promoted from Principal Soloist to Principal Dancer with Miami City Ballet.

Attacca Quartet and American Repertory Ballet Perform Together at Princeton Festival

On Saturday, June 17, at 7 pm at the Princeton Festival, the two-time Grammy Award-Winning Attacca Quartet pairs with dancers from the American Repertory Ballet for an Evening of Contemporary Ballet.

School Of American Ballet Hosts Annual Alumni Cocktail Reception At Lincoln Center

The School Of American Ballet invited alumni to join them on the eve of this year's Workshop Performance at SAB's Alumni cocktail reception on Friday, June 2, 2023. The festive cocktail reception was held at the School Of American Ballet, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY. 

American Repertory Ballet Presents PREMIERE3 At The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, June 10-11

Tripling down on its commitment to dynamic new work, American Repertory Ballet (ARB) returns to the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center June 10-11 with Premiere3, an evocative and intriguing triple bill. The program features world premieres by acclaimed choreographers Ethan Stiefel and Amy Seiwert, and the company premiere of the Arthur Mitchell classic, Holberg Suite. 

American Repertory Ballet Hosts Annual Fundraiser Next Month

American Repertory Ballet will host its annual fundraiser - a James Bond-themed “Gala Royale”- featuring a festive mix of world premieres, spectacular dancing, and casino excitement on Friday, June 9th at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. 

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