American Ballet Theatre: Giselle

American Ballet Theatre: Giselle

Experience a phenomenal evening of stunning artistry when America’s National Ballet Company,®  American Ballet Theatre (ABT), returns to the Lied Center to with the romantic masterwork Giselle. Accompanied by Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, Giselle is a perfect match for the virtuosity of ABT’s unrivaled roster of international ballet stars who bring the story of unrequited love, revenge, and forgiveness vividly to life. The New York Times proclaims “...this (Giselle) happens to be the best America has ever seen...”

This spectacular production is the latest in a series of historic moments with American Ballet Theatre at the Lied Center. In 2018, the Lied Center presented a landmark collaboration between ABT and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to perform Igor Stravinsky’s masterwork Firebird with ballet superstar Misty Copeland in the title role. In 2021, the Lied brought American Ballet Theater’s ABT ACROSS AMERICA to Lincoln’s Pioneers Park, drawing a crowd of more than 6,000 and earning national media attention.

“American Ballet Theatre’s best, most moving classical production”

- New York Post

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Location: 
Lied Center Main Stage

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We'd Like to Thank Our Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors:

Art & Chris Zygielbaum

Doug & Vikki Kotil

Ruby Sponsors:

Don & Myra Wilhite

Sapphire Sponsor:

Rhonda Seacrest

Season Lieders:

Chuck & Karen Harris

Dance Circle

Priscilla C. Grew, Brent & Robin Korte, Steve Wake, Sarah & Greer McCurley

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Giselle Cast

 

MAY 2nd

Cassandra Trenary (Giselle)

James Whiteside (Albrecht)

Chloe Misseldine (Myrta)

 

 

 

MAY 3rd

Catherine Hurlin (Giselle)

Daniel Camargo (Albrecht)

Katherine Williams (Myrta)

Catherine Hurlin

Principal Dancer

 

Born in New York City, Catherine Hurlin began her dance training at Scarsdale Ballet Studio and Westchester Dance Academy. At the 2007 Youth America Grand Prix New York City Finals, she was awarded the Hope Award. The following year she received a full scholarship to the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School under the direction of Franco De Vita. She received the first Angelina Ballerina Stars of Tomorrow Scholarship in 2010 and was a Northern Trust Scholar in 2011. She attended ABT’s Summer Intensive as a National Training Scholar from 2010–2012. As a student, Hurlin created the role of Young Clara in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker. She also performed the role of “Clara” in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall for three years. 

Hurlin joined ABT as an apprentice in December 2013 and the corps de ballet in June 2014. She was promoted to Soloist in September 2018 and to Principal Dancer in September 2022. 

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James Whiteside

Principal Dancer

 

Born in Fairfield, Connecticut, James Whiteside began his training at age nine at the D'Valda & Sirico Dance and Music Centre. He continued his training at the Virginia School of the Arts for one year under the direction of Petrus Bosman and David Keener. In 2002, Whiteside joined Boston Ballet II. He then joined the corps de ballet in 2003, became a second soloist in 2006, first soloist in 2008, and was promoted to principal dancer with Boston Ballet in 2009.

Whiteside joined American Ballet Theatre as a Soloist in September 2012 and was named a Principal Dancer in October 2013. Whiteside has choreographed for various projects including City of Women for ABT, Sway for Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night’s Swing, and On the WaterZero Hour, and Bells & Whistles for Boston Ballet. In 2018, he starred in Arthur Pita’s TheTenant at The Joyce Theater. In 2021, his memoir, Center Center, was published by Penguin Random House.

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Chloe Misseldine

Soloist

 

Chloe Misseldine began her classical training at Orlando Ballet School. She attended ABT Summer Intensives in Orange County, California, and New York City as a National Training Scholar from 2016–2018. In 2016, she performed a traditional Chinese fan dance called Mo Li Hua in the CCTV New Year’s Gala known as the Beijing Spring Festival Gala (Chunwan), broadcast to over 700 million viewers. At age 15, Misseldine earned second place in the 2017 Youth America Grand Prix New York City Finals and performed at the YAGP “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” Gala. In 2018, she was named a finalist at the Prix de Lausanne and joined American Ballet Theatre Studio Company. 

Misseldine became an apprentice with American Ballet Theatre in December 2019, joined the corps de ballet in September 2021, and was promoted to Soloist in September 2022. 

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Cassandra Trenary

Principal Dancer

Georgia native Cassandra Trenary began her dance training at Lawrenceville School of Ballet. She joined the school’s company, Southern Ballet Theatre in 2006 under the direction of Phyllis Allen and received additional training at Southeast Regional Ballet Association conventions and Brookwood High School’s Dance department.

Trenary trained at American Ballet Theatre's Summer Intensive programs as a National Training Scholar before joining the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in 2009. She was invited to join ABT II (now ABT Studio Company) on their European tour in 2011. In April of that year, she was offered an apprenticeship with ABT and, in November 2011, a corps de ballet contract. She was promoted to Soloist in August 2015 and appointed a Principal Dancer in September 2020.

Trenary was named a 2011 National Young Arts Foundation Winner and became a 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts nominee. She received a 2015 Princess Grace Dance Honorarium and the 2017 Annenberg Fellowship for Dance.

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Daniel Camargo

Principal Dancer

 

Daniel Camargo was born in Sorocaba, Brazil. He joined the John Cranko School in Stuttgart, Germany in 2005, studying under the Russian teacher Peter Pestov. After graduating in 2009, Camargo joined the Stuttgart Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet. He was promoted to soloist in 2012. And to principal dancer in 2013. In 2016, he joined Dutch National Ballet as a principal dancer. 

In 2009, Camargo received an award from the European Cultural Foundation. He received the Future Award from German Dance Prize in 2010 and won the Audience Choice Award at The Erik Bruhn Prize competition in 2011. He was awarded the Premio Positano in Italy in 2017 and was nominated for the Benois de la Danse in 2018 and 2019.

Camargo made his first appearance with American Ballet Theatre as a Guest Artist in the summer of 2022 before joining the Company as a Principal Dancer in September of that year. 

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Katherine Williams

Soloist

Katherine Williams was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and began her early training with the Hawaii State Ballet. After moving to Maryland with her family, she studied at the Ballet Royale Academy under the direction of Donna Pidel.  She was awarded the Youth Grand Prix at the 2003 Finals of the Youth America Grand Prix in New York and was a Top 12 Finalist at the 2005 Finals. In 2003, she was awarded a full scholarship to the Boston Ballet Summer Dance program.  From 2004 to 2006, she attended American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensives as a National Training Scholar and, in 2006, she attended the Stiefel and Stars Summer Program.

Williams joined the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in the Fall of 2005 and remained there until joining ABT Studio Company in January 2007.  Williams became an apprentice with American Ballet Theatre in December 2007 and joined the corps de ballet in June 2008.  She was promoted to Soloist in September 2018.

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2023-05-03

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