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Stella Abrera

 
Bio:
Stella Abrera, of South Pasadena, California, began her studies with Philip and Charles Fuller and Cynthia Young at Le Studio in Pasadena. She continued her studies with Lorna Diamond and Patricia Hoffman at the West Coast Ballet Theatre in San Diego. She also spent three years studying the Royal ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Stella Abrera, of South Pasadena, California, began her studies with Philip and Charles Fuller and Cynthia Young at Le Studio in Pasadena. She continued her studies with Lorna Diamond and Patricia Hoffman at the West Coast Ballet Theatre in San Diego. She also spent three years studying the Royal ... (read complete bio)
 

Stella Abrera Biography

Stella Abrera, of South Pasadena, California, began her studies with Philip and Charles Fuller and Cynthia Young at Le Studio in Pasadena. She continued her studies with Lorna Diamond and Patricia Hoffman at the West Coast Ballet Theatre in San Diego. She also spent three years studying the Royal Academy of Dancing method with Joan and Monica Halliday at the Halliday Dance Centre in Sydney, Australia.

Abrera joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in 1996 and was appointed a Soloist in 2001. Her repertoire with ABT includes the Girl in Afternoon of a Faun, Terpsichore and Calliope in Apollo, Gamzatti and a Shade in La Bayadère, The Ballerina in The Bright Stream, Cinderella and Fairy Godmother in Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella, Moss and Cinderella in James Kudelka’s Cinderella, Aurora in Coppélia, Gulnare and an Odalisque in Le Corsaire, Chloe in Daphnis and Chloe, She Wore a Perfume in Dim Lustre, the woman in white in Diversion of Angels, Mercedes, the Driad Queen and a Flower Girl in Don Quixote, Helena in The Dream, the first passerby in Fancy Free, Lise in Las Fille mal gardée, the Maiden in Firebird, Giselle, Myrta and the peasant pas de deux in Giselle, Queen of Shemakahn in The Golden Cockerel, Pierrette in Harlequinade, Blanche Ingram in Jane Eyre, Manon in Lady of the Camellias, Lescaut’s Mistress in Manon, Katia in A Month in the Country, His Friend’s Wife in The Moor’s Pavane, the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Snow Queen in Kevin McKenzie’s The Nutcracker, Clara the Princess and one of The Nutcracker’s Sisters in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, Emilia in Othello, Tatiana in Onegin, the Ballerina in Petrouchka, Older Sister in Pillar of Fire, Henrietta in Raymonda, Juliet, Lady Capulet and a Harlot in Romeo and Juliet, The Spirit of the Corn in The Seasons, the Lilac Fairy, the Fairy of Valor and Princess Florine in The Sleeping Beauty, Princess Aurora, the Lilac Fairy and Princess Florine in Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty, the pas de trois in Swan Lake, the violin in Symphonie Concertante, leading roles in Bach Partita, Ballet Imperial, Birthday Offering, The Brahms-Haydn Variations, C. to C. (Close to Chuck), Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once, Her Notes, Jabula, The Leaves Are Fading, Meadow, Monotones I, Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Les Sylphides, Symphonic Variations, Symphony #9, Symphony in C and Thirteen Diversions, and featured roles in Airs, Baker’s Dozen, Black Tuesday, Deuce Coupe, Dream within a Dream (deferred), Gong, In the Upper Room, Petite Mort, Sinfonietta, Within You Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison, Without Words and workwithinwork.

Abrera created the roles of His Memory and His Experiences in HereAfter, the Spanish Dance in Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, the Fairy Violente (Temperament) in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty, His Mistress in Weren’t We Fools, Princess Tea Flower in Whipped Cream and roles in After You, Garden Blue, Pretty Good Year and Seven Sonatas.

Abrera received the Gold Medal at the Royal Academy of Dancing’s Adeline Genée Awards in London in 1995.

Abrera was appointed a Principal Dancer in August 2015.

Ms. Abrera’s performances with American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by Mary Jo and Ted Shen.





Stella Abrera News

2023 ABT Incubator to Feature Live Public Performance at Pace University's Schimmel C Photo 2023 ABT Incubator to Feature Live Public Performance at Pace University's Schimmel Center
by Blair Ingenthron - Dec 19, 2022

In its fifth official installment, ABT Incubator, American Ballet Theatre's in-house choreographic program, is scheduled for January 3-13, 2023. During the two-week workshop, selected choreographers will create new works on ABT dancers. The resulting pieces will be presented on January 13, 2023, at 6:00 P.M. EST at the Schimmel Center at Pace University's New York City campus. This will be the first time ABT Incubator will be presented for live public viewing.

