to the Abilene Ballet Theatre website.
these pages, you can learn about our many different programs
and offerings as well as information about our performances
have a talented company of local dancers, and we
also present guest artists such as Nadya Zybine and Rafael
Padilla of Ballet Austin; veteran Broadway performer Christine
Colby-Jacques; Ballet Magnificat of Jackson, Mississippi;
Raymond VanMason, former principal dancer with Ballet West;
and Allynne Stoller of Inland Pacific Ballet.
are proud of the work of our company choreographers
and are also privileged to work with guest
choreographers such as the late Kevin Brown and Amy Dillard
Green of Dallas, Karen Corey Malik of New York, Stephen
Mills of Ballet Austin, Joe Istre of New York and Raymond
VanMason of California.
ABT dancers performed as munchkins and "Winkies"
in the National Tour of The
Wizard of Oz in Abilene in 2010. Dancers
are shown with the Wizard, Robert John Biedermann.
was proud to receive the STREAM AWARD 2006 for artistic
excellence and growth at the Regional Dance America Southwest
Festival in The Woodlands.
was the only dance company to perform for the Texas Commission
on the Arts in 1992.
hosted the Regional Dance America/ Southwest Festival in
Nutcracker production was featured on ABC's Good
Morning America in 1998 and in Southern Living
magazine in 1999.
dancers have been selected by audition for summer dance
workshops at Atlanta Ballet, Boston Ballet, State Ballet
of Missouri, Dance Aspen, Ballet Austin, Orlando Southern
Ballet Theatre and American Ballet Theatre.
Gore-Etter, Ballet Abilene teacher and ABT associate director,
was awarded the Monticello Scholarship Award for choreography
at Regional Dance America/ Southwest Festival in 2002.
McGill, Ballet Abilene teacher and ABT associate director,
was recognized for excellence in emerging choreography and
awarded the Natalie Skelton scholarship for her piece "Tribal
Drums" during the 2009 regional festival in Sugar Land,
Texas, She received a full scholarship and attended the
Craft of Choreography Conference which was hosted by Pacific
Northwest Ballet, in Seattle, Washington
dancers have received dance scholarships at Texas Christian
University, University of Oklahoma, West Texas A & M
and Walnut Hill.