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Ratmansky at American Ballet Theatre until 2023

Posted on April 28, 2011


ratmansky1ffChoreographer Alexei Ratmansky has extended his contract with American Ballet Theatre until 2023. Ratmansky became ABT’s artist in residence in 2009, on a five-year contract. His new contract extends his role for another ten years.


“It has been our honour to have Alexei as part of ABT,” said Kevin McKenzie, the company’s artistic director. “He has had a profound and positive influence on the artistry of the dancers. His work stretches us and makes us want to be better. Alexei has already built a lasting body of work that I find astounding to behold, but I believe in the coming years his creative mind will shape the future of a generation of dancers and define a lasting legacy for ABT.”


“Working with ABT for the past two and a half years has been an absolute joy,” Ratmansky said. “I feel I’ve been given the freedom to explore my work fully and to work with artists and designers I’ve long admired. I look forward to continuing my artistic collaboration with Kevin and the great dancers of ABT.”


Picture: Alexei Ratmansky. Photograph: Fabrizio Ferri.

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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