American Ballet Theatre to Launch 19-City Summer Intensive National Audition Tour in  Photo American Ballet Theatre to Launch 19-City Summer Intensive National Audition Tour in January 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 14, 2022

American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive National Audition Tour will kick off on January 7, 2023, visiting a total of 19 cities through February 5, 2023. Intermediate and advanced students, ages 9 to 24, are invited to audition for ABT’s Summer Intensives, Collegiate Summer Intensive, and Young Dancer Summer Workshops.

American Ballet Theatre's Captivating Production Of THE NUTCRACKER Returns To Segerst Photo American Ballet Theatre's Captivating Production Of THE NUTCRACKER Returns To Segerstrom Center For The Arts
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2022

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.

Daniil Simkin to Perform in WHIPPED CREAM with American Ballet Theatre Photo Daniil Simkin to Perform in WHIPPED CREAM with American Ballet Theatre
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 22, 2022

Daniil Simkin, a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre from 2012 to 2020, will return to ABT as a Guest Artist for two performances of Alexei Ratmansky's Whipped Cream during ABT's 2022 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater.

Daniil Simkin to Perform WHIPPED CREAM with American Ballet Theatre This Weekend Photo Daniil Simkin to Perform WHIPPED CREAM with American Ballet Theatre This Weekend
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2022

Daniil Simkin will return to ABT as a Guest Artist for two performances of Alexei Ratmansky’s Whipped Cream during ABT’s 2022 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater. Simkin will dance the role of The Boy in Whipped Cream on Friday, October 21 at 7:30 P.M. and Saturday, October 22 at 2:00 P.M., opposite Breanne Granlund as Princess Praline.

Yan Chen Joins Full-Time Faculty Of American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassi Photo Yan Chen Joins Full-Time Faculty Of American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School And ABT Studio Company 
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 7, 2022

Yan Chen, former Soloist with American Ballet Theatre, has been named to the dual positions of Principal Teacher for the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School Pre-Professional Division and Rehearsal Director for ABT Studio Company. The appointments, effective September 6, were announced by Stella Abrera, Acting Artistic Director of the ABT JKO School and Sascha Radetsky, Artistic Director of ABT Studio Company.

Casts Announced for American Ballet Theatre's 2022 Fall Season Featuring the World Pr Photo Casts Announced for American Ballet Theatre's 2022 Fall Season Featuring the World Premiere of LIFTED & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2022

Casting for American Ballet Theatre’s 2022 Fall season has been announced. Principal Dancers for the 2022 Fall season include Joo Won Ahn, Aran Bell, Isabella Boylston, Skylar Brandt, Daniel Camargo, Herman Cornejo, Thomas Forster, and more.

American Ballet Theatre Announces 2022 Fall Season Featuring the World Premiere of Ch Photo American Ballet Theatre Announces 2022 Fall Season Featuring the World Premiere of Christopher Rudd's LIFTED & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022

Programming for American Ballet Theatre’s 2022 Fall season, October 20–30 at the David H. Koch Theater, was announced. The season will be highlighted by the World Premiere of Christopher Rudd’s new work Lifted, and more.

Stella Abrera Named Acting Artistic Director of the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Sc Photo Stella Abrera Named Acting Artistic Director of the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022

Stella Abrera, former Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre, has been named Acting Artistic Director of the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. The appointment, effective August 22, was announced today by Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre.

Kaatsbaan Cultural Park to Host Community Event Commemorating Juneteenth Photo Kaatsbaan Cultural Park to Host Community Event Commemorating Juneteenth
by A.A. Cristi - May 23, 2022

Kaatsbaan Cultural Park - Sonja Kostich, Chief Executive and Artistic Officer - announces the full programming for the 2022 Summer Festival, with a host of stars and premieres in the scenic Hudson Valley location.

Stella Abrera Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At ABT STUDIO COMPANY SPRING FESTIVAL; Premieres Next Month! Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At ABT STUDIO COMPANY SPRING FESTIVAL; Premieres Next Month!

by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2021

The ABT Studio Company Spring Festival was filmed at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park in Tivoli, New York following the Studio Company’s spring bubbles in March and April 2021 at Kaatsbaan and the Silver Bay YMCA Conference & Family Retreat Center in Silver Bay, New York. All works were created, rehearsed, and filmed following strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols.  

