American Ballet Theatre Day!

photo credit: Rosalie O'Connor 

American Ballet Theatre Day 2018 at the Mason Gross School of the Arts was held this on Saturday, February 3, 2018, 1-8 p.m.  

Thank you to our 112 event participants and their families, the ABT Studio Company, Sascha Radetsky, Kate Lydon, Richard Toda, Claire Florian, Molly Schnyder, Jaimie Hickey, accompanists, volunteer workers from the Mason Gross Dance Department, and to the Extension Division office staff for a *superb* ABT Day 2018!  Special thanks to Maeve Dougal, ABT 2018 Director and Director of Ballet at the Mason Gross Extension Division ABT Certified School of Ballet.  

Check out this piece on Rutgers Today about the Athlete as Artist lecture to be presented during ABT Day!

Students who have already completed their online event registration should click here and complete this form to select classes in which you will participate.

Click on the image below to download our event flyer.

Event description
  • ABT Day at Mason Gross is an annual event consisting of an afternoon of workshops and master classes featuring faculty members and dancers from American Ballet Theatre. The event celebrates young dancers (ages 4-18) providing them with the opportunity to experience state of the art, age-appropriate instruction utilizing ABT's National Training Curriculum.  Parents and instructors have the opportunity to learn first hand about ABT's unique curriculum through class observation.  A performance featuring ABT's world-class Studio Company closes the event. Check out our blog post regarding ABT Day 2015


Who should attend?
  • Precollege ballet students (ages 4-18) and their family members
  • Collegiate dancers
  • Ballet instructors
  • Dance educators
  • People interested in learning more about ABT’s National Training Curriculum. 
  • Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 1 to 8 p.m.
  • Nicholas Music Center and the Loree Dance Theatre on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Master classes and workshops for students, parents, and teachers.  Also, an evening concert presented by the ABT Studio Company.


  • Click here to view our schedule of classes and class descriptions.
Photo credit: Horst Frankenberger
  • $25 registration fee 
  • $10 registration fee for current students of the Mason Gross ABT Certified School of Ballet 
  • Free admission for Mason Gross Dance students (BA, BFA, EdM, MFA).  Please contact our office at 848-932-8618 or for assistance in registering.
  • Parents of registered students may attend classes and lectures free of charge.


photo credit: Rosalie O'Connor 

photo credit: Rosalie O'Connor 

The Mason Gross School of the Arts, Extension Division is honored to be one of five ABT Certified Ballet Schools in the nation. Classes for students ages 4-18 are taught during the academic year by ABT-affiliate teachers in the beautiful dance studios of the Nicholas Music Center on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University.  Program participants enjoy the benefits of ABT training in central New Jersey and participation in many of ABT’s New York-based events. All classes utilize the acclaimed ABT® National Training Curriculum.  

Registered students only should complete the form below.