American Ballet Theatre Day

      


Escapades by Amy Hall Garner, Photo: Vince Bucci

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE DAY
AT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

Spring event: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 12:30–7 p.m.

All activities are free and open to the public!

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 dancers of all ages, 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 firsthand about ABT's unique curriculum through class observation. A performance featuring ABT's world-class Studio Company closes the event.

Performances and workshops by

  • Karin Averty, Ballet Mistress, ABT Studio Company
  • Shannon Chapman, ABT JKO School Faculty Member
  • Frederick Curry, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Department of Dance, Mason Gross School of the Arts
  • Erika Mero, Director, ABT Certified School at Rutgers Community Arts
  • Sascha Radetsky, Artistic Director, ABT Studio Company
  • Richard Toda, Artistic Coordinator for Educational Outreach, ABT
  • The ABT Studio Company
 
Left: La Bayadere, Photo: Erin Baiano. Right: Sunshine, Photo: Erin Baiano

Schedule of Events

12:30–2 p.m.

Studio 111
Master Class - Ages 9-12 (PCCA, Junior Conservatory)
Karin Averty
Ballet Mistress, ABT Studio Company

Studio 112
Master Class - Ages 13+ (PCC, Collegiate)
Sascha Radetsky
Artistic Director, ABT Studio Company
Class includes members of the ABT Studio Company

2-3 p.m.

Mortensen Atrium
ABT Craft Activity - All Ages

Studio 110
Pilates Mat Workshop - Ages 9-12 (Junior Conservatory)
Frederick Curry, Associate Professor of Professional practice
Director, Polestar Pilates Teacher Training Program
Department of Dance, Mason Gross School of the Arts

Studio 111
Master Class - Ages 4-8 with experience (Primary 1-2, Young Dancer)
Shannon Chapman
ABT JKO School Faculty Member

Studio 112
Pointe Workshop - Ages 12+ (PCCA, PCC, Collegiate)
Karin Averty
Ballet Mistress, ABT Studio Company

3-4 p.m.

Mortensen Atrium
ABT Craft Activity - All Ages

Studio 110
Pilates Mat Workshop - Ages 12+ (PCC/A)
Frederick Curry, Associate Professor of Professional Practice
Director, Polestar Pilates Teacher Training Program
Department of Dance, Mason Gross School of the Arts

Studio 111
Beginner Ballet - Ages 4+ with no previous ballet experience
Erika Mero
Director, ABT Certified School at Rutgers Community Arts

4-5 p.m.

Studio 110
Pre-Performance Workshop - Ages 4+
Richard Toda
Artistic Coordinator for Educational Outreach, ABT
Students will break out into age-appropriate groups

5:30-7 p.m.

Mastrobuono Theater
ABT Studio Company Performance
Free and open to the public

Parking

Parking is available in lots 79, 79A, or the Douglass Parking Deck.Visitors to Rutgers who wish to use university lots and decks must register their vehicles online with the Rutgers Department of Transportation before the event or risk receiving citation. Register your vehicle here