VIDEO: ABT Flashback Back to its 2019 Performance in Los Angeles Videoplay
VIDEO: ABT Flashback Back to its 2019 Performance in Los Angeles

by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2020

American Ballet Theatre has been flashing back to some of their past trips, as part of The Dancer's Perspective series!

VIDEO: American Ballet Theatre Looks Back on 2019 Trip to the Philippines Videoplay
VIDEO: American Ballet Theatre Looks Back on 2019 Trip to the Philippines

by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2020

Join ABT Studio Company for a look back on their unforgettable fall 2019 adventure to the Philippines!

VIDEO: ABT Bids Farewell to Stella Abrera Videoplay
VIDEO: ABT Bids Farewell to Stella Abrera

by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2020

On June 13th, 2020, Stella Abrera was slated to give her farewell performance in GISELLE, after 24 years with ABT. Join Stella's amazing friends, family and fans in celebrating Stella's storied career.

VIDEO: Stella Abrera, Gillian Murphy and Mary Jo Shen Appear on American Ballet Theat Videoplay
VIDEO: Stella Abrera, Gillian Murphy and Mary Jo Shen Appear on American Ballet Theatre's Weekend Talk Series

by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2020

On June 13th, 2020, Stella Abrera was slated to give her farewell performance in GISELLE, after 24 years with ABT. In this heartfelt conversation, Abrera and fellow ABT star Gillian Murphy share their journey together in the Company with Mary Jo Shen, ABT Dancer Sponsor of Abrera since 2014.

VIDEO: Misty Copeland Leads SWANS FOR RELIEF Video to Raise Funds For Ballet Dancers Videoplay
VIDEO: Misty Copeland Leads SWANS FOR RELIEF Video to Raise Funds For Ballet Dancers

by Stage Tube - May 7, 2020

American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Misty Copeland and former colleague, 'Ballet's Golden Boy' Joseph Phillips, have joined forces with The Entertainment Industry Foundation, with seed funding provided by K Period Media, to launch Swans for Relief

VIDEO: American Ballet Theatre Dancers Rehearse Alexei Ratmansky's THE SEASONS Videoplay
VIDEO: American Ballet Theatre Dancers Rehearse Alexei Ratmansky's THE SEASONS

by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2020

A video has been released of ABT Principal Stella Abrera Radetsky and ABT Soloist Thomas Forster in their third hour of rehearsal for Alexei Ratmansky's 'The Seasons' with ABT Ballet Masters, Irina Kolpakova and Nancy Raffa.

VIDEO: American Ballet Theatre Previews Fall Season Featuring World Premieres by Mich Videoplay
VIDEO: American Ballet Theatre Previews Fall Season Featuring World Premieres by Michelle Dorrance and Jessica Lang

by Alan Henry - Aug 21, 2018

Programming for American Ballet Theatre's 2018 Fall season, October 17-28 at the David H. Koch Theater, was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. The season will feature World Premieres by Michelle Dorrance and Jessica Lang, as well as centennial tribute performances of Jerome Robbins's and Leonard Bernstein's Fancy Free. Check out a video preview of the season below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At ABT's HARLEQUINADE! Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At ABT's HARLEQUINADE!

by Alan Henry - May 21, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Alexei Ratmansky's Harlequinade. The all - new production of Harlequinade, staged by Ratmansky after the original by Marius Petipa, will be given its World Premiere by American Ballet Theatre on June 4, 2018. A comic ballet in two - acts, Harlequinade is set to music by Riccardo Drigo and first premiered in 1900 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

STAGE TUBE: Principal Dancer Isabella Boylston in 'Snow Day'; Among Dancers to Perform with ABT, 10/8
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2015

The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts presents American Ballet Theatre in it's third appearance at Bard College on Friday, October 9 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, October 10 at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, October 11 at 2 p.m. The October weekend program features Alexei Ratmansky's Piano Concerto #1, Paul Taylor's Company B, and a world premiere by Mark Morris, performed in the Fisher Center's stunning Sosnoff Theater. Tickets are $25–65, and may be purchased by calling the Fisher Center box office at 845-758-7900, or visiting the website at www.fishercenter.bard.edu.