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Duke Arts Presents

American Ballet Theatre: Giselle

Sunday, March 19, 2023 | 1:00 pm

DPAC (Durham Performing Arts Center)

American Ballet Theatre (ABT), America’s National Ballet Company,® returns to North Carolina for the first time in over 50 years with the romantic masterwork Giselle. This engrossing tale of unrequited love, revenge, and forgiveness has been an “enduring classic” (The New York Times) for nearly 200 years because of the exquisite and exacting dancing it requires of its entire ensemble. In the hands of ABT, one of the world’s leading ballet companies, Giselle is transcendent – an unmissable evening of stunning artistry.

ABT was founded in the fall of 1939 with dual aims of developing a repertoire of the best ballets from the past and supporting the creation of new works by gifted young choreographers. 80 years later, ABT is one of the world’s preeminent classical ballet companies, a world-touring ambassador for the art form, a committed choreographic commissioner, and an energetic leader in ballet education and outreach. All of these qualities animate Duke’s historic multi-year institutional collaboration with ABT, which culminates with this run of performances by American Ballet Theatre at DPAC.


Duke Student Tickets are $10, and Duke Employees receive 15% off. Email performances@duke.edu with your Duke email address to get the password to access your special rate.


PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY: American Ballet Theatre is seeking supernumeraries (extras) to join them on the DPAC stage for all performances. You do not need to be a dancer to audition. Learn more here: https://arts.duke.edu/supers/

Principal Cast

Thu, Mar 16 | 7:30 PM : Isabella Boylston, Cory Stearns & Catherine Hurlin
Fri, Mar 17 | 8:00 PM : Gillian Murphy, Thomas Forster & Devon Teuscher
Sat, Mar 18 | 2:00 PM : Isabella Boylston, Joo Won Ahn & Chloe Misseldine
Sat, Mar 18 | 8:00 PM : Christine Shevchenko, Calvin Royal III & Katherine Williams
Sun, Mar 19 | 1:00 PM : Skylar Brandt, Herman Cornejo & Catherine Hurlin
The American Ballet Theatre residency is made possible, in part, with support from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation and the Jenny L. Semans Koortbojian Trust in coordination with Duke Arts—Office of the Vice Provost of the Arts.

ABT performance photos are by Rosalie O'Connor.
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“transcendently lovely pure dance”

Chicago Sun-Times