American Ballet Theatre’s exclusive Premiere Club supports
the creation of one new production each year, an initiative which
speaks directly to ABT’s role as a leader in classical dance.
The premiere work may take the form of a new ballet by one of the
great contemporary choreographers, or a revival or re-staging of
a classical masterpiece. American Ballet Theatre enjoys a long history
of artistic collaborations with some of the world's leading choreographers,
including Antony Tudor, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Twyla Tharp, John
Neumeier and ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky.
In 2011, the Premiere Club celebrated two World Premieres, a U.S.
Premiere and a major revival. They delighted in the World Premieres
of Alexei Ratmanksy's Dumbarton and Christopher Wheeldon’s
Thirteen Diversions, the U.S. Premiere of Benjamin Millepied’s
Troika, and a revival of Anthony Tudor’s Shadowplay.
Premiere Club members also received special benefits surrounding
these premieres, including a sneak preview in rehearsal at ABT’s
home studios and the final working dress rehearsal at the Metropolitan
Opera House. In addition to complimentary tickets to the Opening
Night performance, Premiere Club Members enjoyed a backstage tour
before the performance and an on-stage reception after the performance
with the choreographers and ABT dancers.
As a Premiere Club member, you will also receive the
benefits of ABT’s Golden
Benefactor membership level including: VIP access to advanced
ticket sales and ticketing assistance through our Patron Ticketing
office, invitations to all Golden Circle Dress Rehearsals, invitation
to exclusive events including the annual Golden Circle Luncheon,
and much more.
As a special offer, first year members at the Benefactor
level will receive the benefits of the Premiere Club and Golden
Benefactor level. Annual membership dues for Benefactor members
For more information, please contact ABT’s
Director of Membership at (212) 477-3030, extension 3274.